TV Anime Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Reveals 1st Key Visual for January 2019 Premiere

Mamoru Hatakeyama (Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju) serves as director at A-1 Pictures

With a first key visual featuring its four main characters (two are drawn on the cards), Aniplex announced today that the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Aka Akasaka's love comedy manga Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren'ai Zunousen (Kaguya-sama wants to be confessed: The geniuses' mind games for love)is set to premiere on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, Chukyo TV (CTV), and TV Niigata TV (TeNY) in January 2019.


1st key visual


Main staff:


  • Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama (Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju)
  • Series composition: Yasuhiro Nakanishi (The [email protected] SideM, BanG Dream!
  • Character design/Chief animation director: Yuko Hahiro (Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko
  • Chief animation director: Hiroshi Yamukai, Yuko Hariba 
  • Prop design: Takayuki Kitou 
  • Art director: Risa Wakabayashi 
  • Color design: Kanako Hokari 
  • Director of Photography: Masaharu Okazaki 
  • Editor: Rie Matsubara 
  • Music: Kei Haneoka (Hanamonogatari, Tsukimonogatari
  • Sound director: Jin Aketagawa 
  • Sound production: Magic Capsule 
  • Anime production: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fate/Apocrypha


The TV anime's official [email protected] account also opens today:



Teaser visual




The manga was first serialized in Shueisha's Miracle Jump from June 2015 to February 2016. Then it

has moved to the publisher's Weekly Young Jump since its 17th issue of 2016. Its total print run with

11 tankobon volumes has reached 2.85 million copies in Japan.


The story centers on Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, who are brilliant students at the prestigious

Shuichi'in Academy and respectively hold the role of president and vice president of the student council.

Though the two have secretly fallen in love for each other, nothing has happened between them for six months.

Their pride are too high to be honest and would not let them be the one to confess. Instead, they have ended

up thinking about how they can make others confess their love first.



Tankobon 1st and 11th volume cocers



Source: Aniplex press release


©Aka Akasaka/Shueisha, Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Prosuction Committee


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