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ちはやふる 1 [Chihayafuru 1] (Chihayafuru #1)

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楽しく英語で読める、対訳版「ちはやふる」無理なく、たのしく、「ちはやふる」で、英語力がアップ! あいさつ、友達同士の会話、百人一首、擬音語、擬態語を英語でどう言えばよいのか、がわかります。
Paperback, Bilingual, 286 pages
Published December 22nd 2011 by Kodansha Bilingual Comics (first published May 13th 2008)
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Summer
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those looking for an unique slice of life graphic novel series
5 Stars, Reread* February 3, 2017

*Review based on part of the series (ch. 1-175) since it is still ongoing

Chihayafuru is a difficult series to describe to someone else. The book covers may suggest that it's just another girly shoujo, but there is so much more beyond a pretty girl with blooming flowers surrounding her face. There is a romance, but it isn't a big part of the story arc at all. It's more about a young girl's passion for a sport, specifically a card game called karuta that consists o
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Ben White
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous and splendid. It's a manga about Karuta--which might seem to be a fairly odd sort of thing for a manga to be about, a competitive poetry-memory-tatami slapping-thing, but of course it's not about Karuta at all, it's about friendship and dreams and separation and ambition and, oh, just everything.

Aside from the beautiful art and the often breathtaking composition (I stared at the page where Chihaya hears Arata shouting for at least a minute, it's just so elegantly perfect), it's a master
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Sean O'Hara
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, josei, sports
This is a sports manga.

Really, it is.

I know, I know, there's a girl on the cover surrounded by flowers.

And yes, there's an appendix full of poems.

But trust me on this, it's a sports story.

The sport in question is karuta, a Japanese card game based upon the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a collection of one hundred four-line poems. There are one hundred cards in the deck, each containing the last two lines of a poem. At the start of the game, each player gets twenty-five cards which they then array in thr
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K. B
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This series is about a girl named Chihaya, an elementary school kid who has no dreams of her own, she thinks her dream is for her sister to become a famous model. All that changes when a transfer student delivers her newspaper and gets treated badly by other kids. Chihaya can't stand that and she speaks her mind without thinking first. So that leads to them becoming friends. she visits his home and finds out that he is actually a genius in Karuta. They play once and she couldn't believe that he ...more
Ana Luisa
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, digital

Esto es totalmente diferente. Un manga muy bueno (casi excelente) en donde aprendemos de un deporte conocido en Japón pero ignorado por el resto del mundo, Karuta.

Debo de decir que este manga fue una bocanada de aire fresco (algo que no me sucedía desde hace tiempo). ¿Qué tiene de especial o a su favor?:
1.- El dibujo es muy bueno. Los trazos son delicados, los rasgos son detallados y tienen un toque armonioso y femenino.
2.- La historia. Poco común, combinación entre 70% amor al deporte, 20% rela
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Sho
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I read the Chihayafuru series up until Vol14 at a manga kissa. I have been reading this on and off on a magazine but never as a whole. Well, I have to say I was missing something pretty good. This series is about a girl who is beautiful but doesn't feel confident nor loved as much due to having a more beautiful semi celebrity sister. She is not withdrawn or anything, very "tom boyish, " quirky, and loves the game of "karuta" to death.

Karuta game is "to be able to quickly determine which card ou
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Niratisaya Niratisaya
Always love Yuki Suetsugu-sensei's works ><
Lottie Eve
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are interested in the game Karuta, people who like cute, meaningful Josei manga
Recommended to Lottie by: Teepee Mortega
Thank you Teepee Mortega for recommending this to me! I love this manga so much :)
Laura D
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I absolutely loved this, way more than I thought I would. I bought volume one on Bookwalker as it was on sale, read it and then bought the volumes 2 and 3 (all that's been officially released in English so far).
Chihayafuru is a totally unique manga. It has shojo, josei themes embedded within a sports manga. However, it isn't about a typical sports but about Karuta is a Japanese card game.
I can't iterate how much I enjoyed this volume and I hope Kodansha Comics keeps up with translating the ser
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Courtney Williams
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book: Chihayafuru #1 (bilingual edition)

The author: Yuki Suetsugu (trans. Stuart Varnam-Atkin and Yoko Toyozaki)

The subject: Chihaya and her friends take part in a card game called karuta and strive to become champions.

Why I chose it: I didn't, actually; my Japanese penfriend sent it to me on her recommendation.

The rating: Four out of five stars

What I thought of it: This is the first manga I've read; I hope it won't be the last. The premise might sound quite dull – a story about some kids
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bakanekonomama
Temanya unik, tentang permainan "karuta" yaitu permainan kartu jepang yang berasal dari sebuah kesusasteraan klasik bernama, "Hyakunin Isshu". Permainannya mudah. Ada dua buah kartu yang saling berpasangan yang jumlahnya banyak (mungkin ratusan). Ada seorang yang menyebutkan kata-kata di kartu yang dipegangnya, lalu pemain (jumlahnya minimal 2 orang) harus main cepat-cepatan mengambil kartu yang jadi pasangannya. Yah, mirip permainan kartu jaman SD dulu lah. Cuman yg dulu saya maenin gambarnya S ...more
Maricar Dizon
Status: On going

