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Jan 11, 2013 9:21 AM

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Series is back! Nice. Dat determination:

Yup, some tears shed and group is back. Dat scenes on train was kinda cute. Tachi and Sumire were cute :3 I was looking forward to an extended Karuta match but I'm still glad the series is back with the second season.

Modified by Stark700, Jan 11, 2013 3:03 PM
Jan 11, 2013 9:47 AM

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Yosh! I cannot wait for few hours later to watch this.

Everyone returning as 2nd year. OP is nice, has different feeling as the one for 1st season.

Taichi's too popular because those girls came to the club because of him obviously. The kouhai girl, who caught eyes on Taichi to get back at her ex-boyfriend, is too proud. So that timid girl was entrusted by the teacher to be strict, lol~. Even though he didn't talk, Miyu-Miyu's character appeared a bit.

ED is sawayaka, I think Seto-san improved.
Modified by tsubasalover, Jan 11, 2013 9:21 PM
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Jan 11, 2013 12:16 PM

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Oh yeah I knew the manga was so much longer so I was expecting this. :)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained (Girls und Panzer der Film ) / from Nishizumi Miho

Jan 11, 2013 12:30 PM

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Anime of the season, so good to see Chihayafuru back!

5/5 for this episode, forgot how much I enjoyed this.
Jan 11, 2013 12:34 PM

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The anime that saves Winter 2013 is here!!!!

I'm so thrilled and it felt like the first season never ended.

Chihaya, Taichi...the only thing missing was Arata's sexy accent.
Jan 11, 2013 12:41 PM
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I'm so glad the second season didn't lose any of its charm and energy that made the first season so special if the first episode is any indication for what's to come. With so many new members Kanade's attitude is more than needed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Sumire is an interesting addition to the cast though we all now she will never have a chance against Chihaya anyway.

The opening is simply marvelous.
Jan 11, 2013 12:46 PM

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Perfect. Just perfect. I love this show SO much.


I love the OP and ED. The animation still looks great. The BGM makes everything in the show better. It really pulls you in.

I like Sumire. Also, I am guessing that most of the girls will leave the club (or get kicked out by Kanade) once they realize how much work it really is.
Modified by Gar_Logan, Jan 11, 2013 1:09 PM
Jan 11, 2013 12:48 PM

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I actually forgot the amount of joy this caused me :')
Jan 11, 2013 12:48 PM

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parfaited said:
The anime that saves Winter 2013 is here!!!!

I'm so thrilled and it felt like the first season never ended.

Chihaya, Taichi...the only thing missing was Arata's sexy accent.

Exactly what i thought.

For now i don't like that Sumire girl but it seems her determination will lead her to be a good player or at least i think that's what the series want. Let's see how this develops, but i'm so glad is back!
Jan 11, 2013 12:51 PM

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It doesn't help that both series are produced by Madhouse but this episode Chihaya really reminded me of Gon from Hunter x Hunter X D When everyone but Chihaya was prioritizing one goal, she surprised everyone by saying she wants everyone's goal to come true.

It's great that this show came back in full force hitting the ground running. We got to see everyone's quirks again but also we got introduced to a new member who has a thing for Taichi. I don't know how school relationships are in Japan but I can tell you right now I have never seen such a haughty group of Freshman/First Years in highschool ANYWHERE. I switched schools a lot in my teenager years around the world except Asia but first years never acted as cocky and confident as they did in this show. It was surprising but interesting! However Hanano is so full of herself, I wonder if she'll be brought back down to Earth in the rest of this season. Even after getting rejected she still believes she has a chance with Taichi.

Most likely she won't get her wish but she'll stay in the club anyway to try to flirt with him; what would actually be interesting though is if she stays because she was as moved by the cards as she was in this episode. We also got a slight glimpse at potentially the next male member which was nice.

The OP and ED songs were really soothing to listen to. They had that calm air that just puts me at ease. I'm just glad
Modified by HybridMBL, Jan 11, 2013 12:56 PM
Jan 11, 2013 1:08 PM

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Aw I missed this so much! Wow, great first episode. Everything looked so beautiful too.
Jan 11, 2013 1:19 PM
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I absolutely love this series. First episode is fantastic as expected. I'm so glad this is 2 cours as well. Can't wait until next week!!

Also, hopefully Arata comes back soon with his beautiful voice.
Jan 11, 2013 1:20 PM

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That was... great
I had a smile in my face the whole episode, I missed this show so much.
Taichi, you're such a nice guy ;_;
Jan 11, 2013 1:24 PM

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Anime of the Season. No doubt.
Jan 11, 2013 1:57 PM

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The best show of the season imo.
Jan 11, 2013 2:02 PM

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So the season's best anime finally is here. Hmm. /takes a breath...

