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I have to admit I'm really glad Chihaya chooses to watch Taichi's match. I was a bit worried since it's Arata and the Queen, two players she cares about a lot. But for her to choose Taichi means she cares for Taichi more than them.
And I was sad when Taichi decided to play his game fast so that Chihaya can watch the Class A's match. He really is unselfish, and that's why it's so painful to see him being friendzoned. But I'm glad he can win the match. He has been longing so long to be a Class A, and now he is at the same class as Chihaya and Arata.
And that last scene when Chihaya is so happy, she cries... D'awww.
As for the Queen and Arata's match... I like Arata's attitude. Somehow when he smiles at the Queen when she challenges him, I think that his smile is so refreshing (and suddenly reminded of kazehaya) that I'm confused how he can be so relaxed. And in the beginning of their match, when she says they don't need friends, he becomes a badass with his relaxed, "O ga?" And he keeps smiling throughout the game. Whoa. That's got to irritate the Queen. Way to go, Arata. I hope he wins.
Okay. I admit that Arata is SUPER COOL in episode 23 and 24. *bows on Arata* He looks super awesome while playing, when he smiles, when he wins... And I don't know, I really like his figure. The way his whole body and face is designed, together with his personality and the way he speaks... So prince charming. And what he did to Shinobu-chan at the end of the match is also very sweet. I'm sold.
HOWEVER! That doesn't mean I'll hand over Chihaya to Arata, though. Chihaya is and will always be and has to be Taichi's. Look at all those sacrifices he made for Chihaya, at the risk of disrupting his own game pace just to get the girl to the match she should've watched... It's touching when she keeps her promise to watch Taichi gets to Class A at the beginning of the season.
I'm not sure what's left for the last episode. Watching the new boy's final? And it feels like we're going to be left with yet another open ending...
Chihayafuru Season 3?
Wataya is such a strange family. Nasty grandfather, parents who pray so hard for their son to lose, and nasty boy.
A good thing that he's lean and tall too, so his form when he's playing karuta looks so beautiful...
Now I wonder if Shinobu will develop a crush on Arata.
But yeah, probably Tsukue-kun's match.
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And Ayase x Taichi all the way, they freaking deserve each other!
And obviously we will have a third season
He's obviously not to type to have this face , right? I don't know why I think so, I just have that kind of feeling. He's like the friendly type of guy that often broods, but whenever you greet him, he'll smile. We rarely see him in social situations, aren't we?
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Maybe there are other references in the manga but I didn't read it yet.
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@niichan : well about Hamy and Arata, maybe you should check the previous pages
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And now we have to wait.
The end was just ok. I expected a bit better stagingwise.
Hmm the ending definitely was a bit abrupt but I guess it couldn't be helped, they probably couldn't find a better point to stop. I prefer that over some filler ending. Besides that it was another good episode to me. I'm so with Kana, Taichi gooooo! I know Arata plays a huge role for Chihaya because he influenced her so much but come on, Taichi supported you like crazy for so long, give him some love!
And I wonder if we're going to get the real first "training arc". Guess I don't have to wait for the anime, now that the series catched up to the scanlations. Time to read the manga
Awawawawa~~ I'm really at lost for words to describe my feeling about this eps..
As I expected! We get to see "that look" again in Taichi's face. Poor him...
Not to mention, Chihaya actually said it! She likes karuta... and ARATA! (hey, it rhymes) I wonder which she likes best... And those poems about him is just... kirei...
DEMO! I agree with Kana... GO BUCHOU!!! Don't give up!! We'll support you!!
I feel like I find a kindred spirit in Kana...
Now I really, really want Season 3... Onegai onegai~~
Last edited by yukihime03; June 30, 2013 at 02:29 AM.