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Old 2014-01-23, 10:57   Link #1541
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My thanks as well. A fascinating video.

I also appreciated the commentator's remarks on physical and mental training. Her point about training oneself to have positive internal thoughts and reactions suggests that the sort of self-doubts we see with some of the characters are an actual weakness.

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Old 2015-04-10, 23:37   Link #1542
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Chihayafuru "big announcement" is a live-action film. Kind of a bummer for those of us hoping for a third season.
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Old 2015-04-11, 11:10   Link #1543
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Yes kinda bummer. I don't mind having a live-action version, I'll probably watch it, but I'll be happier if there's 3rd season coming along with it also.
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Old 2015-12-07, 23:26   Link #1544
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Spoiler for Length:

(Seventy-eight pages here as well. Will we make it past the guardians of the 78th poem and back on to Akikaze ni (79)?)

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Old 2015-12-14, 01:06   Link #1545
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I don't know if anyone created an independent thread for this. If one exists, please feel free to move the post.

Anyway, here it is, the trailer for the first movie in the two-part silver-screen adaptation of Chihayafuru.

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According to the official site, the first film will open on March 19, 2016. The second movie will screen on April 29, 2016.


The first thing that came to my mind is that Arata fans must be giggling with glee. Mckenyu (apparently the son of Sonny Chiba, a mega Japanese movie star, well-known especially for his martial arts flicks), makes for terrific eye candy, and with him in the role, Arata looks far less like the nerd he is in the anime and manga.

As for Taichi, he's played by Shuhei Nomura, who reminds me of a very much younger version of Yutaka Takenouchi (Beach Boys).

Suzu Hirose, unfortunately, seems a bit too plain to carry the role of Chihaya. But that's just me, I guess. Maybe she'll make up for it with the intensity of acting (I hope!).
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Old 2015-12-14, 03:15   Link #1546
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Wow, Arata really looks good in the live action version. He looks like a nice, intelligent, and still good looking. As for Taichi, I already have bad vibes watching him. I just don't like the actor. Well, at least they probably did well with the casting if I feel that way about them.

As for Chihaya, I think they did okay. She is not the thin model figure, but she has just enough beauty and goofiness to make it work. She looks good in her role, from the previews.
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Old 2015-12-18, 07:11   Link #1547
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Not entirely sure what the direction will be for the films but on the positive side I'm a bit encouraged by the fact that a section of the introduction page, currently on the official website, is devoted to the poetry of Hyakunin Isshu. The text and a brief introduction is given for four of the poems: Chihayafuru (17), Morotomo ni (66), Se o hayami (77) and Ukari keru (74).


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Old 2016-01-03, 01:38   Link #1548
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Chihayaburu and Morotomo ni were also the poems picked for Hirose’s photo entries in this week's Twitter campaign.

Poem 66 was previously used several times in the animated series - the second verse was the fourteenth episode title in season one, it was among the cards shown in the opening credit sequence and appeared in some scenes ... Kana recites it to herself before Chihaya arrives in the Ōe store … for example...

Question about episode twenty-five of the second season.
As Chihaya is doing homework in the hospital she remembers one of Kana’s lectures and poetry starts scrolling and then repeating behind her.
Visible: おもふころかな which is from 48 Kaze o itami
ぬる later にほひぬる from 61 Inishie no
しるしなりける from 98 Kaze soyogu
ものをこそおもへ from 49 Mikakimori
じに later あさのゆふじに which I've been unable to trace to a poem from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu collection
うつりにけりな from 09 Hana no iro wa

Can someone identify where that あさのゆふじに may have come from?

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Old 2016-07-23, 21:46   Link #1549
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Earlier today, in Bucheon...

... and Montreal:
(Montreal announcement included preview clips w. English subtitles - for the moment still hosted here: and here: )
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Old 2017-02-19, 22:28   Link #1550
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Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
Spoiler for more Chihayafuru:
Replying here, because it also gives me the opportunity to post a few links in this thread.

Shinobu has always been among the favourite characters in every version of this universe for me as well and the moment you picked illustrates why quite well but ... before we get ahead of ourselves I'd like to see her in a five match play-off at Omi Jingu first before it is decided who gets to sit opposite her in that speculative scenario - I would not mind the match-up you suggest for the aftermath. There are many good candidates besides them...

I hope it is ok to mention here that NTV hosts the two Chihayafuru seasons, as well as more recently, the two -divergent- Live Action films, for their subscriber "On Demand" streaming service: Search and direct link for Season two.

Amazon JP Prime membership gives access to the first episode of both seasons -offered as previews without additional charges- but the other episodes of each season require rental fee payment for Prime members as well. The two Live Action films released so far have also been made available for a rental fee there.

... and in September 2016, ANN announced that Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chihayafuru Anime.
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