Chihayafuru s2 ep 8 ~ everyone thinks we are strange
March 3, 2013
Episode 8 of Chihayafuru season 2 was a fine tale of people sharing their love for Karuta. It even had a great moment for Tsutomu, who did something truly selfless for the good of the team. He has turned out to be an excellent supporting character. But the greatest thing about the episode, for me, was in the closing moments of the episode; Arata walks up the stairs to the temple grounds and Shinobu appears. All of the important players have assembled at Omi Jingu and the part I have been waiting for, since LAST February, is about to begin.
Shinobu was such a cool character, full of contradictions, and excellent rival material. I really want to see her face off against Chihaya again. Arata has barely been shown in action since his grade school days, but he has been the specter haunting this series all along. There is going to be some great Karuta in the upcoming weeks. I can’t wait to see what happens next!