Chihayafuru 2

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Synonyms: Chihayafull 2
Japanese: ちはやふる 2
German: Chihayafuru Staffel 2
French: Chihayafuru Saison 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2013 to Jun 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.381 (scored by 129162129,162 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1020
Members: 234,080
Favorites: 1,622

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Synopsis

Chihaya Ayase is obsessed with developing her school's competitive karuta club, nursing daunting ambitions like winning the national team championship at the Omi Jingu and becoming the Queen, the best female karuta player in Japan—and in extension, the world. As their second year of high school rolls around, Chihaya and her fellow teammates must recruit new members, train their minds and bodies alike, and battle the formidable opponents that stand in their way to the championship title. Meanwhile, Chihaya's childhood friend, Arata Wataya, the prodigy who introduced her to karuta, rediscovers his lost love for the old card game.

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Staff

Tsunoki, Takuya
Producer
Asaka, Morio
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Ending Theme

1: "Akanezora (茜空)" by Asami Seto (eps 1-24)
2: "YOUTHFUL ~from Studio Yamato~" by 99RadioService (eps 25)




Reviews

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 ...
Aug 27, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Hyakunin Isshu (literally 'hundred people, one poem') is a Japanese card game typically played with a collection of two hundred cards. Each poem in this collection is by a different poet, and split into two halves: the first half for reading, the second for grabbing. In a match, the reading halves are then called out, and pairs of players must race to grabbing the corresponding second half of the poem. Chihayafuru excels by making this game of stratagem into something too human to ignore. It has no regard for how silly or strange a passion for the game may be, because the only thing it's ...
Jan 15, 2020
Chihayafuru season 2 is pretty disappointing.

This season is incredibly slow compared to the first season. The main characters were developing well last season but they ground it to a halt in this one. Every match feels exactly the same, just with a different set of faces. The Mizusawa gang seemingly loses all confidence at the start of every match, but by the end of them, win or lose, they've got Superman levels of confidence. EVERY match.

This season has got more inner monologue per 26 minutes than any single human is capable in a day. The directors insist we know what all 100+ characters are ...

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