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Chihayafuru 2

Chihayafuru 2

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Chihayafull 2
Japanese: ちはやふる 2

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.601 (scored by 26312 users)
Ranked: #662
Popularity: #644
Members: 47,372
Favorites: 500
1 indicates a weighted score
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Synopsis

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)

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
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Mashima, Taichi
Mashima, Taichi
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Wataya, Arata
Wataya, Arata
Main
Terasaki, Yuka
Japanese
Terasaki, Yuka
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Satoko
Satoko
Supporting
Anzai, Chika
Japanese
Anzai, Chika

Staff

Asaka, Morio
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Seto, Asami
Theme Song Performance
99RadioService
Theme Song Performance



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Jul 2, 2013
tommy73
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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Oct 20, 2013
asckj1
Combining my views on both seasons-

A straight 10 for everything in this show.

Story: The topic is difficult. Karuta is not a sport that any of the people outside Japan can relate to. And I don't think even in Japan this sport would be too famous. But this game has an extremely interesting concept of combining the Japanese poems with cards. For any sports anime the matches of that sport need to crafted extremely well for the show to get noticed and appreciated. This show does exactly that. The pacing of the scenes aptly builds up the atmosphere of an exciting match.

Art and Animation: Well read more
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Recommendations

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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