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Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Chihayafull
Japanese: ちはやふる

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2011 to Mar 28, 2012
Producers: Madhouse, VAP
Genres: Drama, Game, Sports, Josei
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 37713 users)
Ranked: #1452
Popularity: #280
Members: 77,894
Favorites: 1,860
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Chihaya is a lighthearted tomboy, who's not especially good at anything in particular. Her dream has always been for her sister (an aspiring model) to become the number one beauty of Japan, or perhaps of the world. But then one day she meets someone who tells her that a dream is something that should concern only herself—and something she has to work hard for as well.

At the same time, Chihaya discovers a passion for the old Japanese game hyakunin isshu, also called "karuta".

Related Anime

Adaptation: Chihayafuru
Sequel: Chihayafuru 2

Characters & Voice Actors

Ayase, Chihaya
Ayase, Chihaya
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Mashima, Taichi
Mashima, Taichi
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Takagaki, Ayahi
Japanese
Takagaki, Ayahi
Wataya, Arata
Wataya, Arata
Main
Terasaki, Yuka
Japanese
Terasaki, Yuka
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Yuu
Yuu
Supporting
Anzai, Chika
Japanese
Anzai, Chika

Staff

Asaka, Morio
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Kotono
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director



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Jul 12, 2013
Ruse
Chihayafuru is a sports anime about Karuta. What is Karuta you ask? I had no idea either until I watched this anime. Karuta is a card game based upon Japanese poetry, with a hundred poems as cards so memorization is key. As a reader reads out the first line of the poem, the player's goal is to touch the corresponding card that has the second line of the poem before the opponent. Sounds boring? Well you could not be more wrong. The way Chihayafuru depicts the relationships between the characters and the feelings of those who dedicate their lives to something only to be trumped read more
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Jun 22, 2013
MelKaven
"What the hell is Katura?"
Of course, that was my first reaction.
But then...
Wow...
Just wow...

At first, this anime really didn't catch my interest. It was plain and dry, like trying to shape out the dry clay; but as it went on, I found myself immersed in it. Like a sea of colors vibrantly expanding across an infinite of sky. Yes, even now, fifteen minutes after I finally saw the last episode, I am still numbed by its excellence.

**NO SPOILERS**
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Story:

In the beginning, the story seemed boring. Predictable. Like a boat streaming across still water. It was lifeless, and simple. I expected it to be like any other Anime read more
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Recommendations

Both series centre around a protagonist who becomes aware of and learns to love a classic Japanese game that's faded to 'niche interest' status, aspiring to become the very best and accumulating similarly-minded friends along the way. Although Chihayafuru lacks the mild supernatural element found in Hikaru no Go, Chihaya's motivation of improving to Arata's level of skill function similiarly to Hikaru playing go at Sai's urging and wanting to catch up with Touya.
Each person has to come up with a dream for themselves. However, sometimes you need someone to show you the way. Both of the females try to make their dreams come true, one in finding her dream, and one in achieving the dream she's already found.

Opening Theme

"YOUTHFUL" by 99RadioService

Ending Theme

#1: "Soshite Ima (そしていま)" by Asami Seto (eps 1-24)
#2: "YOUTHFUL" by 99RadioService (ep 25)

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