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Oct 12, 2011 10:48 AM
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I am starting to like this anime...I am totally Wataya fan ♥

Yup, he is great :3

Taichi is annoying kid :/ I hope he will be better as adult (I hope we will back to their actual age in next episode ^^).
 
Oct 12, 2011 10:59 AM

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Taichi was really getting on my nerves for a while there... fortunately, it looks like he straightens himself out as he gets older. And I totally love Wataya~ His is a great character.

Edit : I can kinda relate to Chihaya's sister. I'm not exactly defending her, but you've gotta take into account the entire family dynamic. Everything seems to revolve around her, so it's only natural that the parents are more interested in her. And until recently, Chihaya didn't have any interests of her own anyway. The way the sister wrote her off may come off as extremely rude, but that's kind of the way families are. You say things to each other that aren't meant to hurt, but there's a level of intimacy that allows for complete honesty. I'm sure it will straighten itself out.
 
Oct 12, 2011 11:17 AM

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Pretty great episode.
We got to see how a game really looks like.

And childhood memories like those are surely worth treasuring. :D
 
Oct 12, 2011 12:19 PM

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They did a good job of trying to make me hate Taichi. Damn, what was he annoying/mean as a kid. Luckily his attitude improved a bit at the end of the episode.

Good episode either way. Sad to see Chihaya gets no real attention from her mother whatsoever, as her big sister takes it all. Her sis doesn't seem like a particularly nice person either.

Looking forward to the next episode.
 
Oct 12, 2011 12:36 PM
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Really impressed with this anime so far. The story progression and character development is so well done. I like all the main characters (yes, even Taichi - the little arrogant brat - since he managed to admit to his crime but isn't mature enough to apologize yet), although I'm a bit worried that Chihaya is too much of a good kid. I'm glad we got to see the family life of the characters because that's quite rare in an anime.

Getting to know the karuta game much more this episode. It seems to be more about speed and luck than memory. I was suprised that you were allowed to hit away 6 cards in one go as long as the correct one was mixed in. Does this mean you can technically use your whole arm to sweep off 20 cards or so and still win? The game still doesn't seem to have much depth like Go or Shougi, but I imagine we will learn more about tactics in the next episodes.
 
Oct 12, 2011 1:01 PM
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it's so good to see another side of japanese culture!
 
Oct 12, 2011 1:14 PM
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Good show... I just can't wait one week for a new episode!
I have little problems understanding the rules of karuta: it doesn't make much sense to me to be allowed to touch as many cards as you want without drawbacks.

I really want to see what are the family relationships in Chihaya's family in the 'now'. They should have changed for several years.
 
Oct 12, 2011 2:51 PM

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I absolutely love this show so far. Definitely my favorite one of the season so far!!!
 
Oct 12, 2011 3:09 PM

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Anyone else notice how amazing the background music is?
It reminds me of a Spielberg movie.

"FUCK ANIME, I'M GOING CAR RACING."
 
Oct 12, 2011 3:45 PM
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I love this show It's so good! One of the best this season, and i feel nostalgia from back when I watched Hikaru no Go. I really can't wait to see how the story plays out.
Wataya fan all the way
 
Oct 12, 2011 5:04 PM

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iCab said:
Anyone else notice how amazing the background music is?
It reminds me of a Spielberg movie.


Yeah, I noticed that too. It wasn't jarring like some background music is and fit the mood perfectly.


 
Oct 12, 2011 5:43 PM
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For those who get more interested in Karuta with this Anime, this 30 minutes long video in English will be a good reference.
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20113674c78ZJT6q?h1=Begin+Japanology+(Karuta+Card+Games)+20100115+English

I posted it on the discussion about Ep.1 before but it seems to have gone. So I posts again here.
 
Oct 12, 2011 7:19 PM

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Hanasaku again??
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
Oct 12, 2011 8:09 PM

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The atmosphere and the natural flow of character interactions. The music!
Arrgh. So good!

Whether the show will continue to be this good when it returns to the present time is yet to be seen, but so far it's a real treat. Glad I decided to watch this.
 
Oct 12, 2011 8:59 PM

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I love the story so far! It's adorable, I love how the main character just blurts the first thing that comes to her mind. xD
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Oct 12, 2011 9:57 PM

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they're all so adorable.
 
Oct 13, 2011 12:41 AM

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T'was a nice episode.
 
Oct 13, 2011 1:28 AM

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They're so cute! So far, even though there's two episodes out, I love it already!
 
Oct 13, 2011 4:43 AM

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I want to know what happened to Wataya after Chihaya said those things about him in the first episode and i hate Mashima even more after this episode, he's just a coward !
 
Oct 13, 2011 11:29 AM

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So precious. This has now moved up on my priorities list. ^__^
I love the little kids. :3
and fuck that sister / mom. poor little chihaya not getting any attention at all. it's messed up.
 
Oct 13, 2011 3:17 PM

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iCab said:
Anyone else notice how amazing the background music is?
It reminds me of a Spielberg movie.

THIS.

I honestly never even expected to love the anime this much ♥ I look foreword to it the most every week along with P4.

It's so, so good.
I love everything about it ♥ Especially the characters. Chihaya is a lovable and adorable heroine, And Wataya is just cute beyond words ♥

It's going to be so hard waiting for it every week ( ; w ; )
 
Oct 13, 2011 3:18 PM

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Music is AMAZING.

This episode was very well done and moving. LOVE IT.
 