God I love Chihaya so much! The anime is supposed to be 2 cours but I am not sure how much material we have to get 24-25 long season!

Who cares! This anime is so wonderful I really wouldn't care if we get fillers! Chihaya is ♥.

Great to see all the members! Kana-chan was so cute when she was acting the senpai!

Two new members to join! And I already like Sumire! Much needed to get our dense queen realize the feelings of Tachi for her! Chihaya can be so oblivious yet I love that thing about her the most. ♥

I hope Arata appears soon! He hardly had any screen-time in season 1!

Oh! And the new OP and ED are both wonderful! And MADHOUSE kept the insanely vivid and detailed animation quality too! Simply amazing!
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Jan 11, 2013 2:03 PM

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best show of the season indeed (for me). i soo was waiting for this <3
but that new girl is creepy even with her noncreepy face.

lol @ chihaya bullying the new members :D

Jan 11, 2013 2:10 PM

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Amazing first episode of the second season, opening and ending are beautiful. Sumire is nice addition to the team, I liked her determination even though her reason for joining is silly.
Jan 11, 2013 2:11 PM

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Taichi and Sumire = love? Noooo, please don't do this! This way Chihaya will certainly be with Arata and that's almost like a spoiler in the 1st episode.
Jan 11, 2013 2:22 PM
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The saviour of this shitty season.
It's great to see the karuta club back for 25 more episodes.
Jan 11, 2013 2:27 PM
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Best thing of the season that's for sure :D
Jan 11, 2013 2:27 PM

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I MISSED THIS SO MUCH. T__T I remember why I love it now.
Jan 11, 2013 2:28 PM

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Yep. Easily the Anime of the Season. I like the dynamics of the new girl with the existing cast. They managed to handle her conceitedness such that she isn't annoying :o. And I still love Chihaya's innocent personality xD


First impressions: 8.5/10
Jan 11, 2013 2:41 PM

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Who's up for some board games? Season 2 Edition?
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Jan 11, 2013 2:42 PM

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Yay Chihayafuru :'D

First episode was great.Anime of the season.

The OP and ED were amazing.Lol at Chihaya bullying the students XD

I can't wait to see Arata now :)
Jan 11, 2013 2:56 PM

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Seriously, the first episode was beautiful and I loved it when Taichi said he wanted to choose the girl he would devote himself to and that Sumire-chan said in her head "That really stung...He will never choose....I won't accept it", ** at your own risk**

I love it that they're sort of using the same BGM from the first season. :rolleyes:

I'm up to Chapter 105 in the manga but there's a whole chunk that wasn't scanlated, which makes the 2nd season even more awesome as I totally don't know everything that's going to happen in this season.

The only problem I'll be finding myself with whilst following this series for 24 more episodes is the wait every week and I'm pretty sure there will be a week or 2 where the anime will go on a break in preparation for the end of Winter Season animes and the start of the Spring Season animes.

This will probably be the only show I'll be watching every week when I can, sucks that I have to wait a week for the next episode. <_<
Jan 11, 2013 2:58 PM

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Maybe I was in some weird mood watching this ep but I didn't like it much. It seemed too much like a start of some mediocre high school romance anime rather than a continuation of the series I watched just two months or so ago. The episode seemed in a hurry to zoom in on the new girl (who annoyed me but I'm sure she'll improve as we get to know her more) and the old gang was kinda on the background.

Lol, I'm sure I'll be on the edge of my seat again when they get back to playing karuta :)
Jan 11, 2013 2:59 PM

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This was a good first episode. I'm not sure if I like Sumire yet but that ending was admirable of her. Not that I'm going to root for her and Taichi to be together lol
The opening sequence when they show Chihay/Arata/Taichi at the train crossing almost seems like Chihaya will acknowledge taichi's feelings for her this season? ohhhh so excited, I'm SO happy that season 2 is finally here :D
Jan 11, 2013 3:02 PM

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shanimebib said:

God I love Chihaya so much! The anime is supposed to be 2 cours but I am not sure how much material we have to get 24-25 long season!

