Manga creator Yuki Suetsugu has announced on her Twitter account that the 246th and penultimate chapter of her Chihayafuru manga will appear in the August 2022 issue of Kodansha’s Be Love magazine on July 1, 2022, while the 247th and final chapter of the manga will appear in the September 2022 issue on August 1, 2022.
The story is described as:
Chihaya Ayase is a beautiful and headstrong young woman with a passion for karuta, a card game inspired by classical Japanese poetry. As a child, Chihaya was introduced to the game by a quiet, gifted transfer student named Arata, and she was instantly drawn to it. Now in high school and reunited with her childhood friend Taichi, Chihaya dreams of finding Arata and the three resuming their love of karuta, only to discover that Arata has quit the game due to personal reasons. Determined not to let Arata’s passion go to waste, Chihaya and Taichi form the Mizusawa High School Karuta Club, where they learn that in karuta – as in life – working toward your dreams is the key to winning, even when what you want seems just out of reach.
Suetsugu launched Chihayafuru in Be Love in December 2007. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.