ARC Review: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 by Aka Akasaka

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 by Aka Akasaka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!

Will Kaguya and Miyuki find a way to see each other sooner rather than later over summer vacation? And is tweeting really an effective way to communicate with your crush?

Then, Kaguya’s overprotective staff try to prevent her from going to the fireworks festival with the rest of the student council, Miyuki and Kaguya both try to find a way to enroll in the same elective class and someone tries to celebrate someone else’s birthday with style!

Some people believe the stars determine your compatibility.

Back to the regular battles, the war of love between Kaguya and Miyuki continues even in the summer vacation. As was shown in the earlier volume, Chika sort of ruined the possibility of them using her to plan a summer event that would have them all meeting together. However, between their avoidance of taking the first step, and Kaguya’s strict upbringing, the chance to hang out is nearly ruined. Then there was also the case of Miyuki’s birthday and them dancing around the fact that Kaguya knows it, but can’t say that she wants to plan a party for him. This volume has raised, for the first time, the issue of Kaguya’s parents’ presence in her life, and how much autonomy she is allowed. I also feel it sort of contradicted with the earliest volumes, where she did a lot of things on her own, without being barred by her bodyguards? Unrelated to their battles in love, there is a chapter just about Chika catching the eye of a gourmand when she goes straight for ramen after getting back from her vacation. It was entertaining, even if that character was being snobbish & dismissive about young girls. Overall, another good installment.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Viz Media LLC, via Edelweiss.

Previous books in series

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 1 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 2 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 3 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 4

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