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Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy's student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The two are often regarded as the perfect couple by students despite them not being in any sort of romantic relationship.

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The best episode of "Kaguya-sama: Love Is War" is "Dual Confessions (2) / The Shuchiin Afterparty", rated 9.8/10 from 2829 user votes. It was directed by Takayuki Kikuchi, Tsuyoshi Tobita and written by Yasuhiro Nakanishi. "Dual Confessions (2) / The Shuchiin Afterparty" aired on 6/25/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Yu Ishigami Closes His Eyes, Part 3 / Miyuki Shirogane and Yu Ishigami / Kyoko Otomo Doesn't Realize".

  • Dual Confessions (2) / The Shuchiin Afterparty
    9.8/10 2,829 votes

    #1 - Dual Confessions (2) / The Shuchiin Afterparty

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2022-06-25

    Shroud in a cape and dressed in the guise of the phantom thief Arsène, Shirogane waited for Kaguya's arrival atop the clock tower roof overlooking Shuchiin. When asked why he would do such a thing, Shirogane answered that there was something he wanted to show Kaguya. The festival's afterparty has already begun as the sun set over this school and the students could be seen encircling and enjoying the bonfire. While the emotions that could not be expressed with words mingled between Shirogane and Kaguya's hearts... Shirogane carried out his ultra-romantic operation!!

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi, Tsuyoshi Tobita

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Yu Ishigami Closes His Eyes, Part 3 / Miyuki Shirogane and Yu Ishigami / Kyoko Otomo Doesn't Realize
    9.7/10 2,363 votes

    #2 - Yu Ishigami Closes His Eyes, Part 3 / Miyuki Shirogane and Yu Ishigami / Kyoko Otomo Doesn't Realize

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2020-06-20

    With the sports festival now in full swing, the performance of the cheerleading squad is a great success, and Ishigami is overcome with a sense of fulfillment that he has never experienced before. However, when a classmate from middle school, Kyoko Otomo, approaches Ishigami, his facial expression completely changes. While still being visibly rattled, he is chosen to replace the injured leader of the cheerleading squad as the anchor for the relay race. As a pale faced Ishigami steps up to the track, he begins to reflect on an incident he once caused in the past at school...

    Director: Moe Suzuki

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • I Can't Hear the Fireworks, Part 2 / Kaguya Doesn't Want to Avoid Him
    9.4/10 1,101 votes

    #3 - I Can't Hear the Fireworks, Part 2 / Kaguya Doesn't Want to Avoid Him

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-03-30

    After being forced to bail out on seeing fireworks with her fellow student council members, Kaguya shuts herself up in her dark bedroom. Hayasaka, Kaguya's maid, is worried about her mistress's depressive state. She tries to cheer Kaguya up, and when that doesn't work, introduces a plan to sneak out of the family mansion. Kaguya manages to slip past a pair of vigilant butlers and reaches the venue, but the fireworks display is already over. Kaguya is in tears, since she really wanted to see the fireworks with the others, but then she hears a familiar voice: "Then, I'll show them to you."

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi, Mamoru Hatakeyama

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Chika Fujiwara Wants to Beat a Rhythm / Ai Hayasaka Wants to Talk / Maki Shijo Wants Some Help
    9.4/10 1,074 votes

    #4 - Chika Fujiwara Wants to Beat a Rhythm / Ai Hayasaka Wants to Talk / Maki Shijo Wants Some Help

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-05-07

    Shirogane couldn't tell Ms. Herthaka that sometimes humans need to expose their weaknesses and endeavors to practice rapping which should be able to convey that. But his rapping skills are catastrophic. Fujiwara, who previously taught him singing and dancing, tags along for practice. But she's a total amateur when it comes to rap that she's on the level where she's convinced it's all simple-minded puns. So Fujiwara begins special training. With the advice from Shirogane who has overflowing knowledge on rap music, she rapidly improves... But something is still missing!

