Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chihayafuru [ep 4-5] - count on CHOCOLATE!

Chihayafuru departs from the childhood memories to the present time where the first episode resumes with Chihaya and Taichi riding the train together. Chihaya asks whether Taichi has kept in contact with Arata, which he replies no.I'm not at all surprised that they haven't been contacting each other since Arata moves away. People change and sometimes, it's just the way it is.

But Chihaya still loves Karuta very much that she is competing in the nationals to obtain Class A. She even forces Taichi to help her create a Karuta Club if she wins, which Taichi believes it'll take her another 3 years to gain.


Chihaya is jealous over the fact that Taichi has found himself an innocent sweet young girlfriend. But it seems that Taichi has other thoughts lying around regarding his love interest xDD It shouldn't be any secret that he's been in love with her since they're little, I'm sure. But let's just admit the fact that Chihaya is too dense to sense that WHEN her love has been Harada sensei! Gosh...that is such a shock! I feel for Taichi T___T

Taichi is soooooooooo handsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just can't get over the fact that Taichi has grown up to be a fine looking young man. His sense of fashion is favorable too, even if it includes the shades.

Chihaya charges up her energy by eating lots of chocolates, isn't that supposed to be an okay sign?

Something about her eyes mesmerizes me for some reason...

I actually thought for a second that she'd lose the competition but looks like her determination pays off finally. Her final opponent is tough but I feel so happy for her when she manages to win the game by her favorite card, which is also the one card that connects her and Arata back in the days.

However the call to Arata results in a cold reunion. Frankly, I'm still getting used to Arata's adult voice. I miss his young version so much! And the dialect is somehow stronger back then, much cuter. Chihaya can't believe her ears when he tells her that he's not playing Karuta anymore so she drags Taichi along to Fukui to pay him a visit. 

Initially, they are heartbroken that Arata treats them coldly like total strangers and Karuta now seems like a taboo topic. Turns out that Arata lost his beloved grandfather during a competition four years ago when he won to claim Class A. Since then, he feels that Karuta has somehow prevented him from seeing his grandfather for the last time and no longer touch it.

I'm all for Taichi when he gives him a hard push for saying those harsh words to Chihaya, he should've given him a punch instead. But thanks to Chihaya's multiple random letters (which are very amusing by the way), Arata finally realizes that he still wants to be friends with them. That chase for them when their train leaves is at the very least, touching.

Chihaya, I'm not sure if there's any other guy who can stand that face hehe...

Taichi wins my heart for these two episodes. Sure, he is a bratty little kid and his brawl with Arata is totally childish (technically, he is a kid then), but he sure treasures what matters around him. Take Chihaya for example, after all those years, he can just ignore all her whining and ridiculous actions, but he stays by her side till the end. I'd sure want a friend like him. He's such a sweet guy. As for Arata, I wish he has more screentime because he's almost nonexistent in ep4 and so little of him in ep5. Chihaya is still amusing in her own charming way. 

Rating: 9/10

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