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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chihayafuru

HOUSTON, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of both seasons of the shoujo anime series Chihayafuru. The series was directed by Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, My Love Story!!), with animation production by Madhouse (My Love Story!!, No Game, No Life, One-Punch Man) and was broadcasted in Japan by Nippon TV. Chihaya Ayase is a beautiful and headstrong young woman with a passion for karuta, a card game inspired by classical Japanese poetry. As a child, Chihaya was introduced to the game by a quiet, gifted transfer student named Arata, and she was...


Chihayafuru Premium Box Set Reveal

Step into your favorite game as the Chihayafuru Season 1 Premium Box Set makes its grand appearance! Get into the karuta spirit with all 25 episodes, including the English dub and a collection of exclusive goodies you won’t find anywhere else. About Chihayafuru Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister’s modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn’t even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the...


Chihayafuru Official English Dub Cast List

Complete Collection Available September 12, 2017 Premium Box Set | DVD/Blu-ray About Chihayafuru Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister’s modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn’t even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the world of competitive Karuta, a unique card-based game that requires lightning fast reflexes, an exceptional memory, and a keen ear. Chihaya is a natural, and she has the skills to take...


Tuesday New Releases: Chihayafuru, Tamako Love Story

Tuesday New Releases: September 12, 2017   Chihayafuru Premium Box Set Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister’s modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn’t even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the world of competitive Karuta, a unique card-based game that requires lightning fast reflexes, an exceptional memory, and a keen ear. Chihaya is a natural, and she has...


Chihayafuru Season 2 Official English Dub Cast List

Complete collection available on March 20, 2018 Premium Box Set | Standard Edition About Chihayafuru Season 2 Chihaya’s determination to become a master karuta player hasn’t changed, but as a new semester begins, the team’s focus switches to recruiting new members for the club in order to keep their meeting space. Unfortunately, while a number of students initially express interest, few are willing to put forth the effort it takes to play on the level of the existing members. Enter Sumire Hanano, who split with her boyfriend on the first day of school. Now seeking a replacement,...


Sentai Filmworks Shuffles Anime Lineup, Grabs “Chihayafuru” Season 3

HOUSTON, TX — [December 2, 2019] — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the third season of the Chihayafuru franchise for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Central and South America. The 25-episode follow-up to Chihayafuru and Chihayafuru Season 2 centers on ultra-competitive karuta enthusiast Chihaya Ayase as she climbs to the top of the karuta heap. They may have just won their most coveted karuta tournament, but members of the Mizusawa karuta team still have a long way to go. Each member chases their dreams,...


Sentai Filmworks Shuffles Anime Lineup, Grabs “Chihayafuru” Season 3

HOUSTON, TX — [December 2, 2019] — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the third season of the Chihayafuru franchise for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Central and South America. The 25-episode follow-up to Chihayafuru and Chihayafuru Season 2 centers on ultra-competitive karuta enthusiast Chihaya Ayase as she climbs to the top of the karuta heap. They may have just won their most coveted karuta tournament, but members of the Mizusawa karuta team still have a long way to go. Each member chases their dreams,...


Our 7 Favorite Slice of Life Anime

Complex storylines filled with political intrigue and world-ending threats are all well and good, but there are times when you just want to watch an anime that’s a little more relaxing. That’s where the slice of life genre comes in. These are the stories that deal with characters going about their daily lives and are defined by simple plots, well-written characters, and even everyday drama. Slice of life shows are meant to slip the viewer into a more nuanced type of storytelling that focuses on character interactions rather than an overdramatic story arc. Here are some of our favorites! ...


Chihayafuru Season 2 Official English Dub Cast List

Complete collection available on March 20, 2018 Premium Box Set | Standard Edition About Chihayafuru Season 2 Chihaya’s determination to become a master karuta player hasn’t changed, but as a new semester begins, the team’s focus switches to recruiting new members for the club in order to keep their meeting space. Unfortunately, while a number of students initially express interest, few are willing to put forth the effort it takes to play on the level of the existing members. Enter Sumire Hanano, who split with her boyfriend on the first day of school. Now seeking a replacement,...


