Kaguya-sama: Love is War Chapter 253 was a tense one. Would Kaguya's ailing father be persuaded to help her in his death as he did not in life? Would he even survive the confrontation with Miyuki long enough to consider doing so?
Chapter 254 will present Miyuki and the student council with a new challenge - one that will be even harder to rise up to. The seinen manga is slowly coming to an end and this definitely feels like a final arc - though, Season 3 of the anime adaptation will soon be here to keep us company.
Meanwhile, will the student council manage to give Kaguya a fighting chance against her abusive family? Below, you'll find our handy guide to Kaguya-Sama Love Is War Chapter 254, including the newest chapter's release date, so that you can find out first!
Kaguya-sama: Love is War Chapter 253 Recap
The head of the Shinomiya family finally agrees to talk with Miyuki, having heard his discussion with the doctor. On a basic level, Gan'an Shinomiya understands that he has not been a good father to Kaguya, nor is he going to give Miyuki an easy time though.
Miyuki produces a marriage certificate, asking Gan'an to sign and bless a marriage with Kaguya. With surprising clarity for a member of such a traditional family, Gan'an reminds Miyuki that Kaguya still broke up with him, and, even if they get back together, it would be horrifying for Kaguya to find that she is legally married without having consented.
Un'yo recognizes that Miyuki's plan is more complicated than that. He knows that, if Kaguya was legally married, even for a day, the arranged marriage into the Shinto family would be delayed, perhaps even canceled, as the Shintos wouldn't want their heir to marry a divorced woman.
Gan'an still refuses, saying that Kaguya has accepted her duty to serve her family. Miyuki tells him that, in his opinion, Kaguya isn't that selfless. While, on the surface, it may appear that she's interested in helping her family, Miyuki believes that her ulterior motives were more personal. Having waited for her father's love in vain for years, she treated serving the family as a final attempt to get close to him.
Finally, Gan'an decides to help, not by solving the problem, but by giving Miyuki another challenge. Gan'an knows that due to his declining mental state, he cannot change his will to favor Kaguya. He does, however, share the location of his accepted will. If Miyuki and his friends were to destroy it, the heirs would have to divide the Shinomiya fortune equally amongst themselves or reach a mutual agreement - a fact that would give Kaguya a fighting chance.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War Chapter 254 Release Date
Kaguya-Sama Love Is War Chapter 254 is going to be released on Friday, the 18th of February in Japan. In Europe, Canada, and the US, it will be available from the 17th of February onwards.
You can read the newest chapter of Kaguya-Sama and other manga legally on Viz Media, where it should be released shortly after it becomes available in Japan. All chapters up to 236 have also been collected in print volumes.
Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Chapter 254 Spoilers
At the time of writing, there are no spoilers or official summaries for Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Chapter 254 as the newest chapter was released very recently.
Spoilers, such as raw scans, are usually available 2-3 days before the release date, so we will let you know if any additional information becomes available in the meantime.
We expect chapter 254 to be a bit like the early classroom shenanigans we know and love - but with much higher stakes. Hopefully, Kaguya might also make an appearance at some point and finally manage to fight for her future.