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    Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki



    Chihayafuru

    By: SUETSUGU Yuki
    Genre: Drama, School Life, Sports
    Serialized In: Be Love
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    All her life, Chihaya's dream was to see her model sister become Japan's best... That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.

    Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game--known as Hyakunin Isshu--in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata's place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.

    Winner of the 2009 Manga Taisho Award
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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    ahhh great manga, thanks for sharing. Has its great sad moments. I'm loving it. Didn't expect them to be grade schoolers though, kind of wanting a time skip haha.

    edit: spoke too soon i guess lol.
    Last edited by Elleian; January 10, 2010 at 01:04 AM.

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    Yeah, there's a time skip, I haven't gotten to it yet though. Considering this is from one of the most notorious modern mangaka I was surprised with how well written it is. Reminds me of a josei Hikaru no Go, minus the super natural angle. Guess focusing on an obscure Japanese game is the only reason for that ^^

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    :/ releases are oh so long.. any news of this going to be licensed?
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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    It's sad that J-Sis is only semi-active, they do so many good series it's a shame they don't release a little more often. I have no hope of it being licensed anytime soon. I don't trust Del-Ray.

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    This manga is great and original. Depiction too is excellent and versatile (i.e. not according to a particular genre or not generic)

    But its so bad that it is released so slowly when the manga is this good and so many ordinary mediocre mangas are being released.

    It can be enjoyed by all kinds of readers so I seriously hope a scanlation team pick it up and release it fast so that it will reach to its current status in Japan as soon as it can be

    So SCANLATION TEAM PLEASE LISTEN.......sigh
    Last edited by smokeesid; March 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM.
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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    The scanlation team needs a dedicated editor for Chihayafuru, not people complaining about slow releases.

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    ^ one of the problems with that, at least i think, is that most people don't want to edit mangas they like.. they want to see the art/etc. fresh and new and how it was supposed to be presented. At least that's how i feel LOL

    Also I'm glad a group picked it up.. honestly this manga is just amazing

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    Quote Originally Posted by cmertb View Post
    The scanlation team needs a dedicated editor for Chihayafuru, not people complaining about slow releases.
    I am too busy with study and other stuff to have time for Photoshop or scanlating manga right now. Exams are going on and for some reasons will continue until the end of June and after that I will get 3-4 hrs time so I will try to join Immortal-abyss somewhere in July (if its not for some imponderable). And at the moment a little bit of cleaning(and may be redrawing) and typesetting is left to learn


    What I wrote is a request and to tell that this manga is good and worth scanlating.I don't have time doesn't mean that no one in the world is free
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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    Chihayafuru now has an anime! Visit its thread at Otaku Theater section for more information and discussion. English-subbed episodes can be found at various sites, for example cyber12.

    More incentive for me to try this manga. Kinda delayed my plan to read this series for some time now, lol.

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    I've been reading and watching the two versions of Chiharafuyu and I'd say the anime has been pretty faithful - it may shorten certain transition scenes by actually merging it with the current events so that it still flows rather seamlessly (case in point after Chihaya won the tournament and was going to bring home Arata and next day look for glasses, anime gets rid of one kyaa moment of her leading him home and instead resolves the whole short scene with the glasses by realistically looking for it at the same day it was lost). So I'd suggest for those waiting for scans to give the anime a try as its quite faithful to the material and conscientious about what it edits. More importantly I see no fillers as of the moment so (I've also went through the RAWs so far) watch away~

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    Yeah, there's a time skip, I haven't gotten to it yet though. Considering this is from one of the most notorious modern mangaka I was surprised with how well written it is. Reminds me of a josei Hikaru no Go, minus the super natural angle. Guess focusing on an obscure Japanese game is the only reason for that ^^
    To be honest this is what I worry about with the mangaka for those who aren't familiar with Slam Dunk and Eden no Hana you'd realize the author is actually a very good writer. While there is no excuse for her plagiarizing of frames I would at least clarify that it is the frames or style of art - basically tracing - that was done rather than the actual writing of the scene. So while she may be lacking in the art department - kinda questionable given how well drawn Chihayfuru is - I would not doubt her writing skills. Keep in mind Eden no Hana did have fans rightly so because of her ability to craft a story she is a strong writer. Shame the whole plagarism thing keeps coming up, but unavoidable, still don't let that scare you away from Chihayafuru its one of the better Josei's I've encountered. Her strong point especially is her ability to write romance, and Chihayafuru oozes that in a subtle manner (starting with the title for those familiar with the poem the title was taken from, its explained anyways) that you'll appreciate the pairing of Arata X Chihaya.
    Last edited by Hamy; November 24, 2011 at 07:57 AM.

