Something’s brewing in the world of Yuki Suetsugu’s Chihayafuru manga. According to the latest issue of Be-Love magazine, an important announcement is on the way, with the reveal currently set for the next issue. That one goes on sale in Japan on December 15, so we won’t have to wait too long to find out what’s in store.
Suetsugu’s manga has been adapted into two seasons of anime, both of which are available to stream on Crunchyroll. Here’s how they describe the story:
Chihaya Ayase has spent most of her life supporting her sister’s model career. When she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, he thinks Chihaya has potential to become a great karuta player. As Chihaya dreams of becoming Japan’s best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends. Now in high school, Chihaya still plays karuta in the hope that she will one day meet her friends again.
In other Chihayafuru news, 2013’s OADis getting ready to hit TV in Japan. The bonus episode originally came packed with the limited edition of volume 22 of the manga, and its broadcast debut is scheduled for January 9, 2018 at 25:59 (so technically 1:59am on 1/10). It will act as part of a run of 11 episodes linked to the movie plus the OAD itself.
The third Chihayafuru movie opens in Japan on March 17, 2018.