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Mar 30, 2012 11:46 AM

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Phenomenal show.... just brilliant in so many ways!

Everything here's pretty much been said but, I have to say...

ARATA'S SMEXY VOICE is hnnnnngggghh.... and Taichi's moves... rawr.

Just so many stellar, beautiful & gentle moments!

9/10. Deserves it 100%.

Season 2.... please?!!?!?!?!?!?
Mar 30, 2012 1:06 PM

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That was a very fun ride! I reallly liked the show, I even liked how they managed the ending (considering the manga is still ongoing) although my 8/10 rating of it could be higher if it didn't make me feel we desperately need a second season to proper finish this story.

It was a great surprise (I'm sure until now there's plenty people that haven't watched this show yet because they don't believe that "card game" premise could developed so well).

Oh, btw, the way Arata and Taichi were talking like bros on the phone was cool, motivating Taichi even to go Sudo-sadist on Chihaya! Funny, but yeah, with Kana saying her dream to be a reader, look at that, they did not even tried to hide we're halfway the story with this many sequel hooks, I didn't notice if a season 2 was announced yet but with a finale like that it almost seems it was! And I hope it will! xP
Mar 31, 2012 1:52 AM

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Vey cool anime to me and it introduced me to a game I've never seen before and I found it pretty interesting. Sort of like a Hikaru no Go kind of feeling.

Chihaya and the rest of the crew were detailed pretty well and you got to know everyone through those intense Karuta games/practices.

The OP and ED I enjoyed for the series. This show was def one of my favorites this season.
Apr 1, 2012 10:59 AM
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The anime got better and better towards the end, I've really enjoyed it... More than what I've expected...
I hope there'll be a continuation soon...
Apr 5, 2012 1:21 PM

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I really do hope they make a 2nd season! I found this series to be a refreshing change from what I normally watch. I really really really want to see more of Taichi x Chihaya. I got all excited when they went up in Taichi's room alone, oh well.. Hoping for more.

Overall, I gave this season a 8/10.

Apr 5, 2012 10:17 PM

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10/10 I'm glad I gave this show a chance, it frightens me that I could have passed it up. I really enjoyed this one, and like other really hope for a second season soon!

Apr 6, 2012 5:21 AM

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Season 2! Season 2! XD
Apr 6, 2012 10:14 AM
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Apr 7, 2012 4:15 PM

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It was cool to see the teacher backup the Karuta club considering she was so against it within the first few episodes. :p

It was also cool how they used the scene from the first episode to end the series. I guess the whole series was just a flashback after all... lol... :D

Overall, awesome series, I really enjoyed it! I didn't think I would get into it but Karuta was more interesting than I thought. Really hoping for a second season considering they left it open for another one. (basically hinting it) xD
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Apr 8, 2012 7:27 AM

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Brilliant setup for a second season. I will be heavily disappointed if there wasn't one.

Apr 8, 2012 8:08 AM

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i need 2nd season soooooooooooooo much!!! OH MY GOD one of the best josei anime ever!!! All the character are so unique and interesting especially my lovely QUEEN Shinobu!! Awww <333

I want to see what happens next... I wonder why this anime is soooooooooo unpopular in japan.. is it really because this was shown late night, so the only people who can watch this is an otaku, and i heard that otaku in japan can't appreciate good show with smart and engaging plot with no fanservice in it, so it isn't popular there... :( :( :(

i have a feeling that this show will be like Fruits Basket, a really good Shoujo/Josei anime, that everyone sure will get a 2nd season but it never happened.... :(
Apr 8, 2012 1:56 PM
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It some ways he as an abrupt ending. In other ways it seemed alright. I liked how it started where it ended.
It still seems incomplete, though, so I hope they make another season.
Apr 8, 2012 3:15 PM

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Season 2. Yes.
Apr 8, 2012 9:17 PM

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So sad that they set this up perfectly for a second season that will never come.

If only Japan had good taste and bought shit worth buying instead of ecchi incest loli junk.

10/10 and definitely potential at being best series of 2012.
Apr 10, 2012 11:17 AM
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Good episode and great anime. I enjoy watching all episodes.
Hope we can see the second season soon.
Apr 12, 2012 4:53 PM

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it was very good, a breath of fresh air;)
The best relationship/interactions was Arata x Taichi, loved their bromance.

