Chihayafuru

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4.8
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Solid with good characters
    After watching this show, I can truly say the you get attached to these characters. It's well written and has emotion to it. The determination shown by the characters for this one sport makes it feel like the effort put into something really matters. The feeling of striving to succeed and the hurt in losing, this is something everyone can relate too... I had never hear of Karuta before however if ...
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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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Chihayafuru: A Fun, Engaging and Unique Story in a Genre that has Grown Rife with Cliches.
    Chihayafuru is a stellar and emotionally engaging anime based on the popular Japanese game Karuta. The characters are warm, unique and memorable which is only aided by the wonderful voice work and animation. The voice work of Chihaya and Taichi in particular shine for the cast and the beautiful animation, especially the cg scenes, add to the fluidity of the competitions in the show, while the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A charming series that made me smile

    Chihayafuru is a short series telling the story of Chihaya and her friends.
    On the surface one would assume it's a Sports themed anime, but it's not so much about the Karuta, it's more about the connections between the characters and their devotion to what they do.
    It's wonderfully realized artistically and has excellent ...
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  • Never thought a show like this would capture my attention
    I started watching this show because I hit the random button and this is what ir brought me too. I am very happy it did. The character development in this is phenomenal, and the karuta matches are so intense. This is an anime I recommend to anyone wanting to start watching a new one. It definitely did it's job in promoting the manga as all I want to do is read what happens next.
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  • Starts out strong, but ends in "meh"
    If I hadn't started the second season, I might have given this anime 5 stars. I really enjoyed learning about the card game and seeing the ridiculous antics of Chihaya. Unfortunately, while the other characters grow and develop at a steady rate, Chihaya never changes. Her personality gets annoying, and her obsession with the game is to the point of being blind to everyone around her. It never ...
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  • Interesting and Unique
    I was skeptical at first glance of the description. I'm not one to be interested in sporting anime, but this one was special. I had no idea what karuta was until seeing this and it was actually quite interesting. The characters were all unique and interesting, five stars!
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