The festival is finally revealed in Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 8, after months of preparation. Let’s see how this review handles our favourite slice of life trope!
Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 8 Overview
Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 (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 by Aka Akasaka. The show’s first and second seasons aired in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and this series is a direct sequel to them.
The anime is produced by A-1 Pictures, which has produced some of the most critically acclaimed shows in recent years, including 86 and Erased, as well as both seasons of Kaguya-sama. This season’s director is Shinichi Omata, who also directed the show’s first two seasons. With its tagline, this episode is dubbed Kaguya Sama Love Is War Ultra Romantic Episode 8!
Where to Watch Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 8
Watch Kaguya sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 8 on Crunchyroll.
Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Season 3 Episode 8 Review does not contain spoilers
Kaguya-sama Love is War Season 3 Episode 8 Review- Confession Time?
Baby steps are no longer sufficient for a show like this. Since episode 1, it has been slowly but steadily edging towards the almost inevitable Kaguya-Miyuki relationship, but despite having grown the two’s relationship, it hasn’t been able to do much with the dynamic. This will they-won’t they situation is officially on the verge of becoming stale, and in anticipation of this, the show has orchestrated a perfect storm of events in the form of the school festival to force a confession.
This has officially surpassed Ishigami’s backstory and redemption from season 2 as the show’s longest continuous arc to date. So far, the festival has seen some fantastic build-up, with elements that make sense both inside and outside of the show’s main relationship, Kaguya and Miyuki. The show feels vibrant, cheerful, and fresh for the first time in a long time, which is a significant improvement given that this review series used the word “stale” to describe the beginning of this season.
The first segment of this episode focused on Miyuki and Kei, and the realistic sibling dynamic that they share. Despite not being overt about it, the couple’s love is palpable and enjoyable to watch. Their father, the family patriarch, is also a fascinating character who, in small doses, is extremely effective and entertaining to watch. Miyuki, in particular, has been a standout performer throughout the season, and I believe I understand why.
Kaguya sama wa Kokurasetai Ultra Romantic Episode 8’s goal was to show Miyuki as deserving of Kaguya’s love and admiration. From the beginning, the show has made it clear that Kaguya is the true mastermind and superior personality of the two, and Miyuki has nothing but grades over her. This season has made every effort to highlight all of his amazing qualities and how genuinely nice of a person he is. It’s difficult to deny its impact, and Miyuki now feels like a more complete and well-rounded character than he did last season. However, Kaguya’s screen time has suffered as a result of this.
It appears that we are nearing a major turning point in the show, one that will cap off this season as well as the previous two. The festival has officially begun now that all of the pieces have been put in place. All that remains to be seen is whether or not the show succeeds in landing. The character development of one of the characters took a huge step forward in this episode, and when supplemented by sub-stories like Yuu’s, the show’s future looks extremely bright.
Aside from being at its usual animated best, Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 3 Episode 8 was a fantastic addition to the show’s lore and character development. For the show, things are moving in the right direction.