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Chapter 49 is the forty-ninth chapter of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru.

Quick Summary

Everybody picks up practicing again. While Chihaya keeps thinking about here 20 one syllable cards, Taichi tries to figure out is strength against intuitive players and Kana-chan realizes how difficult of a path she has chosen to become a certified reader. Miyauchi-sensei on the other side, is challenged in a staff meeting to hand the karuta club room to the band club for practice reasons and size reason. In the end she can agree, that the Mizusawa Karuta Club has to find five additional members in order to keep their club room. And so the search for new members begins.

Long Summary

Chihaya is astounded by Tsutomu-kun's words"Ayase-san also has 20 single syllable cards!"

Tsutomu/Desktomu-kun explains to Chihaya that she has 20 single syllable cards according to the notes that he gathered during their practice sessions and competitions, though that may vary because of her emotions during the game and having different karuta card readers. He tells her that she has probably noticed it during her games and Chihaya responds "I kind of did, only kind of..." . She doubtfully asks Desktomu-kun if she can really recognize them, to which he angrily responds "trust my data" and then he further explains that they (Suoh and Chihaya) are not the only ones who possess this natural talent. Chihaya gives Desktomu-kun two candies to show her gratitude and tells him that she would find something better to give next time.

Kana approches Chihaya while she's in the corridor and tells her that she now has a dream. Kana tells Chihaya that "she is very interested in reading cards and she wants to become a certified reader and read for Chihaya's Queen match." Chihaya is amazed and cheers Kana to do her best and informs her that "for you to become a certified reader you need to become an A Class player." Kana is dumbfounded by what she hears. (To become a certified reader one must be atleast a Class A player and have 5 years of years of experience in reading in a Class A competitions)

During their practice at their club room Taichi warms up by practicing his swings on how he will take the cards. (Everyone notices him because it is an unusual thing for him to do because he normally finds it embarassing.) He recalls what Arata told him during their phone conversation. Arata believes that you don't need to have a natural game sense/talent/intuition to play Karuta, because what you need to do is to just get the cards faster than your opponent - and there are lots of ways to do it. Taichi then realizes that what he needs to do is to practice more and know those ways.

Taichi makes a bet with Chihaya that if he wins the practice game that day he will burn all of Chihaya's Daddy Bears. (And there goes 10% of Chihaya's concentration and Taichi is actually trying Sudo's tactic of being a Sadist as a game strategy)

A club advisor meeting was held in the school to talk about the clubs' budget, room space and scheduling. The other teachers want to give the current Karuta's club room to the Concert band since it is a big room for a club with only 5 members. Miyauchi-sensei defends the Karuta club by telling them that in playing karuta the essence of sound is very important and that it is the only room where the noise of other students and clubs are not heard. She also adds that they advanced to the National Championship in their first year and the members placed first and second in sectioned tournaments. To end up the argument they settle it by requiring the Karuta Club to add 5 more members.

In the Club room, Chihaya hears a noise coming from the door so Kana checks it out and finds a note which says: "Notice: If the Karuta Club does not recruit five new members next year, you will have to return the clubroom. Good luck. (;_;) I was able to increase the club's budget to 30,000 yen. Miyauchi." Everybody is stunned by the idea of needing 5 new members except Kana who is so happy with the club's budget increase.

MIzusawa High Entrance Ceremony (4 months later) A new freshman is looking intently to the text message she received from her boyfriend who is breaking up with her. "Impossible! I have been dumped! I need to find a new boyfriend quickly! I need the most handsome guy in school!"

Characters

In order of appearance:

Trivia

  • Sumire Hanano makes her first appearance here, though her name isn't given yet.
  • With this Chapter also Season 01 of the Anime ends.

