Nice to see an anime thread here, kinda embarrassed I only found this now. Anyways, for those of you who are interested, I am currently holding unlimited invites to the private anime tracker Animebytes. If it sounds like something good please send me a PM, if you don't know what a private tracker is, then.. uhm, xD
Chihayafuru is going on awesome mode again. I was at the absolute edge of my seat the entire episode.
The use of music and sound effects is excellently timed, together with some of the best constructed 'battle scenes' I have seen. (not really battle scenes, since it's a sports anime, but it shares a lot of similarities).
The voice acting and art is good, but not excellent. The use of animation is not incredible fancy, but still of high quality. It's especially the directing that's amazing on this one.
9/10 so far.