Released Year : 2011-2012
No of Episodes : 25 (Completed)
Genre : Drama, Game, Sports, Josei
Plot : Chihaya is a lighthearted tomboy, who's not especially good at anything in particular. Her dream has always been for her sister (an aspiring model) to become the number one beauty of Japan, or perhaps of the world. But then one day she meets someone who tells her that a dream is something that should concern only herself—and something she has to work hard for as well. At the same time, Chihaya discovers a passion for the old Japanese game hyakunin isshu, also called "karuta".
Our Review : Chihayafuru is an under the radar type of anime. I am sure a lot of people simply passed over. After all, it is about a group of high school students playing a card game named Karuta. It is a game where you memorize poems on each card try to swipe them up before your opponent as each card is read. This anime is really surprised me with it's loveable cast and a show casing of how interesting Karuta could actually be.