Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a manga series written and drawn by Aka Akasaka. The story follows the daily life of Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, who are passionately in love with each other. But, both being too proud to take the first step, they engage in a merciless psychological war to make sure that the other admits his feelings first. An anime adaptation by studio A-1 Pictures aired between January 12 and March 30, 2019; a second season, between April 11 and June 27, 2020; an OVA, May 19, 2021; and a third season aired in 2022. A sequel anime movie, the first in the series, titled Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends, was released in late 2022 in Japan, and in this article, we are going to tell you about its US and UK release dates!
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends was released on December 17, 2022, in Japanese theaters to very positive reviews, as the sequel to the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War anime series, a popular and beloved adaptation of Aka Akasaka’s manga series. The movie is arriving in the United States on February 14 for a special two-day Valentine’s Day event, and in British and Irish cinemas on February 15, also for a two-day special event.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming Western release of the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends movie. You’re going to find out about its release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story is going to be about, the basic cast information, and much more about this highly-anticipated movie.
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends US & UK release date
In June 2022, the anime’s official website announced a new project that was in production. Details were announced in July 2022, confirming that it was an animated film titled Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends, following the storyline of the third season. The film retained the same production team and the same cast as the series. It was released on December 17, 2022, in Japanese theaters and Crunchyroll and Aniplexx announced that a Western premiere would follow in early 2023. After some months, Crunchyroll finally announced the US and UK release dates of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends.
Crunchyroll revealed on January 27, 2023, that the movie will come to North American theaters this Valentine’s Day for a special two-day theatrical event starting on February 14, and ending on February 15. The movie will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. As for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Crunchyroll has likewise confirmed that the movie will be airing in selected cinemas, on February 15th and 16th. The film will then be released on February 11 and 14, 2023 in cinemas in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends trailer
Now that we’ve provided you with all the relevant information, let us just quickly introduce the movie and tell you what you can expect. Since the movie, of course, aired in Japan, there is a trailer for it, and you can, as per usual, check it out here on Fiction Horizon. Here is the official trailer for the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends movie:
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends plot
The movie is going to have a 90-minute runtime, and this is how Crunchyroll officially summarized the plot of the upcoming movie:
Shuchiin Academy’s student council room, the place where Student Council Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane met. After a long battle in love, these two geniuses communicated their feelings and, at the Hoshin Festival, had their very first kiss. However, there was no clear confession of love. The relationship between these two, who assumed they would be a couple, remains ambiguous. Now, overly conscious of their feelings, they must face the biggest challenge yet: Christmas. It’s Shirogane who wants it to be perfect versus Kaguya who pursues the imperfect situation. This is the very “normal” love story of two geniuses and the first kiss that never ends. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends cast
Luckily enough for us, the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends has already come out in Japan, and we know the complete Japanese voice cast, as well as the characters that are going to appear in the movie. With the English-language production being worked on as we speak, it makes sense that the English voice cast is likewise known, and here are the full cast members whose voices we can expect in February:
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English voice actor|
|Kaguya Shinomiya||Aoi Koga||Alexis Tipton|
|Miyuki Shirogane||Makoto Furukawa||Clifford Chapin|
|Chika Fujiwara||Konomi Kohara||Jad Saxton|
|Nagisa Kashiwagi||Momo Asakura||Bryn Appril|
|Yū Ishigami||Ryōta Suzuki||Austin Tindle|
|Kei Shirogane||Sayumi Suzushiro||Heather Walker|
|Tsubasa Tanuma||Taku Yashiro||Brandon McInnis|
|Ai Hayasaka||Yumiri Hanamori||Amanda Lee|
|Papa Shirogane||Takehito Koyasu||Tyson Rineheart|