The anime adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga is getting a third season. The announcement was made by a voice actor at the "Chihayafuru in Awara Week" at the end of February 2018. The anime's premiere is scheduled to air on AnichU and other channels in 2019.
Plot summary via Sentai Filmworks:
"Chihaya Ayase is a beautiful and headstrong young woman with a passion for karuta, a card game inspired by classical Japanese poetry. As a child, Chihaya was introduced to the game by a quiet, gifted transfer student named Arata, and she was instantly drawn to it. Now in high school and reunited with her childhood friend Taichi, Chihaya dreams of finding Arata and the three resuming their love of karuta, only to discover that Arata has quit the game due to personal reasons. Determined not to let Arata's passion go to waste, Chihaya and Taichi form the Mizusawa High School Karuta Club, where they learn that in karuta - as in life - working toward your dreams is the key to winning, even when what you want seems just out of reach."
Yuki Suetsugu's josei series was first released in December 2007, and it is recognized and appraised for increasing the popularity of competitive karuta. The core cast members, Asami Seto as Chihaya Ayase, Mamoru Miyano as Taichi Mashima and Yoshimasa Hosoya as Arata Wataya return for the third season of the show. Anime fans shared their excitement on Twitter about the announcement of the new season.
Are you excited about the news and the third season of Chihayafuru as well?