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Poll: Chihayafuru Episode 4 Discussion

Aug 9, 2012 8:10 PM

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Wow, I wonder what happened to Arata D=. Probably has something to do with his grandfather.

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Jan 12, 2013 1:46 AM

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I think this show is determined to make me cry every episode...
Jan 25, 2013 11:18 PM

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finally modern High School Chihaya!!!

and wow when did Chihaya had Wataya's number??

wahh Doctor is still lively as ever!

Taichi's GF :D

lol Chihaya is left behind.

love how Doctor ordered Taichi to buy some chocolate and he was forced to buy the high quality Godiva ones!!

the match was intense!!!!

pushing Chihaya to it's limit!

that Yasuda guy is seriously strong!

but Chihaya is better!!!!!!

here are some of her snapshots during the match!!

and wow what a complete 180 turn by Wataya, i didn't like Taichi at first due to treating Chihaya back then, but wow i didn't even think Wataya would surpass Taichi in terms of douchebagness.

i mean after all those years, Chihaya hold back on calling you, not to mention claiming you want to be the best in japan and you turn out like this?

fucking wow.

we're only 4 episodes and a lot of things already happen.

i can feel it, this is gonna be a emotional ride.

now i don't know which Chihaya would choose.

all i can say is fight hard Chihayaa!
Mar 16, 2013 2:00 AM

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Back to the 'present'..looks to me like Taichi still likes Chihaya. And i think Arata not playing karuta anymore has something to do with his grandpa's death?
Mar 17, 2013 3:46 AM

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strontsmoel said:
I love this anime for some reason :D

Me too! It was a real surprise for me, since it's about a card game and all, but I'm actually finding Karuto really interesting :)
May 13, 2013 10:42 AM

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I don't know how good the romance in this anime will be. I'll keep my expectations low.
The conflict with Arata not playing anymore seemed predictable.
Jul 2, 2013 8:18 AM

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Great episode! Awesome that she won but the ending was actually quite sad, I wonder what's next!
Aug 5, 2013 6:26 PM

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Arata's voice is cool imo.
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Aug 7, 2013 8:18 PM
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I bet it's because his meiji granfer died, and karuta reminds him of his loss. :(
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Aug 20, 2013 11:16 PM
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First of all, the fact that there's somewhat recent posts here from people alongside me that are watching it for the first time is fucking awesome!

Anyways, it's like the show is going completely out of its way to make "current day" Chihaya as over the top as possible, and as a result, this episode was insanely enjoyable! Looking forward to more when I have time.

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Nov 22, 2013 2:14 PM

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Chihaya is so pretty! Her and taichi are perfect together!
Dec 26, 2013 4:06 AM

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These two guys, as they are unreliable, another tile on top of Chihaya! D:
Plot that shows off a new unexpected, the cliffhanger is not bad, I expected him not to do so.
Intense narration, scenery very beautiful, thanks to the color design with warm colors, designs, animations and BGM are discreet! : D
Mar 25, 2014 2:28 AM

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1. Chihaya worked hard to reach rank A

2. Glad childhood arc is over. I prefer high school & older cuz they show more emotion.

3. Wonder why arata quit the game

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Mar 27, 2014 12:01 PM
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It may all be predictable, but still it's somehow made in the way that it's really interesting.
May 7, 2014 8:50 AM
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Damn Taichi, he spent $70 on those chocolates and Chihaya eats them real quick lol. He's way TOO kind.

That match was very demanding and it just goes to show how fit karuta players have to be. They need to be quick in their instinct, able to endure the long hours of memorizing and playing, quick hand movement, able to have great eye vision of how the cards are set, and able to predict the players strategy.

That guy Chihaya was facing knew her strategy. She always left her Chihaya card last to win. It was interesting that the Chihaya card was used as a hot potato card.

That plot twist at the end with Wataya telling Chihaya he no longer plays karuta was surprising. It seems that there's some dark history with him based on when he hanged up he went into the hallway.

May 23, 2014 7:43 PM

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I wonder what happened to the glasses guy
Jun 27, 2014 2:56 PM

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Chihaya is so funny xD i couldn't stop laughing

Wow, I was expecting this scene with Arata to pop-up but haha, it still shocked me xD
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Aug 12, 2014 11:30 AM

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Yes! Some drama! But it all seems happening so naturally to me :) Loved it!!!
Aug 26, 2014 10:54 AM

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So its got miyano and hosoya? Im sold.
Sep 3, 2014 10:18 AM

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Ouuuuuch. I think he have read too much about the red pill, that's not good for your health x)
That was ice cold.

Taichi, I know Chihaya is cute as fuck, but you have a girlfriend. Good boy don't cheat on their girlfriend »:(
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Sep 5, 2014 6:49 AM

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So she gets "mad" because he's got a girlfriend but there will still be no romance. Why put unnecessary stuff like this in an anime?
Oct 22, 2014 6:18 PM

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Another very good episode :) Hard to believe a show about a card game could be this good!
Nov 17, 2014 4:40 AM

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Bijin Chihaya is back :3
The duel was awesome. Good episode.
Dec 22, 2014 10:40 PM
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I just wanted to post and say that this episode is where the plot gets serious! One of my friend's favorite anime that he just recommended to me and one of my first sports anime. I'm enjoying it thus far.
Mar 10, 2015 4:53 PM

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Chihaya was great in this episode. It was predictable that Arata stopped playing, I guess because his grandfather died or something like that, but let's see....
Apr 1, 2015 1:40 AM

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Ughhh I can't get into this anime no matter how many episodes I watch. Guess I'm not in the mood for this type of anime right now.

