A first trailer has been released for the sequel to the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War live-action movie, which has now been given the subtitle Final, taking the action outside of Japan.
The first Kaguya-sama: Love Is War live-action movie was a pleasant surprise, reveling in the absurdity of live-action adaptation to take the admittedly strange idea of a battle of wits on who will confess and turn it into an entertaining film. It was also a live-action film that started with a close adaptation of the original series before veering into an original ending that went in a different direction during the election arc. Still, a sequel was more than welcome.
The new trailer that has been released for Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Final, features a new subtitle that suggests that this will create a definitive ending for the story in this medium. The issue is, since the story veered in the direction it did in the first film, it can’t just continue to adapt the manga directly, and uses this to take some liberties with the story. While we still have many scenes set in the school (including the introduction of Miko Iino), the trailer promises a battle on the world stage, with New York as a centerpiece.
This makes sense when you consider who some of the characters are. Beyond being a member of the student council at an exclusive school, Kaguya is absurdly wealthy in a way that is more often a gag or background noise than a story element in the manga and anime. Taking Kaguya and Shirogane’s battle worldwide actually brings another side of them into their game of romantic wits.
If it can maintain the same quality as the first, this should be an entertaining movie for fans old and new. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Final will hit Japanese theaters on 20 August, and you can find out more over on the film’s official website.