OH MY GOD, CHIHAYAFURU IS BACK GUYS!
I still can’t believe Chihayafuru got a second season. SO HAPPY! But anyway, onto the actual first impressions.
We do see Chihaya, Taichi, Kanade, Nishida and Komano. We even get to see Arata which I didn’t expect to see this early.
WE GET A NEW CHARACTER TOO! Her name is Hanano Sumire and she’s been recently dumped via text. Yeah, best ex-boyfriend ever. She’s now searching for the hottest guy in school and we all know who that is! Just in case you don’t….it’s Taichi…Had to say it just in case. Chihaya and Taichi are giving a speech saying how the first-years should join the karuta club. Hm…I wonder who joins! Of course,
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF TAICHI’S ADMIRERS! Well, actually, all the first-year girls want to join. Well, the one who does stand out is of course Sumire. Yyyyyeaaaaah, she doesn’t like Chihaya at all because you know, SHE CAN’T GETS NAMES RIGHT APPARENTLY!
They begin introductions until Sumire asks if Taichi has a girlfriend. THAT WAS QUICK! Every girl praises her for her question. Oh yeah, Sumire hates Kanade as well now for telling her to shut the hell up. GEEZ, this girl is quick at making enemies. She seriously needs to hug Kanade and Chihaya already. Friendship will begin with her and the two…hopefully.
Getting back onto the actual club, Chihaya asks them if they know anything about karuta. They just stare at her probably thinking “What the hell is she talking about?”. Kanade notices this and somehow the rest of the club doesn’t. Surprised, Taichi usually is the one who catches on quick to things. Chihaya continues on with the club like explaining the rules. Sumire tells the group the obvious saying that she and all the other girls aren’t interested in the complicated stuff. She would rather play another card game in the corner….I hate this character already. However, Kanade and Komano agree with this, knowing all twenty of the girls aren’t even interested in karuta. Chihaya doesn’t find that right though. She wants the first-years to participate in the matches they’re in. Nishida says that they’ll be the ones winning the matches, not the first-years. Oh snap, this ain’t good. Basically, what is going is that each member of the group have different things in mind. Taichi wants Chihaya to go back to single tournaments, Nishida wants to basically win every match, Kanade wants to teach the first years and so does Komano.
Chihaya tries to persuade Nishida to train the first-years but he doesn’t budge. They all meet up in the club room and get onto the topic of the first-years. They each say what they want to do and then Chihaya says what she wants to do, which is get Taichi into Class A. Oh and win the team tournament, single tournament WHILE TEACHING THE FIRST-YEARS! HELL YEAH, THAT’S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU CHIHAYA! TALK ABOUT BEING UNREALISTIC! I can’t forget about this one either, BEING AS STRONG AS HOKUO aka the strongest karuta school out there. Yeah….who are they?
Taichi tells the group if it’s all right if he can go play at Shiranami Society so he can get Class A. The group is okay with it and THUS HE RUNS OFF INTO THE SUNSET! We cut back to Sumire with Chihaya teaching the first-years about karuta. Sumire then sees a poem that makes her cry. I’m starting to feel so bad for her now, since she thinks the poem is abosolutely correct, most likely thinking it relates to her in a way. She sees Taichi and runs out of the class to catch up to him. The two talk on the train and Sumire says that he’s really popular and that a lot of girls like him. He replies back saying he would rather have a girl he can devote to. Sumire feels hurt but thanks to her shojo manga ways, she continues to persue Taichi to make him hers. Now I like Sumire a bit. 🙂
First Impressions: What a return. I really liked this episode despite having little to no Arata in it. Sumire, the newest member to the karuta group is interesting. She likes to think herself as a shojo manga heroine as she’s trying to get Taichi who likes Chihaya. This love plot should get interesting once Arata gets involved. I wonder if there will be any more important members joining soon which will most likely happen in episodes to come. Can’t wait till next week! 🙂