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Chihayafuru


Alt Names: alt ちはやふるalt Chihaya Furualt 花牌情緣alt 치하야후루
Author: Suetsugu Yuki
Artist: Suetsugu Yuki
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningDrama DramaJosei JoseiRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeSlice of Life Slice of LifeSports Sports
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Chihaya ha un sogno. Quello di veder diventare la sorella una modella.Un giorno un nuovo studente si trasferisce nella sua scuola: Arata.Il nuovo ragazzo le dice che sta sbagliando a incentrare i suoi sogni sugli altri e che un sogno va coltivato su se stessi. Arata è infatti un giocatore esperto di Hyakunin Isshu (un gioco di carte tradizionale) e gioca in un modo che Chihaya
non aveva mai visto prima. Dopo aver preso il posto di Arata in una partita, se ne scopre appassionata. Ora Chihaya intende diventare la numero uno al mondo!

Chihayafuru ha vinto nel 2011 il 35° Kodansha Manga Award nella categoria Shoujo.
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yea no. i guess you can compare it to a game? people are born into different 'difficulty settings'. one started with easy mode. with cash, skills, decent parents and the other with hard mode, without everything the other guy has, with only talent in just one thing, are you saying theyve struggled equally going through life? are you saying that a rich guy who has parents who are about to divorce has equal hardships with a child with two loving parents but dying of starvation in africa? there's something wrong with your view of the world my friend. tho my example is extreme, it doesnt change the fact that it applies to everyone.

 

another thing that's a bit unfair, the focus of the story is usually about chihaya. taichi is always around chihaya so his actions, thoughts and motivations are more clearly expressed while it's not the same in arata's case. people say arata hasn't done anything to be worthy of chihaya compared to taichi. isn't just because taichi has more means and more breathing room in his life to pursue her compared to arata? are you gonna argue that 'if you want something, there's always a way'?

 

dedicated his life to the girl? was it really something that heroic? he was always around her. he had the time. was he really struggling with what he was doing? did he really do karuta to reach chihaya? was he giving up something when doing anything that he was doing? youre a realist yes? why do you see what taichi is doing as some sort of heroic epic lol. go to school. participate in a club. pursue a girl who is also his childhood friend, schoolmate, clubmate. dedicate his life? did he fight a dragon to reach chihaya in a castle? don't make me laugh. don't give me that 'he could be pursuing something else' argument because he chose to pursue chihaya and play karuta. he was not forced to do any of them. it was arata who took up karuta again, an activity that he believed was connected to his grandfather's death, because he wanted to reconnect with his friends.

You really aren't being fair. You're using familial backgrounds as an excuse of why one person should have personal achievement while another doesn't. You're saying that Arata should get everything he works for because he's poor, but Taichi shouldn't get to feel good about what he's done just because he's a rich boy. Isn't it more detestable to have "everything" as a resource and not try to achieve something for yourself? And yes, Taichi is talented in more than karuta. That's why it should be counted to his credit that he gave it all up to play. Do you really think that he plays karuta solely because of Chihaya? Let's rewind to sixth grade. He was the school hero at the game until Arata arrived. He didn't know memorizing all 100 poems would be impressive to Chihaya back then. Sure, there was his Mom's influence in this, but he was also independently prideful of his skills before he realized how inadequate they were. And after the time skip, if he just wanted to spend time with her, why did he go to tournaments on his own? Why did he try to pursue Meijin, /without/ telling her? If he just wanted to spend time with her, then should't he have told her so she'd act as his cheerleader throughout the school year?

As a side note, I was the one who stated that Arata hasn't done anything to deserve her. I stand by that. However, not once did I say that Taichi deserved her instead.

Everyone's got their own problems. For example, someone suffering because of hunger, and someone who's in the middle of divorcing parents, what says they don't have the same magnitude to the person carrying it? Everyday is a struggle for that person and it's intensity is very real to them. Saying one is better because he was poor and decided to pursue a single thing and the other is worse because he's rich and broadly talented is a poor justification.

 

They both worked. The other dedicated his life on the game he loved and had the gift for, even without having concerned for the girl until much later, the other dedicated his life for the girl, and used the game to reach her even though he had to balance all other aspects in life, studies, and a multitude of things, only to have the fighting chance for the game much later.  And the least challenged, is the girl. So whose the better match for her? I think it's simple, each of them represent one of two sides, the ones who believe in the red string of fate will say the one, the realists will choose the other. And what is chihaya? Who knows, it's only now she had experience a challenge outside of karuta.

