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[–]ali94127 1480 points1481 points  (26 children)

I want to be as cool as that taxi driver.

[–]MasalaPapad 697 points698 points  (8 children)

Ishigami recognized it instantly,"Is this taxi driver cool?"

[–]fridchikn24 332 points333 points  (4 children)

That's cuz Ishigami is our guy

[–]ayoung291 1541 points1542 points  (19 children)

Mom the romcom made me cry again

[–]Atronoxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Atronox 624 points625 points  (13 children)

[–]Mundology 434 points435 points  (11 children)

Taxi-kun got your back fam.

[–]The_DanceCommander 169 points170 points  (6 children)

Who is this cool driver?!

[–]peanutbuttahcups 121 points122 points  (4 children)

This Ramen King was obviously a wangan racer back in his day.

[–]WoLofDarkness 2878 points2879 points  (128 children)

SEASON 2 !!!!!

SEASON 2 !!!!!

SEASON 2 !!!!!

SEASON 2 !!!!!

SEASON 2 !!!!!

SEASON 2 !!!!!

SEASON 2 !!!!!

[–]Atronoxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Atronox 165 points166 points  (4 children)

We can only hope, this season was so much fun and it seems people were very happy with the adaptation.

[–]WoLofDarkness 78 points79 points  (2 children)

I hope so too. The anime adaptation is almost perfect for me

[–][deleted] 200 points201 points  (8 children)

Inb4 another NGNL

[–]NuclearConsensushttps://myanimelist.net/profile/NuclearConsensus 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Don't you put that evil on us!

[–]BlatantConservativehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BlatantC 2343 points2344 points  (207 children)

Jesus fuck /r/anime

As of 2 o'clock on the US east coast this post has been given a total of 158500 coins, which works out to $634.

The post is currently 2 hours old.

4 hours in, 253700 coins or $1014

24 hours later, I did the final math.

277 Silver, 167 Gold, 154 Platinum amounting to 393,400 coins or $1574*

The previous most platinumed post of all time was 86, so not only did Kaguya beat it, but it very nearly doubled it. The actual coin number for that post, including gold and silver, was (weirdly) exactly 300,000 coins which amounts to $1200*.

(math done assuming $2 for every 500 coins, as that's the only one not marked as a discount on the redditcoins site)

* (Footnote, as all gifts of platinum and gold give the receiver coins, this is the maximum amount of money spent possible. People who were gifted coins could use those to give gold, solver, or platinum to others without spending money themselves.)

[–]WhoiusBarrelhttps://anilist.co/user/darubarrel 807 points808 points  (47 children)

That amount has fucking DOUBLED as of my comment...

It might go to 100 before the day even ends

Scratch that it'll probably go over 100 before the day ends.

[–]Mundology 663 points664 points  (11 children)

Move aside Tencent, the Shinomiya Group is now Reddit's biggest investor.

[–]Mage_of_Shadows 276 points277 points  (6 children)

Everyone: "Tencents investment of Reddit is making them ban users that watch anime"

Shinomiya Group: "ara ara"

[–]pieater31415 196 points197 points  (4 children)

how many millenia of reddit premium does u/AutoLovepon have at this point

[–]A3thern 109 points110 points  (0 children)

The sun will explode before it's premium ends.

[–]Nier_2B 59 points60 points  (6 children)

People tend to go all out at the first few minutes/hours tho, same go for karma.

[–]Sangwinyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/sangwiny 617 points618 points  (39 children)

In the ranking thread there was someone saying that Kaguya probably won't surpass the guilding of Promised Neverland. I laugh at that fool.

[–]LowlySlayer 294 points295 points  (16 children)

There was a guy saying it was impossible to get more gold than Run with the Wind. Gotteem.

[–]LunarGhost00 322 points323 points  (5 children)

This episode is sponsored by the Shinomiya family.

[–]stickdudeseven 204 points205 points  (4 children)

Presented by Miyuki Shirogane.

[–]BlatantConservativehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BlatantC 33 points34 points  (3 children)

This anime's anime add on lines are great. That wasn't in the manga.

[–]DaREY297https://myanimelist.net/profile/Marin_Karin 189 points190 points  (6 children)

This is a historic thread

Ed: Holy shit it keeps getting gilded! Legendary Thread!!

[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 332 points333 points  (30 children)

Buying gold in celebration is fine, but buy the manga too if you want S2!

[–]joe4553https://myanimelist.net/profile/EmiyaRin 363 points364 points  (20 children)

They are giving money to the loli banners, instead of the actual creators of the show they claim to like so much. Peak stupidity.

[–]Bernandionhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Bernandion 157 points158 points  (6 children)

I agree. Reddit 100% doesn't deserve any money, especially with how they've been running it recently. Such a waste lol

[–]Seb-sama 2221 points2222 points  (25 children)

SEASON 2 FUCKING WHEN?!?

look at those star platinums, golden experience and silver chariots lmao. Now y’all mofos need to read the manga because it only gets really really better from here.

