Chihayafuru Part I / Chihayafuru Kami no Ku

Chihaya, Taichi and Arata are childhood friends, bound by their passion for playing “competitive karuta” (karuta: traditional Japanese card game). They separate after graduating from elementary school, but Chihaya continues playing karuta, the game that Arata taught her. She expects one day they can meet again and shows him how strong a player she has become.

Chihaya and Taichi are reunited in high school, and together, they try to form a “competitive karuta club” to compete in the national championship. Chihaya believes that if they can be candidate of the National Championships, they may see Arata again.

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DIRECTOR Norihiro Koizumi
PRODUCERS Naoaki Kitajima
SCREENPLAY Norihiro Koizumi
YEAR 2016
LENGTH 111 mins
CAST Suzu Hirose / Shuhei Nomura / Mackenyu / Mone Kamishiraishi / Yuma Yamoto / Yuki Morinaga / Hiroya Shimizu / Miyuki Matsuda / Jun Kunimura
CLASSIFICATION 13+

Chihaya, Taichi and Arata are childhood friends, bound by their passion for playing “competitive karuta” (karuta: traditional Japanese card game). They separate after graduating from elementary school, but Chihaya continues playing karuta, the game that Arata taught her. She expects one day they can meet again and shows him how strong a player she has become.

Chihaya and Taichi are reunited in high school, and together, they try to form a “competitive karuta club” to compete in the national championship. Chihaya believes that if they can be candidate of the National Championships, they may see Arata again.

DIRECTOR Norihiro Koizumi
PRODUCERS Naoaki Kitajima
SCREENPLAY Norihiro Koizumi
YEAR 2016
LENGTH 111 mins
CAST Suzu Hirose / Shuhei Nomura / Mackenyu / Mone Kamishiraishi / Yuma Yamoto / Yuki Morinaga / Hiroya Shimizu / Miyuki Matsuda / Jun Kunimura
CLASSIFICATION 13+

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