Chica Umino is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series March Comes In Like a Lion Season 3. Currently, fifteen tankobon volumes of thirteen chapters each have been collected in the seinen manga publication Young Animal by Hakusensha since July 2007. A shogi player and introvert named Rei Kiriyama, we see him gradually learn both his craft and how to relate to others.
From October 2016 to March 2017, an anime series adaptation by Shaft was broadcast on NHK G, followed by a second season airing from October 2017 to March 2018. Aniplex of America released the dubbed version in four parts between December 2017 and April 2019. Adaptations of this work were released in 2017. An English translation of the manga will be released by Denpa in the summer of 2022. From 2015 to 2020, there was a spin-off of the manga.
As the manga division Grand Prix of the Japan Media Arts Festival and the Tezuka Cultural Prize’s Grand Prize, it won the Manga Taisho, and also the Kodansha Manga Award in its general category. It has been praised for its portrayal of psychologically complex characters. The anime adaptation has received generally positive reviews, but its art style has been criticized.
March comes in like a lion Season 3 Release Date
The second season of March comes in like a lion Season 3 won’t be available on Netflix for a while. A decade after the premiere of the first season, it might take until 2022 for the sequel.
March comes in like a lion Season 3 Story
Shinkawa is situated along Tokyo’s Sumida River, where the main character Rei Kiriyama lives. A bridge linked to Rei’s hometown through the town of Tsukuda connects the family’s home with the town of Tsukuda where Kawamoto lives. It resembles the Sendagaya area headquarters of the Japanese Shogi Association that is also located there, and it is similar to the shogi hall from the manga.
In his childhood, Rei Kiriyama’s parents and younger sister died in an accident. In response to this, he moved into the household of Masachika K*da, a friend of his father. When Rei was an adult, he thought he was causing trouble, so he left the foster family.
There are few friends left in his life now that he lives alone. It is said he is acquainted with three sisters of the Kawamoto family – Akari, Momo, and Hinata. Rei’s personal and professional development progresses as the story unfolds, all the while strengthening his relationships with others, particularly the Kawamoto sisters.
March comes in like a lion Season 3 Characters
Voices are Kengo Kawanishi, Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese) Khoi Dao, and Wendee Lee (English).
Initially 17 years old, he turns 18 at the end of the series. At the beginning of the series, he was a five-dan, but he becomes a six-dan later. He became a professional shogi player when he was in middle school, becoming one of the leading young players. Following the deaths of his parents and sister in an accident, he was taken in by his father’s friend Kōda and became his apprentice in shogi. Having become a professional shogi player and completing middle school, he decided not to attend high school. Regardless, Rei attends high school after a year after feeling the need to attend school. His hometown is Rokugatsu-Cho (June).
The voices are Ai Kayano (Japanese) and Laura Post (English).
It is her eldest sister that she lives within Sangatsu-Cho (March town). In the aftermath of her mother’s and grandmother’s deaths, she became the primary caregiver for her two younger sisters. Her grandfather runs a traditional wagashi (Japanese confectionery) shop in the morning, Mikazuki-d*, and her aunt runs a bar in Ginza called Misaki in the evenings. After the older shogi rivals abandon him on the street drunk, Akari takes him home where she takes care of him all night, beginning the relationship between Rei and his family. “Rei-Kun” is what she calls Rei often.
Voices: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)
She is the second of three sisters. A student in middle school. In the mornings, she sleeps in late and prepares Bentos in the kitchen by herself. Rei is called “Rei-chan” by her friends.
As the series progresses, she develops romantic feelings for Rei, just as her older sister Akari did. A loyal friend and family member, she enjoys spending time with them. Her aspiration is to be as mature as her sister when she is older. Her later events include graduating from middle school, enrolling at the same high school as Rei, and starting a relationship with him.
Voices: Misaki Kuno (Japanese); Xanthe Huynh (English)
Her elder sister died when she was a teenager. In addition to attending a daycare center, she is a preschool student. Innocent and pure, she sometimes shows a bit of selfishness. Bodoro (based on My Neighbor Totoro’s Totoro) is her favorite anime character. “Rei-chan” is the name she calls Rei.
The voices are: Toru Okawa (Japanese); Cam Clarke (English)
The shogi teacher of Rei, a pro at eight dan. Both Rei’s biological father and he were rivals in shogi. His adoption of Rei and guidance in shogi follow the deaths of Rei’s parents and sister. When his children were studying it themselves, he was extremely strict with them. He is a very serious shogi student. As Rei grew up at home, both the Koda children resented the attention their father showed him and treated him poorly.
Voices are Marina Inoue (Japanese); Lauren Landa (English)
The daughter of Koda and the elder sister of Ayumu. There is a four-year age difference between her and Rei. Kyoko is beautiful, hot-tempered, and holds a grudge against Rei, as she is prone to discouraging him before matches in order to exert a negative influence on him. There is evidence that she is in love with Masamune Gotō, a married man. In her youth, she was openly hostile toward Rei when he first joined the family because she was jealous of the attention her father gave him. Her father discouraged her from becoming a professional shogi player because the field was dominated by men and she was not talented enough to compete. She frequently visits Rei’s apartment whenever she feels lonely. After reflecting, she realizes that she was unfair to Rei since he was just trying to be part of her family, not take it.
March comes in like a lion Season 3 Trailer
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