Chihayafuru Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on December 15
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The manga follows a schoolgirl named Chihaya who competes in the Japanese card game of karuta. Suetsugu launched the manga in Kodansha's Be-Love magazine in December 2007, and Kodansha published the manga's 36th compiled volume on November 13. The manga has more than 16 million copies in print in Japan. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.
The manga has inspired two 25-episode television anime series. Additionally, the 22nd volume of the manga bundled an original anime DVD when it shipped in September 2013. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and released the first season with an English dub on September 12.
The manga has also inspired a series of live-action films. The first two films opened in 2016, and a third film will premiere in Japan on March 17.