Chihayafuru 2 episode 2: the power of being an attention whore

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Impression

Kana-chan~

More than anything, I find that this episode and the last really helped us see more of this girl’s personality. Anyhow, I found it much more interesting to see Kana-chan become the “mother” of the karuta club than to see Honona chip her nails at the end of the episode.

seriously, beauty definitely isn't everything in love. Idiot.

seriously, beauty definitely isn’t everything in love. Idiot.

Not that I don’t like her… But I don’t really like her. I have a feeling that she will develop more as time goes on, but right now she’s seriously the same little attention whore she was before. I can see right away that she will eventually give herself to karuta much more than she thinks, but right now she’s still too focused on Taichi and just happens to have more resolve than the other girls who quit. I’m glad they didn’t stay for more than a few days, and I hope Honona develops pretty quickly or else she’s just going to get even more annoying. Next thing you know, she’ll join the Shiranami society to stalk Taichi even more…

We also got to meet the other new member, Tsukuba, the only person who actually joined because he wanted to, and not because he was fangirling over someone, going after attention love. It seems, though, that he’s still pretty messed up. Honestly, I can’t even describe his weirdness. He seems to have ambition and the will to improve, but he also pulls out some really weird demands like “I want to be trained by a good-looking person”. Also:

dat face.

dat face.

In the end, I do believe he will become a strong member in the team, especially since he has experience. Chihaya also saw some good potential in him, and after he’s learned the basics of actual karuta he should prove quite useful in the end.

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Seriously, Kana-chan is such a mom.

It’s kind of sad that only 2 members joined the club after making such an impression on the first years when they presented it. In the end, to get only one person out of the whole grade who really wanted to join is pretty bad, especially since they need 5 new members after the year is over in order to continue with club activities. I wonder what other kind of personalities will be integrated into the club, and I hope they develop them well enough for me to like them as much as I do the older members.

chihayafuru hononaI feel like Honona will be very present in the next few episodes, and I can’t wait to see her full develoment as she starts loving karuta more and more. I also look forward to Tsukuba-kun’s development, since he hasn’t had any drama to him just yet. I feel like the next episode will be dedicated to those two, and I would also love it if one more member were to join at least in the next two or three episodes. That way, it would leave the later episodes for tournament and better development of the older members, which I care about much more than newbies.

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