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Oct 26, 2011 2:51 AM

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Taichi, Chihaya is wanting to do what she has to do so she can hear the voice of the world.
That is why she is having so much fun.

Amazing episode as always.
The last moments broke my heart and Arata's voice is like a BOSS.


The voice of the world, You mean Gaia? Or are we speaking of the Flow? The Holly Spirit? The Force? LoL ;)

I'm really glad that Morio, Asaka is adapting Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru. So far It's been a serious delight to see such effort going into character development. At first I thought that the Flashback element might become annoying or the unfamiliarity with the game of Karuta, but it hasn't yet. It lead perfectly to episode 4's climactic anti-climax. Was it predicable? Perhaps, but the road traveled to was well worth it, even if you knew a possible outcome. Art, animation, music, character development, V acting performances and the general flow of the plot have been really good so far and outweighs some predictability from the outcome. Many stories aren't really about what's at the beginning or the end, but the journey in between. So far my journey from episodes 1-4 has been very pleasant, easy on the eyes and ears, interesting story about a subject I know very little about, basically I think this is the best series I'm watching this Fall.
 
Oct 26, 2011 5:06 AM

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lol, i really get amused by people. In the flashbacks everyone was like:
"Poor Arata, Fuck Taichi!"
now everyone´s like:
"Poor Taichi, Fuck Arata!"

I never flamed Taichi, because all he did in the beggining was a brat´s attitude and should not be blamed since all he wanted was to be with Chihaya, and when he realized that, he stopped bullying Arata.
You see, i dont think we should be flaming Arata already without knowing what the fuck is going on.

Do you people think its easy to give of your BIGGEST DREAM IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE?
so its like OBVIOUS that Arata DOES HAVE A REASON.

The guy was always so poor, we dont even know how hard his life must have been, working in part time jobs, perhaps to sustain his own family. Obviously something happened that led him to give up. whatever happened, clearly he is not happy in case you havent noticed.

and besides, that thing of "phoning 7 years later" doesnt work for me. Since Chihaya had his phone number since he left, at least she could have called when he stopped writing her, since we know she used to receive Christmas cards from him (she said it on ep.1). Indeed Arata was cold and emo. But why start flaming if you dont know why he did that?!


Lots of love for Taichi AND Arata from me. The haters can go to H E L L

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Oct 26, 2011 5:25 AM

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woah,she really became an A..i wasn't her to become one so early & regarding taichi I thought he would join to see how earnest she is even after losing & he will join the karuta club but still they surprised me so Great!
 
Oct 26, 2011 5:36 AM

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I still don't understand why some people here keep typing 'KURAta' instead of 'KARUta'.

No offense intended

I mean when you watched anime, you'd hear the very vocab. It's not like reading manga which you could possibly mess up the vocab and switch some letters. Hmmm :| ?
 
Oct 26, 2011 5:47 AM

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Arata, get your ass BACK there and play karuta with Chihaya and Taichi.


 
Oct 26, 2011 7:10 AM

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Orulyon said:
lol, i really get amused by people. In the flashbacks everyone was like:
"Poor Arata, Fuck Taichi!"
now everyone´s like:
"Poor Taichi, Fuck Arata!"

as for me like i said even in the previous eps i think taichi is always the poor one(money is not everything)since he is gonna waste his time for the entire show trying to have some romance with chihaya (plus helpin emo arata now) while she will end up with arata anyway.
 
Oct 26, 2011 7:19 AM

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i didnt saw that coming until there is a long silence when chihaya finished talking in the phone and waiting for arata's response..

im so sad..T__T

i'm so eager to see a grown up arata playing karuta..
 
Oct 26, 2011 7:35 AM

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Orulyon said:
lol, i really get amused by people. In the flashbacks everyone was like:
"Poor Arata, Fuck Taichi!"
now everyone´s like:
"Poor Taichi, Fuck Arata!"



LOL.I agree !!
 
Oct 26, 2011 8:42 AM

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GlacialFroszeN said:
What I hate about this anime is that there isn't 'next episode's preview' !