 

IMO, at this point, I don't really think there's any indication whose side is the girl leaning on. I think the author will show this once the girl reaches the top of the game. Only then will she have no reason to run away. And, sad to say, I think will be underwhelming.

yea no. i guess you can compare it to a game? people are born into different 'difficulty settings'. one started with easy mode. with cash, skills, decent parents and the other with hard mode, without everything the other guy has, with only talent in just one thing, are you saying theyve struggled equally going through life? are you saying that a rich guy who has parents who are about to divorce has equal hardships with a child with two loving parents but dying of starvation in africa? there's something wrong with your view of the world my friend. tho my example is extreme, it doesnt change the fact that it applies to everyone.

 

another thing that's a bit unfair, the focus of the story is usually about chihaya. taichi is always around chihaya so his actions, thoughts and motivations are more clearly expressed while it's not the same in arata's case. people say arata hasn't done anything to be worthy of chihaya compared to taichi. isn't just because taichi has more means and more breathing room in his life to pursue her compared to arata? are you gonna argue that 'if you want something, there's always a way'?

 

dedicated his life to the girl? was it really something that heroic? he was always around her. he had the time. was he really struggling with what he was doing? did he really do karuta to reach chihaya? was he giving up something when doing anything that he was doing? youre a realist yes? why do you see what taichi is doing as some sort of heroic epic lol. go to school. participate in a club. pursue a girl who is also his childhood friend, schoolmate, clubmate. dedicate his life? did he fight a dragon to reach chihaya in a castle? don't make me laugh. don't give me that 'he could be pursuing something else' argument because he chose to pursue chihaya and play karuta. he was not forced to do any of them. it was arata who took up karuta again, an activity that he believed was connected to his grandfather's death, because he wanted to reconnect with his friends.

why'd she need a hero tho lol. why not an equal? why not someone who forged his own path, who lost someone and made mistakes but continued living and pursuing his dream? i think he's a better match, a better equal for chihaya than the other guy who basically revolved his life around his pursuit of a girl. but no. since his grandfather was already taken from him, he's also in poverty, let's have taichi take the girl too. along with his wealthy lifestyle. take the meijin title too while youre at it lol. a guy who grew from poverty and was still able to grow up kindhearted and strong. another guy who grew up with everything given to him, along with talent in different sports but still became a bit twisted (tho he became better after the timeskip). it's plain as day who's the better match for the heroine.

 

Everyone's got their own problems. For example, someone suffering because of hunger, and someone who's in the middle of divorcing parents, what says they don't have the same magnitude to the person carrying it? Everyday is a struggle for that person and it's intensity is very real to them. Saying one is better because he was poor and decided to pursue a single thing and the other is worse because he's rich and broadly talented is a poor justification.

 

They both worked. The other dedicated his life on the game he loved and had the gift for, even without having concerned for the girl until much later, the other dedicated his life for the girl, and used the game to reach her even though he had to balance all other aspects in life, studies, and a multitude of things, only to have the fighting chance for the game much later.  And the least challenged, is the girl. So whose the better match for her? I think it's simple, each of them represent one of two sides, the ones who believe in the red string of fate will say the one, the realists will choose the other. And what is chihaya? Who knows, it's only now she had experience a challenge outside of karuta.

 

IMO, at this point, I don't really think there's any indication whose side is the girl leaning on. I think the author will show this once the girl reaches the top of the game. Only then will she have no reason to run away. And, sad to say, I think will be underwhelming.

Exactly this, Arata represents everything about karuta to her and nothing more. She has idolised him over his karuta ability and he's shown nothing to prove that he is someone who is able to reciprocate this interest and prove to Chihaya he is the hero she wants.

why'd she need a hero tho lol. why not an equal? why not someone who forged his own path, who lost someone and made mistakes but continued living and pursuing his dream? i think he's a better match, a better equal for chihaya than the other guy who basically revolved his life around his pursuit of a girl. but no. since his grandfather was already taken from him, he's also in poverty, let's have taichi take the girl too. along with his wealthy lifestyle. take the meijin title too while youre at it lol. a guy who grew from poverty and was still able to grow up kindhearted and strong. another guy who grew up with everything given to him, along with talent in different sports but still became a bit twisted (tho he became better after the timeskip). it's plain as day who's the better match for the heroine.

Personally, I feel like Chihaya isn't at a point in her life where she can enter a relationship. She's too selfish, because all she cares about are her own goals with karuta. However, I feel that Arata would be a worse option than Taichi for her when she finishes this arc of character growth. I have begun to suspect, based on what we know of Arata's life during the time skip, that he is every bit the coward that he once called Taichi. After all, his immediate next statement after that point was, "But I understand."

Think about it. You initially read the context of that statement as being their friendship with Chihaya. What if it was more of Arata's awkwardness showing through and he really meant the he understands what it's like to be a coward. Then consider every bit of Arata's story that's known. What if the reason that Taichi and Arata have such a strained friendship is because, deep down, they're both struggling with the same character flaw, and they both recognize the ways the other is overcoming it with jealousy?

