Chihayafuru 2 episode 22
For the love of… Why? Why did they spent almost an entire episode on this crap? Enough is enough already. They’ve been dragging things out for too long now. It’s probably going to be another corny ending if the pace doesn’t pick up.
So they actually focussed the match between Chihaya and Shinobu. Why? Everyone knew that Chihaya didn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell, yet they still focussed on it. It didn’t matter, because Chihaya still would’ve lost if she played her in tip-top condition. But to spend almost an entire episode on a match where the outcome was already predicted before it even starting is stupid. There was so much that I’d rather have seen, but no… Chihaya simply had to take the spotlight again. It’s annoying when it’s always the same character.
I also don’t see the point of focussing on Shinobu’s past. We all know why she doesn’t have friends. What’s the point of focussing on it? Are we supposed to watch yet another dramatic struggle as Chihaya does her best to become friends with Shinobu? It’s bad enough that we have to put up with her strange idiosyncrasies.
I really wouldn’t give Chihayafuru another season at this point. Just make the last three episodes count by showing us that match between Shinobu and Arata. Perhaps the last ten minutes could be used to end things with a touching party where everyone gets together or whatever. Just don’t focus any more on Chihaya, please.