Chihayafuru

TV (25 eps)
4.349 of 5 from 6,249 votes
Rank #219

Chihaya Ayase is a famous beauty at her school, but she’s far from a conventional girl. Three years ago in her final year of elementary school, Chihaya and her friend Taichi became infatuated with the card game, Karuta, after connecting with a lonely boy named Arata Wataya. But when the trio graduated from elementary school, they each went their separate ways but shared one common goal: to excel in the game and meet each other at the national championships. Now, Chihaya is attempting to share her passion for the game by creating a competitive Karuta club at school, but when she reunites with Taichi it seems that maybe she’s the only one with the intention of fulfilling their childhood promise...

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flaze's avatar by flaze on Jun 7, 2014
Score: 6/10

Chihayafuru is an average anime. I have nothing significantly bad to say about it, yet at the same time, giving it anything more than a 6 doesn't feel right. Story: The first half of season one is quite predictable (and slow paced) and the second half begins to feel repetitive. At one point, I considered dropping the series because I was so bored. It certainly didn't help that the show fails to maintain a... read more

Gzerble's avatar by Gzerble on Mar 8, 2015
Score: 7.4/10

Here we are with yet another series about high school students determined to reach their goals. The humor isn't particularly good when it makes a showing, the drama isn't particularly dramatic. The characters aren't particularly likable. The story, as mentioned, is part of the same cookie cutter cliche that so many others are from. And yet, Chihayafuru has a unique charm. The fact that it is dealing... read more

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