TV (25 eps)
2011 - 2012
Fall 2011
4.342 out of 5 from 10,392 votes
Rank #347

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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Episode 1

Now the Flower Blooms

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Episode 2

The Red That Is

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Episode 3

From the Crystal White Snow

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Episode 4

A Whirlwind of Flower Petals Descends

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Episode 5

The Sight of a Midnight Moon

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Now Bloom Inside the Nine-fold Palace

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Episode 7

But for Autumn's Coming

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Episode 8

The Sounds of the Waterfall

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Episode 9

But I Cannot Hide

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Episode 10

Exchange Hellos And Goodbyes

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Episode 11

The Sky is the Road Home

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Episode 12

Sets These Forbidden Fields Aglow

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Gzerble 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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NarkyOtic Dec 15, 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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