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Apr 13, 2012 10:19 AM
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Loved this show, will be much missed!!!! The characters, art, music, script.. bascially everything... was wonderful! Here hoping for a season 2!!! :D
Apr 14, 2012 10:30 AM
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I just watch this because of Mamoru's voice, but now I can't wait for season 2 and the scanlantions from chapter 30-90 should be finish ASAP!
Apr 15, 2012 11:53 AM

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man this anime disappointed me. none of my fave characters won, no budding romance consummated, and no closure. unless this is just posturing for a season 2. even still tho i expect more from a finale.
Apr 16, 2012 7:20 PM
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I really liked this series, I gave it a 10/10. It had so many heartwarming moments in it. Didn't really feel Arata as a main character but everyone else was really good. I kinda wished they had won more games towards the end. But oh well, I enjoyed the journey ^^.
Apr 18, 2012 3:33 PM

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Just had to post this.

When I last checked a while back, the anime was #300 something and I thought it was totally underrated. Just checked again. #82!!!

Just gotta love Chihayafuru!!
Apr 19, 2012 7:11 PM

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Finished the show in a week and a half... I enjoyed it so much. Please let there be a second season as there are just too many loose ends that need to be addressed.
Apr 20, 2012 7:46 AM

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An incomplete series with an anticlimactic ending. It's lovely; it's eye candy; it's ear candy; but still, it's nothing! No resolutions to our lovely triangle, no resolutions to their karuta careers, only a gang of half-beatup fighters still chasing their dreams.

If there isn't a second season, I'll be sorely disappointed.
Apr 24, 2012 9:37 PM

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Was hilarious at end. there she is!
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May 1, 2012 9:14 PM

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10/10. I really really hope this gets a second season.
May 3, 2012 4:49 PM

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Want more ! I order a second season.
May 5, 2012 12:40 AM

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It was ruined when she said "let's play karuta" at the end.. good series overall.
May 5, 2012 8:45 AM

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it's really interesting episode :D

i hope there's season 2nd for this so that i'll be able to see more of new Taichi sadist xD
May 11, 2012 6:05 PM

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Nice. :D Love it!
May 14, 2012 11:59 AM

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Loved this series from start to finish, really hope it gets a second season eventually.
May 15, 2012 11:03 AM

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Really good series, even though I was quiet skeptical about it, I really enjoyed it.
I hope there'll be a second (or even third.. hehe) season someday, I'll definitely catch up with the manga.
It still felt more shoujo-ish then josei tbh (mostly because of the semi-love triangle and the way the characters look like), but in the end it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.
My only little complain would be the way all of the members were recruited (it was a bit too predictable, as far as I can still recall) and Arata's voice sounded a bit off to me (too old and "rough").
The music also shouldn't be forgotten, it got a bit repetitive near the end but it was really great and such a pleasure to listen to :-)
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Jun 3, 2012 8:04 AM

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I'm kinda unsatisfied with the last episode. But I like this anime as a whole~
Yep, I'm going to read the manga now. I want to know what will happen to the love triangle~
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Oh yeah, I like Do-S Taichi. mehehe 8D
Jun 7, 2012 9:40 PM

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Yeah,Chiahayafuru is really a fresh and impressive show :)
nice ending, impressive story, fresh OP Ost, cool ED Ost
Enjoy this shoujo much(even im not-a-shoujo-fans), so i would say 9/10 is acceptable score for chihayafuru :D

I really hope for Season 2, can't wait to watch it xD
Jun 19, 2012 1:26 AM

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Fantastic finale, it perfectly concludes a possible first season. This episode actually gives me incentive to start working hard for my own dreams, it's such an inspiring show.
Aug 10, 2012 9:09 PM

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Fantastic anime, I was smiling the entire time! ^_^

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Aug 30, 2012 10:21 PM

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It is among the best anime I've ever watched in my entire life. Completely breathtaking, every episode just pulls you in, the story and the plot is written really well. Although I really wished that they could've shown more of Arata but in the manga he is only starting to make a much more reoccurring appearance and a bigger impact to the story. Can't wait for the second season. I hope the dvds/blurays of the second season will sell well so that we will be able to see more of Chihayafuru in the future.
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Sep 25, 2012 8:25 AM

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This anime exceeded all my expectations. I initially scoffed at the idea of an anime based on something as obscure as karuta but damn, did chihayafuru prove me wrong (and I'm glad it did).