 

That's a really interesting perspective and I could very well see that being the issue regarding Taichi and Arata. I also agree that Chihaya is not at a stage where she can enter a serious relationship and I don't think she sees either in that manner. 

Exactly this, Arata represents everything about karuta to her and nothing more. She has idolised him over his karuta ability and he's shown nothing to prove that he is someone who is able to reciprocate this interest and prove to Chihaya he is the hero she wants.

Personally, I feel like Chihaya isn't at a point in her life where she can enter a relationship. She's too selfish, because all she cares about are her own goals with karuta. However, I feel that Arata would be a worse option than Taichi for her when she finishes this arc of character growth. I have begun to suspect, based on what we know of Arata's life during the time skip, that he is every bit the coward that he once called Taichi. After all, his immediate next statement after that point was, "But I understand."

Think about it. You initially read the context of that statement as being their friendship with Chihaya. What if it was more of Arata's awkwardness showing through and he really meant the he understands what it's like to be a coward. Then consider every bit of Arata's story that's known. What if the reason that Taichi and Arata have such a strained friendship is because, deep down, they're both struggling with the same character flaw, and they both recognize the ways the other is overcoming it with jealousy?

I rarely comment, but the Arata fans have me a little upset. Arata brings out the best in Chihaya? How so?

 

Aside from initially introducing her to karuta, he's: 1) spent three years with virtually no contact with Chihaya, 2) told her to get lost twice when she tried to revitalize the friendship AND never apologized to her for his words, 3) refused to give Chihaya his number personally, even after Taichi told him to do so, and 4) still doesn't go out of his way to try to contact her despite supposedly loving her. The way I see it, there is only a friendship built out of nostalgia between the two and they don't really know each other at all at this point besides the obvious fact that they both love karuta. Any behavior or trait that Arata inspires in Chihaya is not actually Arata, but an ideal image that she has built of him over the years based, mainly, on a single moment of admiration from that first afternoon she spent playing with him. In short, he was her childhood hero. Does her hero really match up with the true Arata? Based on recent chapters, I doubt it.

Exactly this, Arata represents everything about karuta to her and nothing more. She has idolised him over his karuta ability and he's shown nothing to prove that he is someone who is able to reciprocate this interest and prove to Chihaya he is the hero she wants.

All in its due time. With Taichi stepping out, Chihaya and Arata have made huge leaps in just a few chapters. I think it's problematic to think Taichi should get his way just because he tried so hard (which Taichi himself seems to believe as well). Sure, it'd be great if he achieved his goals in school and karuta, but not if it's Chihaya, unless something points to a change of heart within her. People are not a prize. Chihaya was always drawn to the earnest, passionate Arata, traits which Taichi has been everything but.

 

I think you're giving too much credit to Arata and not enough to Taichi. During the first 30 chaps or so, I felt the same as you but Taichi has become a much more earnest person and developed a strong passion for karuta. The change has been gradual but present, uptil now he has been playing karuta for himself and improving himself. I'm not sure where you got the idea that "he believes he's not worthy" either and also Chihaya has clearly gotten closer to Taichi and her anguish over what she put him through is clear evidence. That said, I don't think that Chihaya is romantically interested in either of them tbh, esp Arata, she has only ever admired his karuta ability and loved the way he played...not once has Chihaya ever complimented Arata for anything other than his "magical" karuta playing.

I rarely comment, but the Arata fans have me a little upset. Arata brings out the best in Chihaya? How so?

 

Aside from initially introducing her to karuta, he's: 1) spent three years with virtually no contact with Chihaya, 2) told her to get lost twice when she tried to revitalize the friendship AND never apologized to her for his words, 3) refused to give Chihaya his number personally, even after Taichi told him to do so, and 4) still doesn't go out of his way to try to contact her despite supposedly loving her. The way I see it, there is only a friendship built out of nostalgia between the two and they don't really know each other at all at this point besides the obvious fact that they both love karuta. Any behavior or trait that Arata inspires in Chihaya is not actually Arata, but an ideal image that she has built of him over the years based, mainly, on a single moment of admiration from that first afternoon she spent playing with him. In short, he was her childhood hero. Does her hero really match up with the true Arata? Based on recent chapters, I doubt it.

It's incredible how weak Chihaya's development/character is compared to Taichi. Sometimes I forget she's the MC because he simply has had an incredible storyline and is by far my favourite character having started as the one I disliked the most. Chihaya are Arata are too one-dimensional and boring and I hope things go Taichi's way. He's tried so hard to become a better person but I feel that his meeting with Suo will lead to him playing with Suo's style which will lead to Chihaya disliking him


All in its due time. With Taichi stepping out, Chihaya and Arata have made huge leaps in just a few chapters.

