Chihayafuru

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4.8
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  • How do I write this?
    With stories, I try not to binge. It's tempting to burst through them in one go. But for me, the story loses its significance if I can't take the time to speculate what might come next. Despite my restraint, keeping to one (sometimes two if I caved) episode per night was challenging. Though as I began season 2, I kept myself to an episode a day without a lingering thought of continuing. Then I ...
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  • WOOOW! This show was amazing!
    I wasn't sure how they were going to have a show that 2 seasons long with this premise, but now I want MORE!!! This was an amazing show. Yes, there was a lot about karuta, but they still fit everything else in there too. Comedy, romance, drama, suspense. The competition scenes really do drag you in and make you feel tense! I was not expecting all that from this show, but this is in my top 10 ...
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  • Always worth rewatching
    So you ask “What’s karuta?”

    Well, it’s a Japanese card game. And if it weren’t for this extremely well done series, you would never get excited about it. Yet here we are. 52 episodes later and I’m dying for more matches!
    One thing that this anime does better than most is making you fall in love with the characters. Before you know it, you care so much about every single one of the main ...
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  • A beautiful world of Japanese Poetry captured in a tale of Amazing Characters
    When I heard the director of Cardcaptor Sakura was working on another show that itself was enough to get me to watch, However it would be unfair to this show to simply call it "the other show he worked on with Madhouse" because Chihayafuru is so much more. Throughout its 2 season run the characters come alive in a way that instantly makes you love them and want to root for them. Chihaya is a ...
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  • Definitely one of my favourites, really captures you
    This anime really intrigued me so very much! It was one of first watched, but I am constantly failing in finding something to top it.

    1. I love the MC's personality. Chihaya is such a lively, passionate, kind and dedicated person. Her character really inspires me throughout the show, making me laugh and cry, because I can literally relate to her passion through the show, that's how strong her ...
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  • I am now obsessed with the 100 poems
    I love this show, and I love the characters. I have to admit, the first episode didn't grab me on its own, but after I learned what the 100 poems were from another anime (Uta Koi), and learned what karuta was from yet another (Nanbaka of all things), I remembered the Chihahafuru episode I'd seen and got curious. I wanted to come back and see if the show would be more interesting now.

    The ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Chihayafuru is a masterpiece
    This anime is one of the best animes I have ever watched.I have nothing, but praise. Chihayafuru is an anime everyone should watch.

    This is the only anime I have reviewed on CR, so that says something about the quality of this one. The animation is beautiful and the pacing is solid. It is emotional. Everything is perfect.

    This deserves to the called a masterpiecec. Too bad the manga ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Utter Masterpiece!
    This is, in my humble opinion, a true masterpiece. I am a lover of romantic anime; and, while romance wasn't necessarily a central theme it was definitely there. This was something entirely different, and fresh. I'm so pleased that so many other people share my sentiment. The protagonist was so vibrant, and vivacious it was hard not to have liked her character. I also found myself liking all of ...
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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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