Chihayafuru

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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Chihayafuru – Introduces the world to the game of Karuta.
    Just like Hikaru no Go introduced Go to the world, it looks like Madhouse studio is introducing the world to Karuta. The closest resemblance of this game to Western audiences- is memory cards. Karuta however, is played competitively. The feel and style of the anime is definitely Josei…. As I have only seen the 1st episode we still need to see the story arc and character growth as the series ...
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  • 3 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    First Impressions: Chihayafuru
    Ayase Chihaya is a sixth grader whose dream is for her older sister to become the top model in Japan; but one day Wataya Arata tells her that her dream should be about herself. Arata's dream is to become a famous competitive Karuta player. Chihaya is somewhat shocked when she sees how intense the normally reserved Arata gets about the card game. Eventually, she and her childhood friend Mashima ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    i <3 <3 <3 this! a truely must see!
    this was a really good anime! it really shows the true meaning of friendship and childhood love....it shows how pure this anime is and the love it has for karuta, a old card game that is rarely played amoug the countries. this is really good and i cant wait for next weeks episode! im sure it will be as good as these two!! its very cute!
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Strong Beginnings - Great Characters
    The first couple of episodes to Chihayafuru have been beautifully solid and I intend to see this series through.

    The artwork is lovely, particularly the character designs. The relationships between the main characters and their background stories are relatable and very human. You can really lose yourself in an episode thanks to the steady pace of the storyline.

    The introduction to ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Karuta (Hyakunin isshu), this is a quite new theme
    Hyakunin-isshu which is called Karta is a quite new theme for anime, I think. So, Chihaya started hyakunin-isshu after she met Wataya? I wonder what happend to Wataya, he didn't return a greeting card of new year.

    Hyakunin-isshu is called Karta in this anime. Players try to get cards which have half part of Tanka, most of them are from Kokin waka-shu, that was treated as a text book of Tanka ...
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  • ITS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Its so entertaining after watching one episode i always wait until Monday to see the next episode I'm glad their making 25 episodes in total!!! If this show keeps going like this im hoping to see a 2nd season!!
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  • I think I'm in love~!
    *fangirly squeal*
    I think I've found my anime for the fall/winter season!

    This story is absolutely adorable!! It's relatively early int he series, but judging from the current episodes, this is a series to stick with. It seems to stay true to the manga (or the few chapters I've seen floating around online)
    The pace seems just right, establishing a deep reason and love for the game from the ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A Not So Quick Handed Reaction
    I admit, I was compelled to join those who had written a review after first episode or two. However, I felt that it would not do the series justice by writing one so early and having to revise it a few times. Now that at the time of this review, the eleventh episode was released for subscription members. I feel that I can give a better opinion than if I wrote one on the first episode or two. ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Honestly worth the 30 minutes to check out the first episode
    When I first noticed this simulcast being added, my interest was in no way piqued. I didn't like the red lettering, or the simple font used for the title in the banner, and the characters didn't look too interesting. Plus, the card at the edge of the banner reminded me of hanafuda cards and I remember trying to play a game with them before and failing miserably at grasping the point of the ...
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  • sneeky peeky i see life
    One more example of life that no one knew about. This show takes a "slice of life" to a new level. A game (that i knew little of) is explored under a teenager's microscopic eye. With a small love triangle the show keeps you interested and engaged. A great show with interesting character development and over all quality. Watch a little and learn allot.
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