The 17th volume of Chihayafuru manga has revealed that a second season television anime has been confirmed.
Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha. It has been adapted into an anime television series, which aired on Nippon Television and Crunchyroll from October 2011 to March 2012.
The manga has won the Manga Taisho Award and the Kodansha Manga Award. Since its fourth volume was released in March 2009, it has regularly appeared on the Japanese Comic Ranking chart and in August 2011, it was estimated to have sold over 4.5 million copies. Its popularity has boosted the profile of competitive karuta in Japan.
The story follows a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new classmate to take up Hyakunin Isshu karuta competitively.