I admit that Chihayafuru (ちはやふる) was a little hard to get used to at first due to the foreign card game “Karuta”. I soon fell in love with the show though! The animation is gorgeous, the Karuta games are extremely intense and the story is beautiful. This week we are featuring a beautiful screenshot of Chihaya Ayase (綾瀬 千早), the main female protagonist, in episode 6 of the show.
Chihaya has an obsession with Karuta and that is literally all she thinks about. Due to her great determination, she became one of my favorite characters. She is voiced by Seto, Asami (瀬戸, 麻沙美), who is still a newcomer in voice acting. She is known for Fin E Ld Si, Laffinty (フィン・エ・ルド・スイ・ラフィンティ, ラン) from Rinne no Lagrange (輪廻のラグランジェ) and Yoshino Takatsuki (高槻 よしの) from Hourou Musuko (放浪息子). For a newcomer though, Asami does a brilliant job as Chihaya and is also a great singer! Her voice in Akane Sora (Chihayafuru 2 ED) is amazing!