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Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru

Drama, Romance, Daily Life - 2011 (TV)
Ranking: 60

Chihaya Ayase is a frank and ebullient girl who becomes fascinated by the obscure world of competitive karuta, a card game based on Japanese poetry. Introduced to the aggressive style of the game by a quiet and thoughtful elementary school classmate named Arata Wataya, the two quickly become close friends. They start playing as a group with Taichi Mashima, Chihayas smart and athletic childhood friend, until they have to part ways during their middle school years due to several circumstances. As their high school life begins, they meet once again. (Source: ANN)

Sequel: Chihayafuru 2 (TV) 2013

 

8.5

Anime News Network

8.4

Anime-Planet

8.6

Anime-Source

8.0

MyAnimeList

8.3

ThemAnime

10.0

Nihon Review

8.0

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