Chihayafuru 2 Episode 2: A Beautiful Soul


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  1. Noc says:

    What I really, reeeally love about Chihayafuru is, these characters aren’t just your typical anime personalities, they truely feel like they’re real people. There are parts to Hanano’s character that really bother me, as was intended by the original mangaka, but because she feels so real, I know that like a real person she’ll be able to grow and change as seen at the end of this episode. Sure her reasons for staying are shallow, but the little reasons that make people take action are much more endearing to me than the grandeur aspirations featured in other animes. I’m looking forward to seeing her develop into a proper team member who loves karua just as much as she loves Taichi (okay, maybe that’s a stretch XP)

    As for the new male member…his style of playing comes off as very boorish, I think Kanade is gonna blow a fuse over it if he doesn’t correct his behavior by the time he dawns his first set of hakama. I’m talking about his noisy exclamations and intimidation techniques- they may be helpful to him in some cases but it feels like a dog barking because his bite isn’t good enough. Also, I’d like to see him play against Sudou at least once XD creepy excited kid VS creepy sadist guy, oh it is ON! Hahaha~

    • Vantage says:

      I agree completely – there’s something about how down-to-earth Chihayafuru is, that lets us connect with the show and its characters on a deeper level rather than relying on the ornate frills many shows fall back on. Natural beauty describes it well I think :D

      Hahaha I think Kana-chan will keep him off the hakama until he’s learned the proper etiquette at the very least – and I’m not too sure how I feel about intimidation techniques. They can prove to be a useful tactic at times, but like that time when Chihaya played a former Queen, the latter’s constant contesting of cards made her victory seem really cheap in the end.