There has been a confirmation today that Sentai Filmworks has added both the first and second season of the Chihayafuru anime series. It has also been stated that the released will be on both home video and digitally. The manga which is still currently ongoing began on December 28th 2007 and has since then been ongoing publication, it would later get its anime adaption on October 5th 2011 and end on March 28th 2012 releasing a total of 25 episodes. Later the anime series would receive a second season which would release January 12th 2013 and end June 29th 2013 releasing a total of 25 episodes. It should also be noted that two live action films have also been green-lit for the series. Following this is the plot summary below which is quoted from MAL:
Chihaya Ayase, a strong-willed and tomboyish girl, grows up under the shadow of her older sister. With no dreams of her own, she is contented with her share in life till she meets Arata Wataya. The quiet transfer student in her elementary class introduces her to competitive karuta, a physically and mentally demanding card game inspired by the classic Japanese anthology of Hundred Poets. Captivated by Arata’s passion for the game and inspired by the possibility of becoming the best in Japan, Chihaya quickly falls in love with the world of karuta. Along with the prodigy Arata and her haughty but hard-working friend Taichi Mashima, she joins the local Shiranami Society. The trio spends their idyllic childhood days playing together, until circumstances split them up.Now in high school, Chihaya has grown into a karuta freak. She aims to establish the Municipal Mizusawa High Competitive Karuta Club, setting her sights on the national championship at Omi Jingu. Reunited with the now indifferent Taichi, Chihaya’s dream of establishing a karuta team is only one step away from becoming true: she must bring together members with a passion for the game that matches her own.