Chihayafuru 2 Episode 7: A Wave of Support


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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4 Responses

  1. I’ve read the manga up to the latest chapter, and the anime hasn’t caught up to that point yet, so this episode was not new for me. That being said, I still enjoyed the touching gesture from the band club, and I still giggled like a fangirl when Sumire asked Chihaya if she liked anyone.

    Speaking of Sumire, I too go back and forth with her character. I think I will probably dislike her until she gets some character growth and (I assume) learns to like karuta for what it is, not because Taichi plays it.

    Also, I’m glad there’s an official label for the Arata x Chihaya x Taichi ship. <3 Glad I'm not the only one.

    About the meaning of "Chihayafuru", I too thought after seeing this episode that the description of the spinning top was the meaning of the show (since Kanade referenced the show being in its 2nd season), but "furu" and "buru" are indeed two different sounds. I was browsing online earlier after I watched the episode and apparently Chihayafuru is the name of the team that Arata, Taichi and Chihaya played as when they were kids (I think it was on their shirts?).

    Love your review and I look forward to reviewing more after next week's episode. :)

    • Eva says:

      Thanks a bunch!
      Yeah I spoiled myself accidentally when I just so happened to peak at the raws that contained spoilers during a jump because there weren’t any later chapters translated at the time. But it’s all blur in the memory at the moment, which is a good thing because it prevents me from making judgements while knowing what’s ahead.

  2. Noc says:

    Chihayafuru and chihayaburu are just two different ways of pronouncing a decorative word that references, as its translated in most subs, ‘impassionate gods’ or the power of something almighty. It’s just like how tomato or data are pronounced differently depending on where you’re from ^^

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