World Offers No Escape is the 17th episode of Chihayafuru.
As Taichi gathers intel on upcoming karuta tournaments, the others are surprised when he breaks up with his girlfriend to focus on the club. Both Taichi and Yusei enter a Class B tournament in Kanazawa, but both end up failing. Meanwhile, Chihaya becomes downhearted when Hideo Harada tells her to stop focusing on her speed, since that has been how she always played her karuta. However, Tsutomu and Kanade help point out there's more to karuta than speed, and Chihaya starts to work on her flaws.
Poems of the Episode
- 19. May the Time We Spend
- 88. May the Time Spent In
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