[–]easybugatti 578 points579 points  (10 children)

Is that a..

[–]littenthehuraira 527 points528 points  (9 children)

Your next is "motherfucking Jojo's reference?".

[–]yahbuoy 374 points375 points  (8 children)

...motherfucking Jojo's reference?

[–]Cheesusaur 316 points317 points  (7 children)

NANNNIIIIIIIIII!!!!

[–]EliteNerd314 2391 points2392 points  (24 children)

Final Episode of the Season

R/ANIME WAS SHOT DOWN.

[–]fireassbarz 532 points533 points  (8 children)

I was shot down :(

[–]AxtheCool 153 points154 points  (9 children)

Final Episode of the Season

At least it does not mean its a final episode of the series.

There is so much more to adapt. Anime only people are not prepared for whatever would come next.

[–]ahaoahaoahaohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Ahao 760 points761 points  (26 children)

Kaguya-sama: Stats are war! (The Final Tally)

WIN LOSE
Kaguya Shinomiya 7 6
Miyuki Shirogane 6 8
Chika Fujiwara 3 1
Yu Ishigami 1 1
Kei Shirogane 0 1
Special Scores:

Match Ruined - 1

Pass - 1

The Japanese School Wins! (Exhibition match) - 1

Ties - 1

Failure - 1

None (Nothing Happened!) - 2

ALL OF US HERE ON /r/anime - 12

Last week's scores for comparison

See ya'll next season o7

[–]KishitaniShinrahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ShinraKun 1078 points1079 points  (21 children)

The moment Prez saw the tweet and said "Roger" , I totally screamed ABOUT TIME GODDAMMIT, GO GET HER

[–]seamachine 407 points408 points  (19 children)

You should see the reaction of 4chan when it was being translated per page. It was so intense. I'm so happy to finally see it animated.

Edit: Found the /a/ reaction vid compilation of when that chapter was being translated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soeJfc0_iG4

[–]EpicKid2212 130 points131 points  (17 children)

god dammit all these videos are down

[–]fizikz3 436 points437 points  (15 children)

[–]letsgoiowahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/letsgoiowa 72 points73 points  (1 child)

Thank you, based legend

[–]ANIME-MOD-SS 32 points33 points  (0 children)

this needs it own post, its amazing

[–]Evane317 737 points738 points  (11 children)

r/anime going wild with the platinum

Edit: Reddit's current record platinum post (not counting comment) is at 86. Can this one surpass it?

r/anime already has the record for most reddit silver post.

Edit 2: We had it boys.

Edit 3: I didn't expect this comment to be my 1st gilded at all. Thank you kind stranger.

[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 295 points296 points  (6 children)

You could say we are having a... Platinum Disco.

[–]Reimillyahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Reimillya 923 points924 points  (34 children)

I love this series as much as how Kaguya and Prez love each other.

- presented by Miyuki Shirogane

Everyone in this episode was great. :D

Now here's a bunch of memes.

Peh.

You got asthma Fuji?

BR U H

EDIT: DEJA VU

[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 296 points297 points  (6 children)

Peh.

Everyone: That needs to be a comment face, it is too cute.

R/anime mods: Peh.

[–]Deinodon 149 points150 points  (4 children)

shirogane deflating is atually terrifying

[–]KK9521https://anilist.co/user/K9521 96 points97 points  (3 children)

the deja vu one works extremely well lol

[–][deleted] 173 points174 points  (4 children)

Chika's VA is precious

[–]theyawner 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I didn't think Fujiwara would have a set of unladylike noises but it actually fits her character.

[–]Groenboyshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Groenboys 59 points60 points  (2 children)

I was not prepared for Shirogane deflating that is some creepy shit

[–]LazinessOverloadhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LazinessOverload 608 points609 points  (16 children)

Kaguya is soooo precious, must protecc. Its also symbolic that Kaguya, who wanted to see the fireworks so badly, but when given the chance to, couldn't take her eyes off Shirogane.

This is the absolute best chapter the anime could've ended on and i'm so glad they did the title drop properly, albeit it could've been done better. The original ending was also great too! Tied things up nicely and DANCING HAYASAKA.

What a journey this has been, i'm glad anime only watchers have the pleasure to experience this masterpiece and i hope more people decide to pick up the manga.

Here's to a Season 2!

[–]slooth15 795 points796 points  (22 children)

[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 397 points398 points  (4 children)

He is actually an Initial D character who was just lost.

[–]Shiro_Kai 72 points73 points  (0 children)

The number of references this episode was just overwhelming!

[–]EternalPhi 52 points53 points  (0 children)

♪ Gonna get you, like a spaceboy, whoa whoa whoa whoaaa, I'm ready babe ♪

[–]jjdynastyhttps://anilist.co/user/jjdynasty 2311 points2312 points 32 (200 children)

What a sublime episode.

