Series premiered on the website earlier last night.
Online video service Crunchyroll has announced on Tuesday that the anime series Chihayafuru will be included to their Fall anime line-up.
The series premiered on the website on October 04 at 10:30am US Pacific Time (October 05 at 01:30am MNL), 30 minutes after the series was aired in Japan.
The series is available in selected territories, such as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Chihaya Ayase is a sixth grader whose dream is for her older sister to become the top model in Japan. But one day, a transfer student, Arata Wataya, tells her that her dream should be about herself. Arata’s dream is to become a famous competitive Karuta player. Chihaya is somewhat shocked when she sees how intense the normally reserved Arata gets about the card game.
Eventually, she and her childhood friend Taichi Mashima find themselves being captivated by Karuta. Arata is thrilled by Chihaya’s talent and extraordinary hearing, as well as the fact that he has friends to play Karuta with now, but they are forced to go their separate ways after graduating from grade school.
Four years later, Chihaya enters high school and discovers that Arata, who returned to Fukui, no longer plays Karuta. However, she believes that if she continues to play, they will one day be reunited. And so, she and Taichi start a Karuta club at Mizusawa High School. (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)
Chihayafuru is an anime adaptation of the award-winning manga by Yuki Suetsugu.
The series is directed by Chobits director Morio Asaka, while series composition is handled by Naoya Takayama and characters will be designed by Kunihiko Hamada. It is produced by the anime studio Madhouse.
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