Kaguya-sama: Love is War fans eagerly await season 4, but now the makers have confirmed the production of a new anime movie.
The 2022 Spring anime broadcasting slate has ended, and June 24th was a gloomy day for the Kaguya-sama fandom as we had to say goodbye to this fantastic series.
The A-1 Pictures adaptation is the highest-rated series on the slate and has recently taken over the series Spy x Family, which is as good as this.
Kaguya-sama is yet to announce the renewal of season 4 officially. However, the makers have announced the release of a new anime movie for the franchise. The film is in the works for now. This article will tell you everything about Kaguya-sama: Love is War, so stay tuned.
EVERYTHING ABOUT KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS A WAR SEASON 4
As mentioned above, sadly, there is no renewal of Kaguya-Sama season 4. However, it is well-known to us that it’s just a matter of time before any announcement regarding this.
The makers of Kaguya-sama anime took to Twitter to officially announce the development of a new anime project just after the finale was released in Japan. See the tweet below.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic is an adaptation of Aka Akasaka’s original manga series up to volume 14, chapter 138. As of June 24th, 2022, 26 Tankobon books across 267 chapters are already published in Japan.
The manga is continuing and ongoing. There’s enough content and source material for another three to four TV anime seasons.
Kaguya-sama has gained popularity quickly and deserves all the love it receives. It is good enough to merit a fourth TV season. Many renowned critics have rated the show pretty well. On IMDB, it’s 8.5/10. On RatinGraph, it’s 8.8/10; lastly, Rotten Tomatoes rated it with 95%.
Kaguya-sama season 3 impressively scored an average of 9.15/10 on MyAnimeList. This season received reviews from over 248,000 genuine users on MyAnimeList. It has become one of the biggest hits and the highest-rated anime series of 2022.
Overall, it is just a matter of time before the makers of Kaguya-sama share an official announcement regarding season 4 of the anime. But the question here is when will it be released on Crunchyroll?
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING KAGUYA-SAMA NEW MOVIE
After concluding the anime series, Kaguya-sama made an announcement for a “new project” with the caption “Kaguya wants to tell you…New animation, production decision!
Newtype magazine confirmed the new anime project in its August issue on July 7th. The magazine wrote that this new project would be a theatrical anime movie.
As per the reports by Anime News Network, the movie’s title will be “The First Kiss Never Ends,” and it will be an adaptation of the next story arc in the manga – which directly follows the season 3 finale.
However, it is a bit tragic that no trailer nor targeted release window has been confirmed for the upcoming movie yet, but it could be expected by fans that the film will be premiered in Japanese theatres in Q4 2023.
WHEN COULD KAGUYA-SAMA SEASON 4 RELEASE?
A recent post confirmed a new anime movie, but it did not have any information about its release. However, we can make some early assumptions about the release of season 4 based on the production cycle from previous broadcasts.
The announcement for season 1 was made in June 2018 and released in January 2019, while season 2 was disclosed in October 2019, it debuted in April 2020. Finally, the season 3 renewal was confirmed in October 2020, with the broadcast starting in April 2022.
However, it should be noted that the production of season 3 of Kaguya-sama was significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic as the team at A-1 Studios was forced to work on the project from home.
Thankfully, A-1 is now back to working at total capacity and, interestingly, have an open schedule after September 2022. The Tokyo-based studio is currently working on four projects; Lycoris Recoil and Engage Kiss TV series (both premiere this July), Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk and Uta no Prince-sama theatrical movies (both premiere this September).
Overall, suppose the new anime movie is set to premiere in Q4 2023, and A-1 Pictures will start work on season 4. In that case, we could see Kaguya-sama return on TV as soon as Summer 2024 – although Fall 2024 is arguably a more realistic timeframe.x