Chihayafuru: From the Crystal White Snow(1.03)Review
After the initially meeting at the karuta society place the three of them decided to try to compete in a tournament as a team and it seems like this episode takes place over several months so the three of them becoming really close. Chihaya tells her family that she has her own dream now rather than just wanting her sister to be a famous model her mother is happy for her but her sister is selfishly wishes she'd just go back to adoring her.
A little bit before the tournament Chihaya learns that Taichi got accepted into a school that is pretty hard to get into and is pretty far away and that Arata is moving away because he's grandfather is sick this upsets Chihaya because she wanted the three of them to play karuta together forever. In the end they play in the tournament but don't win and before Arata leaves he tearful tells Chihaya and Taichi that he doesn't think that he'll ever see either of them again and Chihaya said that as long as they have karuta they'll always find each other.
I overall really loved this episode it developed the relationships between the characters really well and I also felt like it was a really emotional episode, I cried a bit towards the end even. Please tell me your thoughts on this series.