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All her life, Chihaya's dream has been to watch her model sister become Japan's best--well, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. He explains to her that a dream is something she needs to work at herself. They play a competitive game 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 and wants to become the "Queen" of Karuta, number one in the world.