History Manga / Chihayafuru

19th Oct '17 5:33:41 AM 1nightonly
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* {{Cast Of Snowflakes}}

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* {{Cast Of Snowflakes}}Snowflakes}}: Yuki Suetsugu seems to go the extra mile on this trope. Sometimes when she makes some minor characters, she puts them in prominent places on the page, even gives them background stories, and we'll never see them again.
14th Oct '17 5:57:32 PM 1nightonly
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* {{Jerkass}}: Taichi and his mom, but the former kinda leans to JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Sometimes.
** As of the timeskip, Taichi is more firmly within the JerkWithAHeartOfGold category.
** Also, Chitose, who withheld from giving Chihaya her New Year's money to buy herself some new clothes (since she'll be giving them to Chihaya in two years anyway) can't bring herself to continue acting that way seeing how nice and cheerful Chihaya always is and immediately gave her that fashionable new jacket she bought as an indirect apology.
** Sudo also qualifies.



* {{Jerkass}}: Taichi and his mom, but the former kinda leans to JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Sometimes.
** As of the timeskip, Taichi is more firmly within the JerkWithAHeartOfGold category.
** Also, Chitose, who withheld from giving Chihaya her New Year's money to buy herself some new clothes (since she'll be giving them to Chihaya in two years anyway) can't bring herself to continue acting that way seeing how nice and cheerful Chihaya always is and immediately gave her that fashionable new jacket she bought as an indirect apology.
** Sudo also qualifies.
8th Oct '17 8:23:37 AM 1nightonly
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* CripplingOverspecialization: Karuta players are required to memorize 100 poems (or at least their first few syllables) so that when a reader recites them, they would be able to find and take its corresponding card. On top of that, they are given 15 minutes to memorize the arrangement of the cards for their current match in order to take those cards before their opponents do. But after a series of matches within the tournament day, there is the growing possibility for them to mistakenly touch cards based on the position they used to have in previous matches. So karuta players also need to forget those past card positions and remember only the current card arrangements. Chihaya demonstrates this conditioned habit of remembering and forgetting when she was memorizing excerpts from Alice in Wonderland while listening from an audio book, only to forget them minutes later.
6th Sep '17 1:03:35 AM 1nightonly
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: What karuta teams are in general and Mizusawa's in particular. Kana-chan is all about kimonos and early Japanese culture, but isn't really good in sports. Desktomu was a serious, study-oriented type who had no time for extracurricular activities. Chihaya is karuta-obsessed to the point of monomania. Taichi and Porky seem to be the most well-adjusted in the group.
23rd Aug '17 7:09:23 PM 1nightonly
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** Kana - the dependable, [[WomenAreWiser wise and closer to Earth]] Wife.

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** Kana Kanade - the dependable, [[WomenAreWiser wise and closer to Earth]] Wife.
23rd Aug '17 7:05:48 PM 1nightonly
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* OneSteveLimit: With the ever-growing list of characters, this is bound to be averted. As of the last count, there are 3(GASP!) Taichis and 4 Midoris.

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* OneSteveLimit: With the ever-growing list of characters, this is bound to be averted. As of the last count, there are 3(GASP!) Taichis 3 (''GASP!'') Taichis, 3 Makotos and 4 Midoris.
23rd Aug '17 6:38:02 PM 1nightonly
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* OneSteveLimit: With the ever-growing list of characters, this is bound to be averted. As of the last count, there are 3(GASP!) Taichis and 4 Midoris.
20th Aug '17 4:29:45 PM luiginumber1
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** Kana-chan is this, along with EvenTheGirlsWantHer, as all the other karuta club members unanimously decided that she's the person they would all want to date (Chihaya included).

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** Kana-chan is this, this along with EvenTheGirlsWantHer, as all the other karuta club members unanimously decided that she's the person they would all want to date (Chihaya included).



* GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga: Obviously, although it overlaps with SliceOfLife genre sometimes.

