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TV Anime 'Chihayafuru' Gets Third Season

by tsubasalover
Feb 24, 2018 10:09 PM | 151 Comments

The Chihayafuru Fan Kanshasai event in Awara held on Sunday announced that a third anime season for the Chihayafuru franchise has been greenlit. The anime is planned to broadcast via the AnichU timeslot of Nihon TV in 2019.

Yuki Suetsugu writes and illustrates the competitive karuta manga series, which began its serialization in the second 2008 issue of Kodansha's Be-Love bimonthly josei magazine. Kodansha has published 37 compiled manga volumes, with the most recent shipped on February 13 this year. A four-volume spin-off novel penned by Yui Tokiumi was published between 2012 and 2013 with a manga adaptation, drawn by Oto Tooda, currently serializing. The series won the second Manga Taisho award in 2009 and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category in 2011.

Madhouse animated the series' first two seasons. The first 25-episode season was broadcast in Fall 2011, and was followed by another 25-episode TV anime that aired in Winter 2013. An OVA episode was bundled with the manga's special 22nd volume, released in September 2013.

The first two of three live-action film adaptations of the series were screened in Japanese theaters in 2016, titled Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku and Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku, respectively. The third and final film, Chihayafuru: Musubi, is scheduled to screen on March 17 this year.

Kodansha Comics USA has been publishing the manga series digitally since February 14, 2017. The ninth digital volume was recently released on Tuesday. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime's first two seasons for North American distribution. The first Blu-ray and DVD volume with English dubs was released in September 2017, and will be followed by the second season listed to ship this year.

Source: Mantan Web

Chihayafuru 3 on MAL

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The “Chihayafuru” S3 anime will be a 2-cour series. It will be part of Nippon TV’s “AnichU” programming block airing in April 2019 (Madhouse)

Dec 9, 2018 9:05 AM by ninka22

New key visual
According to Comic Natalie article, it seems like it shows their feelings (via the cards they hold?).

Nov 12, 2018 1:03 AM by tsubasalover


Apr 16, 2018 7:10 AM by Reeei

Ah I'm late at knowing this
But this might be the first time a pretty "old" anime get another season
Not to mention Chihayafuru's popularity isn't the best

But I'm looking forward for "the scene" just like in manga
I'm rooting for you Taichi, Arata have nothing on you! xD

Apr 4, 2018 10:07 PM by Rayl1ght

Great news !!!!!

I watched the manga already but i'm very very happy to be able to watch the s3 ^^
gweaatooooooo !!!!

Mar 26, 2018 1:02 AM by babaob

WOOAAAA I like to watch arata *********** and taichi **** to chihaya πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£

Mar 20, 2018 12:05 AM by Aratamacken


Mar 19, 2018 11:59 PM by Aratamacken

Oh, yes! This is way overdue. Now I need to catch with the manga now.

Mar 17, 2018 12:14 AM by Jmac

Thank you, Japan. Thank you, world. I had seriously lost hope long ago.

Mar 7, 2018 12:51 PM by Rachanime

Omg!!!! I cant believe!! So excited!! Ive been wainting for years!!! Thanks!!

Mar 7, 2018 7:32 AM by heyarth

Arigato 😭😭😭😭 I love it, thank God 😭😭

Mar 1, 2018 10:44 AM by Madiii

OMG, so excited but the wait is still long! Nishida-kun I missed you!!

Feb 28, 2018 12:46 PM by QueenBen

one day i'll get around to this i swear, just like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo

Feb 26, 2018 7:15 PM by katsu044

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

Feb 26, 2018 7:00 PM by Josh

YES!!!! I am ready for more Taichi greatness. I had seriously lost all hope for a sequel, so happy right now.

Feb 26, 2018 11:58 AM by Naerys

Don't know if madhouse is just milking the sequels now or actually started caring.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to this.

Feb 26, 2018 8:08 AM by Ziafung

Holy shit YES! I cant wait to see a certain Arata scene animated, never thought this day would come. SO happy right now ^_^

Feb 26, 2018 7:01 AM by IciBurn

Doflamingo45 said:
Waiting for them to announce that A-1 Pictures will be animating it instead of Madhouse.

Jokes aside I loved the first two seasons, and I'm super hyped for a 3rd.

Probably DavidPro to further delay JoJo part 5

Feb 26, 2018 6:37 AM by ThEoNePugNA

Words cant describe how happy I'am, considering 3rd season curse are strong within my favorite list.

Naniwa-zu ni
Sakuya kono haana
Ima o haru-be to
Sakuya kono hana

Feb 26, 2018 5:08 AM by Suntears

Yet another season to catch up on eventually....

Feb 26, 2018 4:03 AM by Stripes

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