I watched the movie out of curiosity. The casts looks great so I was tempted to give it a try though I didn’t have much idea on what the film was about. And that was one of the best decision I’ve made. It was a great movie and I loved it!
Basically it’s about Chihaya, a high school girl who is crazy about Karuta, a Japanese card game. She wants to start a karuta team in school, so that one day, she could reunite with her childhood friends, Arata and Taichi. Taichi ends up in the same high school as her, and she asks him to join her.
The movie has two parts – part one focuses on Chihaya starting a karuta club in school and recruiting 4 other members before joining a competition. Part 2 of the movie is Chihaya & Taichi’s “quest” to find the reason why Arata stopped playing karuta, and more matches.