Chihayafuru

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4.8
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  • One of my favorites; Shoujo with depth; PRAYING FOR A SEASON 3+
    Honestly, don't know how to sum it up but I love that this anime/manga is shoujo with more depth; although the strong, amusing lead (Chihaya) may cry often, it's not due to weakness but emotion which is totally fine and natural. All the characters have great supporting roles along with their own strengths and weaknesses. Tbh none of the characters are annoying and no one really makes overly stupid ...
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  • Excellent Story Writing!
    This series has an excellent blend of character development, an interesting sport, and a dash of romance. If you are looking for something to make you feel good, and something new to learn, this is the perfect series. Edit: One of my favorite things about this series, and it can only be done with this type of poetry game, is how the author chooses which cards will be read for important moments. ...
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  • Another Marvelous Look Into Japanese Culture
    This show is absolutely amazing! The characters are genuine, the settings are nice, and the story line is very well done. Being introduced to a fascinating game is icing on the cake!

    My one complaint about this show (aside from the fact that it needs another season or two) is the pacing. This is especially true in the second season where it was common for a single match to last three episodes. ...
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  • This Show Consumed My Life...
    I could not stop watching this, and then, after blowing through all of the episodes from both seasons, I went and had to go and finish the manga (which is still running). Every single episode is worth 5 stars and over 50 episodes... that's quite a feat. Each episode is paced so well, you never feel like you're getting any filler, there is always something happening, in some way shape or form, in ...
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  • I Don't Understand Why I'm So into This Show
    ... But wow. I just love it. I wouldn't normally be into an anime without magic, demons, or blood-shed, but I just love this one. The card games are exciting, and I kept having to stop myself from checking Wikipedia to figure out which of the two boys she hooks up with.
    There were parts of the second season that I found a bit slow, but I was really glad that Arata got some screen-time in the ...
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  • You are missing out on A LOT if you skip this
    I'm pretty late to the game as I recently finished this in 4 days, and I am tinged with sadness that I did not get into anime sooner (started in summer 2014). A show with absolutely no fantasy or unrealistic events, revolving around a traditional Japanese card game with just regular people. It reminded me a lot of my high school days when my team and I went on a killing spree in physics debate ...
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  • The story line is amazing, the characters are dynamic, the art is beautiful. What more could you ask for?
    I remember watching the first episode a long time ago and forgetting about this anime (something about why the main guy has glasses and what is this card game).

    Big mistake.

    Caught up with it the past week and it has been AMAZING. The story line, the characters, they're all so adorable and dynamic! Ahhh, Arata, how could I have dismissed you before as being boring? >_<

    An extraordinary ...
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  • Feel Good at Its' Best
    I watch this series when I am feeling overwhelmed and defeated (I work full time and school full time, and it can be really hard to motivate myself to keep going, some days). There's something about the ratio of success and failures that makes me feel like it's okay if I take a stumble sometimes.

    Really, really wonderful series. Great characters, simple and satisfying story.
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  • Mundane subject? I think not.
    Like others have said, I have nothing but praise for this show. Despite my frustration at it having only two seasons (currently, I've heard rumors of a season 3), it took what I initially thought to be a rather MUNDANE subject and turned it into an addicting drama. It's mixture of shoujo/slice of life/sports (almost) genres made it all the more interesting. Love, loss, determination, and ...
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  • Poetry and... sports?
    I think a lot of people are hesitant about starting Chihayafuru because they're not sure what category it falls into. Is it a card game anime? A sports anime? Something else?

    It's something else, and honestly, you shouldn't be too concerned with what it is, exactly, because what it is is GOOD. Chihayafuru tells its story honestly and beautifully. Characters are likable and develop to the point ...
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