I think it's problematic to think Taichi should get his way just because he tried so hard (which Taichi himself seems to believe as well). Sure, it'd be great if he achieved his goals in school and karuta, but not if it's Chihaya, unless something points to a change of heart within her. People are not a prize. Chihaya was always drawn to the earnest, passionate Arata, traits which Taichi has been everything but.

New chapter *O*

It's incredible how weak Chihaya's development/character is compared to Taichi. Sometimes I forget she's the MC because he simply has had an incredible storyline and is by far my favourite character having started as the one I disliked the most. Chihaya are Arata are too one-dimensional and boring and I hope things go Taichi's way. He's tried so hard to become a better person but I feel that his meeting with Suo will lead to him playing with Suo's style which will lead to Chihaya disliking him

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Fuck off Tamaru, you bitch.

namida-kun is so cute

It's BEAST MODE -  ON  for Chihaya :D  \(^o^)/

That Smile!!!!!     (OoO)

nice smile Chihaya !!!

This is what I love to see, a situation not being dragged out for too long and being resolved nicely. I do hope Arata wins because everything he does brings out the absolute best in Chihaya.

 

I do hope he grows into an amazing person because he does have the potential to move on and achieve amazing things. He's a cool character and I enjoy his screen time but I just think Arata is a better fit for Chihaya. 

He does bring out the best in Chihaya, that would be kurata, and that's it, there's nothing more to her character except kurata, she's had more character development in the last 5 or so chapters than in the entire manga.

Heck, I saw more character development from tertiary characters than I have from her.

 

Taichi could do far better than her in his sleep, so could Arata. 

 

It's sad, I enjoy this manga, but the MC is so freaking bland.

Seeing Mizusawa lineup without Taichi and Chihaya up front feels so wrong goddamit
Yes! Go Arata! Go Chihaya! Follow your Karuta dreams you crazy youngsters! Waah! T^T *proud tears*

This is what I love to see, a situation not being dragged out for too long and being resolved nicely. I do hope Arata wins because everything he does brings out the absolute best in Chihaya. He drives her to the best she can absolutely be and to be honest, I believe that's the Chihaya, Taichi fell in love with. She's most beautiful when she's driven and full of passion. I think this will be brought up at some point too. 

 

We've seen Taichi do a lot of growing and he's a great character plus we can all admit he's supermodel level attractive but as a romantic partner he just seems toxic for her. His driving force is to be with her, that's not healthy. The other 2 play purely out of passion and to relive those moments as a team that they both thought were some of the greatest moments of their lives. Taichi detested those times, and was jealous of Arata at every turn and is STILL jealous of him. He's smart enough to know how Chihaya reacted when he saw that text. He's too smart for his own good in some ways. Everything is relative to how Chihaya feels about something, which in turn makes him despise everything that makes her happy because it's not his actions causing it. I mean to some people that sounds romantic but to me that's just toxic behavior.

 

He's not his own person yet, he's trying to fill those gaps with other people's hopes and dreams including his mothers hope he becomes a top member of society, and Chihaya's passion for becoming the best Karuta player in the world. He has no motivations of his own yet, and that's where his growth lies. 

 

I do hope he grows into an amazing person because he does have the potential to move on and achieve amazing things. He's a cool character and I enjoy his screen time but I just think Arata is a better fit for Chihaya. 

Anyways, this triangle resolved yet? Personally I like Arata more but I don't really care which one she chooses. Its probably gonna be Taichi in the end cuz he has SO much more screen-time and focus than Arata does. Sure, it may seem like she prefers Arata now but flips are MUCH more common in Shoujo/Josei than it is in Shounen/Seinen. In fact, its pretty damn common.

Throwing a tantrum is much better than just accepting it, acting like nothing's happened, and pretty much just giving up. If he didn't try to do something, it would just mean that his feelings weren't all that strong to being with.

 

Let's get back to reality here. Love is selfish by nature, people are selfish by nature. Love is a give and take relationship. If you're the only giving and not expecting anything in return, than you are in a horrible relationship and its either not gonna last or at least one of you is gonna be miserable. And what is with all this boohoo about "getting in her pants" shit. Of fucking course he wants to get in her pants, sexual attraction is a pivotal part of romance, get over it and get back to reality.

 

Or is this just another one of those retarded biased "die for my ship" reactions?

Just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully, this motivates them to get back on the team and regain their focus.

Calling it now, Taichi will get super OP due to his private training with Meijin...Meet Arata in West vs East Meijin qualifier, only to lose Chihayafuru card in the luck of draw...damn
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