Chihayafuru (2011)

  • Genre: Animation, Drama
  • Creator: Yuki Suetsugu
  • First Air Date: 2011-10-05
  • Last Air Date: 2020-03-24
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 74
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 23 min.
  • Production Company: Madhouse
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: Nippon TV
  • Director: Morio Asaka
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6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, competitively. Together with Arata and Mashima Taichi, Chihaya's childhood friend, they have great fun playing each other, but separate after graduation. 4 years later, Chihaya returns to town. Although Arata no longer plays the game, she believes that they will eventually reunite as long as she continues karuta. Together with Taichi, she establishes the Mizusawa High-school Karuta Club.

  • Keywords: high school, japan, card game, strong woman, sports, tradition, competition, training, romance, coming of age, slice of life, growing up, unrequited love, school, female protagonist, tournament, based on manga, game, old friends, junior high school, friends in love, big dreams, anime, school club, karuta, yukata, josei
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    Chihayafuru Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2013-09-13
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2011-10-05
    25 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2013-01-12
    25 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2019-10-22
    24 Episodes

    Chihayafuru Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Now the Flower Blooms30 min
    Season 1Episode 2A Bright Crimson30 min
    Season 1Episode 3From the Crystal White Snow30 min
    Season 1Episode 4A Whirlwind of Flower Petals Descends30 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Sight of a Midnight Moon30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Now Bloom Inside the Ninefold Palace30 min
    Season 1Episode 7But for Autumn's Coming30 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Sounds of the Waterfall30 min
    Season 1Episode 9But I Cannot Hide30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Over Parting Ways30 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Winds of Heaven30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Set These Forbidden Fields Aglow30 min
    Season 1Episode 13For You, I Head Out30 min
    Season 1Episode 14For There Is No One Else Out There30 min
    Season 1Episode 15As Though Pearls Have Been Strung Across the Autumn Plain30 min
    Season 1Episode 16The Autumn Leaves of Mount Ogura30 min
    Season 1Episode 17World Offers No Escape30 min
    Season 1Episode 18The Plum Blossoms Still Smell the Same30 min
    Season 1Episode 19As the Years Pass30 min
    Season 1Episode 20The Cresting Waves Almost Look Like Clouds in the Skies30 min
    Season 1Episode 21While Snow Falls Upon My Sleeves30 min
    Season 1Episode 22Just as My Beauty Has Faded30 min
    Season 1Episode 23The Night Is Nearly Past30 min
    Season 1Episode 24Nobody Wishes to See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms30 min
    Season 1Episode 25Moonlight, Clear and Bright30 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Flower's Colors Have Faded30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Though, Indeed, I Love30 min
    Season 2Episode 3From Tsukaba's Peak30 min
    Season 2Episode 4I Set Forth to Proclaim My World's Journey30 min
    Season 2Episode 5More Than Even the Clinging Vines Hanging Beneath Ancient Eaves30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Turn Tatsuta River Into a Colorful Brocade30 min
    Season 2Episode 7They All Exchange Hellos and Goodbyes at the Famous Gates of Afusaka30 min
    Season 2Episode 8Which Shines Over Mount Mikasa30 min
    Season 2Episode 9My Only Thought30 min
    Season 2Episode 10The Drops From a Light Shower30 min
    Season 2Episode 11The Love I Feel Burns Like Ibuki's Mugwort30 min
    Season 2Episode 12The Only Sign of Summer30 min
    Season 2Episode 13In My Dreams, I Creep Closer to You30 min
    Season 2Episode 14So Much That He Asks If Something Is Bothering Me30 min
    Season 2Episode 15When I Take the Path30 min
    Season 2Episode 16Wait for the Emperor's Return30 min
    Season 2Episode 17It Drives the Grass30 min
    Season 2Episode 18My Fear Is That You Will Forget30 min
    Season 2Episode 19I Do Not Know Where This Love Will Take Me30 min
    Season 2Episode 20The Fall Paddy Shacks30 min
    Season 2Episode 21Yet, in Name It Ever Flows, And in Fame May Yet Be Heard30 min
    Season 2Episode 22Meeting on the Path30 min
    Season 2Episode 23Cherry Blossoms Bloom on the Slope Below the Peak30 min
    Season 2Episode 24How Can I Tell Her30 min
    Season 2Episode 25I Can Look Up and See the Snowy Cap of Mt. Fuji30 min
    Season 3Episode 1May It Be That I Find30 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Hazed Early Dawn Light Comes Not From the Moon30 min
    Season 3Episode 3But From the Crystal White Snow of Yoshino30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Nobody Wishes to See30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Mount Amanokagu30 min
    Season 3Episode 6Tatsuta River Ablaze30 min
    Season 3Episode 7The Storm Blasts30 min
    Season 3Episode 8As Friends and Strangers30 min
    Season 3Episode 9I Recall How My Own Efforts Were in Vain30 min
    Season 3Episode 10Scarlet Kadsuras30 min
    Season 3Episode 11Leaving a Hovering Mist Above the Trees and Grass30 min
    Season 3Episode 12So the Flower Petals are Scattered Like the Snow by the Passing Storm30 min
    Season 3Episode 13Yet It Is I Who Withers and Wilts30 min
    Season 3Episode 14The Emotions Experienced30 min
    Season 3Episode 15As Helpless Autumn Leaves are Caught Against the Flow30 min
    Season 3Episode 16Takes Me Away in Haste30 min
    Season 3Episode 17As My Sleeves are Wet with Dew30 min
    Season 3Episode 18The Storm Will Soon Carry Me30 min
    Season 3Episode 19Bring a Life of Everlasting Love30 min
    Season 3Episode 20May the Scarlet Kadsuras30 min
    Season 3Episode 21To Restore My Faith30 min
    Season 3Episode 22Just as My Beauty Has Faded30 min
    Season 3Episode 23Like a Boatsman Adrift30 min
    Season 3Episode 24When Winds Send Waves Crashing30 min
    • Mamoru Miyano

      as Taichi Mashima
    • Megumi Han

      as Hanano Sumire
    • Tooru Nara

      as Nishida Yuusei
    • Yoshimasa Hosoya

      as Wataya Arata
    • Ai Kayano

      as Ooe Kanade
    • Maaya Sakamoto

      as Inokuma Haruka
    • Miyu Irino

      as Tsukuba Akihiro
    • Asami Seto

      as Ayase Chihaya
    • Tsubasa Yonaga

      as Komano Tsutomu
    Writing Yuuko Kakihara Series Composition
    Visual Effects Kunihiko Hamada Character Designer
    Sound Kosuke Yamashita Music
    Directing Morio Asaka Director
    Art Shinji Sugiyama Art Designer