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Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War Season 3 - What We Know So Far

Just like the main characters of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War," fans of the show have been in limbo regarding when they'll find out more about the budding relationships on the rom-com-style anime.

"Kaguya-sama: Love is War" follows the plot of the best-selling manga of the same name, which was ninth on the list of top-selling volumes in Japan for 2019, via Anime News Network. The show has since become a crossover hit with both Japanese and English-speaking audiences. The first and second seasons of the series, which dramatize the courtship between Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane by featuring epic anime battles of emotion, have been honored by Crunchyroll's Anime Awards event, with Season 2 even taking home Best Comedy in 2021.

Considering the massive popularity of the source material, the consistent critical acclaim that the anime has earned, and the amount of story remaining in the saga, Season 3 has seemed like a sure thing to fans of the show. However, while A-1 Pictures has confirmed that more episodes are on their way, fans still aren't entirely sure when they can expect a follow-up. Here is everything viewers need to know about the release date, cast, and plot of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" Season 3.

When is the release date of Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3?

Fans of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" got the news they were waiting for when the official Twitter account for the series announced that Season 3 had been confirmed, via Funimation, on October 25, 2020. However, there have not been any updates since that announcement, so anyone looking to find out when they will see the new episodes might have to rely on a little educated speculation.

Anime News Network first reported that a "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" anime had been announced in May 2018. Like the Season 3 announcement, no release date had been given, although the series ended up airing seven months later, in June 2019. When Season 2 was announced, per Anime News Network, in October 2019, it too aired in Japan seven months later, in April 2020.

However, seven months have already elapsed since the October 25, 2020 announcement, with no word from the studio about when the show will arrive. Unfortunately, it's hard to say just what kind of impact the continuing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has had on the production of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War," but the series could be right around the corner, ready for a fall or winter 2021 arrival. If it doesn't make either of those release windows, it will likely air in early 2022.

Who will be in the cast of Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3?

While fans can't know for sure what is causing delays in the release of the third season, some users on Reddit have mentioned that it may be a result of the show's commitment to using the same voice actors. If the series has slowed down production to ensure that all of the characters are voiced by the same performers, fans should have a good idea of who will appear in "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" Season 3.

Assuming the show waits to dub the new season until all of the same actors are available, the main character Kaguya will be voiced by Alexis Tipton, while her romantic interest and occasional foe, Miyuki, will be played by Aaron Dismuke. Fans can also expect Jad Saxton to voice Kaguya's associate Chika, while the reclusive, underclassman with a distinctive emo haircut, Yu, will once again be voiced by Austin Tindle.

Kaguya's long-time personal assistant Ai may once again be played by Amanda Lee, who also performs as the singer AmaLee, while her personal confidant Nagisa will likely be reprised by Bryn Apprill. Rounding out the expected English dub cast are Ian Sinclair as the show's narrator and Brandon McInnis as Tsubasa — often referred to simply as Kashiwagi's boyfriend.

What will the plot of Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3 be about?

While "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" remains mainly faithful to the original manga, it does so in a way that follows the chronological events of the story, not necessarily the order they are presented in the source material.

This is because the manga features many flashbacks to specific moments in Kaguya's and other characters' pasts, which are then incorporated into the anime to facilitate smoother linear storytelling. One fan even put together a helpful graph on Reddit to show which chapters are included in which episodes of Seasons 1 and 2.

The final major sections that Season 2 covered from the manga were Chapter 100 and 101, which feature the "Cell Phone Arc." As such, fans can expect to see events like the midterm exams from Chapter 105, the rap battle from chapter 108, and possibly even the various Christmas parties featured in Chapters 149 to 156 depicted in Season 3, with plenty of other stories mixed in for good measure.