Chihaya Ayase, a strong-willed and tomboyish lady, grows up below the shadow of her older sister. With no goals of her personal, she is contented together with her share in life until she meets Arata Wataya. The quiet switch scholar in her elementary class introduces her to aggressive karuta, a bodily and mentally demanding card recreation impressed by the traditional Japanese anthology of Hundred Poets. Captivated by Arata’s ardour for the sport and impressed by the opportunity of changing into the very best in Japan, Chihaya rapidly falls in love with the world of karuta. Together with the prodigy Arata and her haughty however hard-working good friend Taichi Mashima, she joins the native Shiranami Society. The trio spends their idyllic childhood days taking part in collectively, till circumstances cut up them up.
Now in highschool, Chihaya has grown right into a karuta freak. She goals to ascertain the Municipal Mizusawa Excessive Aggressive Karuta Membership, setting her sights on the nationwide championship at Omi Jingu. Reunited with the now detached Taichi, Chihaya’s dream of building a karuta group is just one step away from changing into true: she should convey collectively members with a ardour for the sport that matches her personal.
Chihayafuru is the anime adaptation of the manga with the identical title written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu and serialised within the journal Be Love. Animax Asia launched the anime with English subtitles in 2013. The anime will get two dwell motion movie diversifications, each scheduled to be launched in 2016. The manga gained the second Manga Taishou award, and the thirty fifth Kodansha Manga Award within the shoujo class. Chihayafuru has develop into so well-liked that it boosted curiosity in aggressive karuta. The manga has bought over 4.5 million copies and has been praised for combining parts of sports activities and literature.