Chihayafuru 3

They may have just won their most coveted karuta tournament, but the members of the Mizusawa karuta team still have a long way to go. Each member chases their dreams, and with a win under their collective belt, those dreams are closer in reach more than ever — but an unexpected revelation will deal these karuta players a hand none of them saw coming.

May It Be That I Find

Chihaya and Taichi train alongside the Fujisaki karuta club over the summer break and discover the hard way that Coach Sakurazawa’s training methods are rather… intense.

The Hazed Early Dawn Light Comes Not from the Moon

Although the Mizusawa karuta club improves by leaps and bounds, its members are about to get some bad news.

But from the Crystal White Snow of Yoshino

The competition includes Haruka, a former Queen who seeks to reclaim her throne. Meanwhile, Taichi becomes distracted after speaking with Arata.

Nobody Wishes to See

The quarterfinals are no joke as players endure a trial that pushes their skills to the limits. As for Chihaya? She faces someone who could be her most talented opponent yet.

Mount Amanokagu

The quarterfinals end after a series of hard-fought matches. The semifinals begin with a surprising development.

Tatsuta River Ablaze

No doubts remain; The two finalists are skilled karuta players who both deserve to win. However, there can only be one champion.

The Storm Blasts

Which is more important to Chihaya’s dreams: the class trip or the qualifiers? She makes her choice, but did she make the right one?

As Friends and Strangers

Others take notice of Taichi’s newfound dedication to karuta. The current Meijin makes a surprising announcement that has a profound impact on the karuta world.

I Recall How My Own Efforts Were In Vain

Michiru’s patience with Chihaya hits a breaking point as Arata finds himself rattled by Hisashi’s earlier comment. And Taichi? He faces a… peculiar opponent.

Scarlet Kadsuras

Significant mental and physical disadvantages plague Arata during his match. Can he win or has he fallen too far behind?

Leaving a Hovering Mist Above the Trees and Grass

Dr. Harata vows to win. To help him, Taichi must become Arata and Chihaya must become Meijin. Meanwhile, Haruka worries she’s choosing karuta over her family.

So the Flower Petals Are Scattered Like the Snow by the Passing Storm

Who will earn the right to challenge the reigning champions? Arata and Megumu may be young and talented, but Dr. Harata and Haruka have the experience that comes with age.

Yet It Is I Who Withers and Wilts

New determination fuels both Haruka and Megumu’s desire to win. As for the other match, Dr. Harata is a fearsome opponent, and Arata must become someone else to beat him.

The Emotions Experienced

Physical abilities decrease with age. This is an unfortunate fact Dr. Harata understands all too well. But passion? That is something that never dies.

As Helpless Autumn Leaves Are Caught Against the Flow

Finals are coming up, but Chihaya’s thoughts lie elsewhere. As Kana and Sumire deal with a delicate situation, an unexpected phone call has profound implications.

Takes Me Away in Haste

Although Suo’s blunt words shakes Chihaya to her core, she has discovered his weakness. Christmas is just around the corner and thoughts drift towards the future.

As My Sleeves Are Wet With Dew

There’s a reason why all four participants of the Meijin and Queen matches represent the height of karuta play.

The Storm Will Soon Carry Me

Haruka has the support of friends and family, as well as a reason to win. But Shinobu? She finds herself more isolated than ever, and that could cost her everything.

Bring a Life of Everlasting Love

A determined Dr. Harada vows to become the next Meijin since he cannot accept someone like Sou with the title. However, Sou has a reason for playing the way he does.

May the Scarlet Kadsuras

One thing is clear: a Meijin will emerge once the dust settles. But who will it be? As the match draws to a close, Shinobu makes an important realization.

To Restore My Faith

The matches may be over, but Taichi has his eye set on the future. It’s almost time for everyone to go their separate ways. Nothing stays the same forever.

Just as My Beauty Has Faded

Chihaya wants to be the queen of karuta, and she’s becoming a force to be reckoned with. But when it comes to Valentine’s Day? Sumire is the reigning queen (of chocolates).

Like a Boatsman Adrift

The club celebrates Taichi’s birthday with a small karuta tournament! Little does everyone know that it’s merely the calm before the storm…

When Winds Send Waves Crashing

Everything changes over time and people grow as individuals; Chihaya and Taichi are at a crossroads. As for Arata? He’s starting a karuta club of his own.