March Comes in Like a Lion


3-gatsu no Lion Anime

Kanji 3月のライオン
Rōmaji Sangatsu no Raion
Status Ongoing
Written by Chica Umino
Published by Hakusensha
Oringinal run July 13, 2007 – present
Volumes 12
Directed by Kenjirō Okada
Akiyuki Shinbo
Written by Yukito Kizawa
Studio Shaft
Network NHK G
English Network Aniplex of America
Original run October 8, 2016 – present
Episodes 44
March Comes in Like a Lion (3月のライオン Sangatsu no Raion) is an ongoing manga series by Chica Umino, best known for Honey and Clover. It began serialization in Hakusensha's seinen manga magazine Young Animal from its fourteenth issue in 2007 (published on July 13, 2007).

Hakusensha aired a television commercial announcing the series on numerous Japanese television stations, also posting it on its official website. Twelve tankōbon volumes of the series have been released as of January 2017. An anime television adaptation by Shaft aired between October 8, 2016 and March 18, 2017 on NHK, with a second season premiered on October 2017. A two-part live-action film adaptation was released in March and April 2017.

The manga has commentary by professional shogi player Manabu Senzaki on shogi rules and culture.



See also: March Comes in Like a Lion (Manga)

The series has been serialized by Hakusensha in Young Animal since 2007 in issue #14. As of September 29, 2017, the series has been collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes.


See also: March Comes in Like a Lion (Anime)

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the Young Animal magazine's 19th issue of 2015 on September 25, 2015. The 22-episode series is produced by Shaft and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, featuring character designs by Nobuhiro Sugiyama and music composed by Yukari Hashimoto.

It began airing on October 8, 2016 on NHK G and finished airing on March 18, 2017 with a total of 22 episodes. The series has been licensed by Aniplex of America and Anime Limited for North America and the United Kingdom, respectively. Crunchyroll simulcasted the series in their Fall 2016 line-up a second season, announced at the end of the first season's final episode, premiered on October 14, 2017 with 22 episodes scheduled to air. Crunchyroll is streaming the second season.