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Those chocolates look delicious. And no! Chihaya! Don't go for that bastard Taichi! D: Arata is such a better pick for you, even if he's a little bit...Weird.


all I am about to say about the episode. :)
I think Arata has a reason for it, and maybe the thought of them or karuta makes him more depressed. :c poor arata.. But hell yeah, I love his accent and voice. XD I ♥ Arata. XD
... =_=




 
Oct 26, 2011 9:01 AM

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Good episode. I think I saw it coming that Arata would quit playing karuta.
The interesting thing that will happen probably is how will Chihaya make Arata to play again.
 
Oct 26, 2011 10:48 AM

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Loved the chocolate scene :D... Ta-kun is sure kind...
But I still like Arata more
 
Oct 26, 2011 11:14 AM
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So I guess all that girls hard work is for nothing.
 
Oct 26, 2011 11:20 AM

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You can bully people in this game? GREAT!


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Oct 26, 2011 12:24 PM

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The style of the text on the back of Arata's sweater made me think of some kind of biker gang... Grand Royal TACKBOSS, it said. I dunno why. It looked like a leather jacket at first, but then I looked again, haha. Thought he went bad-ass and joined some criminal biker gang, or something. xD

Anyway, he didn't have to act like an ass when he spoke with Chihaya... That's just a very naïve act.
 
Oct 26, 2011 12:30 PM
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Arata turned gangsta. Didn't see that coming.
 
Oct 26, 2011 12:42 PM

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really am enjoying this show, i'm up for the taichixchihaya!!! XD
But i'm too curious as to why arata stopped!!! :/
so tempted to read the manga
 
Oct 26, 2011 2:12 PM

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Loved this episode. Awesome so far
 
Oct 26, 2011 3:41 PM

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Pretty good episode. Again, this and Fate/Zero are where it's at this season.
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Oct 26, 2011 9:51 PM

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It was a good episode. Again Chihaya demonstrating her robust perseverance which earned her achievement of Class A. Yay for her! :]. However, i'm a little disappointed that Arata seemed to turn out like one of those angst emo child. At first I liked them cause I felt sympathy for those type of characters for the cause that made them that way but somehow it seems to be exaggerated after many anime i've watched which annoys me immensely. I'm only able to tolerate a few. Hopefully there would be a part where something hits into a realization that he still wants to be a karuta master or simply for the sake for Chihaya being around with him.
 
Oct 27, 2011 12:46 AM

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ARATA WHYYYYYY
 
Oct 27, 2011 5:42 AM

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this would be my fave series this season... :D I love the 3 main characters, especially Arata and the way he speaks. it just sound wierd but I love it.. ^^,
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Oct 27, 2011 6:18 AM

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Damnit! Madhouse, how good can you make an anime about Karuta! Ep 4 was incredibly exciting. 5/5
 
Oct 27, 2011 11:35 AM

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Dammit that'd be soo hot if Arata was in some gang now...

can't wait for next episode!
 
Oct 28, 2011 3:05 AM

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Was my heart the only one who broke when Arata said that??
Ugyuu, that was just awful! I teared up!D'8
Super happy and excited for Chihaya though!! She worked really hard and became a class A!!! So happy~!♥
I love this anime so much;-;

 
Oct 28, 2011 8:01 AM

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I guess it's safe to say that I'm really not a fan of shoujo. Nah, just nah.
 
Oct 28, 2011 11:45 AM
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The childhood thing is finally over, I liked the episode, especially the later part of it...:)
 
Oct 28, 2011 5:17 PM

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I love how they take such a boring game and make it interesting. I love Taichi. He looked pretty hot with that beanie on. Mmm. She seems to have feelings for Arata though.. Which makes me mad. :(
 
Oct 28, 2011 8:50 PM

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Now the plot gets going. I kind of like Chihaya with Taichi more than Arata lol...
Either way, Arata is just being dumb. You'll agree later.
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Oct 29, 2011 1:05 AM

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I feel sorry for Taichi current girlfriend since he probably gonna dump her for Chihaya. Damn Arata why u gotta be so mean.
 
Oct 29, 2011 2:51 AM

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Am i the only one who plays the end of the episode over and over again just to hear Hosoya Yoshimasa's cute accent? ^///^;
 
Oct 29, 2011 10:57 AM

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Orulyon said:
lol, i really get amused by people. In the flashbacks everyone was like:
"Poor Arata, Fuck Taichi!"
now everyone´s like:
"Poor Taichi, Fuck Arata!"