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Kaguya Wants to Confess (2) / Kaguya Wants to Confess (3) / Dual Confessions (1)
    9.4/10 630 votes

    #5 - Kaguya Wants to Confess (2) / Kaguya Wants to Confess (3) / Dual Confessions (1)

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2022-06-25

    The moment the culture festival reached its finale, the jewel object made by Shirogane was stolen by a phantom thief who calls himself Arsène. Kaguya and the others headed to the roof where the phantom thief keeps appearing, but there was no one there. Fujiwara, who transformed into a genius detective, struggles to solve the mystery behind the calling card and uncover the thief's true identity. But Kaguya, left behind at the scene of the crime, had begun to figure out the criminal. The problem is the location. Kaguya traced the phantom thief's line of thinking and headed to where he is now...

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi, Tsuyoshi Tobita

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (4) / Tsubame Koyasu Wants to Say No / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (5)
    9.3/10 737 votes

    #6 - Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (4) / Tsubame Koyasu Wants to Say No / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (5)

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2022-06-18

    Invited to walk around the culture festival together by Shirogane, Kaguya is unable to hide her surprise at this sudden plot twist. She lightly joked that maybe he was affected by the festival's atmosphere, but Shirogane never dropped his serious expression. Compelled by such intensity, Kaguya decided to walk around the school together. Everyone around them gossips that they are on a date as Kaguya blushes. But while they enjoy visiting a love fortune-teller, food shops and live music, Kaguya feels true happiness. From the depths of her heart, she wishes that each day could continue just like this.

    Director: Ryota Aikei

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Gaze at the Moon / The 67th Student Council / Kaguya Doesn't Want to Say It
    9.1/10 809 votes

    #7 - Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Gaze at the Moon / The 67th Student Council / Kaguya Doesn't Want to Say It

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-04-25

    On their final day as the 67th Student Council at Shuchiin Academy, the four members clean out the Student Council Room where they find many memorable items, one after the other. From the banner used at the French exchange student welcome party, the deck of cards that was used to cheat during Concentration, the cards from the forbidden word game, the cosplay cat ears, the inappropriate magazine that was confiscated from a student, and the movie tickets for Mr. Birdson of Birdville, each of these items bring back fond memories and they can’t stop talking about their time together. And so, the four leave the empty Student Council Room behind...

    Director: Yujiro Abe

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Kaguya Wants to Undress Him / Kaguya Wants to Make Him Let Go / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Read / Kaguya ♡ Aquarium
    9.1/10 827 votes

    #8 - Kaguya Wants to Undress Him / Kaguya Wants to Make Him Let Go / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Read / Kaguya ♡ Aquarium

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-05-23

    Ishigami has a biased opinion that "Guys who wear boxers are all man whores." Kaguya takes his words to heart and is dying to know what kind of underwear Shirogane is wearing. She tries to come up with different strategies so that she can take a peek at his underwear without it seeming weird, but all her ideas are too naughty. She decides to ask him directly what kind of underwear he likes, but Shirogane misunderstands the question and thinks she is asking him what kind of lingerie he is into. Shirogane starts to imagine the kind of underwear that he wants Kaguya to wear.

    Director: Aya Ikeda

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Pay a Visit / About Kaguya Shinomiya, Part 1
    9.0/10 777 votes

    #9 - Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Pay a Visit / About Kaguya Shinomiya, Part 1

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-03-09

    When Kaguya stays home from school with a cold, Shirogane tells the other council members that he's going to drop off handouts at her house, an announcement that stirs Fujiwara up as she volunteers to go in his stead. According to Fujiwara, Kaguya acts like a baby when she gets a cold. Shirogane's heart beats fast as he imagines a cute Kaguya who's upfront about what she wants, but he shoots down the idea of all the student council members barging in on Kaguya when she's sick. So, Fujiwara proposes playing a game of Concentration to decide on who will visit Kaguya. Even Ishigami gets dragged into what becomes a serious battle!

    Director: Masakazu Obara

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Ai Hayasaka Wants Him to Fall for Her / Kaguya Wants to Be Confessed To / Miko Iino Wants to Set Things Right
    9.0/10 727 votes

    #10 - Ai Hayasaka Wants Him to Fall for Her / Kaguya Wants to Be Confessed To / Miko Iino Wants to Set Things Right

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-05-02

    Shirogane is at the top of the race for the student council elections according to the latest predictions, but he is concerned about Miko Iino, a first-year who is trailing close behind him in the race. His competitive streak flares up when he has a conversation with Miko during her election campaign and finds out that she has been at the top of her class as well as an eloquent speaker. Fujiwara plays the role of the peacemaker while tensions mount between the two rivals, but she is caught off guard when Miko asks, “Will you be my vice president if I’m elected as the student council president?”