There are like 19 volumes and counting of the manga, so I wouldn't worry about the amount of material.
Jan 11, 2013 3:05 PM

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That was really good! I love it! Keep up the good work Madhouse! :p
Jan 11, 2013 3:19 PM

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Wasn't as impressive to me as the first episode of the first season. Not interested in the romance... though Taichi's words made me grin. XD

Half a year of Chihayafuru. Hell yes~
Jan 11, 2013 3:24 PM

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Sweeeettt!!! Been waiting for this!
Jan 11, 2013 3:33 PM

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Sumire is very superficial, but I'm sure she will start loving Taichi for what he is, but still, she won't win, because she ended up falling for that one character already in love with someone else. Tears+Acceptance+Learning to be a Better Person = Character Development

Please let this happen, because creating a female character to resolve an already existing love triangle is cliche as hell.
Jan 11, 2013 3:34 PM

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Finally! FINALLY! Winter 2013 is saved. And all thanks to amazing as always Chihayafuru.

New OP was great - somehow more mature, I don't know ;) Anyway, the part at the train crossing made me shiver - I definitely read too much into the fact that Chihaya turns away from Arata, looks at Taichi and smiles, but oh, well :P

Episode was great. Of course I can't wait for the real games and tournaments, but that was only the begining so we have to give them some time to warm up for the serious action.

Kana-chan was amazing with her strict attitude! :D

Oh God, please let Sumire be the character who will make Chihaya jealous of Taichi/aware of her feelings for Taichi/etc - please, let her be that and ONLY that! I'm more than certain that she's going to develop as a person in the course of season 2 but really, I don't want her to become Taichi's second choice, no matter how great she turn out to be.
Jan 11, 2013 3:52 PM

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Oh my god, i missed this show so much ;A;
Jan 11, 2013 3:58 PM

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Jan 11, 2013 4:00 PM

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Full force come back!!!

That was an amazing way to start.
Seeing the characters again.
That determination.
The dialogs
I'm so in love with this series.... 5/5

And there's still 1 troll who scored "1"
So good that is worth trolling.
Jan 11, 2013 4:12 PM

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Man, like everyone said already, i forgot how much i loved this series. Taichi and the new girl look oddly good together, especially the train scene, really well done even though i leaned toward TaichiXChihaya a little bit( i dont usually care about parings).

Anyway great episode 4/5 and i cant wait for my boy Arata(my fav character) to enter the scene.
Modified by IciBurn, Jan 11, 2013 4:16 PM
Jan 11, 2013 4:29 PM

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-I'm so happy they kept the same singer for both the OP and ED! :)
-I don't like the new girl!
-Kana-chan is a beast! :)
-Awww, Chihaya actually priorize making Taichi to A class! :')
-The new girl is annoying. (but her seiyuu is actually good)
-Taichi is sexy.

I love Chihayafuru!
Modified by Kurini, Jan 11, 2013 4:40 PM
Jan 11, 2013 4:29 PM

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Thank you Chihayafuru for making this season worth watching. Oh gosh how I love this series.

That new girl is so joke though, I hope she acts as a catalyst to the relationship between Chihaya and Taichi, because I want to see that darling relationship resolved! (no homo).
Jan 11, 2013 4:37 PM
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shed some tears though

im not really into the sumire x taichi thing
but im impressed she's going for it
so yup happy next 6 months of chihayafuru <3
Jan 11, 2013 4:49 PM

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Anime of the fucking season.
Needs moar Arata.
I'm glad that somebody is aiming after Taichi though, so Chihaya can end up with the superior Arata.
Jan 11, 2013 4:54 PM

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I loved Chihaya's "I'm the Ace!!!" look. That should totally be made into a gif
Jan 11, 2013 4:54 PM

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Loved it!!! So happy to see the new season!!!

I also loved how Chihaya nipped that in the bud when all the freshman were questioning her about teaching and she's like "I'm the effin ace!!!!" lol
Jan 11, 2013 5:18 PM

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Jan 11, 2013 5:28 PM

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Good start
Don't know how I should feel about that new member, but the new male member looks interesting
The art looks better in season 1, but everything else are pretty much the same
Really like the ED and the OP is pretty nice
Kana Chan is a boss XD
Thanks to Madhouse for bringing back this lovely show ><
Jan 11, 2013 5:29 PM

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aww man I missed this show.
lol at greedy chihaya.
Jan 11, 2013 5:39 PM

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I'm really glad this show is back, I absolutely loved it. However that Sumire is annoying and completely unnecessary in the cast. Hope she doesn't ruin this awesome anime.

Jan 11, 2013 5:50 PM

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It's back baby!!!!!!! Can't wait for what this season brings!
Jan 11, 2013 5:52 PM

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That dumb bimbo Sumire better back the fuck off. Chihaya and Taichi is my OTP and forever will be my OTP.
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