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* GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga: Obviously, although it overlaps with SliceOfLife genre sometimes.



* TheGlovesComeOff: At the end of episode 21 of season 2, Chihaya [[spoiler: unwraps her injured right hand in preparation for the match with the Queen]]

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* TheGlovesComeOff: At the end of episode 21 of season 2, Chihaya [[spoiler: unwraps her injured right hand in preparation for the match with the Queen]]Queen]].



** So is Sudo, who manages to drive Chihaya to tears by bullying her 'lack of motivation' (ie. passing out during the match).

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** So is Sudo, who manages to drive Chihaya to tears by bullying her 'lack "lack of motivation' motivation" (ie. passing out during the match).



** Tsutomu is called Tsukue/Desktomu due to his studiousness and hilarious devotion to his school desk.
** Kanade goes as 'Kana-chan'.
** Nishida is Nikuman/Porky, [[BigEater no points for guessing for what reason]].
** Chihaya is known as 'Beauty in Vain' in the school.
** Arata is called 'Megane-kun' by Harada-sensei.
** Taichi is called 'Matsuge-kun' (Eyelashes) by Harada-sensei. Which fits as Taichi is a {{Bishounen}}.
** Hiro is 'Retro-kun'.
** Taichi's mom is, quite fittingly, 'Mrs Pressure'.

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** Tsutomu is called Tsukue/Desktomu Tsukue ("desk")/"Desktomu," due to his studiousness and hilarious devotion to his school desk.
** Kanade goes as 'Kana-chan'.
"Kana-chan."
** Nishida is Nikuman/Porky, "Nikuman" ("pork bun")/"Porky," [[BigEater no points for guessing for what reason]].
** Chihaya is known as 'Beauty "Beauty in Vain' Vain" in the school.
** Arata is called 'Megane-kun' "Megane-kun" ("glasses") by Harada-sensei.
** Taichi is called 'Matsuge-kun' (Eyelashes) "Matsuge-kun" ("eyelashes") by Harada-sensei. Which fits as Taichi is a {{Bishounen}}.
** Hiro is 'Retro-kun'.
"Hyoro-kun" ("retro").
** Taichi's mom is, quite fittingly, 'Mrs Pressure'. "Mrs. Pressure."



* {{Jerkass}}: Taichi and his mom, but the first one kinda leans to JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Sometimes.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Taichi and his mom, but the first one former kinda leans to JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Sometimes.



* LadyOfWar: Kana tells Chihaya that she needs to be more graceful at all times even in the heat of battle.
* LapPillow: Between Chihaya and Arata, after she [[spoiler: faints from a fever during a match]]

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* LadyOfWar: Kana Kanade tells Chihaya that she needs to be more graceful at all times even in the heat of battle.
* LapPillow: Between Chihaya and Arata, after she [[spoiler: faints from a fever during a match]]match]].



* TheNicknamer: Chihaya
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: The rules of Karuta are amazingly lax when it comes to unfair playing tactics. For example, if you aren't sure which card to remove, you can swipe a whole bunch out of the playing area with one move. If the correct card is among them, you get the point; if not, there's no penalty. Since players are allowed to array their own cards as they choose, they can even maximize the effectiveness of this tactic.
** On the other hand, Taichi rearranging cards in the middle of the match is improper behavior.
** There are penalties for touching a card when the poem being read isn't on the field, or touching one side of the field when the correct card is on the other side. You still have to have some idea of where each card is to win (or a really, really quick hand, which is Chihaya's strong suit).