    Director: Aya Ikeda

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Kei Shirogane Can't Speak / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Dance / Kobachi Osaragi Wants to Crack Down / Miyuki Shirogane's Dad Wants to Find Out
    9.0/10 739 votes

    #11 - Kei Shirogane Can't Speak / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Dance / Kobachi Osaragi Wants to Crack Down / Miyuki Shirogane's Dad Wants to Find Out

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-06-13

    Though no one surpasses Shirogane when it comes to academics, his lack of dancing skills finds him in his third intense training session with Fujiwara in preparation for the school sports festival. However, Shirogane is such a hopeless dancer that Fujiwara’s patience runs out and storms out of the room. As Shirogane proceeds to diligently practice on his own, Kaguya appears and starts giving him dance lessons. Fujiwara, who has returned to check on Shirogane, begins to argue with Kaguya about the best way to teach him and so a battle ensues! Who will end up victorious as the better dance teacher?

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • The Student Council Would Like a Group Photo / The Student Council Is Going to Get That Group Photo / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Inflate
    9.0/10 758 votes

    #12 - The Student Council Would Like a Group Photo / The Student Council Is Going to Get That Group Photo / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Inflate

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-06-27

    The student council is asked to model for the Shuchiin Academy brochure. However, Kaguya's family has a strict policy prohibiting her from being photographed for any forms of publicity, and as result, she is unable to participate. As Kaguya longingly observes the rooftop photo shoot, the student council members propose to take a final group photo, solely for private use, on their cell phone, which makes Kaguya very happy. Just then a gust of wind blows across the rooftop, causing her to drop her phone and sending it way down below to the school grounds. Kaguya picks up her shattered cell phone from the floor and begins to reflect on all the photos with everyone she has lost, and becomes overwhelmed with sadness.

    Director: Yujiro Abe

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Kozue Makihara Wants to Have Fun / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Unmask / Miyuki Shirogane's Culture Festival
    9.0/10 603 votes

    #13 - Kozue Makihara Wants to Have Fun / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Unmask / Miyuki Shirogane's Culture Festival

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-06-11

    Ishigami, who succeeded in inviting Tsubame on a Culture Festival date, browses around campus exhibits in an attempt to shorten the distance between the two. In the end, it didn't go as well as hoped. But when he tried to express his everyday feelings of gratitude for the upperclassman he feels indebted to, it caused an unexpected uproar. Shirogane was astonished after witnessing the unexpected event. Gripped by the fear that his secretly planned "Make Shinomiya Confess Plan" will be ruined, he sinks into despair after thinking too hard about every detail.

    Director: Shotaro Kitamura

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Miyuki Shirogane Still Hasn't Done It / Kaguya Wants to Be Figured Out / Kaguya Wants to Walk
    8.8/10 840 votes

    #14 - Miyuki Shirogane Still Hasn't Done It / Kaguya Wants to Be Figured Out / Kaguya Wants to Walk

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-01-26

    When Fujiwara glances at an unwholesome magazine confiscated by the headmaster, she notices to her dismay a survey with the question, "When was your 'first time'?" The magazine claims 34% of high school students have had that experience. Fujiwara calms a startled Shirogane by doubting the veracity of the figure, believing it to be too high, while Kaguya posits, "This percentage seems about right to me," and freely admits that she has had that experience. Shirogane, who has never been in a romantic situation, is shocked by Kaguya's admission, but when she sees his reaction, she uses it as an opportunity to stir him up by asking, "Don't you have a girlfriend?"

