Chihayafuru

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4.8
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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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  • It's alright I guess
    If you're looking for an anime that is pretty intriguing, but not something you would be especially excited to wait for and watch, this is the one. The Karuta playing is very beautiful to watch, and the plot is alright, it's just nothing too exceptional.
    The art style is also fabulous, but seriously the plot is just...in my honest opinion missing something. It has it's funny, sad, happy, ...
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  • Very Intense but interesting.
    At first I was like "huh what is the description is even about...?"
    But after went through the first episode, it shocked me how good this anime is already.
    Naturally anime main characters are always beautiful and overly sexy, but here, we find modest / realistic characters of various interesting personalities. How would I have though those new karuta recruits play such impactful roles later in ...
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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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