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* TheNicknamer: Chihaya
Chihaya.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: The rules of Karuta are amazingly lax when it comes to unfair playing tactics. For example, if you aren't sure which card to remove, you can swipe a whole bunch out of the playing area with one move. If the correct card is among them, you get the point; if not, there's no penalty. Since players are allowed to array arrange their own cards as they choose, they can even maximize the effectiveness of this tactic.
** On the other hand, Taichi rearranging cards in the middle of the a match too much is improper behavior.
** There are penalties for touching a card when the poem being read isn't on the field, or touching one side of the field when the correct card is on the other side. You still have to have some idea of where each card is to win (or a really, really quick hand, which is Chihaya's strong suit).
behavior.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Harada-sensei says it best: kids can't go far in karuta without friends

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Harada-sensei says it best: kids can't go far in karuta without friendsfriends.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Chihaya is the {{Tomboy}}, meaning she will wear leggings under her skirt or heft a desk carrying a possible recruit into her clubroom. In comparison her sister Chitose, a model, and club member Kanade are girly girls.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Chihaya is the {{Tomboy}}, meaning she will wear leggings under her skirt or heft a desk carrying a possible recruit into her clubroom. In comparison her Her sister Chitose, a model, and club member Kanade are girly girls.



* TwoGirlsToATeam: Chihaya and Kanade.



* UnskilledButStrong: Chihaya. She's incredibly fast, but has no technique. In episode 17, both Tsutomu and Kana-chan point out her weaknesses, which actually pulls her out of her HeroicBSOD after Harada-sensei points out to her the problem of relying over much on speed. In episode 18, it's all but spelled out to her why her over reliance on her speed and sharp ears isn't the best way to play.
* WeakButSkilled: Tsutomu and Kana-chan aren't the quickest to react in a karuta game, but after some time, they've devised personalized playing styles that utilize their strengths. The former keeps track of his games with everyone, figuring where their strengths and his are. The latter can tell apart the cards with a certainty, to the point where multi-syllabic cards that start similarly are two totally different cards to her. They haven't won much, and still lose often to those faster then them, but in such a short amount of time, they've already closed the gap against ranked players.
** Kana-chan's arrangement of cards on her side of the field (by season instead of by sound) probably also confuses the heck out of her opponents, although it hasn't been mentioned as a competitive advantage.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The flashback when Chihaya is pinning up the notice about the karuta club starts halfway through episode 1 and doesn't end until the end of episode 5.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Chihaya. She's incredibly fast, but has no technique. In episode 17, both Tsutomu and Kana-chan point out her weaknesses, which actually pulls her out of her HeroicBSOD after Harada-sensei points out to her the problem of relying over much on speed. speed alone. In episode 18, it's all but spelled out to her why her over reliance on her speed and sharp ears isn't always the best way to play.
* WeakButSkilled: Tsutomu and Kana-chan Kanade aren't the quickest to react in a karuta game, but after some time, they've both devised personalized playing styles that utilize their strengths. The former Tsutomu keeps track of his games with everyone, figuring where out their strengths and his are. The latter weaknesses through observation and using them against them. Kanade can tell apart the cards with a certainty, to the point where multi-syllabic cards that start similarly are two totally different cards to her. They haven't won much, and still lose often to those faster then them, but in such a short amount of time, they've already closed the gap against ranked players.
** Kana-chan's Kanade's arrangement of cards on her side of the field (by season instead of by sound) probably also confuses the heck out of her opponents, although it hasn't been mentioned as a competitive advantage.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The flashback when Chihaya is pinning up the notice about the karuta club that starts halfway through episode 1 and doesn't end until the end of episode 5.
18th Aug '17 3:34:39 PM luiginumber1
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Chihaya Ayase dreamt of seeing her sister become UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s next top model until the day a new transfer student, Arata Wataya, tells her that she should have a dream for herself to work at. Arata's own dream is to become a top Karuta player; this dream also becomes Chihaya's own after she experiences the game firsthand and becomes entranced by it.

''Chihayafuru'' is an anime based on a manga by the same title, winner of Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo and the Manga Taisho Award. It also marks [[CareerResurrection the recovery of the author]], Yuki Suegutsu, after the infamous [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-10-19/yuki-suetsugu-copies-art-from-other-manga plagiarism scandal]] that almost ruined her career.

