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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: All her life, Chihaya's dream was to see her model sister become Japan's best... That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.

Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game--known as Hyakunin Isshu--in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata's place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.

Chihayafuru won the 2nd Manga Taisho Award. Winner of the 35th annual Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo.
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258 Comments

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
I really wish
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Confession?! I think I'll count that as a confession. Make way for the OTP chapters.

What a great release, thanks so much!
dun dun duuuuuun!

No. get that first year girl away from chihaya. ugh. dude you dont just rub in the fact you won and then behind someones back say "haha, theyre weak, lets take over!" =_=

Wait till chihaya returns :) prolly when she sees arata team play
And win ofk

Oh boohoo Taichi's acting like a little butthurt bitch again. Is that surprising to anyone since he's been acting the same way since the manga started? He hasn't grown up yet and I don't see it happening anytime soon. Can't control himself is he made of stone. If they do go out and she's not putting out is he going to thrown her down and rape her next? Crack up at these type of scenes where they say can't control themselves. Anyways this chapter confirms that sadly it's going to be Taichi who'll end up with Chihaya.

 

He's not talking about the stupid kiss. He's talking about karuta. He's telling her that she was incredibly stupid to think that he could go back to playing a game that is deeply connected to the memories, feelings, and connections they feel with the each individual card (a theme which we have all seen over and over again in all shapes and forms in this series). This is especially poignant because for him, almost everything good about karuta is ultimately about Chihiya.

 

So yes, I agree... that he can't control his feelings of rejection, frustration, depression, etc and go back to pretending nothing changed and acting as her friend and teammate in karuta. Even if he could fake it on the outside, he will not be on his A game (or should we say 'B' game? =P) and will have to go through an even more pathetic level of denial. Right now, he's dealing with the reality of their relationship the best way anyone can really hope to do.

dat last page tho 

lol

No. get that first year girl away from chihaya. ugh. dude you dont just rub in the fact you won and then behind someones back say "haha, theyre weak, lets take over!" =_=

oh i thought i'd just come and catch up on the manga i'd fallen behind on and NOW I'M SCREAMING X__X

It's not about looks, it's about POV. You got story from Chihaya and Taichi's point of view, it's only natural you root for this pair.

believe me..its also about looks..

if sumires drawing was more prettier(with long black hair with serious personality...just my thoughts..).............,.

..i guarranted everybody would have been rooting for sumire*taichi

dont get me wrong ,,,i just want to tell that sumire is also dedicated to taichi same ways as taichi to chihaya..

also sumire is not into karuta ,,overall her drawing is neither prettier than chihaya  nor much emphasis is giver to her personality and development aside for her love towards taichi ....which makes her very weak character compared to chihayas...(just... sumire  is not childish and is considerate of her surrounding)

believe me..its also about looks..

if sumires drawing was more prettier(with long black hair with serious personality...just my thoughts..).............,.

..i guarranted everybody would have been rooting for sumire*taichi

dont get me wrong ,,,i just want to tell that sumire is also dedicated to taichi same ways as taichi to chihaya..

also sumire is not into karuta ,,overall her drawing is neither prettier than chihaya  nor much emphasis is giver to her personality and development aside for her love towards taichi ....which makes her very weak character compared to chihayas...(just... sumire  is not childish and is considerate of her surrounding)

New chapter is already on scanlator's page

I think that he's hiding his feelings. He's obviously hurt, that's why he leaves the club, he can't face Chihaya like that anymore.

 

Author-sensei did well here, it's pretty realistic his actions. It's really painful to be in love with someone that you know very well for so many years and be rejected.

 

It's awkward for both so yes, it's what happens with a heartbreak. You avoid the person who rejected you and the other way around too. But when said person is someone you have to deal with everyday at your karuta club... his reaction is completely natural. It took guts for him to confess given the situation.

 

So much feelz. Those were 2 great chapters.

Wow, at the end of the chapter I felt that it's Chihaya that is the most heartbroken here. She believed that the three of them would always be in a pure relationship based on friendship and karuta only, like in their childhood, and now she has to face reality of growing up and people developing romantic feelings for her.

I kind of understand her point of view since as I wrote somewhere before, Chihaya, Arata and Taichi are the one and only OT3 for me, but I know life doesn't work like that :( And I also kind of understand Taichi's feelings here, too.

 

Putting that aside,

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