The final and 50th volume of Yuki Suetsugu’s Chihayafuru was released in Japan on December 13. To commemorate the release, 10 ads for the series were scatter across Japan in today’s morning edition of Asahi Shimbun.
The different images were made up of covers from the original manga and were launched in different regions in Japan. The first image of the first volume was released in Tokyo and Okinawa’s Asahi Shimbun.
Here are the posters:
Chihayafuru‘s last chapter released on Aug 1, 2022.
The manga was initially supposed to end with the 49th volume. However, the editors of Kodansha’s Be Love magazine, in which the Karuta centered manga is serialized, had to add an extra volume due to the extension of the plot.
The manga is now slated to end in volume 50, which will release on Dec 13, 2022. The final volume will also include a spin-off extra edition of the manga.
The 49th volume of Chihayafuru was released on July 13, 2022, in Japan.
Chihayafuru, winner of the Manga Taishō and the Kodansha Manga Award, is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Be Love magazine since December 2007.
An anime television series adaptation aired from October 2011 to March 2012. The second season aired from January to June 2013 and the third from October 2019 to March 2020.
The series also received three live action adaptations between 2016-2018, starring actress Suzu Hirose in the 2018 movie.
Kodansha describes the series as:
Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game.
Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However, Arata is transfixed by her as well, all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don’t miss this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways!
Source: Comic Natalie