Mar 3, 2013

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Chihayafuru 2 episode 08

My god, it’s like watching a mainstream battle anime. The abilities of Chihaya and her teammates swing from surprisingly weak to freakishly strong. I don’t like that. There needs to be some stability when it comes to their abilities and techniques.

[HorribleSubs] Chihayafuru S2 - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.23_[2013.03.02_23.02.34]So yeah, they entered yet another competition. Their first opponents were Japanese teenagers that looked like foreigners. They used their looks to throw Chihaya and her team off by giving the impression that they were really good. It reminded me of that good ol’ saying; “All is fair in love and war” – John Lyly I believe.

Yeah, they gave the impression that they were really good, but nothing could’ve been further from the truth. Chihaya and her team looked like masters compared to them. Even that creepy first-year was doing a decent job. I really hope it was because their opponents were weak, because I do not like the idea of them suddenly becoming so incredibly good.

[HorribleSubs] Chihayafuru S2 - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.32_[2013.03.02_23.03.24]I’m looking forward to their next match. That should clear up any misunderstandings surrounding their ability to play Karuta. Have they really become that good? Were their opponents just weak? I really want to know. That’s why, even if it’s just this one, I compared Chihayafuru to your regular mainstream battle anime.

The only bad thing about this episode would be the fact that Chihaya didn’t play in her new outfit. It would’ve been nice to see how that worked out for her, not to mention Taichi’s face when he sees her in it. I’m rather disappointed that he hasn’t done anything to get closer to Chihaya. We all know he has feelings for her. I’m sure he’ll make his move sooner or later though. We’ll just have to be patient and watch.

Chihayafuru 2 episode 08 screencaps

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