Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Chihayafuru (2011)


Chihaya was fascinated by the world of karuta (かるた), a card game based on 100 Japanese poetry. she was first introduced to karuta by Arata, a classmate of hers. soon they were joined by Taichi. after finishing their elementary school, circumstances forced the 3 friends apart, and reunited them again in high school.

as boring as a card game seemed to be, it was an exciting anime! the story followed all 3 characters, each with their own personalities, standing out yet mingled perfectly together. a few short episodes were enough for us to know how karuta worked, and from there onward, had us completely hooked, not to mention being able to followed their matches easily, sharing their excitement and anxiety. the end of each episode lead to an even more anticipated next episode, an interest that never faltered throughout the anime.

some background on the anime:
- episodes: 25
- director: Morio Asaka (浅香守生)
- released: 2011
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Drama

- Chihayafuru (2012)
- Chihayafuru 2 (2013)


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