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Chihayafuru Anime's 2nd Season to Launch

posted on 2012-06-08 05:32 EDT
Yuki Suetsugu's manga about female karuta card player already inspired 2011-2012 season

The wraparound jacket band on the 17th volume of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga is revealing next week that a second anime season will launch.

This story, which follows a schoolgirl competing in the Japanese card game of karuta, won the second Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize). Chihayafuru also won the shōjo manga category in last year's Kodansha Manga Awards, and topped the female category of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! book listings the year before.

The manga already inspired a 25-episode television anime season from October 2011 to March 2012. Crunchyroll streamed the first season into several countries as it aired in Japan.

Update: More background information added.


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