A slice of life anime with a festival episode? Say it ain’t so! Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 7 promises a ton of yearly school shenanigans, so let’s get on with this review and see what it was all about!
Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 7 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 7! Click here to read our review of the previous episode!
– Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3 Episode 7 Review does not contain spoilers –
Kaguya-sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 7 Review- Fun Times Ahead
Since content isn’t infinite and ideas even less so, it is inevitable that certain tropes exist in every form of media that most titles in the medium adapt and use in their own particular style to create some great content. Many such tropes come to mind for the slice-of-life anime genre, including but not limited to the beach episode, the sports festival episode, the summer festival episode, and the one we had in Kaguya-sama right now, the school festival episode.
Since a lot of the content in these episodes is derivative and based upon your enjoyment of the environment and characters of the show, the only way to objectively judge these episodes is what they manage to do that was different from the others. From the framing, the narrative, the characters featured, and the powerful moments, what makes these episodes stand out is the commitment and dedication to the narrative that the media has already established. In that sense, this was a perfect episode of anime, as it featured everything that is good about the show and the trope in this singular outing.
The framing of this episode around the reporter fangirls was sweet, and so were as-of-yet unknown motivations for Iino to want to have a school campfire. This could result in her getting some more establishment and backstory as a central figure, which is always welcome. Yuu proved once again why he is one of the best parts of this show, and his crush on Tsubame manifested itself in some highly entertaining ways in this episode. Yuu and Iino share one of the show’s best dynamics and create gold every time they are together.
Something highly suspicious is going on with Kaguya, and we need to talk about it. We tend to forget how strongly written she is as a character when she is portrayed as a love-sick idiot around Miyuki, but she is supposed to be a living Goddess in the eyes of many. That and the multiple Princess Kaguya references that the show has not so subtly been featuring in the last few episodes are extremely scary for her future. If you don’t know why it is a big deal, look up The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter or one of the greatest animated movies of all time, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Ultra Romantic Episode 7 featured a lot of what we know and loved the series for, but it didn’t break new grounds with anything. We didn’t learn anything new about any of the characters or know much about what will happen in the future. However, if the present remains this interesting, the future can’t be much worse. After all, we all know that if anything ever goes wrong, one episode of Chika teaching Miyuki how to do something is enough to fix it.
Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 7 was a great episode that showcased everything good about the series in one tightly written and produced package.
Click here to read the review of the next episode!
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