Chihayafuru

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4.7
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Obessive Teen Determination
    A show about a girl who can't let go of her past.
    A competition that is pretty much unknown.
    A fun story and characters that can be inspiring and uplifting.
    Drags a bit at times, but still worth watching.
    Should keep going so we can find out how the love triangle sorts out.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    ah i liked it! super!
    ok so im giving this 5 stars even though its not my favorite! im more of an action/supernatural anime type person so this anime to me didnt have a lot of intensity for me. but the drama and romance aspect was adorable and this kept me pretty well entertained! this slice of life/drama romance is fun and recommended by me
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Slice of Life worth experiencing!!!!
    I just finished watching the animer series and I would have to say that it was truely a pleasure this series. I wish I have had such a passion for something in my early youth. I always love watching anime series like these that gives a person some insight that there is always something beautiful in the world to do besides trying to figure your everyday struggles. I would recommend it to ...
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  • 4 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Well done but not much happening
    Many who review anime are huge anime fans who will give anything a glowing review. I enjoy anime, but often use reviews to help me to chose which one to watch next. For that reason I value accurate reviews and I try to be a bit more objective than some.

    First, the story -- there isn't much of one. A child teaches two of his friends a game and the three of them continue to compete in this game ...
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  • A funny but relaxing story
    As someone who has little to no interest in traditional Japanese games, I was completely unaware karuta even existed. The show does a phenomenal job of not bogging down the audience with the specifics of the game, and also not over dramatizing the seriousness of a match like so many sport shows with 5 minute inner monologues. Very light on the romance and had some very well thought out characters ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Friendship, slice of life and Karuta in one package
    I watched this only because I read the manga series first. I was a bit scared because I don't really like game manga in the first place but, this actually was GOOD. I liked the manga series but it didn't have the animation that I yearned to see. Karuta is a card game which involves your hand moving to hit a card. Obviously, manga will not demonstrate this action. So I downloaded the first couple ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Quality is what Chihayafuru is all about.
    I have to admit that when I started to watch this show, I was not expecting it to be this good. Chihayafuru was, maybe (at least for me), the most constantly good show from Oct '11 to March '12 (tied with Mirai Nikki). Chihayafuru does an outstanding job of teaching the viewers the game of "karuta", and, more amazingly, it makes it really entertaining. The show gives an excellent written story of ...
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  • Passionate and Vibrant
    Do you have the passion to improve yourself? Regardless of the obstacles?

    As a storyteller myself, I have high respect for Chihayafuru. The subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle, as in the case of the flying desk!) character development is masterful. I DO have a bit of a gripe with how it ended. Those who are not afraid of spoilers can read it below.

    First of all, you do not have to know ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Chihayafuru: A Fun, Engaging and Unique Story in a Genre that has Grown Rife with Cliches.
    Chihayafuru is a stellar and emotionally engaging anime based on the popular Japanese game Karuta. The characters are warm, unique and memorable which is only aided by the wonderful voice work and animation. The voice work of Chihaya and Taichi in particular shine for the cast and the beautiful animation, especially the cg scenes, add to the fluidity of the competitions in the show, while the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A charming series that made me smile

    Chihayafuru is a short series telling the story of Chihaya and her friends.
    On the surface one would assume it's a Sports themed anime, but it's not so much about the Karuta, it's more about the connections between the characters and their devotion to what they do.
    It's wonderfully realized artistically and has excellent ...
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