Chihayafuru Episode 17: Speed Isn’t Enough


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  1. Eva says:

    I think for Chihaya to understand the meanings and interpretations of the poems will help her memorize. For example, her Impassionate God card is red, so if she were to color code the differences between similar poems or understand the difference in story and time, it might strengthen her memory which is her weak point.

    After having watched today’s episode, more than ever I firmly believe Chihayafuru needs a second season or continue into 50 episodes. I would hate to see an Anime Orignal ending, there’s lots of material for them to use in the manga, and I would be incredibly frustrated to see them end here after having wasted last week’s episode on a recap/gag. I know the BD/DVD sales aren’t too hot, but I’m crossing my fingers that hopefully this will get a second season. There’s one way to confirm whether they are heading into an Anime Orignal ending, and that’s depends on whether two new characters show up and join their club like in the manga. I don’t know whether this episode happened in the manga, I’d have to check- but to be honest, I’m actually afraid to do so.

    • Vantage says:

      Ah, I see. It would mean she wouldn’t have to take wild guesses for multi-syllable cards too, since there’s always a chance for a fault.

      I doubt a continuation would happen at this point, but I’m really hoping a second season turns up as well. If they go anime-original though, it’s a clear sign they’re not willing to do any more and just stopping there. If on the off-chance they do, I hope quality doesn’t drop or anything.

      • Eva says:

        //If they go anime-original though, it’s a clear sign they’re not willing to do any more and just stopping there.//

        That’s precisely what I’m concerned about. LMAO!

  2. hyperborealis says:

    Nice catch on contrasting the relay race at the beginning with the rest of the episode. But relay races are won not just on speed but on teamwork–the track team (which you would think would be a lock to win) loses on bad baton passing. So I don’t think the episode is saying contradictory things about speed. Instead, I think the prelude emphasizes the importance of teamwork, in order to bring out the contrast later between Chihaya, Kana, and Tsutomu helping each other figure out how to improve their play versus Taichi/Nishida being sneaky and trying to advance themselves individually while going behind the team’s back.

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