Nov 30, 2011

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Chihayafuru episode 09

You guys will never guess what happened to me a few days ago. I mentioned Karuta at work and there were two people that actually played it before. It seems that even here people play it during group outings and whatnot. I honestly did not know that, and the fact that Karuta was discussed was purely because it accidently slipped out.

Anyway, the story continues with Chihaya’s hard work to form a Karuta club. She now has the minimum amount of members so their club finally got approved, although under the condition that Chihaya isn’t the president. I sort of laughed at that, but it does make sense, which is why they appointed Taichi to fill that spot.

They sure didn’t waste time. They immediately started practicing for the upcoming Karuta tournament. This would, if I’m not mistaken, be the tournament in which Chihaya will face Arata.  I’m pretty sure that’s the case, because Chihaya convinced Arata to keep playing Karuta, and that his grandfather’s death was not because of his absence.

Chihaya is really serious about practicing for that tournament. They decided to hold a training camp at Taichi’s house. His parents are out of town so it’s the perfect place for them to practice Karuta. Who knew that Taichi’s family was that wealthy? His house is huge!  All of the members, excluding Chihaya, who had been there before, were impressed by the size of his house as well as the neighborhood.

The training camp had begun and Chihaya was already pushing everyone beyond their limits. It was getting late and they had been practicing without breaks.  It started to show as some of the members couldn’t catch their breath. That’s why Taichi’s the boss, he had to step in before Chihaya pushed it too far.

It was a pretty good episode. Their club got approved, they set a new goal, they held their training camp and celebrated Chihaya’s birthday. I, although I haven’t actually gotten excited yet, would like to see the match between Chihaya and Arata. I hope it happens soon.

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