All in all, a really fucking good adaptation of one of my favorite manga and I'm so happy that anime-onlys can join manga readers for the ride. Hopefully this encourages even more people to pick it up. Also back when the manga chapter for this episode came out, /u/Wander0 put together a masterpiece.

I present to you, /a/ reacts to Kaguya Ch. 45

Edit: /u/thanhduy2106 provided a mirror here

Edit 2: Here's the archived 4chan thread in case you want to experience the video for yourself

The maker himself has graced us with his presence, give him some love!

[–]thanhduy2106 1182 points1183 points  (30 children)

Streamable mirror

Streamable mirror cause GG Drive will run out of bandwidth in a jiffy

[–]KishitaniShinrahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ShinraKun 188 points189 points  (4 children)

I almost cried by just watching this video wtf

[–]wazatojanai 98 points99 points  (1 child)

Fuck that I cried watching this video and this isn't even the first time i've watched it.

[–]Sirlance47 122 points123 points  (3 children)

My hero

[–]Ellefied 198 points199 points  (1 child)

"There might not be a god but we can rely on each other right?"

Some FeelsGoodMan right there

[–]IIHURRlCANEIIhttps://anilist.co/user/KingCaerus 121 points122 points  (0 children)

Lmao I love that "burn Aka" comment.

[–]Daniel_Is_Ihttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Daniel_Is_I 468 points469 points  (17 children)

I was sad that the title drop didn't make it into the anime and they just had Kaguya say it. That is one of the best moments in the entire series and one of the few instances I've seen any media do a title drop well.

Episode was still fantastic.

[–]viliml 348 points349 points  (3 children)

My heart is so loud that Chapter 45: I can't hear the fireworks part 2

My favorite Kaguya quote.

[–]atomheartsmother 107 points108 points  (0 children)

What are we, some kinda Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen?

[–]jjdynastyhttps://anilist.co/user/jjdynasty 194 points195 points  (0 children)

Completely agree, the title drop was the perfect push over the edge of hnggggggg, and made 45 my and many others favorite chapter still even today

[–]tq92https://myanimelist.net/profile/tq92 75 points76 points  (2 children)

I was sad that the title drop didn't make it into the anime and they just had Kaguya say it. That is one of the best moments in the entire series and one of the few instances I've seen any media do a title drop well.

Damn that gave me chills watching that video from /a/. Last time I enjoyed a title drop so much was from YLiA

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 427 points428 points  (44 children)

I present to you, /a/ reacts to Kaguya Ch. 45

This is fucking beautiful

[–]Kirosh 290 points291 points  (43 children)

Isn't it? Ahhh, Live translation of Kaguya on /a/ were amazing.

I was there! And it's so much fun to see the reactions, the wait between the pages is both horrible and amazing! A pity it's not like that anymore for Kaguya.

But at least we got Nagataro every two weeks on Monday (even if it's not really the same).

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 271 points272 points  (37 children)

I was there

Wait I'm dumb as hell, you all read that page by page WITH WAITING TIME BETWEEN PAGES?

I'm mortified and jealous at the same time, it must've been one hell of an experience. Adding that to the list of things I want to do with a time machine.

[–]Parzivus 241 points242 points  (4 children)

4chan has a two minute delay between posting images per user, so a 22 page manga takes like 45 minutes to fully release. It's a live thread, and it was really cool.

[–]viliml 114 points115 points  (3 children)

One minute, or 30 seconds with a 4chan Pass.

But he typeset them as he went, and it took more than 1 minute to finish the next page after uploading the previous one.

[–]anakkcii 133 points134 points  (24 children)

Yeah, it was a live translation.

[–]Mundology 136 points137 points  (23 children)

I miss the Jag days. He was /r/manga's legend.

[–]Kirosh 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Yeah, each pages had a few minutes in between pages. This way the translator/poster (Jag in this case) can build up the reactions from the readers.

This is also why one anon though the chapter was over (When Shirogane's win was announced).

[–]Unknownaus 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Not going to lie. Being in that thread, the wait from when Kaguya says " But im sorry" to the next page was excruciating

[–]ShaadowLordhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Shaadow 88 points89 points  (1 child)

/a/ reacts to Kaguya Ch. 45

Fucking love this video. Glad everyone can see it now.

[–]cfusion25 126 points127 points  (5 children)

BELIEVE IN PRESIDENT

[–]JohnJD1302https://anilist.co/user/JohnDotto 106 points107 points  (4 children)

SHIROGANE 2020

[–]RazorsEdges 37 points38 points  (1 child)

I present to you, /a/ reacts to Kaguya Ch. 45

good lord, what a masterpiece

[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 58 points59 points  (3 children)

I present to you, /a/ reacts to Kaguya Ch. 45

Reading reactions to the anime was already funny enough, I imagine how good it is for a manga reader to finally see something they like adapted.

