Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru (2011)


  • Genre: Animation, Drama
  • Creator: Yuki Suetsugu
  • First Air Date: 2011-10-05
  • Last Air Date: 2020-03-24
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 74
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 23 min.
  • Language: j
  • Production Company: Madhouse
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: NTV
  • Director:
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From 22 Ratings

Summary

6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, competitively. Together with Arata and Mashima Taichi, Chihaya's childhood friend, they have great fun playing each other, but separate after graduation. 4 years later, Chihaya returns to town. Although Arata no longer plays the game, she believes that they will eventually reunite as long as she continues karuta. Together with Taichi, she establishes the Mizusawa High-school Karuta Club.

  • Keywords: high school, japan, card game, strong woman, sports, tradition, competition, training, romance, coming of age, slice of life, growing up, unrequited love, school, female protagonist, tournament, based on manga, game, team, old friends, junior high school, friends in love, big dreams, anime, school club, karuta, yukata, josei
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    Chihayafuru Trailer

    Chihayafuru Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2013-09-13
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2011-10-05
    25 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2013-01-12
    25 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2019-10-22
    24 Episodes

    Chihayafuru Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Now the Flower Blooms
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 2
    A Bright Crimson
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 3
    From the Crystal White Snow
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 4
    A Whirlwind of Flower Petals Descends
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 5
    The Sight of a Midnight Moon
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 6
    Now Bloom Inside the Ninefold Palace
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    Season 1 Episode 7
    But for Autumn's Coming
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 8
    The Sounds of the Waterfall
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    Season 1 Episode 9
    But I Cannot Hide
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 1 Episode 10
    Over Parting Ways
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    Season 1 Episode 11
    The Winds of Heaven
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    Season 1 Episode 12
    Set These Forbidden Fields Aglow
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    Season 1 Episode 13
    For You, I Head Out
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    Season 1 Episode 14
    For There Is No One Else Out There
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    Season 1 Episode 15
    As Though Pearls Have Been Strung Across the Autumn Plain
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    Season 1 Episode 16
    The Autumn Leaves of Mount Ogura
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    Season 1 Episode 17
    World Offers No Escape
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    Season 1 Episode 18
    The Plum Blossoms Still Smell the Same
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    Season 1 Episode 19
    As The Years Pass
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    Season 1 Episode 20
    The Cresting Waves Almost Look Like Clouds in the Skies
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    Season 1 Episode 21
    While Snow Falls Upon My Sleeves
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    Season 1 Episode 22
    Just As My Beauty Has Faded
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    Season 1 Episode 23
    The Night Is Nearly Past
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    Season 1 Episode 24
    Nobody Wishes to See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
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    Season 1 Episode 25
    Moonlight, Clear and Bright
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    Season 2 Episode 1
    The Flower's Colors Have Faded
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 2
    Though, Indeed, I Love
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    Season 2 Episode 3
    From Tsukaba's Peak
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    Season 2 Episode 4
    I Set Forth to Proclaim My World's Journey
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    Season 2 Episode 5
    More Than Even the Clinging Vines Hanging Beneath Ancient Eaves
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    Season 2 Episode 6
    Turn Tatsuta River Into a Colorful Brocade
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    Season 2 Episode 7
    They All Exchange Hellos and Goodbyes at the Famous Gates of Afusaka
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    Season 2 Episode 8
    Which Shines Over Mount Mikasa
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    Season 2 Episode 9
    My Only Thought
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    Season 2 Episode 10
    The Drops From a Light Shower
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    Season 2 Episode 11
    The Love I Feel Burns Like Ibuki's Mugwort
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    Season 2 Episode 12
    The Only Sign of Summer
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    Season 2 Episode 13
    In My Dreams, I Creep Closer to You
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 14
    So Much That He Asks If Something Is Bothering Me
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    Season 2 Episode 15
    When I Take the Path
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    Season 2 Episode 16
    Wait for the Emperor's Return
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    Season 2 Episode 17
    It Drives the Grass
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    Season 2 Episode 18
    My Fear is That You Will Forget
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    Season 2 Episode 19
    I Do Not Know Where This Love Will Take Me
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    Season 2 Episode 20
    The Fall Paddy Shacks
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    Season 2 Episode 21
    Yet, in Name It Ever Flows, And in Fame May Yet Be Heard
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    Season 2 Episode 22
    Meeting on the Path
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    Season 2 Episode 23
    Cherry Blossoms Bloom on the Slope Below the Peak
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    Season 2 Episode 24
    How Can I Tell Her
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    Season 2 Episode 25
    I Can Look up and See the Snowy Cap of Mt. Fuji
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    Season 3 Episode 1
    May it be that I find
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    Season 3 Episode 2
    The hazed early dawn light comes not from the moon
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    Season 3 Episode 3
    But from the crystal white snow of Yoshino
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    Season 3 Episode 4
    Nobody wishes to see
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    Season 3 Episode 5
    Mount Amanokagu
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    Season 3 Episode 6
    Tatsuta River Ablaze
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    Season 3 Episode 7
    The Storm Blasts
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    Season 3 Episode 8
    As friends and strangers
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    Season 3 Episode 9
    I recall how my own efforts were in vain
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    Season 3 Episode 10
    Scarlet kadsuras
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    Season 3 Episode 11
    Leaving a Hovering Mist Above the Trees and Grass
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    Season 3 Episode 12
    So the Flower Petals are Scattered Like the Snow by the Passing Storm
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    Season 3 Episode 13
    Yet it is I who withers and wilts
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    Season 3 Episode 14
    The emotions experienced
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    Season 3 Episode 15
    As helpless autumn leaves are caught against the flow
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    Season 3 Episode 16
    Takes me away in haste
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    Season 3 Episode 17
    As my sleeves are wet with dew
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    Season 3 Episode 18
    The storm will soon carry me
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    Season 3 Episode 19
    Bring a life of everlasting love
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    Season 3 Episode 20
    May the scarlet kadsuras
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    Season 3 Episode 21
    To restore my faith
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    Season 3 Episode 22
    Just as my beauty has faded
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    Season 3 Episode 23
    Like a boatsman adrift
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    Season 3 Episode 24
    When winds send waves crashing
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    • Mamoru Miyano

      as Taichi Mashima
    • Asami Seto

      as Ayase Chihaya
    • Yoshimasa Hosoya

      as Wataya Arata
    • Megumi Han

      as Hanano Sumire
    • Maaya Sakamoto

      as Inokuma Haruka
    • Tsubasa Yonaga

      as Komano Tsutomu
    • Tooru Nara

      as Nishida Yuusei
    • Ai Kayano

      as Ooe Kanade
    • Miyu Irino

      as Tsukuba Akihiro
    Writing Yuuko Kakihara Series Composition
    Visual Effects Kunihiko Hamada Character Designer
    Directing Morio Asaka Director
    Sound Kōsuke Yamashita Music

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