Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2011 to Mar 28, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Wednesdays at Unknown
Producers: VAP, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Drama, Game, Josei, School, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Type: BD, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “Soshite Ima (そしていま)” by Asami Seto (eps 1-24)
ED2: “YOUTHFUL ~from Studio Yamato~” by 99RadioService (ep 25)
02: The Red That Is
03: From the Crystal White Snow
04: A Whirlwind of Flower Petals Descends
05: The Sight of a Midnight Moon
06: Now Bloom Inside the Nine-fold Palace
07: But For Autumn’s Coming
08: The Sounds of the Waterfall
09: But I Cannot Hide
10: Exchange Hellos and Goodbyes
11: The Sky is the Road Home
12: Sets These Forbidden Fields Aglow
13: For You, I Head Out
14: For There Is No One Else Out There
15: As Though Pearls Have Been Strung Across the Autumn Plain
16: The Autumn Leaves of Mount Ogura
17: World Offers No Escape
18: The Plum Blossoms Still Smell the Same
19: As the Years Pass
20: The Cresting Waves Almost Look Like Clouds in the Skies
21: As My Sleeves Are Wet With Dew
22: Just as My Beauty Has Faded
23: The Night is Nearly Past
24: Nobody Wishes to See the Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
25: Moonlight, Clear and Bright
It may not look like it but this is a sports anime about karuta, a competitive card game. It’s also a story about friendship. It’s very fun!
Everything that goes into it is communicated with so much real, raw emotion that I could not help but find it touching.
Chihaya makes my kokoro go doki doki.
It was surprisingly an amazing sports anime. I would recommend it to any anime fan.
Immersive story about kids who play the card game Karuta and how much it means to them.
I never though’t I would get this invested in watching an anime about a card game and the people playing it. Highly addictive.
Pure, raw and heartfelt relevance revolving around karuta. Cute and at the same time, delivered a wonderfully crafted Slice-of-Life story