Chihayafuru Season 3 - Crunchyroll Fall 2019 Spotlight

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 Info

Launch Time: Fall 2019

Territories: TBA

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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.


Characters and Cast


Chihaya Ayase

VA: Asami Seto (Miyoko in Food Wars!)


Taichi Mashima

VA: Mamoru Miyano (Kotarou in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA)


Arata Wataya

VA: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Reiner in Attack on Titan)





Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chihayafuru 1 and 2)


Series composition

Yuuko Kakihara (Digimon Adventure tri., Chihayafuru 1 and 2)


Character design

Kunihiko Hamada (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Chihayafuru 1 and 2)


Animation production

Madhouse (Death Note, Black LagoonChihayafuru 1 and 2)


Additional Info


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.



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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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