Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru Manga Gets Live-Action Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The wraparound band on the 27th volume of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga is revealing on Monday that the manga is getting a live-action film adaptation.
The preview image for this year's ninth issue of Kodansha's Be-Love magazine had teased that the issue would have an "important announcement" for Chihayafuru. The issue will ship on April 15.
Suetsugu's 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.
Kodansha released a bilingual edition of the first two volumes in Japan in 2011-2012.
Additionally, the 22nd volume of the manga bundled an original anime DVD when it shipped in September 2013.