Chihayafuru 2 Episode 5: The Game Changer


My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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  1. Noc says:

    “If you don’t pull it together, I’ll stab you.” < Best line of the episode, and it wasn't even voiced!! Just like that, my love for Sudo has returned stronger than ever lol

    This was a great episode for many reasons, too many to name in fact, but here's a few of my favorite bits- The teacher's growing love for karuta. It was so touching to see she'd made tatsuki for them all (I'd been wondering why they never wore them before), and seeing her come to love the sport more and more is just wonderful. And Kanade!! Oh Kana-chan…I love any and all scenes focusing on her, especially when those scenes are of her kicking karuta ass. I also felt like she would have fallen for Sudo if not for his sadistic tendencies XP I ship Kana X Tsutomu though, so I'm glad it didn't actually happen. On that note, who would have thought Sudo was such a good reader?! I wonder if his seiyuu had to take lessons? Very impressive, in any case. And then there's Chihaya, the star of the show. Her actions were irritating to me at first since I felt like she was sabotaging herself by dwelling on mistakes, but then it was revealed that she was trying to combine the playing styles of the two reigning karuta champions and I was like AW YEAH XD still a little worried about the match though…

    This episode did a really excellent job of making me realize that although our main cast have their share of rivals, there are no true antagonists in this series, and as such, I have absolutely no one I dislike. I want everyone to win and feel sad when anybody looses!! It's a wonderfully rare thing.