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Competitive karuta youth manga “Chihayafuru” finally completes 50 volumes on sale! “There is also a special project to commemorate the completion!” Let’s see the conclusion of the 15-year story.
On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the 50th volume of Chihayafuru will finally be released. After 15 years since the serialization started in 2007, Chihaya’s story has come to an end. In commemoration of this, a special project will begin!
10 types of completion commemorative advertisements are posted in the Asahi Shimbun!
On December 13th (Tuesday), the release date of the final volume, we will post a completion commemorative advertisement in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun! A total of 10 types are available for each region, with a special design of the book cover and famous lines! Which design is your area? Please check it!
For details, please see the official website of the manga
On Twitter, we will hold a campaign “#Fate Battle Third Game” where you can have a fateful battle with Chihaya and others!
On Twitter, the “#Fate Battle Third Game” will be held on the “BELOVE Editorial Department ◇ Kodansha” (@BELOVE_henshubu) account! Matches that appear everywhere in “Chihayafuru”, where both your team and the opponent’s team are one piece “fate battle”. Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata can play this thrilling match, making it the hottest campaign ever!
If you win the fateful battle, you can get one of 50 limited wallpapers! Like the newspaper advertisement, the special design of the book cover x famous lines is available for all 50 successive books!
moreover! Three people will be selected by lottery from the
participants and will receive the final volume signed by Yuki Suetsugu!
The campaign is from December 13th (Tuesday) to December 21st (Wednesday)! Three opponents, Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata, will appear on a daily basis. Please try to compete with everyone!
A special edition will be released at the same time!
At the same time as the complete 50 volumes of the comic, a special edition with a special booklet containing all the beautiful color 8 pages and the final name (draft) will also be released! Don’t miss this! Please look forward to it! (There is no sale of the electronic version of the special edition)
Click here for the booklet cover!
Commemorating the completion of the serialization “Chihayafuru Exhibition” Kobe venue is about to open!
To commemorate the completion, we will hold the “Chihayafuru Exhibition” Kobe venue. In addition to newly drawn illustrations for this exhibition, color manuscripts will be released for the first time. Please take a look!
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 – Sunday, January 22, 2023
Admission time: 10:00-18:30 (closes at 19:00) *Until 16:30 on the last day (closes at 17:00)
Daimaru Museum-Kobe- Daimaru Kobe 9F
For details, please visit https://chihayafuru.exhibit.jp/
Chihayafuru in Fuchu Keyword Rally ~Let’s meet Chihaya~
[Event schedule] Now being held-Wednesday, December 28, 2022 A rally event is being held to gather keywords around the life-sized character panels installed in five locations in the city.
During the period, “Thank you! Chihayafuru!” message board in Fuchu will be posted at Fuchu Station!
Details will be updated on the “Chihayafuru in Fuchu” website. http://www.chihaya-fuchu.com/
A collaboration cafe will be held in Fuchu City, Tokyo in early January 2023! ! A new novelty is also available.
Details will be announced on the “Chihayafuru in Fuchu” website in late December.
Electronic bookstore fair held!
From December 13, 2022, some electronic bookstores will hold a special feature on the final 50 volumes of “ Chihayafuru ”!
Campaign to read “Chihayafuru” for free
At Magapoke, manga app Palcy, Comic DAYS,
“Chihayafuru” Free Public Fair!
Chance to read all at once during winter vacation! Please take a look. Comic DAYS: December 28, 2022 (Wednesday) to January 9, 2023 (Monday) https://comic-days.com/
Magapoke: January 1 (Sun) to January 7 (Sat), 2023
Palcy: December 29, 2022 (Thursday) to January 4, 2023 (Wednesday) https://palcy.jp/
★ “Chihayafuru” story
Chihaya is a 6th grade elementary school student who doesn’t even know the word “passion” yet. She then meets Arata, a transfer student from Fukui. Arata was quiet and taciturn, but he had an unexpected talent. It is Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Karuta. Chihaya is shocked to see Arata paying bills faster and more enthusiastically than anyone else. However, it was Chihaya’s outstanding “talent” that nailed such Arata… A youth story that intersects with dazzlingly single-minded thoughts.
★ Profile of Yuki Suetsugu
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture. In 1992, he received an honorable mention at the 14th Nakayoshi Rookie Manga Award for “Romance of the Sun”, which was published in “Nakayoshi Special Edition” (Kodansha) and made his debut. In 2007, he began serializing “Chihayafuru” in “BE・LOVE” (Kodansha). In 2009, the same work won the 2nd Manga Award 2009, and won first place in “Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2010” (Takarajimasha) for women. In 2011, Chihayafuru won the 35th Kodansha Manga Award for girls. The cumulative total of the series has exceeded 28 million copies (as of December 2022).
★ Synopsis of the 50th volume of the completed comic
Game 5, final phase. Chihaya and Arata have not been beaten, but the two of them overtake the 94th read “Tago”, and the game tangles into a fateful battle. As if led by a mysterious fate, leaving the same card for both the Meijin match and the Queen match――!
There were two memorable songs for Chihaya and others.
An irreplaceable treasure found that day. A big dream raised with friends. The story of three people is tied here!
“Chihayafuru” Volume 50
On sale December 13, 2022
Paper version / e-comic version List price: 550 yen each (tax included) A special edition will be released at the same time! (With beautiful color 8 pages and a special booklet with all the names (drafts) of the final episode)
Special edition (published only in paper) Price: 1210 yen (tax included) ★ You can read “Chihayafuru” with Kodansha’s comic app!
You can read “Chihayafuru” on Kodansha’s comic apps “Magapoke”, “Palcy”, and “Comic DAYS”!
For details, please refer to the homepage of each application. “Magapoke” https://pocket.shonenmagazine.com/
“Comic DAYS” https://comic-days.com/
Manga “Chihayafuru” official website https://chihayafuru-manga.net/ BE・LOVE official website https://be-love.jp/
Official Twitter @BELOVE_henshubu
Official Instagram @belove_henshubu
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