Mar 21, 2012

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Chihayafuru episode 24

So it’s another one of those serious episodes with a few hidden comedy scenes, huh? That’s fine, I suppose, but I’m a bit worried about the ending. Next week’s episode is the last of Chihayafuru, but I can’t figure out what they’re planning, I have yet to see a set-up for a good ending. I’m not going to lie; that worries me a little bit.

The episode starts with Chihaya’s visit to Taichi’s house. It seems that Taichi’s mother isn’t particularly fond of Chihaya. I think it’s probably because she thinks that Chihaya got Taichi into “wasting his time” by playing Karuta. A fearsome mother indeed, and that’s why Taichi suggested to watch the queen’s Karuta match up stairs when the rest of the club arrived.

Now the match itself wasn’t anything special. It showed us the Shinobu’s, the current Karuta queen, past and how she came to love Karuta so much. But my god… She has become one chubby little mare, hasn’t she? It seems that she’s been eating a lot of ice cream in order to get some kind of “super rare” and “super cute” items. Women…

The match was though for both Shinobu and Yumin, her opponent, but things soon turned around when Shinobu picked up her own style and started using that infamous accuracy of hers. It didn’t take long before the match was over. Yumin was heartbroken… I sat here while watching her as she cry her eyes out. I felt bad for her, I really did, but I wonder why I could stop smiling? Oh, I remember, it’s because she’s actually an underhanded player.

Next week’s episode will show the masters’ match. How is that an appropriate ending? That’s the last thing I would want to see; some unknown characters playing Karuta. That’s why I’m a little worried, there’s absolutely no sign of an ending, even though last week’s the final episode. I guess we will have to be patient and see what happens.

Chihayafuru episode 24 screencaps

  1. Omigosh next week is the last episode?! Will there be another season? I can’t see how this is going to end either… I don’t want it to end!!

    • GameDemon says:

      There won’t be a second season. It seems that the show isn’t one of the popular ones in Japan. So the chances of a second Chihayafuru season are very low.

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