A solid 9/10 for me.
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Dec 21, 2012 4:40 PM

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it was amazing episode!! I spend my time enjoying every second of this anime, though don't like that there will be new characters ;((
Jan 4, 2013 6:57 PM

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Hmm except for this one the last few episodes weren't as good as the earlier ones if you ask me, still enjoyed the anime a lot though :)

I'm looking forward how Chihaya will train her hearing and how things will go now they're all fired up, I am however, not looking forward to the new members who will be joing next season.
I'm afraid they'll screw up the good balance the club has and with 5 more members there's bound to be at least one (if not more) that'll be annoying and mess things up at some point... besides, forming bonds with new people will also take time = more needless drama and less focus on Taichi-Chihaya-Arata?

Why can't they stay the same, 5 people in the karuta club is enough for me... :)
Jan 5, 2013 8:48 AM

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Overall, it was a nice season finale.

I can't wait for the next season to air next week. I'd to see how all the new members are going to come into play, even though 5 members for the karutabu was easily enough imo.
Jan 21, 2013 6:02 PM

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Wow. I think that's probably one of the fastest times I've gotten through a 24+ full-length episode show in a long time. For good reason, too. I think Chihayafuru is honestly one of the best shows I've ever seen.

The execution is great, the art is amazing, the voice actors are all fantastic. The action is well-paced, the comedy well-placed, and the writing of the series is phenomenal. Definitely in my top ten of shows, all-time.

I crammed this in to my watching schedule so I could watch second season. Honestly, I assumed I'd catch up around episode five or six, but no. Less than two weeks. It says bounds about a show if it can be watched so attentively.

Great show, 10/10, can't wait to start that second season.
Feb 6, 2013 4:25 AM

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I finished the anime in 2 days.. almost breaking the record of me watching Juuni Kokuki.. ^^b

What an Awesome Anime! the story, the character, the artwork, even the Karuta Match! xD

It's instantly become my fave anime in my lifetime.. d(^o^)b
Mar 10, 2013 8:17 PM

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amazing series!!!

really enjoyed the season ^^

lol everyone thinks Suo lacks common sense XD

a foreshadow of what's to come between Arata and Suo!?!?! :D

lol Arata seems to be enthusiastic hearing Taichi :P

Desk soo smart being able to pin point Ayase's strong traits as well as help her achieve it!!!

a few chosen people have this kind of ability :P

Chihaya learning and acting those poems!


Taichi is gonna burn all those Daddy Bears of Chihaya >____<

Kana chan practicing as hell to become Kyoko!!

Miyauchi protecting the Karuta club!!

the group needs 5 more members for the club!

really love the season, definitely became one of my favorite anime's of ALL time.

the music, atmosphere everything is perfect.

im only disappointed that we only get to have Arata scenes late in the game(we didn't see him much really other than practice and so), plus the progression of love between Chihaya and Taichi is there, but it only appeared near the end of the season and it's still not enough.

hopefully they'll do a much better job on addressing these issues on season 2.

all in all gonna now watch Season 2!!!!

see you there Karuta players!!!

Apr 16, 2013 9:25 AM

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Apr 19, 2013 1:58 PM

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Damn, I enjoyed this a lot
May 14, 2013 1:22 AM

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It's been a long time since I was able to do that.

Anyways, great anime. 9/10
May 25, 2013 2:32 AM

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Gosh I just love the rivalry between Taichi and Arata although it's pretty much one sided lol <3 Bromance <3! Such a great end for the first season, will be onto the second season now :)
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May 26, 2013 6:15 AM

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This anime all together was amazing.

Hoping to see Taichi make a move in the second season [lol]. Fingers crossed.
Jun 16, 2013 5:09 PM

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Jul 2, 2013 6:02 PM

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The end of the first season is here! With a great final episode with new things right in sight, the second season must be full of new contest and adventures on their own! I loved this first season not by story development alone, the amount of action combined with the great characters and art really made it amazing!

This sure was a great marathon of this first season, so lets see what tomorrow brings in the second season!
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