Yuki Suetsugu’s Chihayafuru manga is about to end, but not as soon as many expected. It seems that Suetsugu-sensei is holding out for a few months. In a tweet, she revealed that she won’t be ending the manga until at least October. One should also note that October is also the month when the Chihayafuru Season 3 TV anime will be making its debut.

In her tweet, the mangaka stated when the discussions for the third season started, they told her that it wouldn’t air until 2019. She then asked privately if Chihayafuru would still be running by then and thought that she would end it by spring of this year. However, she also said that the anime continuing on to a third season still feels like a dream.

They originally planned the third season to premiere in April, which is the start of the spring 2019 season. Unfortunately, the staff revealed that they are delaying the anime’s premiere until October.

Source: Yuki Suetsugu’s Twitter account