Chihayafuru

Average Rating

  • 5
    (829)
  • 4
    (85)
  • 3
    (21)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (9)
4.7
 out of 5
949 votes
Write a Review

User Reviews

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Deep, Relaxing, and Addictive
    Chihayafuru is another one of those slow-paced, yet addictive, storylines that grow on you as you keep watching. The show starts out going back to the past, which shows the beginnings of the relationships between the three lead-characters. Then, after the first few episodes, it gets back to the present and takes off. Lots of little details in it makes the show a complete pleasure to view again, ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Excellent series! I love Chihayafuru. :3
    I fell in love with this series in the first few episodes.
    This series is cheesy, girly, emotional, dramatic, all the good stuff that can make you cry. The music selection is not a huge one but they use them at the perfect times to pull on your hearts' strings.

    Later in the series, some of it can feel repetitive and the characters don't make much development (Especially episode 16 which you ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • High school days and lots of emotions!
    I started to watch because it looks cool, but when I actually watch 2 episodes, my heart was taken by this...
    I just can't stop watching Chihayafuru, and I may buy a comic from Japan because I can't wait for the second season!!! I highly recommend even if you don't know Japanese Karuta.
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • Poetic and Emotional
    In a beautiful mix of poetry and emotions, Chihayafuru brings a taste of old Japanese culture through the poetry of karuta cards, in a modern day setting.

    The card game is played competitively, and the friendships built through various experiences in middle - high school create an attachment to these lovable characters.

    I highly recommend this anime to anyone looking for a series that is ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam
  • 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 ...
    Read more
    Was this review helpful: Yes / No Report as spam