Mar 28, 2012

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Chihayafuru episode 25

It’s finally here! Chihayafuru’s final episode. It was as I feared; the anime ended with a few holes in the story. There was no match between Arata, Chihaya and/or Taichi. Neither of them became a master of queen and now they surprised us with a strange ending. I’m starting to get the feeling that this may not be the complete end of Chihayafuru.

I knew that they would focus some more on that master-match. It took up almost half of the episode, but it was a valuable thing for Chihaya to see. She realized, thanks to Tsutomu-kun’s data, her weak and strong points, and decided to work hard on improving even more. She is really nuts about Karuta. I doubt that she will ever change, not Chihaya, not anytime soon.

Things got a little difficult as it became a little bit tense. Everyone was dead-set on fulfilling their dreams. Chihaya wants to become a queen, Taich wants to become a master, Kanade wants to become one of those Karuta readers, Yuusei probably wants to become a master as well, and Tsutomu wants to help his friends reach their goals with the use of his data.

Meanwhile Arata was improving as well. He finally realized what he was playing for. Even his mentor, the guy who didn’t want to play against him earlier, returned in order to teach him some more. Everyone is growing up I suppose, time truly is a scary thing. Still, I was really looking forward to a match involving Arata.

The final episode was pretty good, but nowhere near the best. I’ve seen better Chihayafuru episodes, but that doesn’t mean that this one was bad though. Definitely not, I was pretty moved at the end. A year had passed and Chihaya was still being her old goofy self, hanging up posters for the Karuta club. The anime was a good, really good, and I would most certainly recommend it to those who like a bit of drama and sports. Go for it!

Chihayafuru episode 25 screencaps

  1. zezaru-senpai says:

    Tragic. One of my favs during the winter. I heard that the latest sale figures weren’t that bad, so we might get to see more Chihayafuru soon!

    • Samaharu says:

      Don’t count on it.

      The sales in Japan have been rather low, not to mention the ratings. The future of anime is decided upon these results.

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