3-gatsu no Lion is a super popular manga by Chika Umino about a high school Shogi professional and the people who surround him. It will be broadcast from October 8, 2016.
Following the recently-revealed voice cast member Nobuhiko Okamoto (who will be playing the main character’s best friend Harunobu Nikaido), Manga.Tokyo managed to grab fresh information about additional cast members!
- Marina Inoue (as Kyoko Kouda) best known for Sakura Mamiya from RIN-NE 2
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (as Yusuke Takahashi) best known for Orga Itsuka from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
- Shinichiro Miki (as Kai Shimada) best known for Kojiro from Pokemon
- Tomokazu Sugita (as Tatsuyuki Misumi) best known for Gintoki Sakata from Gintama
- Subaru Kimura (as Issa Matsumoto) best known for Gian from Doraemon
- Shigeru Chiba (as Someji Kawamoto) best known for Pilaf from Dragonball
- Toru Okawa (as Koda Masachika) best known for the narrator in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
- Takahiro Sakurai (as Takashi Hayashida) best known for Griffith from Berserk
Keep reading for some incredible screenshots from the anime that reveal Chika Umino’s distinctive world view!
3-gatsu no Lion: Staff Comments
Nobuhiko Okamoto (as Harunobu Nikaido)
Since I’m a Shogi fan, I’m very delighted to voice-act for this anime.
I’ll try best to play Nikaido who has burning passion as well as strong spirit.
Marina Inoue (as Kyoko Kouda)
I’m so honored to take part in the work by Chika Umino who I love so much.
Kyoko is the type of the person who shows emotions in a very straightforward way.
Although she sometimes shows her bad side wielding her privilege of being a woman, I think she is a very attractive and sensitive character who always seeks love. I’d like to push around the main character Kiriyama giving a nice flavor to the story.
Yoshimasa Hosoya (as Yusuke Takahashi)
I’m very happy to be here since there’s a very soothing and soft atmosphere here that can be also seen in the anime.
I’ll do my best politely in this work place that has polite atmosphere.
Shinichiro Miki (as Kai Shimada)
I have read the original comic series and I was deeply impressed by his unyielding dedication.
I will make every effort to tackle this while being grateful for this opportunity.
Tomokazu Sugita (as Tatsuyuki Misumi)
I always tell youths in a rush that our job is not like musical chairs but now I’m facing the silent, chilly savagery this work has in a cold sweat. Lions are indeed beasts. If we need to fight them, we must be monstous too while smiling more gently and calmly than anyone else.
Subaru Kimura (as Issa Matsumoto)
I’m Subaru Kimura who’s voice-act as Issa Matsumoto.
When I first saw 3-gatsu no Lion’s world as anime, I got calm and warm feelings being wrapped in a special atmosphere.
I’ll do my utmost to warm up this wonderful anime through my role. Please stay tuned!
Shigeru Chiba (as Someji Kawamoto)
I’m the one who’s inside the old man hahaha.
Yes, I’ve been acting very politely, quietly and seriously!
This is definitely an incredible anime that I can recommend to anyone!!
Please stay tuned!! ( ^ω^)
Toru Okawa (as Koda Masachika)
I’ll show his presence as the father of Shogi!
Takahiro Sakurai (as Takashi Hayashida)
I still remember all the impressive teachers I have met as a child very clearly.
There have been a lot of different teachers. Some were supportive, some were short-tempered and some were cool.
Hayashida is also an impressive teacher with a lot of humanity. I’d like to give some power to the anime just like my character Hayashida supports Rei.
TV Anime 3-gatsu no Lion
To be broadcast from October 8 (Saturday) at 23:00 on NHK
TV anime official website: http://3lion-anime.com/
ＮＨＫ TV program website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/3lion/