Chihayafuru 2nd Season Confirmed For Winter 2013

Good news: the cover of Volume 18 of the Chihayafuru manga confirms that S2 will begin in January.

The website Mainichi says that it will be two cour: while I haven’t seen this confirmed, it certainly makes sense, though Winter series are generally less likely to be two cour. No final staff announcements as of yet, though I see no reason to believe Asaka Morio won’t be directing.

Based on the roughly 2/1 chapter to episode pacing of the first season, there should be plenty of material for a two-cour second season, as the manga is just over 100 chapters right now. As far as I’ve heard there’s no indication that Suetsugu Yuki plans to end it anytime soon, so here’s hoping we can look forward to a S3 in 2014 – but then, let’s not be greedy – I was thrilled just to get a second.




  1. D

    Thrilling news indeed, Enzo! Definitely on the watchlist come winter.

  2. S

    Great news, the more Chihaya the better! Will be looking forward to this! Now if we can just get some more Natsume Yuujinchou in 2013…

  3. l

    Happy news indeed!

  4. a

    It's been a crappy week, finally some good news. OMG can winter just come now? I need my weekly dose of Chihayafuru again.

  5. M

    Best news I've heard all day!

  6. K

    This would have been the best news of the day but then the impossible happened and Rose of Versailles was licensed.

    Still more Chihayafuru makes me a very happy anime fan. I hate the winter but I say bring it on for season 2. 🙂

  7. B

    Good news? BEST news.

    It's a rare treat to see a show that deserves a sequel this much actually get one. Now if only we could get confirmation of a second season of Sankarea…

  8. g

    your tweet made my day at school! haha

  9. A

    ….all all the feels suddenly come rushing back :')

  10. r

    Wow! This is such a great news! <3

    I just recently found your blog last month, I'm just a silent lurker though and I'll be looking forward to more of your Chihayafuru episodes' reviews next year <3

    And of course, like you, I'm an avid Taichi supporter! XD

  11. Welcome, ravenanne – hope to see more of you as a commenter!

  12. r

    Haha! Thanks and I will! Although I'm particularly interested on all your Chihayafuru post 🙂

  13. A

    super exciting…can't wait.


  14. I

    Oh yeah it's my birthday. I'm gonna party like it's my birthday.

    The latter sentence is more truthful than the former but how awesome is it to get a second season for my favouritest show of all time. Hopefully this will spur on more translations of the manga.

  15. M

    Dang I was hoping it would be this October :X But at least there is a second season! yay!

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