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Japanese: ちはやふる
English: Chihayafuru
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 28, 2007 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Sports Sports
Theme: Game Game
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Be-Love
Authors: Suetsugu, Yuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.531 (scored by 1028010,280 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1072
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #383
Members: 33,912
Favorites: 2,038

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Oct 31, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
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
May 9, 2014
sayuri-99 (All reviews)
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
Jan 22, 2016
HiatusXHiatus (All reviews)
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
Jul 22, 2011
greenforv (All reviews)
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
Mar 19, 2016
saki88 (All reviews)
personally, whatever manga that consumes me, i consider it a masterpiece. a story that does not make me sleep at night. characters that get my blood boiling. a plot that gives me goosebumps. a story that makes me cry, smile and touches my inner soul while reading and after reading.

story wise - 10
because i havent read anything similar to this one. you just have to read the manga to find out for yourself.

art - 10
because i dont read a manga that does not have excellent art.. this one is really excellent, for me

character - 9
im giving it a nine because.. well i thought arata read more