An [[AnimatedAdaptation Anime Adaptation]] was made, and has aired as part of the Fall2011Anime season. A second one has aired as a part of the Winter2013Anime season.

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Chihaya Ayase dreamt of seeing her sister become UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s next top model model, until the day one day, when a new transfer student, Arata Wataya, tells her that she should have a dream for herself to work at. Arata's own dream is to become a top Karuta player; this dream also becomes Chihaya's own after she experiences the game firsthand and becomes entranced by it.

The ''Chihayafuru'' is an anime based on a manga by was the same title, winner of the Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo and the Manga Taisho Award. It also marks marked [[CareerResurrection the recovery of the author]], Yuki Suegutsu, after the infamous [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-10-19/yuki-suetsugu-copies-art-from-other-manga plagiarism scandal]] that almost ruined her career.

An [[AnimatedAdaptation Anime Adaptation]] was made, and has aired as part of the Fall2011Anime season. A second one has season aired as a part of the Winter2013Anime season.



* SeriousBusiness: Traditional Japanese clothing is this for Kanade, to the point where she joins the club on the condition that they start wearing hakamas.

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* SeriousBusiness: Traditional Japanese clothing is this for Kanade, to the point where she joins the club only on the condition that they start wearing hakamas.



** The actual hundred poems, also to Kana, who takes it as a personal affront to be berated on her card arrangement by Nishida when he doesn't know any more about the cards than how he arranges them for ease of play compared to her, who knows them all by heart.
** Karuta to the karuta players, who don't let the fact that few others care for karuta, only that they play their best.
*** Arata's grandfather who was diagnosed with early dementia and was on his sick bed, for a brief moment remembers the tournament and demands that Arata goes.

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** The actual hundred poems, also to Kana, who Kana. She takes it as a personal affront to be berated when Nishida berates on her card arrangement by Nishida arrangement, when he doesn't know any more about the cards than how he arranges them for ease of play compared to her, who play, as Kana knows them all by heart.
** Karuta to the karuta players, who don't let the fact that few others care for karuta, only that they play karuta get in the way of them playing their best.
*** Arata's grandfather grandfather, who was diagnosed with early dementia and was on his sick bed, for a brief moment remembers the tournament and demands that Arata goes.



* TheUnfavorite: Chihaya. Subverted as her parents seem to come off as uncaring toward her at first when they seem to have endless picture albums of her older sister and her modeling career, but it turns out that they're overjoyed at the fact the can collect newspaper clippings of both their daughters. Chihaya's only just started.

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* TheUnfavorite: Chihaya. Subverted as her parents seem to come off as uncaring toward her at first when they seem to have endless picture albums of her older sister and her modeling career, but it turns out that they're overjoyed at the fact the they can now collect newspaper clippings of both their daughters. Chihaya's only just started.



* UnmovingPlaid: in the OP.

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* UnmovingPlaid: in In the OP.
26th Mar '17 12:46:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: While trying to decide on a new design for the team uniforms, Chitose comes up with some pretty good concepts; but then Chihaya hears a "voice from the heavens" (the author) vetoing the designs.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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While trying to decide on a new design for the team uniforms, Chitose comes up with some pretty good concepts; but then Chihaya hears a "voice from the heavens" (the author) vetoing the designs.



* DudeMagnet: Chihaya is one due to her looks, but men are usually driven off by her personality.

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* DudeMagnet: DudeMagnet:
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Chihaya is one due to her looks, but men are usually driven off by her personality.



* HotBlooded: Chihaya is very dedicated to playing karuta and will make very sure that everyone around her knows it.

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* HotBlooded: HeritageDisconnect: PlayedForLaughs in one episode. The gang goes against the Chiba team, which consists of "foreigners" who speak English with Japanese accents. This however is intentional. They were raised in Japan and can barely speak English. They were just pretending to be foreigners to freak out their competition.
* HotBlooded:
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Chihaya is very dedicated to playing karuta and will make very sure that everyone around her knows it.
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