    Director: Isono

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • I Don't Want to Make Miko Iino Smile / I Want to Make Miko Iino Smile / Kaguya Isn't Getting Called
    8.8/10 678 votes

    #15 - I Don't Want to Make Miko Iino Smile / I Want to Make Miko Iino Smile / Kaguya Isn't Getting Called

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-05-16

    The fateful day of the student council elections finally arrives, but Miko’s efforts are in vain, and it appears that Shirogane’s past experience as the president has given him the edge to be the projected winner. Kaguya gives a perfect endorsement speech showing that Shirogane and his team are leagues above Miko’s camp. However, for some reason Ishigami looks troubled. He is worried that Miko, who suffers from stage fright, will be unable to deliver her speech, and become the laughing-stock of the whole school. As Ishigami is visibly frustrated by this prospect, Shirogane utters “I just need to win in a way so that Miko Iino won’t be ridiculed by the other students, right?” as he heads for the stage…

    Director: Kuniyasu Nishina

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Miko Iino Wants to Be Soothed / Kaguya Doesn’t Realize / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Battle
    8.8/10 698 votes

    #16 - Miko Iino Wants to Be Soothed / Kaguya Doesn’t Realize / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Battle

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-04-09

    After finally making her long awaited smartphone debut, Kaguya restlessly contemplates over how to respond to Shirogane's LINE message. As Hayasaka watches over, she realizes that Kaguya is not aware of the "read receipt" function. If Kaguya lies by responding that she just read the message, she runs the risk of exposing the truth that she had been obsessively staring at Shirogane's message with glee. Weighing out her options to best serve her mistress, Hayasaka decides to explain LINE's functions when suddenly a new problem emerges.

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi, Mamoru Hatakeyama

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Kaguya Wants to Know / Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Confirm It
    8.7/10 678 votes

    #17 - Kaguya Wants to Know / Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Confirm It

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-04-18

    Kaguya finally gets to go window shopping and watches vigilantly for her chance to befriend Shirogane’s sister, Kei. While the Fujiwara sisters get in the way, she eventually manages to position herself next to Kei. But then, she can only see Shirogane’s resemblance in Kei’s profile, making her heart beat wildly out of control. Kaguya still decides to take the opportunity to figure out what she should give Shirogane for his birthday when Kei mutters that she isn’t very close to her brother. What secrets will Kei spill about Shirogane?

    Director: Taro Kubo

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Mediate / Kaguya Wants to Distract Him / Kaguya Preemptively Strikes
    8.7/10 650 votes

    #18 - Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Mediate / Kaguya Wants to Distract Him / Kaguya Preemptively Strikes

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-04-16

    Kaguya makes a big fuss when she learns that Shirogane was invited to a karaoke group date and orders Hayasaka to remove him from the venue. Dissatisfied with such treatment yet unable to refuse her mistress' instructions, Hayasaka joins the party as Shirogane's acquaintance Smithee A. Herthaka and plans to ruin the atmosphere by airing out that Shirogane once dumped her. And although she manages to get Shirogane out, a rebellious spirit against Kaguya has begun to grow...

    Director: Masakazu Obara

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Kaguya Shinomiya's Impossible Demand: "A Cowrie a Swallow Gave Birth To" (1) / Yu Ishigami Wants to Prove Himself Worthy / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Stay Over
    8.7/10 620 votes

    #19 - Kaguya Shinomiya's Impossible Demand: "A Cowrie a Swallow Gave Birth To" (1) / Yu Ishigami Wants to Prove Himself Worthy / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Stay Over

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-04-30

    After their second semester final exams end, there are plans for a sleepover at Kaguya's house. But Shirogane and the others are unable to come, leaving Fujiwara as the only one who can join. While barley glancing at an upset Kaguya, Fujiwara gets excited about the totally hot butler Mr. Herthaka without realizing it's Hayasaka dressed as a man. That night as the girl talk unfolds at the pajama party, a sleep-deprived Kaguya takes on a strange mood before anyone can notice. With that energy, she calls Shirogane and ends up asking outrageous questions.

    Director: Tsuyoshi Tobita

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • The Student Council Wants to Move Forward / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (2) / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (3)
    8.7/10 581 votes

    #20 - The Student Council Wants to Move Forward / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (2) / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess (3)

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-05-14

    Parent-Teacher Conferences to determine each student's future begin at Shuchiin Academy. One wishes to continue in the academy's university, one is considering taking exams for a different university – both will declare their future plans. Fujiwara, who is joined by her father, jokes around and expresses her desire to go to a university outside of the academy. Meanwhile, Kaguya's father didn't show up, but she informs them just as her parents instructed – that she will continue to Shuchiin's university. While Maki, Hayasaka, and the others each discuss their dreams, last but not least is Shirogane who is taking the exam. In a clear and confident tone, he declares the road he must proceed. And that answer is...!

