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Chihayafuru 2

Chihayafuru 2

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Chihayafull 2
Japanese: ちはやふる 2


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2013 to Jun 29, 2013
Producers: Madhouse, VAP
Genres: Drama, Game, Sports, Josei
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #572
Popularity: #651
Members: 43,476
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Now in their second year of high school, Chihaya and her friends share all the fun and worries that come with welcoming underclassmen to the team as they face tough rival schools. The passion of the Mizusawa Karuta Club burns hotter than ever, but with the same refreshing, youthful mood carrying over from the first season.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Chihayafuru
Prequel: Chihayafuru
Sequel: Chihayafuru 2: Waga Mi Yo ni Furu Nagame Seshi Ma ni

Characters & Voice Actors

Ayase, Chihaya
Ayase, Chihaya
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Mashima, Taichi
Mashima, Taichi
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Wataya, Arata
Wataya, Arata
Terasaki, Yuka
Terasaki, Yuka
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Amakasu, Nayuta
Amakasu, Nayuta
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako


Asaka, Morio
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Seto, Asami
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

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Jul 2, 2013
Karuta! Arata! Taichi? K-karuta!!

Twenty five more episodes worth of charming romance and competitive karuta fun? Yes please. But don't expect a balance between the two; there's more latter quantity than the former, and whether you should be satisfied or not is up to your preference!

Who expected, or even acknowledged beforehand, that the true presence of competitive karuta would be ever so fierce and exciting from its outline? Well, I sure certainly didn't when I started from season one. Karuta is more of a complicated sport than popular ones such as baseball and basketball, and the entirety of season one teaches that it requires much more read more
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Jan 8, 2014
Note: This review is spoiler-free and covers my analysis of both seasons.

"If you become the best in Japan, you'll be the best in the world." – Arata Wataya

These were the words that inspired our main protagonist, Chihaya Ayase, to fall in love with karuta, a card game of one hundred Japanese poems written in the same form over a span of many years.

Chihayafuru, as a whole, can be described with one word. Earnest. Karuta is shown to be a more intensive sport than one might initially think, often requiring memorisation, perfect timing, mental stability, and read more
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In both anime, the main characters (Chihaya and Hikaru) are introduced to a Japanese competitive game since they are kids (in Chihayafuru the sport is karuta, and in Hikaru no Go it is the board game called go), of which they became hooked on. They both try to became the best in the respective sport, aiming for the title of "Meiji" (the master of the sport). In Chihaya's case, she strives to became a "Queen" (the best female karuta player). For achieving their dream, they go to various tournaments and have to catch up to defeat their rivals (for Chihaya it is Shinobu; for Hikaru it is Akira). For that purpose, they join the go and karuta clubs (Hikaru joins; Chihaya makes one) for the group tournaments, gathering friends. They are very similar in the development of the main characters that strive to become masters themselves.
Both of these anime take 'sitting-down' games and add compelling, and even intellectual twists. Akagi is much darker and Death Note-esque, while Chihayafuru is light but both are very breath-taking. In addition both anime dramatize significant portions of each anime's respective game. In Chihayafuru, that is the taking of the card in Karuta, while in Akagi it's the slapping of a mahjong tile and the declaration of "Ron".

Opening Theme

"STAR" by 99RadioService

Ending Theme

#1: "Akanezora (茜空)" by Asami Seto (eps 1-24)
#2: "YOUTHFUL" by 99RadioService (ep 25)

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