Muse: After waiting for so long, it was kind of hard to believe that I was watching Chihayafuru again. I loved the first season so much that even if the premiere episode was a recap, I still would’ve enjoyed every second of it. But this episode just kept rolling along like the season had never stopped, and somehow that was more effective than a recap would’ve been. To be fair, there were still recap elements, but they’re at the very beginning and kept to a minimum, just brief flashes of the beginning of Chihaya’s obsession with karuta. It was the other elements, like the moment the music started to swell at the beginning, that took me straight back to that state of mind that this series put me in, the excitement and love for the characters. It’s a hard feeling to describe, but I think other fans of the series will know what I’m getting at.
Genre: Drama, Sports
Original Creator: Yuki Suetsugu
Director: Morio Asaka
Series Composition: Naoya Takayama
Music Composer: Kousuke Yamashita
This series is streaming on Crunchyroll.
One of the better 2 season shows to come out in recent memory. Thanks to its easy to root for protagonist and cast of characters, the beautiful animation, and consistent scriptwriting, Chihayafuru doesn’t just stay put; it continues to grow and build, all the way to its eventual end.
So yeah. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about Chihayafuru huh? Well, I guess I have to get back to it. But there’s not much to say–aside from Team Taichi training, going to Omi Jingu, meeting the real Queen of Karuta, and the quickest relationship break up ever.
- Pant, pant, pant…finally caught up with Chihayafuru. Geez are these multi ep posts difficult! I should have just summarized it like I did during the summer O.o But anyways, I’ve finally caught up…now, time to refresh your memory for a short while!
- The latest anime I need to catch up on, this will be another basic summary of the episodes and what I liked and what I didn’t like, in quick fashion. Like C3, I will write about episodes 2-5 here, and catch up (hopefully) by next Thursday. So, without further ado, let me get into it!