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    Chapter 11 Read Online here

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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    Getting new translations of Chihayafuru is wonderful, thank you Lazy Ass Scans! On rereadng the first ten chapters, Chiha has become one of my favorite series. It reminds me of Piano no Mori: heartfelt, emotional, honest yet never Hallmark Card saccharin. Karuta represents to Chihaya what competition should represent to everyone: a bonding experience, something that draws people together as both friends and rivals.

    Kana-chan should be an interesting character, helping link Chihaya to the deeper meaning behind the cards and improving her skills. I'm looking forward to her forcing hakama on the Karuta club too.

    Hopefully Chihaya and Taichi end up dating, though I am resigned to the fact that Arata is clearly the love interest. I'm not as big a fan as he is to much of the moody, emo shoujo manga boy. Zero without the suicidial overtones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    Hopefully Chihaya and Taichi end up dating, though I am resigned to the fact that Arata is clearly the love interest.
    I so hope for it, too! For great many reasons, not least of which is the fact their personalities fit very well. Chihaya is overzealous and pushy, which is perfectly balanced out with Taichi's common sense, cool head, brains and attentiveness to those around him. He can cool her head a bit and divert the harm she might unintentionally cause to those around her without stifling her zeal or driving her into the box. Not to mention he has the makings of the best kind of a natural leader, able to find just the right thing to say and do right by everyone. It's the combination of the driving force with the perfect control system to direct it.

    Also, I wouldn't be so quick to appoint Arata as the outright love interest. There's a possibility, yes, but I wouldn't be claiming with any certainity that Chihaya's in love with him. I'll try to avoid spoilers, but it's gonna be tough...

    Chihaya is pretty much still a kid. An obsessed with karuta kid. She's not quite ready to perceive the whole extend of the situation around her, much like kids can't. She's growing little by little, though, and later there're some moments where you're left to wonder if she's starting to get a bit of a clue... only the tiniest bit of a clue, but still. Many people chose to interpret her thoughts about Arata as her pining after him. That's not quite how I see it. The fact is Arata is her karuta idol AND he's far away. Taichi, on the other hand, is always by her side.
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    But what if the situation was reverse? If Taichi was the one far away and Arata by Chihaya's side? I'm sure she would be thinking about Taichi then. There's no need to think about the person who's right here with you, before your eyes.

    With Taichi, though, it's all very certain,
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    There'll be a few incredible moments with him, showing the distance he's ready to go for Chihaya (worry not, I'm not spoilering those). Btw, Taichi is incredibly popular with women (of all ages))) to the point where the other guys think why he even needs to be strong in karuta when he's already that popular.

    As for Arata, there's a possibility he might've started to take a romantic interest in Chihaya. It's no more than slight hints, up to interprettion, and it's very difficult to explain without some serious spoilers...
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    But what strikes me most is the difference in the priorities of the three of them. At different points in the manga, in different situations they all make one similar statement in their mind. About what they love. For Chihaya and Arata it's karuta, for Taichi - Chihaya. That, I think, might prove crutial in the end when she makes her choice (if we ever get to that point...)

    I understand that at the moment, for those who watch anime and not up to date with the manga, it seems that Arata is all Chihaya thinks about, and Taichi has no chance. But believe me, it's not so. There will be a few very shipping moments for Taichi/Chihaya which very much open a possibility Chihaya's caring for Taichi starts to exceed the friend zone. And it's hinted she starts to notice it's Taichi who worries about her, supports her in the most dire situations, finds the right words to motivate her and cheer her up or just silently understands her, sharing her pain. The anime, too, is almost at the point where there soon will be moments that should shake Arata's seemingly impregnable position.

    And another thing I want to mention. At first, I kind of was under impression that Arata and Taichi are connected through Chihaya. That is, if you take Chihaya out of the equation, they'll be disconnected. Not so. There're a couple of brief, easy to miss moments in the anime and a bit more in the manga, showing that as kids, they were friends even without Chihaya in between. After the time skip, it's shown they're still properly connected, and that connection between them might be as strong as the one each of them shares with Chihaya.
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    Anyway, I'm dying to read vol.15... dying, dying, dying. And I wanna read this manga as the chapters come out, but it seems impossible... Argh... *wanders off to find some hole, curl up in there and die*
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    Re: [Josei] Chihayafuru by SUETSUGU Yuki

    Chapter 14 here
    Chapter 15 here
    Chapter 16 here

    I heard they are squeezing alot of manga plot/story in the anime just too much... is that so?

    //I don't read this manga, just planning too.
    Last edited by RyuzakiRen; January 16, 2012 at 09:36 PM.

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