do you read the manga for chihayafuru? if so do you know if it's goi g in a chihaya X taichi route or Arata X chihaya route?
What a wonderful random question! Yes, I do follow the Chihayafuru manga though I haven’t been involved in the fandom for years! Nonetheless, I could honestly write an essay about my shipping views in Chihayafuru but I wouldn’t want to bore you with–
You know what? Screw it, I’ll write that essay. ^-^
The first Chihayafuru-related fact you should know about me would be that when I first read Chihayafuru I was young, and I was crazy about Taichi/Chihaya. I believed that Taichi and Chihaya would somehow end up together, one way or another, no matter how improbable it seemed at that time.
I still believe that Taichi and Chihaya are endgame, but the basis for my argument is much more grounded and evidence-filled than it would have been, say, three years ago. Back then, I just had a gut feeling that they would be together, but now I can allude to several scenes in the manga to back me up.
It’s important that I should mention that this is definitely NOT an Arata-hate post, but if you’re an Arata/Chihaya shipper and the idea of Taichi and Chihaya being together upsets you, I advise you not to read my post any further than this. I may be right, but I also may be wrong, and in the end, only Sensei can decide how this series will progress. ^-^
Without further ado, here’s why I think Taichihaya is endgame.
There will be TWO FILMS: Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku (Chihayafuru: Upper Phrase) in March 2016 and Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku (Chihayafuru: Lower Phrase) in April 2016. The film titles refer to the two halves of each poem that are key to the Japanese card game of karuta.
Norihiro Koizumi (Midnight Sun, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru) is directing the films.
Suzu Hirose (Crows Explode, Umimachi Diary, Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and The Beast) will star as the heroine Chihaya Ayase.
Mackenyu (Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Feature) will play Arata Wataya.
Shūhei Nomura (Taifū no Noruda, live-action Daily Lives of High School Boys, Hibi Rock: Puke Afro and the Pop Star) as Taichi Mashima.
Jun Kunimura (Black Rain, Kill Bill, live-action Attack on Titan’s Kubal, The Wind Rises’ Hattori) as Harada.
Yūki Morinaga (Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru) as Tsutomu Komano.
Mone Kamishiraishi as Kanade Ōe.
Yūma Yamato (Silver Spoon, Crows Explode) as Yūsei Nishida.
Mayu Matsuoka as the “karuta queen” Shinobu Wakamiya.
Miyuki Matsuda (Hot Road, ZOO) as the teacher Taeko Miyauchi.
Hiroya Shimizu (Slayer’s Chronicle) as Akihito Sudō.
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 Hyakunin Isshu–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.