The manga creator of Chihayafuru, Yuki Suetsugu, announced on Twitter that the 247th & the final chapter of the series will release on August 1in Be Love magazine’s September issue. The second last chapter of the series, chapter 246, will be released in the August issue of Kodansha’s Be Love magazine.
Check his Tweet here:
The 50th and final volume of the series will release this winter, and includes a spinoff manga. The 49th volume will be released on July 13.
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.
Crunchyroll simulcasted the series as it aired in Japan. The three seasons of the anime were released on home video in English Dub by Sentai Filmworks. HIDIVE is streaming the series in both subbed and dubbed.
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.
The series also received three live action adaptations between 2016-2018, starring actress Suzu Hirose in the 2018 movie. The first film, Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku released in Japan in March 2016. The second film, Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku released in Japan in April 2016. The third film, Chihayafuru: Musubi released in Japan in March 2018.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Chihaya Ayase is a beautiful and headstrong young woman with a passion for karuta, a card game inspired by classical Japanese poetry. As a child, Chihaya was introduced to the game by a quiet, gifted transfer student named Arata, and she was instantly drawn to it. Now in high school and reunited with her childhood friend Taichi, Chihaya dreams of finding Arata and the three resuming their love of karuta, only to discover that Arata has quit the game due to personal reasons. Determined not to let Arata’s passion go to waste, Chihaya and Taichi form the Mizusawa High School Karuta Club, where they learn that in karuta – as in life – working toward your dreams is the key to winning, even when what you want seems just out of reach.
Source: Anime News Network
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