Oct 13, 2011 4:20 PM

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Seriously what are the parents teaching these kids? Make fun of people who are poor and dont lose to girls in a card game. Japan is still very sexist I see. It was funny seeing Taichi's mom belittle her own sex.
 
Oct 13, 2011 8:47 PM

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THIS ANIME IS BEAUTIFUL T_T
 
Oct 13, 2011 9:25 PM

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So glad Chihayafuru got an anime! The animation is wonderful!

I never get the bullying thing, makes me mad but w/e I like the story regardless.

Who'd think an anime about a card game could be so interesting. I'm sitting crouched on the edge of my seat like "L" watching Wataya murder the cards lol.
 
Oct 14, 2011 5:17 AM

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this episode shwps that some kids can be so cruel, but it was great that taichi gave wataya back his glasses. Hopefully theyll become friends :D (No i have no read the manga)
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Oct 14, 2011 7:09 AM

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They were adorable when they were kids. The story is interesting, nice animation and great music. This series is something to watch for this season.
 
Oct 14, 2011 12:00 PM
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Alright!
 
Oct 14, 2011 2:28 PM

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Good episode
 
Oct 14, 2011 3:48 PM

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Terrific episode once again with an awesome atmosphere and characters. Surely the best new series along with Fate/Zero.


This. This is a hell of a series so far. I think I'm in love.
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Oct 15, 2011 12:07 AM

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Man I had low expectations when I read the summary of it. Now I want episode 3, and damn Taichi is a fucken brat.
 
Oct 16, 2011 12:12 PM

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Well at least Taichi redeemed himself and felt sorry for what he did. But Chihaya's sister and mother are selfish cunts, totally irritating people.

Excellent episode though. Got a real good feeling about this one.


 
Oct 16, 2011 1:12 PM

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I love this show so much.
 
Oct 16, 2011 2:01 PM

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5/5 great episodr
 
Oct 18, 2011 4:13 PM
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It annoys me how unnatural they act. The whole class were bullying Arata, especially Taichi, and no one did anything? And how could Arata just forgive him like that, after he had been such an ASSHOLE. And Taichi's mum? She also seem to be a bit brain dead. But maybe it's normal to behave like them in Japan. o_O

Anyway, I like Chihaya and Arata. But I wish that they would punish Taichi. :P
 
Oct 18, 2011 11:51 PM

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^Parents sometimes favor one kid over the other. It happens, and it's a sad fact of life.


UN-GO and Guilty Crown? Blech. Chihayafuru is the true Noitamina anime of the fall season.
 
Oct 19, 2011 5:29 AM

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Hate Taichi's mother -.-
But it was good episode <3 I hope 4th episode is going to be about them in high school already :)
 
Oct 19, 2011 8:45 AM

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I love Wataya. :)
Taichi's a jerk. A little better in the end, but still a jerk.
And, Chihaya's sister is a jerk. :I
I have never been so excited watching a card game. <3


Haha, this totally describes what I felt^^
 
Oct 19, 2011 11:22 PM

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This show has a lot of potential. Im anxiously waiting for when they start to show them after childhood.

 
Oct 22, 2011 9:49 AM

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its been a long time since i've seen a shojo anime! haha.. anyway... had to look up karuta in wikipedia to actually understand what this is! hahaha... i'm just wanting because of the romance and shojo stuff.. don't really care about the karuta! hahaha.. (certified shojo addict! hahaha)

anyway... dont like taichi.. and the sister.. and the mother.. dont like them hahaha...
 
Nov 16, 2011 12:42 AM

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The first episode was an okay introduction, but this one was pretty good. Very detailed info on everyone's background and a very touching one at that.
 
Nov 20, 2011 7:29 PM

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UN-GO and Guilty Crown? Blech. Chihayafuru is the true Noitamina anime of the fall season.


INDEED. I agree >.<!

I don't even feel the passing of the time while watching this anime x3...
 
Nov 27, 2011 7:19 AM

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Wow, I love this and I don´t tend to like this type of shows. Chihaya´s personality is amazing.
 
Dec 29, 2011 12:19 PM

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They really must have thought about this. I mean, I hate it when childhood flashbacks appear in the middle of the story, cutting of the plot, but now it's really well done. We have a bit of an idea where they're coming from, and we can start to sympathize with the characters a bit more. Once again, the scenery and characters really took my breath away. So looking forward to this anime.
 
Dec 31, 2011 5:02 PM

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Oh my gosh wow! What an episode. I feel bad for Taichi though - his mother, and so obviously crushing on Chihaya ... ♥ I like what he did at the end though, that was nice I thought :P Haha Arata I think likes her too at the end (first name FTW? Lol) Kind of sad how her sister and her mom both were like "whatever" to her success though ...
Seriously loving this, can't wait to catch up lol XD
 
Jan 2, 2012 9:34 PM
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holy crap. This series is beautiful, in all senses.
 
Apr 4, 2012 12:52 AM
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Holy shit... haven't seen such an "interesting" Anime in a long time. I am actually liking the childhood story, though I am looking forward to when they get to the present time. :)
 
Apr 4, 2012 8:27 AM

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I hate that Taichi brat, if i were Wataya, i think i won't hold back and break his neck already...

I hope if Chihaya would have a boyfriend, it would be with Wataya!! yeaahhh
 
Apr 29, 2012 3:41 PM

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Mashima was an asshole.
 
Jul 12, 2012 11:32 PM
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Wataya is going to be an awesome character. Second episode and totally hooked already, love these kinds of series that do this :D
 
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