Kodoani.com – Manga Chihayafuru Yuki Suetsugu’s will now end in episode 50, instead of the 49th episode as originally planned. The manga needed more volumes due to editorial circumstances such as story development. Kodansha will publish the manga’s 50th and final volume this winter, and it will include a spin-off manga. Suetsugu illustrated a comic explaining this delay:
The 49th volume of the manga will ship on July 13.
Suetsugu launched the manga in Kodansha’s Be Love magazine in December 2007. Kodansha published the 48th volume on February 10. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English.
Amazon has listed the manga’s 47th volume that will advance to the story’s climax in June 2021.
The manga inspired an anime, and the first television anime season ran for 25 episodes from October 2011 to March 2012. The second season, Chihayafuru 2, premiered in January 2013 and also lasted 25 episodes. The third season premiered in October 2019. The third season was scheduled to premiere in April 2019 on NTV’s “AnichU” channel, but was delayed to October 2019. Crunchyroll Expo held held an early screening for the anime in August 2019.
Chihayafuru tells the story of Chihaya Ayase, a little girl who has lived in the shadow of her older sister, a professional model, all her life. After befriending a new transfer student named Arata Wataya, Chihaya is introduced to the world of karuta, a traditional Japanese card game that she is very good at. Years later, Chihaya starts a game-focused club at her high school, where she meets new friends and is thrust into both a complicated love triangle and the full world of professional karuta. compete.
Suetsugu’s manga has also inspired three live-action films. The first film, Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku (Chihayafuru: Upper Phrase), opened in Japan in March 2016. The second film, Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku (Chihayafuru: Lower Phrase), opened in Japan. in April 2016. The third film, Chihayafuru: Musubi, premiered in Japan in March 2018. A five-episode live-action series, titled Chihayafuru -Tsunagu- , premiered on Hulu Japan Released in February 2018.