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Chihayafuru 2 Episode 1: So The Flower Has Wilted

The second season of Chihayafuru embarks on an auspicious start. Faster than Chihaya’s speed, the premier episode covers incredible ground in foreshadowing the conflicts of…

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Exposition: Anime Expo 2012, Day 3 [FINAL]

The final day gendomike went to Anime Expo 2012 may not have been the last day of the con, but it was still full of surprises from the Madhouse/Chihayafuru team, the LiSA concert, and the Total Eclipse premiere!

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Bridging The Gap: Crossing The Stream Rubicon

It’s an amazing thing, to be able to watch such a subculture-centric form of entertainment like anime at the instant click of a mouse. It’s…

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Kana-chan, the Oppai Queen!

While Chihaya aims for the Karuta Queen, Kana-chan is the Oppai Queen. But she is himote (非モテ “unpopular”) despite her oppai? Unbelievable. Why?

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Chihayafuru: karuta = jisaku-poemu (自作ポエム)

Chihayafuru is about Hyakunin Isshu karuta, which is all about jisaku-poemu (自作ポエム “self-produced original poetry”). It’s full of that!

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Chihayafuru: The Rules of the Shoujo Game

I’m now caught up on Chihayafuru, which is an interesting experiment in how much an anime can be fixated on a single subject without losing its human focus. Is karuta really a metaphor for everything?

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