Chihayafuru

TV (25 eps)
4.335 of 5 from 7,735 votes
Rank #260

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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  • Now the Flower Blooms image

    Episode 1

    Now the Flower Blooms

  • The Red That Is image

    Episode 2

    The Red That Is

  • From the Crystal White Snow image

    Episode 3

    From the Crystal White Snow

  • A Whirlwind of Flower Petals Descends image

    Episode 4

    A Whirlwind of Flower Petals Descends

  • The Sight of a Midnight Moon  image

    Episode 5

    The Sight of a Midnight Moon

  • Now Bloom Inside the Nine-fold Palace image

    Episode 6

    Now Bloom Inside the Nine-fold Palace

  • But for Autumn's Coming image

    Episode 7

    But for Autumn's Coming

  • The Sounds of the Waterfall image

    Episode 8

    The Sounds of the Waterfall

  • But I Cannot Hide image

    Episode 9

    But I Cannot Hide

  • Exchange Hellos And Goodbyes  image

    Episode 10

    Exchange Hellos And Goodbyes

  • The Sky is the Road Home  image

    Episode 11

    The Sky is the Road Home

  • Sets These Forbidden Fields Aglow image

    Episode 12

    Sets These Forbidden Fields Aglow

  • For You, I Head Out   image

    Episode 13

    For You, I Head Out

  • For There Is No One Else out Here image

    Episode 14

    For There Is No One Else out Here

  • As Though Pearls Have Been Strung Across the Autumn Plain image

    Episode 15

    As Though Pearls Have Been Strung Across the Autumn Plain

  • The Autumn Leaves of Mount Ogura image

    Episode 16

    The Autumn Leaves of Mount Ogura

  • World Offers No Escape image

    Episode 17

    World Offers No Escape

  • The Plum Blossoms Still Smell the Same image

    Episode 18

    The Plum Blossoms Still Smell the Same

  • As the Years Pass image

    Episode 19

    As the Years Pass

  • The Cresting Waves Almost Look Like Clouds in the Skies image

    Episode 20

    The Cresting Waves Almost Look Like Clouds in the Skies

  • As My Sleeves Are Wet With Dew image

    Episode 21

    As My Sleeves Are Wet With Dew

  • Just as My Beauty Has Faded image

    Episode 22

    Just as My Beauty Has Faded

  • The Night is Nearly Past  image

    Episode 23

    The Night is Nearly Past

  • Nobody Wishes to See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms image

    Episode 24

    Nobody Wishes to See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

  • Moonlight, Clear and Bright image

    Episode 25

    Moonlight, Clear and Bright

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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

NarkyOtic's avatar by NarkyOtic on Dec 14, 2012
Score 7.5/10

Story It's a pretty simple formula of a high school student's journey through trials and tribulations with a passion/skill and determined goals. Chihaya is a beautiful high school student, who is perceived to 'ruin' her beauty when she opens her mouth to speak and reveals herself to be a little less dazzlingly intelligent than her beauty might complement. Despite this, she is painted as always being up... read more

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