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Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ちはやふる

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 28, 2007 to ?
Genres: Drama, Game, Sports, Josei
Authors: Suetsugu, Yuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Be-Love

Statistics

Score: 8.581 (scored by 4563 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #882
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #347
Members: 13,774
Favorites: 974
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Synopsis

Ayase Chihaya is a cheerful tomboy without any ambitious aspirations in life. At school one day, she meets a boy named Wataya Arata who is an outcast at school. Feeling pity despite peer pressure, Chihaya befriends Arata as he reveals to her his aptitude in karuta which institutes Chihaya's dream to become a karuta queen.

Background

Chihayafuru won the second Manga Taisho award in 2009 and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category in 2011.

Kodansha published the first three volumes of Chihayafuru, comprised of the first seventeen chapters, in two English/Japanese volumes under their Kodansha Bilingual Comics line, released on December 21, 2011 and February 23, 2012 respectively.

Two live action films were released in 2016. The first film, titled Chihayafuru Kaminoku, opened in Japanese cinemas on March 19, followed by a second film, titled Shimonoku, on April 29, 2016. During a stage greeting event for the second film a surprise announcement was also made that a sequel would be produced although details for a production schedule or release date were not revealed.

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Characters

Ayase, Chihaya
Ayase, Chihaya
Main
Mashima, Taichi
Mashima, Taichi
Main
Wataya, Arata
Wataya, Arata
Main
Wakamiya, Shinobu
Wakamiya, Shinobu
Supporting
Ooe, Kanade
Ooe, Kanade
Supporting
Sudou, Akito
Sudou, Akito
Supporting
Komano, Tsutomu
Komano, Tsutomu
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Moon_Light
Oct 31, 2011
I wasn’t going to review Chihayafuru yet, but it’s epic-ness needs to be shared with the world, well "the world," is a broad statement, and yeah so is "epic-ness," but either way, it's a really cute anime. So, let me count thee ways of awesome-ness.

Being a fan of both anime and manga (though anime has only a few episodes in as well) I couldn’t pass the opportunity to rant about it.

The story's main theme are on the simplicity of friendship, passion, and dreams, some the things that matter and drive our spirit as a youngster (first time ever to use that word). Not any read more
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HiatusXHiatus
Jan 22, 2016
Though it was written josei genre, in my opinion Chihayafuru is rare example of combination between shonen and shojo.

About Chihayafuru :
Chihayafuru is a manga that tells the story of a high school girl named Ayase Chihaya who aspires to become a Karuta Queen because of her encounter with her childhood friend, Wataya Arata. The question is, what is it Karuta anyways? Even I have already read up to chapter 157 (at the time of writing this review) is still not fully understood about Karuta. When I was asked to play it, I definitely can't play it. In essence, Karuta is a card game while read more
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sayuri-99
May 9, 2014
Truthfully, I didn't expect much at all when I read this manga. I didn't even know what karuta was! I decided to pick it up out of pure boredom ne because the ratings were high. It definitely exceeded my expectations.

Story: 10

The story itself is pretty simple: a girl who wants to become a karuta queen, who then forms a karuta club at her school. Even though I can't relate to karuta at all, the execution is wonderful. It makes you feel as if you can relate, even though you can't. I assume I feel I can relate because of their passion and drive to try read more
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greenforv
Jul 22, 2011
I usually don't read sports manga or anything sports related for that matter. But this manga is much more than about a sport as much as it is about building relationships thru it.The story is predicable, and as I kept on reading it, I found it to be about accomplishing one's dreams (no matter how trivial they may seem to others), about being passionate about something in life and about lasting friendship. Chihaya is a girl who discovers the game of karuta, in elementary school, thru another student named Arata, as well as her innate ability for itl. Along with another classmate, Taichi, the three read more
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