Madhouse and director Morio Asaka are returning to work on the new season, which will also feature the main voice cast reprising their roles.
Yuki Suetsugu began writing the josei series in December 2007 and is credited with boosting the popularity of competitive karuta, which is a card game inspired by Japanese poetry. The story follows Chihaya, a girl has spent most of her young life supporting her sister’s modeling career. She finds a new purpose in life after meeting a karuta player named Arata and learning that she has the potential to become a great competitive karuta player. Excited about the prospects, Chihaya strives to make her dream a reality.
Chihayafuru is a popular adaptation source, having inspired a two-season anime from Madhouse, a novel series, a trilogy of live-action films, and live-action tie-in TV drama.