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Chihayafuru (ちはやふる) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha. The first Chapter was released on December 28, 2007. It has been adapted into an anime television series, which aired on Nippon Television and Crunchyroll between October 2011 and March 2012. A second season aired between January and June 2013. A 4 volume light novel series has been published between September 2012 and December 2013. A live action film adaptation titled Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku was released on March 19, 2016, with a second film released on April 29, 2016. The third and final installment of the movie trilogy is planned for 2018.
The manga has won the Manga Taishō Award and the Kodansha Manga Award. Since its fourth volume was released in March 2009, it has regularly appeared on the Japanese Comic Ranking chart, and in August 2011 was estimated to have sold over 4.5 million copies. Its popularity has boosted the profile of competitive karuta in Japan.
The story revolves around the high school girl Chihaya Ayase, a girl who has spent most of her life simply supporting her sister in her model career. Things change when she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, a talented karuta player. He believes that Chihaya has the potential to become a great karuta player herselve. As Chihaya takes on the new dream of becoming Japan's best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends as they grow up. Now in high school, Chihaya still continues to play karuta in the hope that she will one day meet her friends again and reaches her dream...
- Manga Official Website (Japanese)
- Chihayafuru Anime Official Website (Japanese)
- Chihayafuru 2 Anime Official Website (Japanese)
- Chihayafuru Movie Official Website (Japanese)