Chihayafuru, Yuki Suetsugu’s award-winning women’s manga about a girl competing in the traditional Japanese card game of karuta, will be adapted into a television anime series starting this October.

In the story, a schoolgirl named Chihaya Ayase once only dreamed about her sister making it big as a fashion model, until she decides to forge her own path in life. After seeing a quiet transfer student named Arata Wataya play the game, Chihaya enters the competitive world of karuta. The story begins when Arata joins Chihaya’s sixth-grade class, but most of the story takes place during Chihaya’s high school years.

Source: ANN