They All Exchange Hellos and Goodbyes at the Gates of Osaka is the 32nd episode of Chihayafuru.
As Chihaya laments her loss in the regional finals, she allows the concert band to use the room above the karuta clubroom as storage because she was hoping to get some hopes from the concert band on which her team could ride. Noticing Chihaya's depression, her mother takes her to Kana's family shop to buy her her own hakama in order to encourage her to keep playing karuta. As Chihaya gets her motivation back, the concert band plays performs for the karuta club as thanks for letting them use the second floor. Whilst staying at a hotel in preparation for the nationals, Chihaya calls up Arata, promising to meet him in the individual tournament.
Poems of the Episode
In order of appearance:
- This episode is a mashup of chapters 62 and 63. Instead of depicting the events of the chapters in the same sequence as in the manga, this episode fused them together and showed a series of events that happened within the same week.
- Kanade breaks the fourth wall in this episode. She did the same thing in Chapter W63.