The long-awaited Fall 2016 anime series have finally started and Manga.Tokyo has already a few episodes under its review belt. Some of them have already broadcast their second episode.
3-Gatsu No Lion will air its second episode in a couple of days, but until then you can read the plot and see some of the screenshots we got for you!
3-gatsu no Lion has a similar atmosphere to that of Your Lie in April. it could be one of the most attention-catching Fall 2016 anime series. It seems the protagonist experienced some traumatic events in his past and we are looking forward to see how shogi and the other characters will help him cope with his sadness.
– Series Plot
Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old professional shogi player with a deep mental scar who has lost his entire family during his childhood. While he was living by himself, his encounter with three sisters from the Kawamoto family will gradually change his life.
– Second episode’s storyline
The one who was waiting for Rei to get back home was the shogi player Harunobu Nikaido.
Nikaido has been seeing Rei as his rival since his childhood and longs to have a match with him.
At a later date, after finishing a match with Rei’s senior shogi player Issa Matsumoto, Rei heads to a bar accompanied by Issa and Rei’s shogi friend Tatsuyuki Misumi. There, they meet the Kawamoto family’s oldest sister Akari as the bar’s employee, and she warmly welcomes them.
TV anime 3-Gatsu No Lion
Currently broadcast on NHK General TV at 23:00 (Saturdays)
TV anime official website: http://3lion-anime.com/
NHK program website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/3lion/