Kaguya-sama: Love is War movie release date in December 2022: -The First Kiss That Never Ends- sequel has USA theater screenings in February 2023 [Trailer]

Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- movie release date
The Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- release date is near the end of 2022 during the physical Winter season (not the cour). Pic credit: Studio A-1 Pictures

The Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- release date is confirmed to be on December 17, 2022. The total runtime is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

As announced at Anime NYC 2022, the Kaguya-sama movie USA release date will be in February 2023. According to producer Aniplex, the film will only have a limited screening in select US theaters.

The Hepburn romanized Japanese for the movie’s title is Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai.

The main Kaguya-sama movie trailer PV was released on November 21, 2022.

The Kaguya-sama movie’s opening theme song “Love is Show” is sung by Masayuki Suzuki and features Reni Takagi.

The Kaguya-sama movie release date was revealed by this teaser trailer on October 30, 2022.

The Kaguya-sama sequel will be a Christmas 2022 special that is first screened in Japanese movie theaters before being broadcast on Japanese TV stations.

Thus, it wouldn’t be surprising if Crunchyroll will be streaming the Kaguya-sama: Love is War First Kiss movie in the future, as well.

Kaguya-sama Movie Key Visual
The first key visual for the Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- movie. Pic credit: Studio A-1 Pictures

On October 30, 2022, it was announced that Anime NYC 2022 will feature the world premiere of the Kaguya-sama movie. The event will have a preview screening of the first part (about one episode length).

The event will also feature special guests Aoi Koga, Yuichiro Kikuchi, and Tatsuya Ishikawa for a special panel before the screening, which will be live-streamed on the Aniplex of America YouTube channel at 4:15 PM EST on November 19, 2022.

On September 28, 2022, it was confirmed that the Kaguya-sama: First Kiss movie release date in Japanese theaters will be in “Winter 2022”. Typically, in the Japanese broadcasting cour system, Winter 2022 would be a reference to January through March 2022. But since that’s in the past, what the announcement actually meant was that the film was screening in the November 2022 to January 2023 time frame.

The announcement of the premiere time frame for the Japanese movie theater screenings was accompanied by a new visual.

Kaguya First Kiss Movie
This visual for Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- movie was released on September 28, 2022. Pic credit: Studio A-1 Pictures

On November 9, 2022, a series of 5 character visuals were released for the Kaguya-sama movie.

  • Updated November 29, 2022: Added runtime info.
  • Updated November 21, 2022: Added main trailer PV and USA release time frame.
  • Updated November 9, 2022: Added Kaguya-sama movie character visuals.
  • Updated October 30, 2022: Kaguya-sama movie release date confirmed! Added Anime NYC 2022 info.

This article provides everything that is known about the Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- movie (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai movie) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Crunchyroll’s Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- English dub release date

As previously mentioned, the Kaguya-sama movie is coming to the USA in Feburary 2023. It’s currently unknown if the film will receive any international screenings in Canada, UK, or any other English-speaking countries.

Presumably, Crunchyroll will produce the Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- English dub since the anime streaming company produced the English dubbed episodes for the third season.

The Kaguya-sama movie will be a short film

Based on the title, the Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- movie will adapt the 10-chapter Christmas-themed story arc of the same name, which means it’s a direct sequel to Kaguya-sama Season 3: Ultra Romantic rather than an anime original story.

Considering that the average anime episode adapted 3 to 5 manga chapters Anime Geek predicted that the Kaguya-sama First Kiss movie runtime will be the equivalent of a relatively short film or a long OVA episode. Since the runtime is 1 hour 30 minutes, that’s the rough equivalent of about 4.5 episodes (after excluding the OP/ED videos, credits, and commercial breaks).

Kaguya-sama Season 4 is up next?

The Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 4 release date hasn’t been announced yet. However, it’s likely that the ending or post-credits of the First Kiss movie will tease the next sequel.

After all, the final scene of Kaguya-sama Season 3 Episode 13 seemed to contain a secret message hidden in Kaguya’s eyes.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War! Season 4 anime hint
The third season was teased by a hidden message. History is apparently repeating itself since her eyes are clearly hinting at Kaguya-sama Season 4. Pic credit: Studio A-1 Pictures

Teasing Kaguya-sama Season 4 in this manner wouldn’t be surprising since the second season’s finale also contained a secret message that teased the eventual announcement of the third season.

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