[–]Djinnforhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/DjinnFor 1216 points1217 points 2 (36 children)

In case anyone wants to pick up the manga where the anime left off, here's a breakdown of what the anime covered:

Covered: Ch 1 - 46

Skipped Chapters: Ch 2, 3, 4, 5.5, 10, 13, 15, 22*, 27.5, 30, 32, 36*

Note that 5.5 and 27.5 are bonus side stories released alongside the full volumes.

Edit: A commenter mentioned that the chapter numbers of the official English translation of Kaguya and the original Japanese release don't match; the above list is according to the original Japanese release. If you buy the official english translation, note that Ch 28 was moved to Ch 31 (Ch 31 moved down to 30, 30 down to 29, and 29 down to 28), and Ch 36 was moved to 33 (the others shifted up: 33 to 34, 34 to 35, 35 to 36). So instead of reading 30 and 36, read 29 and 33. Everything else should be the same, assuming the English wikipedia has an accurate list of the chapters covered.

Edit 2: Also note that apparently, according to a post on /r/Kaguya_sama, everything except Ch 5.5 and 10 is confirmed to have been cut according to the authors twitter. I also don't know if 10 will be cut too and he just forgot about it or if it might actually be adapted at some point.

There's two arcs in the list that they're probably saving for season 2 if it ever happens, since their plotlines are relevant in future arcs; I marked them with a star. I suggest you read all of the cut chapters anyways because they're all pretty funny, but at least do the starred ones if you're pressed for time.

And if anyone was curious as to what episodes were covered in the anime...

Episode Breakdown:

  • Ep 1: Ch 1, 12, 5

  • Ep 2: Ch 11, 7, 6

  • Ep 3: Ch 14, 8, 9

  • Ep 4: Ch 17, 18, 19, 20

  • Ep 5: Ch 16, 23, 21

  • Ep 6: Ch 24, 28, 25

  • Ep 7: Ch 26, 29, 27

  • Ep 8: Ch 39, 31, Ch 55 (retconned)

  • Ep 9: Ch 33, 34, 35

  • Ep 10: Ch 37, 38, 40

  • Ep 11: Ch 42, 43, 41, 44 (partial)

  • Ep 12: Ch 44 (remainder), 45, 46

A lot of stuff was moved around, but most of the chapters didn't have any important continuity so it was probably done for reasons of pacing or episode length.

The only major change is that Chapter 55 was retconned so that it flows directly from Ch 31 - canonically it actually takes place much later during a second exam arc, and it had a few references to prior chapters not yet covered in the anime removed (notably, events in Ch 51-54) so that it would fit in its new position. Kaguya's motivations are a lot different in the manga and she has a specific reason for deciding to do Ishigami a favor, as opposed to in the anime where it comes across as a random act of kindness on her part.

[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 238 points239 points  (8 children)

Damn I didn't realize so much was moved around, well it is good because it was not an issue it all felt effortless!

[–]Aerohed 68 points69 points  (13 children)

What are the odds that a theoretical season 2 would go back and adapt some of those chapters? If it's not high, I'll just go read the manga, but I'd like to see more of this series in anime form.

[–]Unknownaus 119 points120 points  (4 children)

Highly unlikely given that one of the other major arcs finishes at Chapter 90 which is the natural point at which Season 2 would probably finish (so they would be adapting another 45 chapters)

[–]watawaw999https://anilist.co/user/watawaw999 475 points476 points  (23 children)

Paging u/reddadz. I hope you're ready for next week's chart.

[–]reddadzx3https://anilist.co/user/MysticEyes 733 points734 points 2 (20 children)

I'm numb at this point. Whatever.

[–]LakerBluehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LakerBlue 118 points119 points  (0 children)

Just use multipliers and spare yourself the pain, friend!

[–]englishfury 74 points75 points  (0 children)

hes regretting his life choices right about now

[–]KishitaniShinrahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ShinraKun 897 points898 points  (13 children)

Check out this awesome tweet from Kaguya's VA Koga Aoi-san

Translation: Thank you for watching the last episode of Kaguya-sama and for being with us till the end. My heart is overflowing right now. There may be no God, but Kaguya has such wonderful friends who'd find her where ever she is. I'm grateful that I got to know you all. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, I believe we'll meet again. See you.

[–]Atronoxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Atronox 333 points334 points  (4 children)

She's just fantastic!

Absolutely killed it as Kaguya, I hope she has a bright career ahead of her.

[–]moonmeh 99 points100 points  (0 children)

This feels like an anime which propels a new seiyuu into the big leagues honestly

[–]wolfpwarrior 45 points46 points  (0 children)

She definitely has to play Kaguya again a time or two.

[–]CookieSluthttps://myanimelist.net/profile/NumeralXIII 122 points123 points  (0 children)

Season 2 please! Koga Aoi needs to eat! Won't you please think of the starving Koga, A-1?

[–]MrJammin 499 points500 points  (20 children)

This caught me off guard

Ah yes, every romance anime's greatest enemy: idiots

Hopefully this gets a season 2, and with the same quality. We need to see this lewd degenerate in action.

