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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 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.
Note: Won the 2nd Manga Taisho Award and the 35th annual Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo.
Was nominated for the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2016.
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Status in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Ongoing)
Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1]; Vol 9, Chap 50 [S2]
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 49 [S1]; Vol 17, Chap 93 [S2]
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (518 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67
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March 12th 2017, 3:58pm PST
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Licensed (in English)
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