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Chihayafuru

English: Chihayafuru
Synonyms: Chihayafull
Japanese: ちはやふる
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2011 to Mar 28, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: VAP, Nippon Television Network Corporation
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Game, Josei, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 8.33 (scored by 68,109 users)
Ranked: #203
Popularity: #310
Members: 153,912
Favorites: 3,534

Description of Chihayafuru

Chihaya Ayase, a strong-willed and tomboyish girl, grows up under the shadow of her older sister. With no dreams of her own, she is contented with her share in life till she meets Arata Wataya. The quiet transfer student in her elementary class introduces her to competitive karuta, a physically and mentally demanding card game inspired by the classic Japanese anthology of Hundred Poets. Captivated by Arata's passion for the game and inspired by the possibility of becoming the best in Japan, Chihaya quickly falls in love with the world of karuta. Along with the prodigy Arata and her haughty but hard-working friend Taichi Mashima, she joins the local Shiranami Society. The trio spends their idyllic childhood days playing together, until circumstances split them up.

Now in high school, Chihaya has grown into a karuta freak. She aims to establish the Municipal Mizusawa High Competitive Karuta Club, setting her sights on the national championship at Omi Jingu. Reunited with the now indifferent Taichi, Chihaya's dream of establishing a karuta team is only one step away from becoming true: she must bring together members with a passion for the game that matches her own.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Seto, Asami
Japanese  
 
Ayase, Chihaya
Main  
 
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese  
 
Mashima, Taichi
Main  
 
Terasaki, Yuka
Japanese  
 
Wataya, Arata
Main  
 
Honda, Takako
Japanese  
 
Amakasu, Nayuta
Supporting  
 
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese  
 
Ayase, Chieko
Supporting  
 
Endou, Aya
Japanese  
 
Ayase, Chitose
Supporting  
 
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese  
 
Ayase, Kenji
Supporting  
 
Anzai, Chika
Japanese  
 
Daisuke
Supporting  
 
Obata, Noriko
Japanese  
 
Hanamoto, Ruri
Supporting  
 
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese  
 
Harada, Hideo
Supporting  
 
Hino, Miho
Japanese  
 
Horikawa, Michiru
Supporting  
 
Endou, Daichi
Japanese  
 
Ise, Daijirou
Supporting  
 
Nishino, Youko
Japanese  
 
Kanai, Tsubaki
Supporting  
 
Kanai, Mika
Japanese  
 
Kanai, Sakura
Supporting  
 
Shouji, Masayuki
Japanese  
 
Kawauchi, Shouji
Supporting  
 
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese  
 
Kinashi, Hiro
Supporting  
 
Satou, Kensuke
Japanese  
 
Kitano
Supporting  
 
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese  
 
Komano, Tsutomu
Supporting  
 
Murakami, Yuya
Japanese  
 
Kuriyama, Isamu
Supporting  
 
Yasuno, Kiyono
Japanese  
 
Mashima, Rika
Supporting  
 
Shimamura, Yuu
Japanese  
 
Mashima, Reiko
Supporting  
 
Fujita, Toshiko
Japanese  
 
Miyauchi, Taeko
Supporting  
 
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese  
 
Mochida, Futoshi
Supporting  
 
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese  
 
Murao, Shinichi
Supporting  
 
Anzai, Chika
Japanese  
 
Murao, Kenta
Supporting  
 
Anzai, Chika
Japanese  
 
Murao, Yuuta
Supporting  
 
Nara, Tooru
Japanese  
 
Nishida, Yuusei
Supporting  
 
Hino, Miho
Japanese  
 
Nishida, Yukari
Supporting  
 
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese  
 
Ooe, Rieko
Supporting  
 
Kayano, Ai
Japanese  
 
Ooe, Kanade
Supporting  
 
Higuchi, Tomoyuki
Japanese  
 
Ryuugasaki
Supporting  
 
Hirose, Yuuka
Japanese  
 
Sano
Supporting  
 
Satou, Takuya
Japanese  
 
Shibata
Supporting  
 
Ohara, Takashi
Japanese  
 
Sudou, Akito
Supporting  
 
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese  
 
Suou, Hisashi
Supporting  
 
Ootani, Ikue
Japanese  
 
Tachikawa, Ririka
Supporting  
 
Anzai, Chika
Japanese  
 
Taichi's girlfriend
Supporting  
 

 
 
Takemura, Keiichi
Supporting  
 
Murakami, Yuya
Japanese  
 
Takuma
Supporting  
 
Asari, Ryouta
Japanese  
 
Toda
Supporting  
 
Takahashi, Kenji
Japanese  
 
Tsuboguchi, Hiroshi
Supporting  
 
Nakamichi, Mihoko
Japanese  
 
Wakamiya, Shinobu
Supporting  
 
Hayamizu, Risa
Japanese  
 
Wakamiya, Grandmother
Supporting  
 
Shindo, Naomi
Japanese  
 
Wakamiya, Shiho
Supporting  
 
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese  
 
Wataya, Mari
Supporting  
 
Arimoto, Kinryuu
Japanese  
 
Wataya, Hajime
Supporting  
 
Horikawa, Jin
Japanese  
 
Wataya, Akira
Supporting  
 
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese  
 
Yamamoto, Yumi
Supporting  
 
Serino, Keiko
Japanese  
 
Yamashiro, Kyouko
Supporting  
 
Kawashima, Tokuyoshi
Japanese  
 
Yasuda
Supporting  
 
Ogata, Mitsuru
Japanese  
 
Yoshioka
Supporting  
 
Anzai, Chika
Japanese  
 
Yuu
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Asaka, Morio
Director
 
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
 
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Itou, Naoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
 
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director
 
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director
 
Watanabe, Kotono
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
 
 
Itou, Tomohiko
Storyboard
 
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Storyboard
 
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Storyboard
 
99RadioService
Theme Song Performance
 
Seto, Asami
Theme Song Performance
 
Akiyama, Yukiko
Key Animation
 
Aono, Atsushi
Key Animation
 
Hamada, Kunihiko
Character Design
 
Harada, Hiroki
2nd Key Animation
 
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Key Animation
 
Nagasaka, Keita
Key Animation
 
Shimizu, Tomoyuki
Art Director
 
Suetsugu, Yuki
Original Creator
 
Takayama, Naoya
Series Composition
 
Tsunaki, Aki
Animation Director
 
Ushijima, Shinichirou
Setting Manager
 
Yamauchi, Daisuke
Key Animation