With Yuu’s proposal not going as he intended, Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 11 starts with a dour note. Will Kaguya and Miyuki be able to salvage this festival? Let’s find out in this review!
Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 11 Overview
Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 or Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3 in original Japanese (stylized as Kaguya-sama Love is War Season 3 and Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3) is a romance, comedy, and psychological warfare (yes, really) anime based on the manga of the same name written by Aka Akasaka. Seasons 1 and 2 of the show aired in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and this series serves as a direct sequel to them.
The anime is developed by A-1 Pictures, who have been responsible for some of the most highly acclaimed shows in these times, including 86 and Erased, alongside both the previous seasons of Kaguya-sama. Shinichi Omata is directing this season, and he was also responsible for directing both the previous seasons of the show. This episode, with its tagline, is referred to as Kaguya Sama Love Is War Ultra Romantic Episode 11! Click here to read our review of the previous episode!
– Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3 Episode 11 Review does not contain spoilers –
Kaguya-sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 11 Review- A Series Of Continuations
Despite being a beacon of hilarity and fun at the moments where we need it the most, one can not deny that watching this show can be a frustrating experience. In episodes such as this one, Kaguya-sama is at its worst despite being fantastically produced and directed overall. These are the episodes where the viewer feels like they have been through the same situation multiple times before. No matter how much it tries hinting otherwise, we all know it is nowhere near the confession it hopes to trick viewers into believing exists.
By all accounts, this was an absolutely amazing episode of the show. It had almost everything one expects from this show at this time and much more. There was Kaguya and Miyuki playing mind games against each other, Kaguya being an absolute buffoon in certain social situations, side characters doing their own thing and being one of the better parts of the show, and Chika stealing the show like always. That much you can expect the show to deliver as usual. However, that much doesn’t alone a good episode make.
The thing that was missing in this episode was also missing in some amounts throughout the entire season, and that is a sense of satisfaction. A lot of this entire multi-episode arc has been dedicated to building to the final episode of the series, so much so that entire segments have been paused in between without a conclusion to make way for that. While that might lead to a terrific hour-long finale (which has already been announced), it makes for a highly unsatisfying time while watching the episodes before that. It is somewhat akin to breaking up your past to build your future.
Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Ultra Romantic Episode 11 somehow fit more character arcs and storytelling in the festival arc than one would have imagined. There is a mystery plotline for Chika to muck about in, a new direction in the Tsubame-Yuu relationship, which was entirely too convenient, and the episode also ended with a plot twist that everyone saw coming but was still highly effective in raising the stakes of the entire show by quite a bit.
Miyuki’s character development has been extraordinarily great in this season, and this episode was everything good about him coming through to make a fantastic package. He has come from being somebody who doesn’t deserve Kaguya (in his own eyes) to someone who makes her squirm just by thinking about him. The progress has been natural and very fun to witness, and even though Kaguya hasn’t grown from her ways a single bit, his growth has been enough to carry this show for a while. It’s time to see how it all ends in the next episode!
Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 11 was a fantastic episode in all counts but one- satisfaction. While this is a temporary nuisance, as all should be sorted in the next episode, it doesn’t make for a viewing experience any less frustrating.
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