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Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru

Drama, Romance - 2011 (TV)
Ranking: 90

Chihaya Ayase has spent most of her life supporting her sisters model career. When she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, he thinks Chihaya has potential to become a great karuta player. As Chihaya dreams of becoming Japans best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends. Now in high school, Chihaya still plays karuta in the hope that she will one day meet her friends again. (Source: Crunchy Roll)

Sequel: Chihayafuru 2 (TV) 2013

 

8.6

Anime News Network

8.4

Anime-Planet

8.6

Anime-Source

8.0

MyAnimeList

8.3

ThemAnime

10.0

Nihon Review

8.0

Crunchy Roll

9.6

AniDB

8.0

  

Reviews

   

A gentle, appealing series with likable characters, Chihayafuru is a quintessential sports-anime despite its unusual subject matter, and while it may not appeal to action or fan service junkies, anime fans owe it to themselves to broaden their horizons and give this show an honest chance. - ThemAnime

    

The characters are easy to understand and grow fond of, but are also layered and interesting. Moreover, the message is simple, and the story straightforward, but everything that goes into it is communicated with so much real, raw emotion that I could not help but find it touching.  All I can say is if