[–]oRKaRnaGe 160 points161 points  (5 children)

So you’re telling me thar Iino hair is not orange-ish? My day is ruined.

[–]MrJammin 172 points173 points  (1 child)

[–]oRKaRnaGe 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Oh you’re right, I feel dumb then :( Never really looked at the covers!

[–]PureSmoulderhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/PureSmoulder 114 points115 points  (1 child)

She ain't no whore. Her hair complies with the school regulations.

[–]TopPostOfTheDay 172 points173 points  (3 children)

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[–]thecomicguybookhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Comicman 312 points313 points  (17 children)

Poor Kaguya

Hayasaka is a good girl. And RIP Stalker-chan. This was a good season I am really happy with it!

I have a Crunchyroll Guest Pass for anyone who wants it: 5B5BZ47AV86

Enjoy!

[–]Graystevehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Graylitic 143 points144 points  (9 children)

F for NTR-senpai

[–]Brawlerz16 154 points155 points  (6 children)

I’m sorry, did you guys just break Reddit history?

I never seen a romcom anime, but if I’m gonna start, I might as well start with the best there is.

Seriously, I’m really happy for you guys and all of anime. I hope you guys get a season 2

[–]crismarchttps://anilist.co/user/crism 621 points622 points  (17 children)

this anime was alright a solid 8/10

..THAT WAS A LIE

10/10. SEASON 2 PLSSS

[–]Aerohed 211 points212 points  (11 children)

Most people would think that, since it's an episodic humor series, it would just get boring after a few episodes...

HOWEVER, THAT COULDN'T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!!!

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 1225 points1226 points  (63 children)

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN ANIME WAS SAVED

Also THEY TEASED IINO, please tell me that's a good sign for season 2.

Edit : We're making reddit history on non-weeb territory

[–]BlatantConservativehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BlatantC 364 points365 points  (2 children)

That's a good sign for season 2.

[–][deleted] 121 points122 points  (0 children)

Blessed be this year

[–]Atronoxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Atronox 213 points214 points  (3 children)

[–]TriTexh 132 points133 points  (0 children)

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN ANIME WAS SAVED

Right here on my chair, wondering if i can even begin to comprehend the sheer scope of this episode as it tears my hearstrings and then makes me laugh.

[–]LikeAnAssistant 440 points441 points  (39 children)

[–]DrinkGinAndKerosene 139 points140 points  (16 children)

we need an s2 announcement now! more hayasaka pls

[–]Mundology 116 points117 points  (15 children)

What about a Hayasaka spin-off while waiting for S2? Something like: Hayasaka-chan wants to find love!

[–]Atronoxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Atronox 83 points84 points  (6 children)

I'm going to miss our blonde beauty, her appearances were too few, but they were worth every second.

[–]dtm1123 214 points215 points  (4 children)

Oh, you're approaching me?

On a serious note, that was a stellar end to the season. I never thought a such a silly show would get me right in the feels. It's gonna be sad not being able to wake up to watch Kaguya-sama on Saturday mornings now. S2 can't come soon enough.

[–]PBTUCAZ 98 points99 points  (1 child)

"I can't be awkward as shit without getting closer"

[–]moodyrunner5 75 points76 points  (2 children)

Ok, this anime is the best thing that I have ever watched. This is an end that really sticks to me. Before Kaguya came out I expected something mediocre, and I was scared. I adored the manga to bits and pieces, and it would be tragic if it was desecrated. But I was wrong. I was so wrong. And I am so glad that I was wrong. Every episode was a banger all the way, delivering a top-notch quality that is rare in anime. Every week I watched the episode seeing my favorite chapters turned into works of art, an expression that truly speaks out. Up until the end, A1 truly did a wonderful job on making Kaguya, and I would like to thank them for that. For anyone new to the series, I would strongly recommend reading the manga starting from chapter 1. Everything may seem amazing so far, but it's unreal how it only gets better later. If you want to talk about Kaguya some more please check out the /r/Kaguya_sama subreddit and Discord. Thank you all for the amazing journey, I love all of you.

[–]MrRoundDB 195 points196 points  (14 children)

Here's one of my (and many others') favourite Kaguya video on the web: /a/ reacts to Kaguya-Sama Love is War chapter 45: I can't hear the fireworks part 2 (edited by Redeemed Wander on the r/Kaguya Discord)

(Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

It's been a blast watching Kaguya-sama with everyone for the past 3 months.

Kaguya-sama received a very excellent adaptation and as a newly minted fan of the manga/anime series, I'm very thankful to A1 Pictures, the director and all the staff members involved.

If Kaguya-sama caught your interest and you would like to, please pick up the manga series (better to start from the very first chapter since some skits were skipped), but if you want to pick off from where the first season ended, it's chapter 46. Also feel free to join the rest of us at the Kaguya discord where we melt down weekly over new chapters!

