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Season 2 - Episode 1



So, ye I was pretty excited about the return of this series. It's been a long damn year since I've seen karuta being animated. With that being said, this episode was a good opening to what's to come.

The OP song was okay (not too special) but there is a particular someone I want to see in a rematch with against Chihaya. Based on the OP song and what Tachi mentioned briefly, I will be expecting a rematch between her and Shinbou.

At any rate, that speech at school was hilarious. Lol'd @ Chihaya. Well, at least they managed to get 20 potential members. Too bad none of them seems to actually knows shit about the game with even one girl aiming for Tachi. With this being said, the romance part of the series will take place this season.
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This season looks really interesting from the first episode! Details below...

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thegirlanachronism wrote:

Totally marathoned the first series in 2 days just recently. Season 2 better not disappoint, I have high hopes!!


I did too! I put off watching this one originally as the idea of a card game seemed kind of odd and the whole "my dream is to see my sister be a great model" was really a turn off, even though Arata on the show actually said that was a lame dream. A few other things seemed silly in the beginning too. But this time I pushed through the first few episodes to discover just how wonderful the series really is and I'm glad I did! Wonderful stuff.

Still confusing that this is officially josei by the magazine it runs in as a manga. Their ages are definitely shojo, ah well...

Feels like it literally started season 2 right where season 1 episode 25 left off with the funny 3000 yen budget. That won't even be enough to buy ten sets of cards if all 20 new people actually join. Was a decent start.

I'm not reading the manga so I don't know what happens but it would be nice if they progressed with more than the card playing levels.
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Out of interest how much is a knowledge of the card game required for understanding/enjoying the anime?
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mipegg wrote:

Out of interest how much is a knowledge of the card game required for understanding/enjoying the anime?


Honestly very little. What I adore about this anime is the fact that the writing of the relationships between the players are more important than the actual game knowledge. The game itself has ridiculously simple rules but even those have complex mechanics on how to get the cards faster. It's not a "battle" card game which IMO is a bit more complicated for the average user. This anime is all about the relationships and character development. Watching series 1 though I honestly believe is a must to get the background on the main 6 characters going into series 2.

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I waited patiently for Chihayafuru as well. I'm having mixed emotions. Too happy then a little melancholy...Chihayafuru, just LOVE THAT THEY R BACK!
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I enjoyed the episode. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes for the next 24 weeks. Good lord the waiting is going to kill me though
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Posted 1/11/13
I liked the first episode. Sucks having to wait a week.. groan..

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I'm backlogged in anime to watch, but this is in my rewatch category.
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This season already has a great start to it!!
I'm still waiting for Season 1 to come out on Blu ray with subs so I can buy it!
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woohoo!!! I never am so excited to see a season 2 for an anime before !!!

I cracked up so much when I saw the bulletin board scene again !!!


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stark700 wrote:

Based on the OP song and what Tachi mentioned briefly, I will be expecting a rematch between her and Shinbou.


Yeah, I was happy as well to see Shinbou prominently featured in the OP--thin version, no less I hope we get even more of her story, as well as some epic battles.

Lots of people seem to dislike the new girl, but, as is typical for this show I think, she showed depth at the end. If a poem about faded beauty can move her to tears, she's clearly someone who is embracing her youth, and I don't think that's silly at all. It's not necessarily superficial for her to want to live for love. I'm sure she'll grow, as well.

We also get to learn yet more about the world of this game; I had to look up both bozu mekuri and genpei. Seems there are far more things one can do with karuta cards than just competitive karuta.
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Posted 1/11/13
Yippee its finally here!

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It's going to be a long wait for next week's episode. I feel a marathon of the first season coming on soon.
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Posted 1/12/13 , edited 1/12/13
Great responses on this thread.
Anyway as I said at the start of this thread that my first impressions is coming soon well here it is:

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Posted 1/12/13
Glad to see a season 2; although, I was disappointed with how Arata's character was inserted then ripped out for awhile to be brought back bit by bit. I felt Chihayafuru really had a connection with him and then it was taken away and it still feels like something is missing to me...
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