please for the love of god if you see this post go read a manga called “kaguya wants to be confessed to” it is the most excruciatingly well executed slow burn I have ever been subjected to in my life. this is far beyond your regular slow burn this is like, global warming. the only one who is burning is me because these idiots still haven’t fucking confessed.
it’s set in a really prestigious high school you generally can’t get into without connections. the titular character kaguya shinomiya is from a really rich family and super talented at everything and she’s the vice president of the student council. the president is miyuki shirogane who’s from a commoner family and managed to get into the school through overwhelmingly good grades and sheer hard work. they’re head over heels for each other but too damn prideful to admit it so they keep getting into complex “I knew that you knew that-” mind games with each other trying to get the other to confess first and in the process just keep falling for each other more like a bunch of idiots.
a lot of the humour comes from the ridiculous mind games kaguya and miyuki get into and how the other characters keep ruining said games but also for example their lifestyle differences caused by their backgrounds (such as kaguya being really sheltered & not knowing innuendos and miyuki looking really mean even though he’s a softie because he’s always overworked). the art style is really fun and it often switches back and forth between shoujo and straight up horror manga faces for comedic effect.
it starts off strong and only gets better because before you know it you’re actually invested in these idiots and it’s had me almost falling off my chair laughing several times through its impeccable comedic timing. please do yourself a favour and read kaguya wants to be confessed to