|The Red That Is|
|Season 1 Episode 2|
|Air Date||October 11, 2011|
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The Red That Is is the 2nd episode in the first season of Chihayafuru, and the second overall.
As everyone starts to ignore Chihaya as well as Arata, Chihaya stands her ground, boasting about Arata's karuta skills. Taichi makes a bet that if he can beat Arata in a tournament, he will be ignored until graduation. As both Taichi and Arata make their way to the final, Taichi steals Arata's glasses, making it difficult to see. Although Arata manages to cope on memory alone, Taichi swaps the cards around to make things difficult. At this point, Chihaya offers to take Arata's place in the match, using her instincts to tie with Taichi. On the final match, Chihaya starts seeing things through the eyes of a karuta player and takes the final card, winning the tournament. However, Chihaya becomes a bit upset when her family doesn't acknowledge her achievements. As Chihaya resumes her search for Arata's glasses, Taichi returns them to Arata and apologizes for his foul play. Arata and Taichi then go out to search for Chihaya and Arata calls Chihaya by her first name for the very first time.
Poems of the Episode
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