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Chihayafuru Episode #02 Anime Review

With the basics established in the past tense in the previous episode, events moved to have Chihaya set up a match between Arata and Taichi. After the way she learned how good Arata is at the game, seeing her mouth off (as is perfectly natural at that age) about how he could win against anyone in the class, it led to the big match of karuta being played in which the two young men who have varying interests in Chihaya go at it. Though the game itself does still escape me to some degree, it’s portrayed in quite the intense way here with a whole lot of speculation and concern among his friends about whether Taichi can actually win. And considering the way things have generally gone his way before, it’s a difficult challenge for him to face. READ MORE...