Chihayafuru

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  • 3
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4.7
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  • Five out of Five! A Must See!
    I was so moved by this series that several times I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. That hasn't happened to me in years. I was very invested in these characters, not only Taichi, and Chihaya, but the entire karuta team, and Arata too. Even their instructor! There is a lot of love put into this show, and it comes through loud and clear. As it is, Chihayafuru is classified as a ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful in more ways than just art.
    What originally drew me to this anime was it's stunning art style, especially in it's coloring. I first came across it a Taichi x Chihaya amv. The amv didn't show any clips of the main premise of the show, the card game Karuta, so when I started it I was surprised. I thought this was going to be just another shoujo school love story, but it's more than that. The love tones of the story are very ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It's just a card game...
    If you judge this show on the premise you will miss an insightful look into friendship and competition, dreams and the humble path to achieving them.

    Each character fits standard archetypes but they are developed in a way that is enjoyable. My only gripe would be Porky's voice acting. I actually muted the show during his scenes after awhile to avoid further pain. Beyond that single flaw, this ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Obessive Teen Determination
    A show about a girl who can't let go of her past.
    A competition that is pretty much unknown.
    A fun story and characters that can be inspiring and uplifting.
    Drags a bit at times, but still worth watching.
    Should keep going so we can find out how the love triangle sorts out.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    ah i liked it! super!
    ok so im giving this 5 stars even though its not my favorite! im more of an action/supernatural anime type person so this anime to me didnt have a lot of intensity for me. but the drama and romance aspect was adorable and this kept me pretty well entertained! this slice of life/drama romance is fun and recommended by me
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Slice of Life worth experiencing!!!!
    I just finished watching the animer series and I would have to say that it was truely a pleasure this series. I wish I have had such a passion for something in my early youth. I always love watching anime series like these that gives a person some insight that there is always something beautiful in the world to do besides trying to figure your everyday struggles. I would recommend it to ...
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  • A funny but relaxing story
    As someone who has little to no interest in traditional Japanese games, I was completely unaware karuta even existed. The show does a phenomenal job of not bogging down the audience with the specifics of the game, and also not over dramatizing the seriousness of a match like so many sport shows with 5 minute inner monologues. Very light on the romance and had some very well thought out characters ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Friendship, slice of life and Karuta in one package
    I watched this only because I read the manga series first. I was a bit scared because I don't really like game manga in the first place but, this actually was GOOD. I liked the manga series but it didn't have the animation that I yearned to see. Karuta is a card game which involves your hand moving to hit a card. Obviously, manga will not demonstrate this action. So I downloaded the first couple ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Quality is what Chihayafuru is all about.
    I have to admit that when I started to watch this show, I was not expecting it to be this good. Chihayafuru was, maybe (at least for me), the most constantly good show from Oct '11 to March '12 (tied with Mirai Nikki). Chihayafuru does an outstanding job of teaching the viewers the game of "karuta", and, more amazingly, it makes it really entertaining. The show gives an excellent written story of ...
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  • Passionate and Vibrant
    Do you have the passion to improve yourself? Regardless of the obstacles?

    As a storyteller myself, I have high respect for Chihayafuru. The subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle, as in the case of the flying desk!) character development is masterful. I DO have a bit of a gripe with how it ended. Those who are not afraid of spoilers can read it below.

    First of all, you do not have to know ...
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