Chihayafuru the manga officially ended after almost 15 years of serialization. The finale. The 247th chapter is published in Kodansha’s Be Love magazine, where Yuki Suetsugu’s series has been running since December 2007. The series also graces the cover of Be Love’s September issue:
Throughout its course, Chihayafuru The manga won the Manga Taisho and Kodansha Manga Award and is estimated to have over 27 million copies in circulation. In 2011, it received an anime adaptation by MADHOUSE studio, which ran for 25 episodes. A second season followed in 2013, while a third aired in the fall season of 2019 and the winter season of 2020. The franchise also has multiple live-action films that began with Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku in 2016. He also has numerous light novels including the film adaptation and Chihayafuru: Chuugakusei-hen individual novels that feature Yui Tokiumi’s art.
Kodansha licenses manga in English and describes the plot as:
Chihaya is a sixth grade girl, not yet old enough to understand the meaning of the word diligence. But one day she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui Prefecture. Although he is docile and quiet, he possesses an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive card, a traditional Japanese card game. Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick the right card and remove it before any of his opponents. However, Arata is also fascinated by her, all because of her incredible natural talent for the game. Don’t miss this story of teenage life and emotions played out in the most dramatic of ways!
source: Oricon News
Chihayafuru © Yuki Suetsugu/Kodansha Ltd.