Author(s) : SUETSUGU Yuki
Artist(s) : SUETSUGU Yuki
Status in Home Country : Ongoing - 15 Volumes
Scanslation Status : Ongoing
Genre(s): Drama, Josei, School Life, Slice of Life, Sports
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All her life, Chihaya's dream was to see her model sister become Japan's best ... that is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.
Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game--known as Uta-Kurata, based on the Hyakunin Isshu poetry anthology--in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata's place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.
This series deals realistically with bullying and with abusive parents who push their own failed hopes and unrealistic expectations onto their children.
Chihayafuru won the 2nd Manga Taisho Award.