Warning: some of you Chihayafuru fans are probably not going to like this particular post. You have been warned. If you are indeed a Chihayafuru fan, living with your parents and have way too much free time to waste on trolling because you don’t have a girlfriend, please do not read any further.
It’s been three weeks since this match started. Yes, it’s the tournament finale, good for them. Does that mean that we get to endure this for four weeks? I must admit that it was excited during the first two episodes, and that I was eagerly waiting for this one as well, but I’m quite disappointed now that it’s here.
Frankly, it is starting to look like one of those basic episode where the main characters struggle during most of the match, only to gain momentum and energy at the very end that will win them the match. I’ve seen several Chihayafuru matches that went down like that, so that is why I’m really hoping that Chihaya will lose this one.
It’s no biggie, Arata isn’t even there personally. He’s stuck in a room until it’s all over, otherwise he’ll be disqualified from playing in the near future. Don’t even get me started how Shinobu, the current queen, started to get jealous of Chihaya and her friends. She doesn’t have any friends, right? So what, she doesn’t really deserve them with an attitude like hers.
I’m afraid that I might have been mistaken. I was looking forward to the second season of Chihayafuru, but now I’m starting to think that another twenty-six episodes may have been too much. Thirteen short, yet powerful episodes should’ve been enough to make up a good ending. But hey, that’s just one guy’s opinion, which is based on a single (rather disappointing) episode.Read More
It never seizes to amaze me every time they try to pour new things into the story. This is rapidly becoming one of those supernatural shows where the players have supernatural abilities. How ridiculous…
I’m kind of pissed because of that whole “a reader’s voice is different”-thing. So what if they have a professional reader this time? Don’t focus too much on those sounds. It’s bad enough that there’s a character that can only play when there’s a good reader with a clear voice present. How ridiculous is that?
Frankly, I think it’s cheating. That girl and her grandmother have played lots and lots of matches, which means that they’re used to one another. She knows how her grandmother reads and her grandmother knows how she plays. That gives her a huge advantage over Chihaya, which seems highly unfair if you ask me.
To make matters worse; Chihaya actually got into that whole “listen to her voice”-thing. She actually listened and lost herself in the reader’s voice, thinking it could help her win the match. I’m not even sure that’s true. I suppose it helps when you have an experienced reader present, but an amateur with a clear, non-stuttering voice should be just as good?
It sound like I’m complaining and all, but I’m really not. Chihayafuru always amazes me no matter what happens. The only thing I’m mad about (I wouldn’t even call it mad. I’m going with annoyed here) is that Shinobu. She’s way too arrogant and thinks that she’s invincible. The thought of seeing her lose is what’s driving me.Read More
…Why? Did we do something? Weren’t the ratings to your liking? Was the excitement too much? None of it would be a valid excuse to throw in a recap episode. Just stab me, let me bleed to death, shoot me a couple of times in the face afterwards and just leave me out there to rot. That sound a lot better than watching this useless episode.
Let’s keep in mind that Chihayafuru’s second season only has twenty-five episodes, so why did they squeeze in a recap episode? We all know what happened. We all know how they got this far and thanks to whom. Just cut the crap and show us what happens next. This alone made the first season the best one. Too bad, because I had high hopes here.
Next episode should be promising, even though we should’ve seen it this week instead of having to wait another week. I’m sorry, but I can only describe this as a dreadful betrayal. I can only hope that the next episode will make up for this.Read More
Truly a difficult episode to describe, but I’ll do my best. The one thing that I really liked about this episode is how strong Chihaya’s next opponent is. It makes the match a lot less predictable. There are many more episodes to come, so it’s very possible that they’ll lose.
I’m not going all out about how they’re probably going to win. Chihayafuru is not that type of show. They lose almost as much as they win, which is something I really like about this. It would be boring as hell to see the same characters win over and over again.
Anyway, I like the looked of their opponents. That female teacher looks like a badass that trained those students like a master trains its pet. It’s no wonder that most of those guys are afraid of her. I find those kind of women very difficult to like. They are too ambitious, loud and like to be in control at all time. It makes me want to shove a knife between her ribs.
I’ll just end things here. I’ve made it very clear where I stand on this. I’ve probably also made it clear that I’m slightly sexist, because yes, I think that women, because of their own foolish doing, still are not equal to men. But that’s not what this is about; this is about the fact that Chihaya and her team could very well lose their match and end up second in the tournament. The only link to their victory would be Shinobu, the current queen. She might give Chihaya that extra push to give it her all and win her match, thereby encouraging her team to win too.Read More
It was nice to see that not all my predictions were spot-on. It wouldn’t be much fun if things got too predictable. That being said; am I supposed to be fine with this? It really feels like Chihayafuru is repeating itself somehow. Maybe it’s those new members that are finally starting to like Karuta?
Anyway, I was pretty happy when Chihaya lost. I know that it makes me sound as a weirdo, which I am to be very honest with all of you, but I thought for sure that Chihaya was about to enter a winning streak. She has been improving during the past few episodes and it really got to me. It was nice to see her lose like that.
Still, three out of five members on her team ended up winning, which means that Chihaya won as well in the end. I don’t mind that. They lost a match to Hokuo a few episodes ago, so it’s nice to see them winning again. It’s quite ironic that Hokuo were the first ones to leave with a crushing five to one loss, when they acted all high and mighty during their match against Chihaya.
Unfortunately I’m ending my post here. There’s not much that I want to add at this point. I mean, I could go on and on about how Arata still did not see any of Chihaya’s matches, even though that’s why he showed up in the first place, but I can understand that he decided to stick with Shinobu and his other friends, seeing as it was thanks to her and her influence that he didn’t get banned from playing in the tournament. It makes Shinobu sound like an angel, but she only did it so that she could play against Arata. Talk about being selfish…Read More