May 27, 2015 2:49 PM
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Is it only me or the quality took a dive in this episode? I mean the animation/drawings, not the story/plot. Even then, I must say I found the plot more interesting during the flashback. Not that this episode was bad, in fact it was great, but still. Also, Chihaya is only 15, I thought she was around 18 in the present. She doesn't look 15 at all. Speaking of her, I love how much she loves karuta.

Lastly, great, now it is Arata's time to be a douche. -.-
Aug 22, 2015 7:08 PM

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lol at Chihaya's expression when Taichi's gf called him Ta-chan lmao
the chocolate sign is very epic! whoa Chihaya won the tournament!
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I remember wanting to become a stone.
A stone that doesn’t feel pain. Or sorrow."

Sep 8, 2015 3:37 AM

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Agh Chihaya, your being too cruel to Taichi by being so innocent. I suppose that's what he deserves for being such a jerk to Arata as a kid xD

I'm guessing Arata's grandfather passed away which somehow led to him quitting Karuta.
Sep 24, 2015 10:57 AM
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There must be some very very unhappy incident, which arata faced, so he give up karuta.
Dec 26, 2015 5:09 PM

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Such intensity during Chihaya's match,going into this series wasn't expecting karuta to be so interesting to watch and to keep my attention so much.

Gloomy scene prior to the call gave away that Arata quit karuta due to his grandfather quitting for me.
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Aug 19, 2016 5:58 PM

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This anime is genius, why? it takes a boring card game and transforms it into something great.

The soundtrack is amazing too.
Oct 3, 2016 1:08 PM

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it goes to show you things are bound to change across tome...arata was always seen as someone misreble...something bad must have happened
Mar 18, 2017 5:59 AM

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Godiva chocolate lol
What are you a boyfriend at valentine's day?

Not the burning eyes of highschool girl
That's my only weakness xD

Kinda expecting that.. Probably because of his grandpa
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Apr 19, 2017 8:49 AM

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I'd love to be able to fall asleep instantly (with eyes open, no less) as Chihaya does... Arata's attitude is mildly annoying, though.
Apr 20, 2017 3:30 AM

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Chihaya worked really hard to get to class A.
Arata seems to be really lonely, I wonder what happened.
May 6, 2017 11:53 PM

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Some of the GODIVA chocolates I ate sucked and their ice cream was so-so. What sucks the most is their shop assistants, at least in my country.
That being said, Taichi was really kind to buy the expensive chocolate for Chihaya.

Still I ship Chihaya×Taichi, even since the first ep when he's a little jealous jerk. Let's be honest, who's always been so kind & nice like Chihaya in your whole life? At least he's always sincere to Chihaya.
Aug 18, 2017 2:51 PM

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Chihaya had a tough match, but still managed to win.

And Arata stopped playing karuta..
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

Oct 29, 2017 7:56 AM

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Arata stopped playing Karuna? What may be the reason? Will he again start playing? Excited to watch all the episodes.
Nov 23, 2017 9:23 PM

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Karuta match was surprisingly exciting.

Not surprised that Arata has seemingly quit Karuta. No way things could be that easy.
Dec 27, 2018 10:14 AM

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Chihaya managed to win against her opponent and managed to make it to Class A. It was surprisingly fun to watch.

Jan 31, 5:48 PM

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figures that arata would stop playing, it makes more drama. just have to find out the reason why now
Feb 1, 9:23 PM

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I just had a hunch that something like that happen... and yeah he did quit it... HECK WHY WHAT HAPPEN NDNXNFJFJJFNFNFNF
Apr 27, 3:07 PM
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Come on how could Arata stop playing karuta?! I think it may be related to his gramps, I'm speculating that he died...

Aug 18, 10:21 PM

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I'm not liking Chihaya so far... there's plenty of genki girl types like her and the whole "I have a dream" thing doesn't bring anything new.
Aug 22, 2:20 AM

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Poor Taichi. I could see myself buying the $70 chocolates in a situation like that, so I can really sympathize. LOL.

I think Arata quitting karuta was telegraphed pretty heavily, so it wasn’t a surprise. Most likely, his grandfather’s death and/or his father’s influence had something to do with it. Recall the scene of him seeing his father with that woman?

Anyway, these episodes are blowing by surprisingly fast. This must have been excruciating to watch weekly back when it first aired. It’s just like those chocolates; you want to keep scarfing them down.
Nov 17, 2:45 PM

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Chihaya's skills improved a lot over the years!

Whut, Arata stopped playing karuta?!

This lariat, by the way, looks to be fun and very interesting to be honest. :D
Nov 20, 7:29 AM

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I knew he was going to not play anymore!! I wonder if it's storyline such as 'now my grandfather has passed, I can't stand to look at the game anymore' or something.
It's so sad though! It made him so happy as a kid!!
Nov 29, 6:50 PM

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I guess Arata either got beat badly or something happened with his grandfather/family.
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