Ranked #78

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
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.551 (scored by 38,498 users)
Ranked: #782
Popularity: #644
Members: 68,970
Favorites: 737
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After an exciting year for the Mizusawa High School karuta club, a new semester begins as two new members join the group. More passionate than ever for the old card game, Chihaya sets ambitious goals for herself and for her friends. They compete in two extremely arduous high school championships.

(Source: ANN)


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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
Wakamiya, Shinobu
Wakamiya, Shinobu
Nakamichi, Mihoko
Nakamichi, Mihoko


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

More episodes Episodes(3/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 So The Flower Has Wilted
Hana no Iro wa (はなのいろは)
Jan 12, 2013
2 As My Love First Came
Kohisutefu (こひすてふ)
Jan 19, 2013
3 Feel Love Deepen
Tsukubane no (つくばねの)
Jan 26, 2013

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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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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Jun 28, 2013
So, you ever tried something in your life and wanted to be the best? Well, I mean in terms of not really being the best but to try your best. Then, you realize that you journey to success is a lot harder than you ever imagined it to be. There are obstacles such as competition, stress/anxiety, and other factors that can influence your path to that destination. However, there are some people who just loves to try in order to become the best of the best no matter what the outcomes are. For a certain young girl named Chihaya, the journey continues with this brand 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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Jul 15, 2013
As the two seasons present themselves much as a continuous series, with little to set them apart, this review is made and posted for both seasons of the series.

If there is one word that describes Chihayafuru, it is "passion" - indeed, "Chihaya furu" means passionate. On the surface there is little that separates it from typical sports anime, from the focus on the team and team spirit to rivalries to tournament story arcs where you're typically served the main characters' opponents' motivations and reasons for participating in this sport. Through tears and joy we follow the main characters' journey through the world of this sport, read more
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Shigatsu wa kimi no uso its similar to Chihayafuru not for his story, because both are very different, are similar for the personality of the main characters in the two animes. The main characters in both animes are constantly fighting to achieve his own dreams, in Chiyahayafuru and Shigatsu they fight for overcome obstacles and overcome their fears. Also, in the two animes we have the feeling of fresh youth and the passion of the main characters to fulfill their own dreams. In Chihayafuru the love of traditional Karuta game and in Shigatsu the love for classical music. 
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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". 
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Chihayafuru and Lovely★Complex have similar main characters. They don't share interests or circumstances but are both adorably dense and wear their hearts on their sleeves. They mess up often but are honest and strive to improve themselves.
The atmosphere in these anime are similar—funny and warm with emphasis on growing up and figuring out who you are, where you belong, and what you're capable of. 
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Both stories/plot focus on their clubs related to their sport/game.
The group aspires to improve and aim higher and go on training camps for that purpose.
Both anime are trying to reach the nationals to reunite and face their old friends again. 
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Anime: Hikaru no Go
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  read more 
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