Sentai Filmworks' Official March 2018 Slate

Coming March 2018 Girlish Number Run Time: 300 minutes Street Date: 3/6/2018 Format: Blu-ray Language: Japanese with English Subtitles SRP: $59.98 Synopsis: Chitose Karasuma wants to make it big as a voice actor, but while she looks and sounds adorable, she's also self-absorbed, inattentive, selfish, and lazy. However, since her manager is also her big brother, she's still getting bit parts and dreaming of landing the big role that will make her famous. Unfortunately, karma bites Chitose in the worst way possible when her big chance finally arrives, because the producers...


Tuesday New Releases: Chihayafuru, Tamako Love Story

Tuesday New Releases: September 12, 2017   Chihayafuru Premium Box Set Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister’s modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn’t even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the world of competitive Karuta, a unique card-based game that requires lightning fast reflexes, an exceptional memory, and a keen ear. Chihaya is a natural, and she has...


6 Anime Love Triangles That Gave Us Anxiety

There’s something about anime love triangles that makes our heart ache with a rather satisfying pain. These triangles not only feed the dramatic spirit, but also remind us to communicate our feelings. Some of these pairs make us cry, bump our heads against the wall, punch a doll, kick a poor box, or just stare at your coworker who, clearly, isn’t supporting your ship. Either way, we can all appreciate these stress-inducing loves. Yuzu x Nino x Momo (Anonymous Noise) We all have our preferences, but this shoujo anime will have you gripping your heart as this teenage...


Chihayafuru Official English Dub Cast List

Complete Collection Available September 12, 2017 Premium Box Set | DVD/Blu-ray About Chihayafuru Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister’s modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn’t even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the world of competitive Karuta, a unique card-based game that requires lightning fast reflexes, an exceptional memory, and a keen ear. Chihaya is a natural, and she has the skills to take...


Chihayafuru Premium Box Set Reveal

Step into your favorite game as the Chihayafuru Season 1 Premium Box Set makes its grand appearance! Get into the karuta spirit with all 25 episodes, including the English dub and a collection of exclusive goodies you won’t find anywhere else. About Chihayafuru Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister’s modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn’t even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the...


Official Sentai Fillmworks September 2017 Slate

September of last year, we announced that Chihayafuru was joining the Sentai Filmworks family: Now, it’s coming to home video in grand fashion, complete with an English dub and a gorgeous premium box set. Even better, that’s not all that’s landing in September! What titles are you looking forward to? Coming Soon in September 2017 Title:                 CHIHAYAFURU SEASON 1 Published by:    Sentai Filmworks Distributed by:  Section23 Films Run Time:         625 min. Street Date:      9/12/2017 Format:             BD, DVD COMBO Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles SYNOPSIS:  Chihaya Ayase...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chihayafuru

HOUSTON, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of both seasons of the shoujo anime series Chihayafuru. The series was directed by Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, My Love Story!!), with animation production by Madhouse (My Love Story!!, No Game, No Life, One-Punch Man) and was broadcasted in Japan by Nippon TV. Chihaya Ayase is a beautiful and headstrong young woman with a passion for karuta, a card game inspired by classical Japanese poetry. As a child, Chihaya was introduced to the game by a quiet, gifted transfer student named Arata, and she was...


Sentai Filmworks Shuffles Anime Lineup, Grabs “Chihayafuru” Season 3

HOUSTON, TX — [December 2, 2019] — Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the third season of the Chihayafuru franchise for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Central and South America. The 25-episode follow-up to Chihayafuru and Chihayafuru Season 2 centers on ultra-competitive karuta enthusiast Chihaya Ayase as she climbs to the top of the karuta heap. They may have just won their most coveted karuta tournament, but members of the Mizusawa karuta team still have a long way to go. Each member chases their dreams,...


Chihayafuru

Chihaya Ayase, a first-year high school student, has a passion for karuta and she’s determined to become the best player in Japan!...


Chihayafuru 2

As the team gets ready for two extremely intense high school championships, will Chihaya succeed in her dream?...