Chihayafuru Part 2 (ちはやふる 下の句)
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Chihayafuru Part 2 (ちはやふる 下の句)
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© 2016 “Chihayafuru” Film Partners © Yuki Suetsugu / KODANSHA LTD.

The path to Karuta glory tests hearts and minds


Spoiler alert! After an incredible win at the Tokyo karuta tournament—an intense traditional snap card game based on classic Japanese poetry— Chihaya’s team qualifies for the national championship. However, Chihaya is soon devastated when she learns that long-lost childhood best friend Arata has quit karuta, crushing her dream of reuniting at the national tournament.

Chihaya channels her energy into training with her friends, but competition at national level is steep, and the opponents even stronger. When she learns about fellow high schooler Shinobu Wakamiya, the Queen of karuta, her determination turns into desperation and alienates her friends. Taichi tries to bring their dejected friend back to her senses but Chihaya is completely thrown off balance. Will she regain confidence in time to lead the team at nationals?

Suzu Hirose of Our Little Sister stars in her first lead role on the big screen as the passionate Chihaya, supported by a cast of up-and-coming young actors including Mone Kamishiraishi (Lady Maiko) and Shuhei Nomura (Flying Colors).

Year: 2016
Length: 103 mins
Classification rating: All ages

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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  • Director
    Norihiro Koizumi/
  • Producers
    Yoshio Nakayama/ Minami Ichikawa/
  • Screenplay
    Norihiro Koizumi/
  • Original Story
    Yuki Suetsugu/
  • Cast
    Suzu Hirose/ Shuhei Nomura/ Mackenyu/ Mayu Matsuoka/ Mone Kamishiraishi/