The cards are all on the table in this long-awaited return!
What shows come to mind when you think of Crunchyroll? For many, one of the top responses is Chihayafuru, and the anime is finally returning for more as part of the Fall 2019 Simulcast Lineup. What makes Chihayafuru Season 3 a must watch? Find out more in our overview!
Launch Time: Fall 2019
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.
VA: Asami Seto (Miyoko in Food Wars!)
VA: Mamoru Miyano (Kotarou in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA)
VA: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Reiner in Attack on Titan)
The original Chihayafuru manga is serialized in Kodansha's Be Love josei manga magazine. An English language version of the manga is available from Kodansha Comics, and Crunchyroll currently streams the first two seasons of the Chihayafuru TV anime.
Volume 1 of Yuki Suetsugu's manga:
A two-part live-action Chihayafuru film was released back in March and April of 2016, directed by Norihiro Koizumi and starring Suzu Hirose, Shūhei Nomura, and Mackenyu.