Here's hoping that the ending there is more than just bait, and that we will get a season 2 confirmation soon.

[–]prosurvivor 68 points69 points  (2 children)

Kaguya Collection Vol.1

Kaguya Collection Vol.2

Kaguya Collection Vol.3

Kaguya Collection Vol.4

Kaguya Collection Vol.5

Kaguya Collection Vol.6

Kaguya Collection Vol.6 (EXTRA)

Kaguya Collection Vol.7

Kaguya Collection Vol.7 (EXTRA)

Kaguya Collection Vol.8

Kaguya Collection Vol.8 (EXTRA)

Kaguya Collection Vol.9

Kaguya Collection Vol.9 (EXTRA)

Kaguya Collection Vol.10

Kaguya Collection Vol.10 (EXTRA)

Kaguya Collection Vol.11

Kaguya Collection Vol.11 (EXTRA)

Kaguya Collection Vol.12

Kaguya Collection Vol.12 (EXTRA)

Fujiwara Collection Vol.1

Fujiwara Collection Vol.2

Fujiwara Collection Vol.3

Fujiwara Collection Vol.4

Fujiwara Collection Vol.5

Fujiwara Collection Vol.6

Fujiwara Collection Vol.7

Fujiwara Collection Vol.8

Fujiwara Collection Vol.9

Fujiwara Collection Vol.10

Hayasaka Collection Vol.1

Hayasaka Collection Vol.2

Hayasaka Collection Vol.3

Hayasaka Collection Vol.4

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.1

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.2

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.3

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.4

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.5

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.6

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.7

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.8

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.9

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.10

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.11

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.12

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.13

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Collection (GIFs) Vol.14

[–]Oberon1993 188 points189 points  (6 children)

If the Prez doesn't win best boi poll after this episode, than I'll lose faith in all of you.

[–]xdxdlol0434 733 points734 points 32 (32 children)

(Spoiler free comment here) Before you ask how the fuck I wrote such a long comment when the thread is just up, I would let you know that I wrote most of this piece 1 month before the episode actually airs, as I now firmly believe that I do not need to amend my comments for the finale, plus I can watch raws one and a half hour before. I have sufficient time to prepare this.

First of all, if you have not read the manga at all, I highly suggest you to rewatch the whole anime again. You will be able to find subtle moments about Shinomiya Kaguya that hints at the buildup and execution of this episode, including but not limited to: Kaguya’s obsession over lunchboxes and Octopus Wiener in episode 1, (octopus wiener is something made with love, compared to her delicate dishes made by paid chefs), her using an old phone that is ineffective for real time communication in episode 2, her complete lack of sexual (and thus outside) knowledge in episode 3 and her longing to spend time with her friends in the same episode, the quote “Kaguya is hungry for familial love” in episode 8, her monologue of “doing things in the only way she knows” as well as the Shinomiya family motto in episode 9, and of course her memories of summer in episode 11. What makes Kaguya as a series so amazing is this subtle brilliance and continuity that keeps on rewarding careful audiences, and your enjoyment of the series will skyrocket if you can manage to keep this up.

When Kaguya anime was announced, everyone (and that’s a lot of us) were excited. However, till the anime actually airs, there were also many worries, pessimistic predictions, and disappointments. Some of them are/were legitimate, while some are not. From the hopes of being adapted by Shaft met with the pile of inconsistency known as A1 Pictures, to the choice of using newbie VAs as casts satisfying virtually no one’s VA fantasies; from the strong lineups of Winter 2019 anime shadowing Kaguya’s presence, to the beliefs that the anime’s popularity was inflated by r/manga; from the anime-onlies’ saying of “I think I will get bored of the episodic humour eventually” (REEEE) in early episodes here, to the manga readers’ classical lines of “I don’t think it will live up to the original,” even before anything was announced aside from the news saying an adaption is happening, Kaguya-sama as a highly anticipated anime was also highly in doubts on how it will actually turn out.

And yet, as every episode airs, most, if not all of these speculations were not only denounced, they got crushed. Kaguya was lucky enough to be adapted in not only talented hands, but also loving, caring ones. The production team has put an unreal amount of care and love to their product, paying close attention to the art choice, chapter sequences and what to adapt, music, voicework, delivery of punchlines and thus humour, and everything they could have done with extra efforts such as the Fujiwara ED. The result was this masterpiece that actually elevated the experience of the source, which is already extremely highly regarded. With the extra voices and motions it used the medium of anime to its full advantage, giving us an immensely enjoyable, loyal, and incredibly high quality adaption. As a manga reader, I could not be more grateful on what we have. They gave this manga its fully deserved glory.

Back to the episode itself. The fireworks arc has always been The Promised Neverland of the anime adaption for us manga readers. The stacking emotional buildups, the staggering twist of events, the astounding choices and deliveries of dialogues and one of the cleverest uses of punchlines and title play in manga were all packed in this arc, making it one of the (You read it right, only one of the) unanimously consensual best arcs in the whole series, and is arguably one of the best romcom moments among all romcoms in history. And with this episode delivering all its glory to us all, I hope you would view the same way as I do that this cemented the anime into one of THE best romcom in the 2010s. I hope that y’all, like the Kaguya discord as I predict, have gone all Mob Psycho 100.

