Last week’s episode of 3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) was praised for its wonderful visuals and direction. We really hope the rest of the episodes will be up to par! This week we will learn a bit more about Shimada before he and Rei head to Kyoto! Please enjoy these official screenshots before it airs tomorrow, February 25.
3-Gatsu no Lion Episode 19 Blurb
Shimada grew up in a snowy town in Yamagata, and was taught shogi by the elderly residents. After entering middle school, he worked hard at his part-time job in order to be able to go to the Shourei-kai Training Organisation twice a month. He continued to play shogi while battling his slumps as well as stomach pains.
He was overtaken in the association by Souya, and watched as Souya rose up the ranks, never being able to reach him. However, he kept on working hard as there was no way he was ever going to give up. This hard-working Shimada heads together with Rei to Kyoto, for the fourth match of the Lion King tournament.
TV anime ‘3-gatsu no Lion’
Broadcasting from October 8 at 23:00 via NHK General TV
TV anime official website: http://3lion-anime.com/
NHK program website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/3lion/