Chihayafuru 2 Episode 25 and Final Impressions

The awards are given out as the High School Tournaments end. Team Mizusawa is the resounding winner of the event, taking home the title and three individual championships. Back home, Chihaya has to go through surgery to help her ailing finger, using Arata’s masterful game against Shinobu as mental preparation for the path to come. Is she starting to see Arata in a way that goes past mere rivalry?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 23

Mashima is in the zone as he makes his way to the B-Class finals against the talented Rion. At the same time, Arata and Shinobu are duking it out in the A-Class finals. Who should Chihaya watch?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 22

Chihaya faces off against Shinobu, but her injury may be more than she can handle. Elsewhere, we finally start to see how the other members of Team Mizusawa are doing.

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 19

Down late, Taichi and Nishida are fighting tooth and nail to stay in the game. Chihaya firmly snares a win for Team Mizusawa, but can our seasoned guys hold out and bring the cup home?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 18

Chihaya’s injury seems to worsen as the game goes on, even as she starts to make a comeback. Unfortunately, Komano and Tsukuba fall out early, and Taichi is down in a bad way. Can our three remaining players really overcome the odds and upset Fujisaki?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 17

Recap: The final match begins, but Chihaya and the gang struggle early. After injuring her finger, she starts to take advantage of her opponent’s guilt. Can she come back, or will the injury eventually wear her down?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 15

There’s a change in the roster on both sides before Mizusawa starts their championship bout with Fujisaki. With Tsukuba and Komano clearly outmatched, will Chihaya be able to overcome the bad hand given out in this matchup, or will the stone-faced Rion seal the win for Fujisaki?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 14

The intense match between Chihaya and Megumu comes to a close. While everyone is focused on this clash of giants, this is still a team match, and all of Team Mizusawa is going to have to come together if they want to go on to the finals.

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 13

The fight between Chihaya and Megumu gets heated as we get more time to understand our opponent’s point of view. For the first time I’m starting to get weary of how slow Chihayafuru is going.

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 12

Recap: We’re given a lot of backstory that i suppose would help if Megumu was going to be a recurring character, but she’s still just an opponent at this point so Idno why we have to know so much about her.

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 10

Mizusawa is up against the top academic high school in the nation. Their unorthodox style and constant moving has Chihaya frazzled. How will the team respond to yet another strange situation?

Chihayafuru 2 Episode 9

In the most filler-y episode to date, Arata arrives on the scene to watch Chihaya and the gang play, only to find himself roped into breaking the rules to help one of his hometown’s schools.