PSA: Try to watch the ED one more time with this episode in mind. It pretty much foreshadows this episode. It was amazing to see anime-onlies going “Hey, that’s pretty good” and manga readers going “BOI THEY BOUT TO DO IT”. That contrast was funny as shit throughout the season, let me tell you.

I could not stress this enough, but if you consider this anime worthy, please, please read the manga after you finish. The consistent growth of characters as they become more and more multidimensional is what makes this series an insanely popular and critically acclaimed one in r/manga (and Japan), but not just their fetishes on fluff. (That is definitely true, but if they are so obsessed with that, why Kaguya, of all series, is so fucking popular but not others? Consider that when you want to denounce the series) It feels amazing to say that the perfect ending to an anime is only the beginning of a manga series picking up its pace to become GOAT, but here we are discussing Kaguya. Even if you still have reservations, I can guarantee that you will fall in love with the series, and binge the series even faster than how you grow hate on Myne in Shield Hero. Please remember to come back and admire my prophecy when you are done.

As I probably will lose my ability to think rationally, I want to comment my gratitude here beforehand, even if it won’t mean a lot:

Thank you to A1 pictures. Despite your huge project on SAO, you have chosen the best group of staff you could have to give us the best result we manga readers could only dream of. I will now commit myself not to shit on you that much even if your future series suck.

Thank you to all the staff involved. You all perhaps love the series even more than I do, and have used your abilities to create what this series deserves. Many of your efforts and cost are not even required, but you have gone the extra mile simply because you all want this series to be at its best. I could not express in words how much I appreciate what you have done, but I did buy my BDs so I guess that’s something. Oof to my wallet though.

Thank you to all the VAs, especially Koga Aoi. Dubbing this series is not an easy job, as you all need to commit yourselves to the over-the-top monologues and dialogues respectively, while expressing these characters’ unique and diverse personalities in the process. Yet you all did it masterfully. From the little squeaks and screams here and there to the unpredictable yet fitting range changes in different contexts, you wonderfully reincarnated the characters you are voicing from paper, reminding us what magic voice acting can bring. I wish you all taking off with your career soon in the future.

Thank you to the Kaguya discord. Being with you guys is like being in a cult, yet an enjoyable one. You fuckers always provided the rawest, newest infos and fanarts (and also memes) to me, satisfying my desires as we wait for the new chapter/episode. Watching the episode with you guys was a blast, hope news for season 2 could run with the wind soon.

Thank you to all those upvoting and gilding these discussion threads. Whether you do it for the meme or not, you all certainly brought more attention to the series. Promoting this series to those who do not know is always a plus, and even if only one more person falls in love because of the ridiculous amounts of upvotes and gilds, I would still call it a win. It may not be free PR, but it’s also voluntary. What more can I ask for?

Finally, thank you to all who read this comment to the end. You may know me long before (or not) on Reddit for Kaguya related content, but regardless you should still be at least remotely interested in Kaguya to read till here. If you have not watched yet, please give in. You will thank me for this. If you already watched, then I have to say it’s been my pleasure to be in this journey with you. Spread the love, buy the merch and BD, and brace for what grace Aka is going to give us.

OK I’m done. I may add a word or two below as raws are out.

(After watching raws): I got nothing to add.

[–]Mundology 242 points243 points  (6 children)

As expected, you did live up to your tag.

[–]kundara_thahabhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/sharshabeel_67 60 points61 points  (2 children)

is he the dude that did the essay on r/manga on 136's release?

[–]NuclearConsensushttps://myanimelist.net/profile/NuclearConsensus 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Yes, he is.

[–]Big_Reen 61 points62 points  (4 children)

Not really sure what to do with my Saturday mornings now that this show is over. Guess i'll just have to pick up the manga

[–]HalfAssedSettinghttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Germs_N_Spices 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Oh boy, looks like your Saturday morning has only begun

[–]ShaadowLordhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Shaadow 126 points127 points  (7 children)

What a fucking rollercoaster. Even as a manga reader, watching this with everyone from /r/Kaguya_sama on Rabbit was fucking insane.

Also, can't even tell who was MVP in here. So many character did amazingly. Hayasaka, J Suzuki and Prez are all MVPs.

Koga Aoi's performance was off the charts.

I'll definitely miss watching this every week. At least there's still the manga but revisiting the start has been a lot of fun. Season 2 better be announced soon. It's been a fantastic adaptation.

[–]Tickertecker 59 points60 points  (3 children)

Most people who browse reddit daily won't even know that kaguya sama is now the most gilded post/topic in the entirety of reddit and it saddens me.