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Volume 1 - 10
1: Chapter 1  •  Chapter 2  •  Chapter 3  •  Chapter 4  •  Chapter 5
2: Chapter 6  •  Chapter 7  •  Chapter 8  •  Chapter 9  •  Chapter 10  •  Chapter 11
3: Chapter 12  •  Chapter 13  •  Chapter 14  •  Chapter 15  •  Chapter 16  •  Chapter 17
4: Chapter 18  •  Chapter 19  •  Chapter 20  •  Chapter 21  •  Chapter 22  •  Chapter 23
5: Chapter 24  •  Chapter 25  •  Chapter 26  •  Chapter 27  •  Chapter 28  •  Chapter 29
6: Chapter 30  •  Chapter 31  •  Chapter 32  •  Chapter 33  •  Chapter 34  •  Chapter 35
7: Chapter 36  •  Chapter 37  •  Chapter 38  •  Chapter 39  •  Chapter 40  •  Chapter 41
8: Chapter 42  •  Chapter 43  •  Chapter 44  •  Chapter 45  •  Chapter 46  •  Chapter 47
9: Chapter 48  •  Chapter 49  •  Chapter 50  •  Chapter 51  •  Chapter 52  •  Chapter 53
10: Chapter 54  •  Chapter 55  •  Chapter 56  •  Chapter 57  •  Chapter 58
Volume 11 - 20
11: Chapter 59  •  Chapter 60  •  Chapter 61  •  Chapter 62  •  Chapter 63
12: Chapter 64  •  Chapter 65  •  Chapter 66  •  Chapter 67  •  Chapter 68
13: Chapter 69  •  Chapter 70  •  Chapter 71  •  Chapter 72  •  Chapter 73
14: Chapter 74  •  Chapter 75  •  Chapter 76  •  Chapter 77  •  Chapter 78
15: Chapter 79  •  Chapter 80  •  Chapter 81  •  Chapter 82  •  Chapter 83
16: Chapter 84  •  Chapter 85  •  Chapter 86  •  Chapter 87  •  Chapter 88
17: Chapter 89  •  Chapter 90  •  Chapter 91  •  Chapter 92  •  Chapter 93
18: Chapter 94  •  Chapter 95  •  Chapter 96  •  Chapter 97  •  Chapter 98
19: Chapter 99  •  Chapter 100  •  Chapter 101  •  Chapter 102  •  Chapter 103
20: Chapter 104  •  Chapter 105  •  Chapter 106  •  Chapter 107  •  Chapter 108
Volume 21 - 30
21: Chapter 109  •  Chapter 110  •  Chapter 111  •  Chapter 112  •  Chapter 113
22: Chapter 114  •  Chapter 115  •  Chapter 116  •  Chapter 117  •  Chapter 118
23: Chapter 119  •  Chapter 120  •  Chapter 121  •  Chapter 122  •  Chapter 123
24: Chapter 124  •  Chapter 125  •  Chapter 126  •  Chapter 127  •  Chapter 128
25: Chapter 129  •  Chapter 130  •  Chapter 131  •  Chapter 132  •  Chapter 133
26: Chapter 134  •  Chapter 135  •  Chapter 136  •  Chapter 137  •  Chapter 138
27: Chapter 139  •  Chapter 140  •  Chapter 141  •  Chapter 142  •  Chapter 143
28: Chapter 144  •  Chapter 145  •  Chapter 146  •  Chapter 147  •  Chapter 148
29: Chapter 149  •  Chapter 150  •  Chapter 151  •  Chapter 152  •  Chapter 153
30: Chapter 154  •  Chapter 155  •  Chapter 156  •  Chapter 157  •  Chapter 158
Volume 31 - 40
31: Chapter 159  •  Chapter 160  •  Chapter 161  •  Chapter 162  •  Chapter 163
32: Chapter 164  •  Chapter 165  •  Chapter 166  •  Chapter 167  •  Chapter 168
33: Chapter 169  •  Chapter 170  •  Chapter 171  •  Chapter 172  •  Chapter 173
34: Chapter 174  •  Chapter 175  •  Chapter 176  •  Chapter 177  •  Chapter 178
35: Chapter 179  •  Chapter 180  •  Chapter 181  •  Chapter 182  •  Chapter 183
36: Chapter 184  •  Chapter 185  •  Chapter 186  •  Chapter 187  •  Chapter 188

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