This is one of my most favorite manga ever. I've marathon-read it from volume 1 to 34. It has been two days since I was done yet this story is still haunting my whole being. I can still see the scenes inside my head. I can still see the characters talking and interacting with each other. I love the growth of all the major characters. I've laughed and cried with them. I felt their struggles, their pain, everything. It makes me want to go back in time and be a teenager again. I rea
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Andrea Monterrosa
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Absolutely awestruck! Chihayafuru had several chapters, therefore I was a little discouraged. In the end it turned out to be one of the best rides I've ever experienced. It was not only a non-romance- related manga in its essence it was so much more. The passion for the game, the excitement it transmitted, the angst, the wonderful characters and saving best for last Taichi. Taichi is just the best prospect, we get to see his internal growth throughout the whole story and omg his perseverance, on ...more
cEe beE
Beautifully drawn manga series about Karuta, a memory card game using phrases from Japanese poetry. The main characters are Ayase Chihaya, Wataya Arata and Mishima Taichi, who became friends playing Karuta. The manga follows them from 6th grade till high school and their rise through the ranks of competition. However, just like 'Hikaru No Go' which helped popularize Go to a younger audience, the main focus of these series is to promote and teach readers about Karuta.

Although, I will never fully
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Rabia
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karuta? What? Name me a sport manga that i follow from start to end. No. Nope. Nothing. Did i ever heard a traditional sport like karuta? No. But this is fascinating. This is absolutely utterly captiveting and motivating story. So many powerful teen and exellent team spirit.
ReadingFrog
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, romance, sports
1.5 stars.
Kristinn
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2016
how should i describe this in my own words? i might not be able to convey what i really feel, so im sharing instead one of the reviews of a user from MyAnimeList.net. this one is from czxcjx and she's definitely someone who leaves me at awe just from reading her reviews.


--Love Letter--

Balanced on the weighing scale of spirit, Chihayafuru is a perfect gem. I would wish that Chihaya be the main shining star of the show but I have to award that to Taichi. The repetitions of failure, the despair ov
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Lila Cyclist
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ayase Chiahaya hidup di bawah bayang kakaknya yang model cuantik. dia bahkan tak punya mimpi sendiri selain melihat kakaknya menjadi yang tercantik di Jepang atau bahkan di dunia. Mimpinya seketika berubah ketika ia bertemu dengan Arata Wataya, cucu mantan master Karuta, permainan kartu klasik yang terkenal di Fukui. Secara intuitif, Chihaya berhasil memainkan permainan kartu yang mengharuskan para pemainnya menghapal paling tidak 100 puisi. Sementara permainannya sendiri berupa bacaan puisi den ...more
Irene
Apr 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Manga rating: 3 stars
Anime rating: 3.8 stars

We start with the art, which could have been better. The backdrops were relatively well done, the characters somewhat well designed, but the animation and overall artistic impression wasn't outstanding.

The concept of a girl chasing a dream as the Queen of Karuta was interesting. I love these stories about competitive dreams in games. Karuta was a great game to learn about through Chihaya's eyes.

Music...meh. I hardly noticed it. Is that good or bad?

Plot
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Fey
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series, it's incredibly sweet and a great story about finding your own passion and trying your best, all interspersed within the auspices of the Japanese 100 Poets card game Karuta. The characters are well-rounded, and I really found myself cheering on the main characters as they each sought to find themselves and define their place in the world.
Jenna
Read up to chapter 9. A fun looking manga series that reminded me of Hikaru no Go. I wish the time skip hadn't been so drastic,as I liked watching seeing Hikaru and co grow up and evolve as people as well as Go players. Might continue, but it wasn't the most gripping, even though it was entertaining.
Annemarie
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-japanese
It had been so long since I read this that I wanted to reread it before I read the next volume. This series is so good (and I have only read the first volume so far). Karuta is so interesting and I can't wait to read more.
Meep
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I told my coworker that I hate sports manga and she insisted that I read this. I guess I never thought of karuta as a sport before, but this manga changed my mind!

I especially liked her teacher telling her to think of the cards as friends; it reminded me of learning tarot.
Pamela
Super cute manga with adorable characters ♥
Its the first time I hear about Karuta, it sounds like such a hard but cool game !
The manga starts with a scene of the "present" and then goes on to tell how Chihaya started this game.
Christina
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, japanese, josei, 2015
I wrote a pretty long and detailed review, only to have it get wiped out.

So this time around I'm just going to say that the story and artwork are beautifully done. There is depth and a full range of emotions based on a well thought out foundation, and I'm pretty excited to read more.
Arizel紫
The first volume is about the childhood of the 3 main characters Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata. When I was still in grade 1 in Japan, Karuta tournament was a yearly school activity in elementary school. If I have recalled correctly it was always January. Still cold.
Anis Arafah
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aslinya sih belum selesai. :D But, i'll try.
Mohima
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mohima by: Che
Do I really have to? :P
Laura
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
El dibujo es muy tierno y la historia parece linda pero no me interesó para nada el karuta. Quizás mas adelante lo siga pero ahora no tengo ganas de leer un manga tipo Hikaru no Go.
Brittany
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I read the bilingual edition of this, and it was actually really interesting; centered around karta. The story is typical, but well-written enough to be engaging. I'd like to read the next one!
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Yuki Suetsugu (末次 由紀 Suetsugu Yuki, born September 8, 1975) is a Japanese manga artist. Her career was put on hiatus after she was discovered of being accountable for plagiarism, including tracing. She later resumed her work on March 2007.

She debuted in 1992 in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine with Taiyō no Romance. Her works later moved to Bessatsu Friend magazine, also published by Kodansha.

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