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March Comes in Like a Lion

Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Winter 2017
Also Known As:
3月のライオン (Japanese)
3-gatsu no Lion (Romaji)

Introduction

Rei (lit. zero) is a 17-year-old professional shōgi player. He has no real family and no real friends. His attitude towards life and shōgi changes when he meets the Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. This is a kind story full of real struggles and real people who are trying to find their own path to happiness.

Adaptation

3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion -月のライオン) is based on an on-going manga series by Chika Umino who is best known for Honey and Clover. The TV Anime is produced by Shaft and a two-part live action film is already scheduled for March and April 2017.

Episode

Episode 1: Rei Kiriyama / The Town Along the River
Episode 2: Akari / Beyond the Bridge
Episode 3: Harunobu / Beyond the Night Sky
Episode 4: Hina / V.S
Episode 5: Contract / Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Episode 6: Child of God Parts 1-3
Episode 7: Child of God (Part Three) / Important Things. Important Matters / Teach Me How to Play Shogi
Episode 8: Teach Me How to Play Shogi (Continued) / Image / Distant Thunder (Part 1)
Episode 9: Distant Thunder (Part 2) / Distant Thunder (Part 3)
Episode 10: Something Given (Part 1) / Something Given (Part 2)
Episode 11: The Old Year / The New Year
Episode 12: What Lies on the Opposite Shore / Black River (Part 1)
Episode 13: Black River (Part 2) / Beyond the Door
Episode 14: Blinding Darkness / Just a Little Water
Episode 15: Moonlight / Lump of Ego
Episode 16: Running Through the Night / Middle of the Slope
Episode 17: Silver Thread / Water’s Surface / Base of the Blue Night
Episode 18: Torrent / Passing Time
Episode 19: Passing the Night / Kyoto Part 1
Episode 20: Kyoto Part 2 + 3
Episode 21: When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom / Small Murmur
Episode 22: New School Term / Fighter
Episode 23: Setting Sun / Ramune
Episode 24: Chaos / Kumakura
Episode 25: June /Ladybug Bush (Part 1)
Episode 26: Ladybug Bush (Part 2) / Ladybug Bush (Part 3) / Feelings
Episode 27: Feelings (Continued) / Confession
Episode 28: Small World / Letter
Episode 29: Start of the Rainy Season / Hachiya
Episode 30: Midday Moon / Adventurers 
Episode 31: Kingdom
Episode 32: Silver Wings / River Scenery
Episode 33: Where the Sun Shines / Small World
Episode 34: Black Mist / Light
Episode 35: Small Palm / In the Sun
Episode 36: Flowing Away / White Storm (Part 1)
Episode 37: White Storm (Part 2) / White Storm (Part 3)
Episode 38: White Storm (Part 4) / White Storm (Part 5) / Restart

Official Streaming Sites

Crunchyroll

Staff・Cast

Staff

Original Creator

Chika Umino (Hakusensha, serialized in Young Animal)

Director

Akiyuki Shinbou

Character Design

Nobuhiro Sugiyama

Art Setting

Yasuhiro Nakura

Art Director

Seiki Tamura

Sound Director

Toshiki Kameyama

Music

Yukari Hashimoto

Animation Production

SHAFT

Opening Theme

BUMP OF CHICKEN’s newly drawn song (details to be available)

Ending Theme

BUMP OF CHICKEN’s “Fighter”

Cast

Rei Kiriyama

Kengo Kawanishi

Akari Kawamoto

Ai Kayano

Hinata Kawamoto

Kana Hanazawa

Momo Kawamoto

Misaki Kuno

Harunobu Nikaido

Nobuhiko Okamoto

Kyoko Kouda

Marina Inoue

Yusuke Takahashi

Yoshimasa Hosoya

Kai Shimada

Shinichiro Miki

Tatsuyuki Misumi

Tomokazu Sugita

Issa Matsumoto

Subaru Kimura

Someji Kawamoto

Shigeru Chiba

Koda Masachika

Toru Okawa

Takashi Hayashida

Takahiro Sakurai

Key Visuals

Information

Seasons
Fall 2016 , Fall 2017 , Winter 2017
Studio

SHAFT

Theme Songs

Season 1 | 1st Cour: Opening Theme BUMP OF CHICKEN – ‘Answer’ / Ending Theme BUMP OF CHICKEN – ‘Fighter’

Season 1 | 2nd Cour: Opening Theme ‘Sayonara Bystander’ (さよならバイスタンダー)” by YUKI / Ending Themes ‘Nyaa Shougi Ondo’ (ニャー将棋音頭) by Hinata (Kana Hanazawa), Akari (Ai Kayano), Momo (Misaki Kuno) |
#3: ‘orion’ by Kenshi Yonezu (米津 玄師) (eps 12-21)

Season 2 | 1st Cour: Opening Theme ‘Flag wo Tatero’ (フラッグを立てろ)” by YUKI / Ending Theme Kafune (カフネ) by Brian the Sun

Season 2 | 2nd Cour: Opening Theme ‘Haru ga Kite Bokura (春が来てぼくら)’ by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN / Ending Theme ‘I AM STANDING’ by RUANN

Official Site
http://3lion-anime.com/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/3lion_anime
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