Chihayafuru

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4.7
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  • Surprisingly good anime.
    I didn't think think I'd like this, but I was looking for something to be my next *kind of* Your Lie in April *it's not like that...but it kinda is...but not really...* I cried practically every episode and I love how passionate Chihaya is. Note: You will not get any satisfaction from the "relationship" between the main characters just like Your Lie in April.
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  • A window into Japanese culture and high school life
    Another high school club drama, but a rather different to most sports team stories. I'd never heard of the 100 poems (Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, 小倉百人一首), let alone competitive karuta (Kyōgi karuta or caruta, 競技かるた), so it was interesting to learn about this small part of Japanese culture - although I'm curious what liberties the translators had to take with the poems to make some of the game strategy ...
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  • Worth it, definitely give it a shot
    i dont really write many reviews, and honestly i was just bored and wanted to watch a show with more than the typical 12 episode season, so the 50 episodes i really liked.

    but after completing the shows current 2 seasons, it completely surpassed any and all expectations, I apparently actually watched episode 1 a long time ago and never went through with watching the rest, but kind of glad I ...
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  • I was smiling like 95% of the time!
    It's been a while since I've written a review but Chihayafuru is really something else! From the beginning to the end of season 2, I was literally either on the edge of my seat, or just smiling the entire time! It was so good! At first, when Karuta was first introduced, it didn't really hit my comfort zone, but the story and the characters really took me by storm. Now you could even say that I ...
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  • Chihaya! Chihaya! Totally unexpected
    After watching season one my hopes for this show were not very high, because I figured like most anime's by the time season 2 gets around the story line changes up too much or the characters loose their it factor....but for me Chihayafuru 2 is just as amazing as season 1 was if not better, you get to see how much she has grown as a person and a karuta player. The pace of each characters growth ...
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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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