Chihayafuru

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4.7
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  • The Games We Can Play
    Stationary Games... where you sit and play a game on a table, board, or in this instance, on the floor. Who knew the concept of such game play could be made so exciting? This marks the third series I've watched that takes stationary game play to a level beyond anything I could have previously imagined. My first foray was with Shion's King, where the game of Shogi is played, may well be one of the ...
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    So familiar? Feels so shonen
    I am enjoying this series so far. Mostly in love with the production values. I had to comment about that because apparently a critic complained about it. Honestly, at this point the series does not seem to belong to the shojou romance and slice of life category. in fact, it feels blatantly like a shonen work where the lead character happens to be a tomboy(ish) girl. I argue the show needs the cg ...
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  • One of the most exhilirating anime's I've ever watched!
    I find myself so anxious each week for the new episodes. The story line and character design is top notch! Chihaya is a very strong female protagonist and one of the main reasons I am so drawn to the show!
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    CHIHAYAFURU (Impassionate)
    Once you begin this show, you will find yourself wanting to see what happens the next week.. it's a very good anime and it's inspirational..... Karuta or whatever might seem like a boring game but this show makes it more interesting...... A MUST WATCH
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Can't believe I almost missed this one!
    To think that I almost didn't watch this. I was turned off when I read it was about a card game. But something compelled me to try it, and I'm so glad I did!

    Although the story is a bit predictable, it's realistic enough that you can connect to the characters, and extraordinary enough to keep things interesting.

    This series is so rich in culture. If you look up karuta on YouTube, you'll see ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A show worthy of purchase

    To think that I almost didn't watch this. I was turned off when I read it was about a card game. But something compelled me to try it, and I'm so glad I did!

    Although the story is a bit predictable, it's realistic enough that you can connect to the characters, and extraordinary enough to keep things interesting.

    This series is so rich in culture. If you look up karuta on YouTube,
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Classic Anime of Fall
    I know I wrote this review really late but ever since it started, I had my eyes peeled waiting for the next episode. In fact, this is my favourite anime of fall 2011.

    The storyline is very original and very heartwarming. The story and characters itself draws you into watching the anime. I loved how it draws your attention at the first episode although it's a tear-jerking three-episode arc about ...
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  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Something Different. New. Amazing.
    I have nothing but praise for Chihayafuru. Honestly.
    No really.
    At first I didn't even consider watching this anime because the art is different from regular animes such as Shugo Chara. I gave it a try because there were no animes that appealed to me but i really wanted to watch a new series. The first episode you're thinking: "Ok..the art is fine...I can get used to this..." and then ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Japanese Poetry and competitive sports
    The ancestor of haiku was tanka. It consisted of 31 syllables arranged in 5 lines; 5,7,5 syllables (the form of haiku), and 7and 7syllables. An example in English I wrote follows:
    A thousand petals
    Are caught by an errant breeze.
    A whirling dervish
    Of fuchsia envelopes me,
    Startled on my bicycle.
    As a fan of Anime and Japanese culture I'm very pleased with this series as it gives me in depth ...
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