Chihayafuru

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4.7
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A thought on Chihayafuru
    I have had a deep love of anime since I watched Princess Mononoke for the very first time when I was around 10 years old, followed immediately by Evangelion which I wasn't even able to conceptualize at that age but still had an awe for.

    Over the many following years, I have watched anime that have popped up or snatched my interest until recently when I've begun to take interest in not only ...
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  • 2 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    Starts Strong, Gets Cheesy in a Hurry
    The first few episodes of Chihayafuru are quite strong with a good emotional sensibility and some nice animation, but things really fizzle out quickly at about the fourth episode when the obsession over the game becomes pathetic.

    The sweeping score sounds like something right out of the cheesiest Hollywood schmaltz, while some scenes are just unbearably hokey without adding anything to the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Unique Find in the Sea of Anime
    The animation is extremely beautiful. Unlike most anime that I've watched, the dynamic state of the characters never becomes old, and rarely does a given situation become stagnant. Seeing how the anime is based off of karuta, the anime itself in no way is redundant and has much to offer in terms of offering things to learn both culturally and within the characters' lives. Highly recommended.
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  • Chihayafuru i love you!!!!
    only bad thing is there isnt more of it!the characters are fun learning about the game was so interesting . the unrequited love Taichi has is heart breaking! Aratas sad story is so moving i adore this show
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Recommend! Five Stars!
    I'm new to anime and found this and Sword Art Online about 2 - 3 weeks ago. Finished both in four days. LOL

    Anyway, I would recommend! Even though the plot is kind of slow I would still rate it at five stars and I just finished watching S2: EP1 it was great!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I totally recommend this show!
    This show has wonderful artwork, great characters, and an original plot! I love this show! The characters have great names and I love their passion for karata! It even makes me want to play ! I totally recommend this show!
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  • Best Slice of Life!!
    This was a great anime and I can't wait for season 2! I actually started to immerse myself in to learning japanese and started to play karuta too! I love the growing knowledge and hardships they face.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Can't wait for the second season to start in TWO days!!!
    This is the best shojo anime I ever watched, it's really a sports anime in my opinion. This anime makes me want to play the game Karuta so bad and feel so sad that I don't know enough Japanese to play it.

    Anyway, enjoy!!!
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    chihayafuru review 5 stars
    if you like hikaru no go, you will most likely like this.
    there are some more shoujo elements, meaning relationship stuff, but it's not so much that it detracts from the story.

    fascinating to learn about how to play this game, since it never occurred to me that there'd be competitions for it!
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