Manga.Tokyo managed to get the story info as well as several screenshots from the upcoming episode 3.
Although the first and second episodes showed the character’s peaceful daily life, there will finally get to see an epic shogi match between Nikaido and Rei. 3-Gatsu No Lion pushed aside shogi in favor of it’s more dramatic plot elements, but shogi is a vital part of the plot and it will be interesting to see how the matches are going to be animated.
– 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.
– Third episode’s storyline
The fateful day has come. Rei is scheduled to have his first shogi match as a professional shogi player with Nikaido.
Rei heads to the shogi competition venue while recalling the past match with Nikaito during his childhood.
There, Rei faces Nikaido who is full of spirit. Their duel begins in a place where their unchanging, never-give-up spirits will collide.
TV anime 3-gatsu no Lion
Started broadcast on October 8 at 23:00 via NHK General TV