I don't think I ever felt that way, but I when I read the comments it seemed like most people did. I never once saw Taichi as a jerk, just a kid who didn't know how to express his feelings. As for Arata now, I'm sure there are reasons for why he quit, although I guess he could of said it nicer. That said, I loved Taichi from the beginning, and even more since his voiced by Mamoru Miyano. I like Arata too, but I want Taichi with Chihaya. Although I agree with the following, except the emo part:
amirhoss said:

as for me like i said even in the previous eps i think taichi is always the poor one(money is not everything)since he is gonna waste his time for the entire show trying to have some romance with chihaya (plus helpin emo arata now) while she will end up with arata anyway.

This shows seems to hint that Chihaya cares a lot more for Arata, which makes me feel bad for Taichi, who obviously cares a lot about her. Its really hard to dislike any of the two guys, but I do like Taichi way more.
I am a sucker for romance!!!!
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Oct 29, 2011 5:29 PM
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Taichi is kinda the cute sweetheart type. Plus he's also tsundere.
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Oct 29, 2011 10:11 PM

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Aww the choco LOL.

Ahhh stupid Arata.
 
Oct 30, 2011 10:22 PM

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Oct 31, 2011 1:59 PM

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I still consider Arata my fav...even if he's quite jerk right now...I hope Chihaya's gonna stay with Arata <3
 
Nov 1, 2011 11:59 AM

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I think Arata stopped playing because his grandpa passed away :/
Loving Arata's accent! So adorable<3
 
Nov 2, 2011 10:01 PM

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Why is everyone calling Arata a jerk? Quitting Karuta doesn't make him a bad person. And I am sure there will be some reason for it, and he will probably be playing again better than ever in the next few episodes.

Anyways, amazing episode, amazing show.
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Nov 7, 2011 7:51 AM

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Why is everyone calling Arata a jerk? Quitting Karuta doesn't make him a bad person. And I am sure there will be some reason for it, and he will probably be playing again better than ever in the next few episodes.

Anyways, amazing episode, amazing show.

This.
 
Nov 15, 2011 10:02 AM

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I'm getting a bit annoyed at the "karuta" thingy.
 
Nov 17, 2011 1:45 PM

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Of course Arata doesnt play anymore, he has to work for a living :(

I wasn't expecting it to be so sudden, it makes sense though... pretty sad ending.
 
Nov 17, 2011 7:12 PM

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Looks like Arata pulled a a Sasuke.

 
Dec 11, 2011 9:46 PM

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God, this looks like the most boring game ever, how can they make it so exciting? The creators of this show could make an anime about filling tax forms and it'd still hold my interest!
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Dec 15, 2011 8:39 PM

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God, this looks like the most boring game ever, how can they make it so exciting? The creators of this show could make an anime about filling tax forms and it'd still hold my interest!


Lol true. I don't find Karuta interesting at all. But still this series is pretty good.
 
Dec 29, 2011 2:09 PM

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WHY ARATA?!?! I had a feeling something was gonna throw him off but.....ARGHH! I wonder if he got sick and something happened to his senses..or hand? Like his grandad? Poo.. ;_;
 
Dec 30, 2011 2:28 AM

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You get the feeling Chihaya wants to smack arata up side the head. Wow how she's changed, you could really see her passion in the way they animated that final match.
 
Dec 31, 2011 6:03 PM

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Oh wow, Taichi and his girlfriend XD I can't help it, I totally ship him with Chihaya now lol X_X Huh, so Arata stopped playing ... I gotta say I was kind of surprised. Plus, WOW his voice is totally different LOL (although obviously but still XD)
Kind of reminds me of Hikaru no Go lol, although I never finished that anime I really should but I remember the manga was amazing ... I get the feeling this is much the same :3
 
Apr 4, 2012 2:23 AM
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O shit. Dun dun dun~~

On the side note, I saw Godiva's Chocolate! >:p
 
Apr 29, 2012 3:46 PM

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She ate the chocolates so quickly lol.
 
May 21, 2012 10:40 PM

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I wonder what happened to Wataya 0.0
ah mou! after all that
 
Jul 14, 2012 1:47 PM
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Good episode, so far they all have been.
 
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