The Chihayafuru manga is finally coming to an end after more than a 15-year run! It was written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu and has been in publication since 2007 in Kodansha’s Be Love magazine. The manga is critically acclaimed and has been the recipient of many awards.
There are currently 48 volumes of manga that are in circulation. Volume 47 revealed that the manga was in its final bits. Volume 48 was released on February 10th, 2022, and the final volume of the manga is on the way. It will be in August that the masterpiece from Yuki Suetsugu reaches its conclusion after 15 years of publication.
It is rated 8.5/10 on MAL.
Is it Goodbye to Chihayafuru Manga!
It has been a few months since the Chihayafuru manga readers were dreading the announcement of its end. It was speculated that Chihayafuru manga Volume 50 will actually be the end of getting a release sometime in Winter 2022. Now there is a definitive date to bid goodbye to Chihayafuru manga and the chapter number.
Chihayafuru Mangaka Yuki Suetsugu took to Twitter to announce that the 246th Chapter, Volume 49 will be serialized in the August issue of Kodansha’s Be Love magazine. It will publish on Friday, the 13th of July.
The final chapter of the Chihayafuru manga will be the 247th and will get serialized in Volume 50. It will ship in the September issue on Monday, August 1 of Kodansha’s Be Love magazine. The final volume will be compiled manga ready to be shipped in Winter 2022. It will also have a spinoff manga.
47th volume of Chihayafuru manga is listed on Amazon also.
Currently, the Chihayafuru anime has covered up to the 27th volume of the manga, specifically chapter 143. This means that there is still a good part of Yuki Suetsugu’s work to be adapted for the next anime Chihayafuru Season 4 series.
Chihayafuru first received an anime adaptation in 2011 and quickly became popular! There have been 3 seasons of the Chihayafuru anime along with live-action adaptations of the series as well.
What is Chihayafuru About?
Chihayafuru began as a josei manga that dabbled in the sport of Karuta, a traditional Japanese competitive game that roped in the protagonist, Chihaya Ayase. As a young, enthusiastic, and bubbly person, Chihaya found love for Karuta in her childhood while playing alongside her friends, Taichi Mashima and Arata Wataya.
As the years go by, she loses her link with Karuta only to rediscover it in her high-school years. She forms a Karuta team with Taichi and others to play Karuta competitively and find Arata once again. Chihayafuru is a romance as well as a coming of age story that thrives in its beautiful animation and the magic of Karuta. Chihaya leads the Mizusawa Karuta club hoping to be the best Karuta player ever!
Chihayafuru anime, all 3 seasons are a delight to watch with stunning aesthetics and actually good attempts at telling a coming of age story for a group of friends that try to be in each others’ lives. Other than the really slow release of the anime episodes, the series is quite a gem. The manga may be a better option for a lot of fans who may want to catch up on the story, especially since it’s wrapping up soon.
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