Posts Tagged ‘Chihayafuru’

Chihayafuru | The Weight of Friendship

January 14, 2013
Chihaya and Taichi overwhelmed with emotion -- "Arata is back!"

Chihaya and Taichi overwhelmed with emotion — “Arata is back!” – E20

My first thought was why is it only Taichi and Chihaya crying. A display of gross imbalance in the trio’s friendship; Taichi and Chihaya is more emotionally invested in their relationship. In a situation like that, getting a little misty eyed is normal. Didn’t really need Arata’s teacher to tell us he was very nervous about meeting them. I think it’s obvious he’s the type that internalizes his feelings. Then again it’s hard to warm up to a character that’s featured so infrequently and given a godlike status by his friends. (more…)

Chihayafuru S2 and Overview of Season 1

January 13, 2013

First episode of season 2 was compelling enough for me to go back to see what the first season was all about.

Wataya Arata (top), Ayase Chihaya (bottom left), and Mashima Taichi (bottom right)

Wataya Arata (top), Ayase Chihaya (bottom left), and Mashima Taichi (bottom right)

Basically, Taichi likes Chihaya, Chihaya likes Arata, and Arata loves karuta. Chihaya is fairly dense about feelings and doesn’t equate her intense focus on karuta as an extension of love for Arata. Since no one is chasing after Taichi, he gets his very own stalker in season 2.
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