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Chihayafuru 2 – 11

「さしもしらじな もゆるおもひを」 (Sashi mo Shirajina mo Yuru Omohi o)
“I Feel As Though My Body is on Fire with Ibuki Mugwort”

Chihayafuru is definitely proving its versatility this season, but I wonder if it isn’t coming at just a bit of a cost.

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March 23, 2013 at 2:49 am Comments (29)

Chihayafuru 2 – 10

「むらさめの」 (Murasame no)
“Rain Takes Longer to Dry”

Well, Team Chihayafuru managed to drag out the much-anticipated meeting at least one more week.

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March 16, 2013 at 1:13 am Comments (36)

Chihayafuru 2 – 09

「わたのはら」 (Wata no Hara)
“My Only Thought”

To say that this episode was a long time coming may be an understatement, but it definitely proved worth the wait.

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March 9, 2013 at 5:59 am Comments (35)

Chihayafuru 2 – 08

「みかさのやまに いでしつきかも」 (Mikasa no Yama ni Ideshi Tsukikamo)
“Which Shines over Mount Mikasa”

Don’t worry, I’ll get to what happened at the end – just keep your shirts on for a minute…

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March 2, 2013 at 2:19 am Comments (32)

Chihayafuru 2 – 07

「しるもしらぬも あふさかのせき」 (Shiru mo Shiranu mo Ōsaka no Seki)
“They All Exchange Hellos and Goodbyes at the Gates of Ōsaka”

Every time Taichi gets kicked in the gut, I have to fight the urge to double over myself.

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February 23, 2013 at 3:26 am Comments (33)

Chihayafuru 2 – 06

「たつたのかはの にしきなりけり」 (Tatsuta no Kahano ni Shikinarikeri)
“To Set the Tatsuta River Ablaze”

Every week is a reminder of just why I love Chihayafuru.

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February 16, 2013 at 7:43 am Comments (51)

Chihayafuru 2 – 05

「なほあまりある むかしなりけり」 (Nao Amari Aru Mukashi Narikeri)
“Be As Dear Now, Those Were the Good Old Days”

“Every poem read sends you back a thousand years. How many sports are capable of such a feat?”

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February 9, 2013 at 4:50 am Comments (26)

Chihayafuru 2 – 04

「ひとにはつげよ あまのつりぶね」 (Hito ni wa Tsugeyo Ama no Tsuribune)
“To Tell the People in the Capitals That I Make for the Islands”

There’s no need to mince words – that was utterly fantastic. Chihayafuru firing on all cylinders.

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February 2, 2013 at 4:11 am Comments (36)

Chihayafuru 2 – 03

「つくばねの」 (Tsukubane no)
“Feel Love Deepen”

There are many anime of recent vintage that I love, but there’s nothing that feels quite like the experience of watching Chihayafuru.

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January 26, 2013 at 12:56 am Comments (34)

Chihayafuru 2 – 02


“As My Love First Came”

Advice to young girls not so interested in Karuta – don’t ask Harada-sensei “What’s so fun about Karuta?”

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January 19, 2013 at 5:30 am Comments (30)

Chihayafuru 2 – 01

「はなのいろは」 (Hana no Iro wa)
“So The Flower Has Wilted”

You’d have to search long and hard for two words that would make me happier than these: “Chihayafuru’s back”.

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January 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm Comments (50)

Chihayafuru – Season 2 Announced

Sometimes the good guys win after all.

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June 8, 2012 at 11:53 am Comments (56)

Chihayafuru – 25 (END)

「(もれいづるつきのかげのさやけさ」 (Moreizuru Tsuki no Kage no Sayakesa)
“Moonlight, Clear and Bright”

I don’t want it to be true, but it is – this is the last Taichi Tuesday.  I’m grateful to have had the chance to watch such a superb, heartfelt and thoroughly wonderful anime as Chihayafuru.

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March 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm Comments (82)

Chihayafuru – 24

「をのへのさくらさきにけり」 (Onoe no Sakura Saki ni keri)
“Nobody Wishes to See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms”

After bonding with Chihayafuru for six months, I really want a finale next week that focuses on Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata (and preferably includes Harada and the Chibis) and touches the heart in the way only this show has been able to do lately.

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March 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm Comments (48)

Chihayafuru – 23

「しろきをみればよぞふけにける」 (Shiroki wo Mireba yo Zofuke ni Keru)
“The Night is Nearly Past”

Damn, this show is seriously going to be the end of me.

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March 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm Comments (56)

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