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Chihayafuru

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  • More than just a card game
    This anime description will seem weak as it says it is about a card game. As you go on, it's not just a card game you bunch in with other card games such as Rummy, Poker, Yu-Gi-Oh. Karuta is in it's own class of card games. I don't exaggerate that. As you go on, this anime is in it's own class. It is a very lovable and enjoyable anime. There is character development. Emotions such as intensity is ...
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  • The wonderful world of Karuta
    May contain minor spoilers: I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started Chihayafuru. All I knew was the art seemed very pretty. As it turns out, so was the music, theme, characters, and their heart and soul.

    Truthfully, it's biggest weakness is that it leaves much to be desired in terms of a third season. Many questions get answered, but a few that were burning in my mind are ...
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  • I love this show, and you will, too
    I wasn't sure if I would like this one at first since I usually don't like shojo/josei, but this one blew me away. Great plot, great characters. Even the romantic triangle is interesting.

    Overall, I think the first season is a little better. The second drags a little in the tournaments, but whatever. We need a 3rd season.
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  • Very Accurate! Great anime!
    I was never bored and the story line was perfect; not too slow not too fast! I enjoyed the love triangle very much. It's a very fascinating anime and I would recommend it to anyone who asked me what they should watch! I watched a real Karuta match and it's the same as the anime! Very accurate! Its also quite funny at times. Loved it!!
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  • My anime sense, like Karuta game sense, tells me there will be a season 3...
    LOL. This was an intense and fun anime which taught me a little something about a sport I never knew existed. It was inspiring watching this group of friends support each other, strengthen their bond with one another, and push themselves and each other to be the best they can be. I even went as far as to watch a Karuta match on YouTube out of curiosity. The intensity and movements of the ...
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  • This anime is actually intense and amazing!
    I love Chihayafuru so much! I watched it about a year ago and recently rewatched a few weeks ago, and now I reread the manga too! While watching Chihyafuru I noticed the graphics were amazing, and the plot was just mindblowing. It is very funny and has hints of romance. The main characters are amazing and not annoying. I highly recommend this, because it might be an anime you have never ...
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  • A breath of fresh air
    I started the first episode around when season 2 was about to come out, but I gave up on it way too fast. Now I binged watched it all and I feel stupid for not watching it sooner. I found that the matches were not predictable for the most part because the author did not just make the main character win all the time so it was trully intense. However, the reason I find it so addicting is the ...
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  • One of my favorite animes of all time
    Exciting, engaging, and beautifully animated, with rich character relationships and an intimate portrayal of karuta gameplay and player thought process.

    The three protagonists (Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata) are wonderfully developed and mature and change at a very natural pace. Every character is celebrated for both their strengths and their faults, and it's very enjoyable to see them grow ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    needs one more season!
    I want to by the manga if i can find it. This show is a great show to watch 3-4 episodes at a time if you do more you'll get burnt out on it. It needs another season but one thing that bothers me the most is that a lot of shows like this like to do a recap of the last half of the previous episode that takes up most of the new one. also full recaps of the season up into episode 13 or 14 i can't ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Brilliant! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    I wasn't sure what to expect out of this at first but after watching the first few episodes I was completely blown away. I never knew Karuta existed until I started watching this anime! Since Chihayafuru2 ended (missing one bonus episode btw!) I've started reading the manga.
    I'm pretty sure the anime was to promote the manga anyway, so I'm not entirely sure if there will be another season... ...
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