Love is in the air, water, land, and everywhere else you can think of! Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 3 is here to take all your pain away, so let’s embrace it with this review!
Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 3 Overview
Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 or Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3 in original Japanese (stylised 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 3! Click here to read our review of the previous episode!
– Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3 Episode 3 Review does not contain spoilers –
Kaguya-sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 3 Review- I Will Skin Her
Kaguya same is at its best when it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The emotional and real moments are fine whenever the show tries them, but they don’t come close to the quality of the segments where the show just lets it all loose and goes fully postal. The previous episode suffered a little due to this, as Hayasaka trying to seduce the President felt very real and much more sinister than anything the show usually does. Of course, the show found a hilarious way out of it, but the lead up can’t be ignored.
This outing is, in a way, the direct continuation of the previous episode, something that the show doesn’t do very often. It is pretty content referencing previous events in later episodes but seldom do they affect other episodes. Of course, there are exceptions to this, such as Kaguya getting sick after waiting in the rain for Miyuki. The final segment of this episode focused on Miyuki’s group date, which Hayasaka almost ruined. What the show did with that was hilarious and exactly as over the top as is the show’s speciality.
It involved the Students’ Council coming together to play a group date game among themselves, aided and abetted by Kaguya’s desire to hear the President confess. The group dating game was the kind that you would want to play among your friend group, the best kind. It led to some hilarious revelations and a sweet affirmation that brought the group closer together. We didn’t learn anything new about the characters, and we went in and out with net-zero information. However, it was extremely entertaining, and nothing else matters in cases such as this.
The other parts of the episode were taken by Nagisa and her boyfriend, a staple of the series from the start. Her problem was one that Kaguya could relate to this time around, another one of the callbacks to the previous episode. Naturally, this led to a ton of matchmaking and problem-solving attempts by the least competent people in the world in such situations. The show is allowed to reuse as many running jokes as possible, for it created them. However, they feel like more of the same each time the show uses them. It is high time that the show moved in a fresh direction for its own sake.
The relationship counselling storyline in Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Ultra Romantic Episode 3 brought with it a new character, Maki Shijou. She is very alike a certain student council member, which causes a lot of trouble for the President and Yuu, who are back in their counselling ways. She brings a lot to the table and is hilarious to watch while putting a mirror in front of the character she is similar to and allowing the audience to look at them in a different, more nuanced manner. The animation and the music were great as they always are, making for a highly entertaining watch.
Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 3 was another great outing by the series. It was funny and highly memorable, but that’s just another Saturday for Kaguya-Sama.Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.