Chihayafuru is a Japanese josei manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu.
- Type- TV
- Titles- chihayafuru
- Genres- Drama, Slice of Life, Sports
- Aired- Oct 5, 2011 to Mar 28, 2012
- Rating- PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
- Episodes- 25
- Duration- 22 min. per ep.
It is about a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new classmate to take up Hyakunin Isshu karuta competitively.
As a child, Chihaya Ayase had only one dream: to see her elder sister Chitose become Japan’s most successful model. However, upon defending her ostracised classmate Arata Wataya from his bully—Chihaya’s childhood friend Taichi Mashima—she discovers the world of competitive karuta and soon becomes enamoured with the sport.
Based on the Ogura Hundred Poets anthology, this card game where poems are studied requires excellent memory, agility, and a tremendous endurance from the players. Full of hope, Chihaya joins the Shiranami Society together with the newly reconciled Arata and Taichi, embarking on an exciting journey for the title awarded to the top-ranked female player—Queen of Karuta.
Since middle school, Chihaya grew distant from a dispassionate Taichi and separated from Arata. However, in order to improve her skills, Chihaya decides to create a karuta club in her high school.
With the help of Taichi, another veteran player, and a few spirited newcomers, Chihaya’s new-founded Mizusawa Karuta Club aims for victory in the Omi Shrine’s national championship.
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Watch Chihayafuru, TV Anime Series: Wiki, Anime Movie on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Aniplex. It has 1 season released containing 12 episodes in total. Chihayafuru, TV Anime Series: Wiki Anime series is available in the original Language Japanese as well as in English dubbed.
There’s something about this anime- every episode brings a new set of emotions. There are times when I find myself smiling for no reason. It’s just a beautiful story that brings you deep into the psyche of each character- you feel their joys, sadness, stress and mental anguish as they try to win this insanely difficult game. Never have I been so engrossed in an anime about a game! I look forward to each episode.