Chihayafuru 2

Chihayafuru 2

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Chihaya Ayase is obsessed with developing her school's competitive karuta club, nursing daunting ambitions like winning the national team championship at the Omi Jingu and becoming the Queen, the best female karuta player in Japan—and in extension, the world. As their second year of high school rolls around, Chihaya and her fellow teammates must recruit new members, train their minds and bodies alike, and battle the formidable opponents that stand in their way to the championship title. Meanwhile, Chihaya's childhood friend, Arata Wataya, the prodigy who introduced her to karuta, rediscovers his lost love for the old card game.

User Rating: 4.49 ( 4 votes)


Japanese: ちはやふる 2
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2013 to Jun 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: VAP, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Game, Josei, School, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Morio Asaka – Director
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Hideki Hosokawa – Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation
Tatsuma Minamikawa – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “STAR” by 99RadioService
ED1: “Akanezora (茜空)” by Asami Seto (eps 1-24)
ED2: “YOUTHFUL ~from Studio Yamato~” by 99RadioService (ep 25)

Episode List

01: So The Flower Has Wilted
02: As My Love First Came
03: Feel Love Deepen
04: To tell the people in the capital that I make for the islands
05: Be as dear now, those were the good old days
06: To set the Tatsuta River ablaze
07: They all exchange hellos and goodbyes at the famous gates of Afusaka
08: Which shines over Mount Mikasa
09: My Only Thought
10: Rain takes longer to dry
11: I feel as though my body is on fire with Ibuki mugwort
12: The only sign of summer
13: In my dreams, I creep closer to you
14: People would always ask if I was pining for someone
15: No matter where I stand
16: Wait for the Emperor’s Return
17: Gust of wind
18: My fear is that you will forget
19: I do not know where this love will take me
20: The fall paddy shacks
21: But its legacy continues to spread
22: Long Last We Meet
23: To see the beautiful cherry blossoms
24: When I must hide…
25: I can look up and see the snowy cap of Mt. Fuji


Great followup that captures the thrill of competition and the bonds of friendship among those who fight with and for each other.


Great and relatable characters in a fantastic and unique ‘sports’ series. Also desperately needs a season three.


A sequel to a stellar first season about the game of Karuta and the people who love it. Season 2 bolsters many more games this time around


Lovable, well-developed cast and a great ability to create gripping drama and tension. An utterly charming and well-written sports series.


Exciting second season to one of the best sports anime out there. I marathoned both seasons because I was so absorbed by the series.


LET’S GOOO. I love Chihayafuru. It has a more classic romance anime feel that gets me all nostalgic. And it gets me hype about cards.


One of the best sequels to one of the best sports shows out there.



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