The proudly privileged top two students of an elite school each makes it their mission to be the first to extract a confession of love from the other. Shuchiin Academy is home to students from Japan's most successful and wealthy families, as well the nation's most brilliant young scholars. Among them, the Student Council President, Miyuki Shirogane, and the Student Council Vice President, Kaguya Shinomiya, are the best of the best. They would be perfect together, if not for their shared pride and narcissism. Two geniuses develop over the top and clever schemes to try and get the other to confess their love first, because to them, love is war, and the first to confess their feelings loses.