Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – 04

「かぐや様は愛でたい / 生徒会は言わせたい / かぐや様は送らせたい / 白銀御行は話したい」 (Kaguya-sama wa Medetai / Seitokai wa Iwasetai / Kaguya-sama wa Okurasetai / Shirogane Miyuki wa Hanashitai)
“Kaguya Wants Affection / The Student Council Wants It to Be Said / Kaguya Wants Him to Send It / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Talk”

For a series about a battle of wits between Kaguya and Miyuki, the true Machiavellian tactician of the student council is none other than Chika.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – 03

「かぐや様は交換したい/藤原ちゃんは出かけたい/白銀御行は隠したい」 (Kagu ya-sama wa Koukan Shitai/ Fujiwara-chan wa Dekaketai/ Shirogane Onkou wa Kakushitai)
“Miyuki Shirogane Still Hasn’t Done It / Kaguya Wants to Be Figured Out / Kaguya Wants to Walk”

Three episodes is a pretty decent window in which to formulate an opinion, and sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – 02

「かぐや様は交換したい/藤原ちゃんは出かけたい/白銀御行は隠したい」 (Kagu ya-sama wa Koukan Shitai/ Fujiwara-chan wa Dekaketai/ Shirogane Onkou wa Kakushitai)
“Kaguya Wants to Trade / Chika Wants to Go Somewhere / Miyuki Wants to Hide His Ignorance”

Some shows are slam-dunks one way or the other, some you feel indifferent about, but this is one of those that pulls you in two different directions.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen – 01

「映画に誘わせたい/かぐや様は止められたい/かぐや様はいただきたい」 (Eiga ni sasowa setai/ Kaguya-sama wa tome raretai/ kaguya-sama wa itadakitai)
“I Will Make You Invite Me to a Movie, ‘Kaguya Wants to Be Stopped, Kaguya Wants It”

I was feeling oddly trepidatious going into this premiere.