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Now the Flower Blooms is the 1st episode in the first season of Chihayafuru, and the first overall.

Summary

Chihaya Ayase attempts to start a karuta club at her high school, Mizusawa High, though she finds it hard to find members. She thinks back to her elementary school days when she often spent her time just supporting her fashion model sister Chitose Ayase.
One morning while waiting for the newspaper, she meets Arata Wataya, a boy from Fukui who is often picked on in class for being poor, particularly by Taichi Mashima, who threatens to alienate Chihaya if she makes friends with Arata.
After drying off at his place, Arata asks Chihaya to play a game of karuta with him at his apartment, where he shows tremendous skill. Towards the end of the game, Chihaya manages to use what she knows of the game to obtain one card for herself. Arata praised her play as well as her name, showing a card which bears the name 'Chihaya', which is the 'Chihayafuru' card and later becomes her special card!!!

Poems of the Episode

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Episodes Navigation
Anime Season 1
1: Episode 1  •  Episode 2  •  Episode 3  •  Episode 4  •  Episode 5
2: Episode 6  •  Episode 7  •  Episode 8  •  Episode 9  •  Episode 10
3: Episode 11  •  Episode 12  •  Episode 13  •  Episode 14  •  Episode 15
4: Episode 16  •  Episode 17  •  Episode 18  •  Episode 19  •  Episode 20
5: Episode 21  •  Episode 22  •  Episode 23  •  Episode 24  •  Episode 25
Anime Season 2
1: Episode 26  •  Episode 27  •  Episode 28  •  Episode 29  •  Episode 30
2: Episode 31  •  Episode 32  •  Episode 33  •  Episode 34  •  Episode 35
3: Episode 36  •  Episode 37  •  Episode 38  •  Episode 39  •  Episode 40
4: Episode 41  •  Episode 42  •  Episode 43  •  Episode 44  •  Episode 45
5: Episode 46  •  Episode 47  •  Episode 48  •  Episode 49  •  Episode 50
Anime Season 3
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Anime OVA
OVA: 1
Movies
Movie: 1  •  2  •  3
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