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Posted 12/1/14

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I am inclined a bit as a male viewer to side with Arata for the simple reason that Taichi seems to fall into the typical shoujo male lead archetype a bit. (Super handsome, great at sports, great at studying, gets jealous)


You're right that he fits the bill for a standard male lead for a shoujo manga, however, Chihayafuru does not idolize him in the same way that other standard shoujo manga do. I've been a Taichi fan since the first episodes mostly because of his snobbery as a child. He was a terribly immature kid back then but he grew up fast. I can see a lot of myself in him. Now he's a genuine guy, and we can see that now and appreciate it more than the average shoujo manga where the main male lead is placed on a pedestal of perfection right from the get-go and only occasionally does the story allude to his conveniently painful past.
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Posted 12/2/14
Two words - Team Arata
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Posted 12/3/14
Team Arata ftw.
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Posted 4/1/15
TEAM ARATA YEA......

Arata has already won, Chapter 138, just proved it.
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Posted 4/1/15
I've only read volumes 1&2 bilingual editions and LOVE IT - so wish I could get more
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Posted 4/3/15
So in love with the plot and the characters! (Team Arata!)
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Posted 4/3/15 , edited 4/3/15

anamal wrote:

So in love with the plot and the characters! (Team Arata!)


You know whats up.
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Posted 4/6/15
AHHHHHHH THIS CHAPTER (142)

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Posted 4/23/15 , edited 6/28/15
I. Want. More. Of. This. Damn. Anime!!!
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Posted 6/27/15
I'm pretty sure shell wind up with Taichi but her and Arata will become the king and queen and stay friends. I want him to be with her though since he's had such a hard life compared to Taichi.
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Posted 6/27/15 , edited 6/28/15
I dunno who she'll end up with .....cause its kind of ambiguous right now. But its leaning more towards Arata. I would hate it though if she ends up with Taichi.
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