    Director: Motoki Nakanishi

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Kei Shirogane Wants to Show Off / About Kaguya Shinomiya (2) / Kaguya Wants to Confess
    8.7/10 578 votes

    #21 - Kei Shirogane Wants to Show Off / About Kaguya Shinomiya (2) / Kaguya Wants to Confess

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-05-28

    Kaguya learns about the romantic legend that giving a heart-shaped gift at the Culture Festival brings eternal love. She wonders if there is a way she can give Shirogane a heart-shaped gift without getting caught. But her plans are full of errors, and she panics. She becomes sick of herself as a cowardly person who can only come up with negative ideas. There, Shirogane, exhausted from preparing for the Culture Festival, shows up. As Kaguya sees Shirogane doing his best for everyone as the student council president, she...

    Director: Nobukage Kimura

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Spring of First Year / Kaguya's Culture Festival / Yu Ishigami's Culture Festival
    8.7/10 604 votes

    #22 - Spring of First Year / Kaguya's Culture Festival / Yu Ishigami's Culture Festival

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-06-04

    One week after enrolling in Shuchiin Academy as a special scholarship student, Shirogane had already regretted that he had come to a school he should not have. The students around him were elites born into famous families. Shirogane, who is from a modest household and enrolled from a school outside of Shuchiin's track, couldn't even find a friend to eat with, so he quietly kills time away from the cafeteria. Just as Shirogane's miserable emotions explode, an upperclassman with a student cap appears in front of him. A shining golden fourragere lays across his chest as proof of student council president. And he says that he's come to recruit Shirogane into the student council.

    Director: Motoki Nakanishi

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Yu Ishigami Wants to Live / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Test You / Kaguya Wants to Be Noticed
    8.6/10 713 votes

    #23 - Yu Ishigami Wants to Live / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Test You / Kaguya Wants to Be Noticed

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-02-16

    Yu Ishigami is the fourth member of the student council. Despite being a first-year, he was scouted out by Shirogane for his talent with numbers and appointed the council's treasurer. Owing to Yu's introverted personality, he normally doesn't stand out much, but the council would fall apart without him. But one day, Yu goes to Shirogane and confesses his desire to quit the group. In fact, his mind is made up, even though Shirogane desperately tries to persuade him to stay. Apparently, the situation is beyond Yu's control, but with a tear in his eye, he explains to the president that he thinks he's being targeted for murder...

    Director: Takayuki Kikuchi

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Ai Hayasaka Wants to Stave Them Off / The Student Council Has Not Achieved Nirvana / Kaguya Wants to Get Married / Kaguya Wants to Celebrate
    8.6/10 732 votes

    #24 - Ai Hayasaka Wants to Stave Them Off / The Student Council Has Not Achieved Nirvana / Kaguya Wants to Get Married / Kaguya Wants to Celebrate

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-04-11

    The boy who has been dating Kashiwagi, thanks to Shirogane's help, comes back yet again for more relationship advice from Shirogane. But something seems different about him. With his return from summer vacation, he has completely transformed into a player. Getting advice was just an excuse to brag about his girlfriend to Shirogane and Ishigami, and the two suspect that he has "experienced nirvana." They decide to leave the couple alone and observe them from afar as the two lovebirds start to get into a romantic mood...

    Director: Tsuyoshi Tobita

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi

  • Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Work / Kaguya Wants Him to Join In / Kaguya Wants to Control It
    8.5/10 691 votes

    #25 - Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Work / Kaguya Wants Him to Join In / Kaguya Wants to Control It

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-02-23

    Kashiwagi's boyfriend goes back to Shirogane for more romantic advice while Kaguya eavesdrops again. Thanks to Shirogane's advice the first time around, the boy has been dating Kashiwagi, but a month has passed and the two haven't even held hands yet. To Kaguya, the question of what to do in order to hold hands is so simple that she's disgusted by it, but for Shirogane, who doesn't actually have any experience when it comes to romantic relationships, it's a relief since he feels capable of addressing the problem. However, like the previous occasion, Shirogane's advice seems to go in an unexpected direction...

    Director: Yujiro Abe

    Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi