This year's eighth issue of the semi-monthly Be Love, on sale in Japan today, features a special crossover illustration between the magazine's award-winning karuta series Chihayafuru and by authors Yuki Suetsugu and Gosho Aoyama. More after the jump.
Having sold over 10 millions copies, Yuki Suetsugu's award winning Chihayafuru manga is credited with increasing the popularity of competetive karuta. To help more learn to play the poetry based card game, along with a release of volume 23, an introduction guide set is due on December 13. Get a look after the jump.
Volume 22 of Yuki Suetsugu's award winning Chihayafuru manga will have a special treat for fans picking up the limited edition. The September 13th release of the Karuta competition series will package bonus anime episode, featuring a bittersweet original story. More after the jump.
Yuki Suetsugu's award-winning karuta manga/anime Chihayafuru has now inspired three iPhone cases, featured in Bandai's smaPhone Museum line. Chihaya Ayase, Snow-maru and daddy bear are featured on three designs for 2100yen each ($21). Get a look after the jump.
We’ve all made that mistake: a couple of episodes in, and a show just doesn’t grab you. With all of the anime out there begging to be watched, you make the call and the show gets unceremoniously dumped. Japanese voters took a look back at the winter season and voted on the shows that deserve a second chance. Check out the list after the jump.
Great news for those who always wanted to be a manga character. How about a role in "Chihayafuru"? That's now on auction at Yahoo! Japan by the author of the manga to raise money for "Stories from 311", a charity manga project by 11 shojo and josei mangaka to benefit Great East Japan Earthquake. A sample of how a winner can appear in the manga by the author and more details after the jump.
Now that the winter season is winding down, Biglobe asked voters to rank their favorite shows that warmed our hearts during the cold. Check out the results after the jump.
Our pals from the Ani-Gamers blog take an initial appraisal of the karuta card-slapping powerhouse josei anime Chihayafuru 2. How does it stack up to the first season? Read on to find out!