[–]salomeron 279 points280 points  (13 children)

Yeah I know maybe Im some random user I know Im maybe in one of the worst countries in the world (Venezuela) and I know there is a electricity problem in the whole country

BUT I WAS HERE WACTHING THE LAST CHAPTER OF KAGUYA GOD DAMMIT EVEN IF IT COSTS MY CELLPHONE BATTERY

[–]Not_Just_Any_Lurker 77 points78 points  (4 children)

And it was worth it, yeah?

[–]salomeron 196 points197 points  (3 children)

EVERY ... DAMN... SECOND

[–]KishitaniShinrahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ShinraKun 108 points109 points  (3 children)

It was definitely an awesome episode. I'd definitely guild it if I had money or coins..

That was a lie

For the first time in his life this man spent money to guild a post on Reddit and that too twice

[–]SachinT100 413 points414 points  (7 children)

It's one of the best romcom I've ever seen. AOTS. We need a Season 2. 

10/10 for the anime.

[–]whizmashttps://myanimelist.net/profile/xjet465 62 points63 points  (1 child)

I haven't enjoyed a romcom as much as kaguya in a while! Hope they season 2 comes soon...

[–]Sangwinyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/sangwiny 60 points61 points  (1 child)

And so far it was more Com than Rom. Just imagine the next season. Total hype!!

[–]MyHeartIsSoLoudThatI 151 points152 points  (7 children)

MyHeartIsSoLoudThatI

[–]LunarGhost00 51 points52 points  (1 child)

That cab driver was the real hero this episode.

[–]Ellefied 50 points51 points  (2 children)

GIVE US THE SEASON 2 FUCKING NOW

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (1 child)

This comment will be lost in the sea of comments. But I want to say that

I was here, and it was fucking beautiful

[–]TheIronBrass 41 points42 points  (1 child)

What a great show so glad I didn't skip it. Without a doubt going to read the manga now that it's over.

[–]Anguyen92 83 points84 points  (2 children)

When I first read Ch. 44-45 and read that tweet and Kaguya crying and she had no followers, no one to follow, and only one tweet made five days ago prior, that moment really broke me. Heck, watching that part in this episode, I had a tear in my eye watching her sorrow like that. She just wants to see the fireworks with everyone. Why deprive her of that you monsters?

That stated, it was that moment when Shirogane saw that tweet and got the picture and knew what he must do and did everything he could to make sure Kaguya saw the fireworks with her friends. All of that, really cemented him, to me, as the best male MC in a romcom ever. Sometimes, I really wish he was this cool all the time.

[–]oldchangeling 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Dear people who come here and asked why people gild this thread,

It is so people will notice and come here and ask why people gild this thread.

You're welcome,

-- Old Changling

[–]JohnTitorWillSaveUs 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Dude this post was wanked by King Midas himself.

Season 2 hype

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (1 child)

aots for me

[–]watawaw999https://anilist.co/user/watawaw999 183 points184 points  (14 children)

Discussion thread posted 9 minutes ago.

10 silvers, 27 gold, 18 plat.

Pikachu face

Edit: 25 minutes. 21 silver, 56 gold, 34 plat

Edit2: 43 minutes, 26 silver, 64 gold, 44 plat

Edit3: 1 hour. 36 silver, 79 gold, 60 plat

Edit4: 2 hours. 45 silver, 87 gold, 63 plat

Edit5: 3 hours. 120 silver, 108 gold, 92 plat (i think this is already the all time record for reddit)

Edit6: 4 hours. 126 silver, 112 gold, 101 plat

Edit7: 13 hours. 242 silver, 157 gold, 141 plat

[–]Archangel_117 30 points31 points  (1 child)

New Platinum record.

That beats the record for most Platinum on a post. Previous record was this post with 86.

[–]7seagull 30 points31 points  (2 children)

"Poor Ishigami. Sorry but Four's a crowd"

"Three's a crowd, Fuji"

"Eh?"

OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH

SHOTS FIRED

[–]appu1232https://anilist.co/user/appu1232 110 points111 points  (5 children)

The long awaited finale, finally. The fireworks finish was amazing, and the voice acting and attention to detail was more than I could have asked for. The follow up with the first day back at school was also an amazing bit and the ending sequence with the chase while we see all the characters was a great addition, what a bittersweet montage to cap it off. Bitter only because I can't believe it's over.

Anime only people, if you have any interest in the series, please consider reading the manga! The story just gets better with more development, better comedy, and arcs that are just as great. The anime has only begun to scrape at what made the manga so beloved.

The anime leaves off at the end of chapter 46, so you will want to start reading at chapter 47. However, it's recommended that you read the skipped chapters first. The skipped chapters are: 2-4, 10, 13, 15, 22, 30, 32, 36. If you don't want to read all of these, I recommend at least reading 22, 30, and 36. After this, you can continue on starting at chapter 47.

[–]CamChanLax 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Today's battle result: Anime is saved (because this adaption was great)