The anime adaptation of Chica Umino’s popular manga 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) is currently airing and soon a two-part live action movie will be released. The production has released a 360° video to show the world of the live action movie.
Rei Kiriyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) debuted as a shogi player during middle school. He lives alone in a town in Tokyo. When he was young, he lost his family in a car accident and went to live with his father’s friend, Koda. However, due to various circumstances, Rei ends up leaving the Koda home. He is lonely, but keeps on playing shogi. One day he meets the Kawamoto family, who live close-by, and he is welcomed by them like family! Rei continues to play shogi that challenges his brain, body, and soul. An unimaginable fight awaits Rei!
Ryunosuke Kamiki portrays the 17-year-old main character and shogi player. Other cast members include: Kasumi Arimura, Kaya Kiyohara, Kana Kurashina, Shota Sometani, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Ryo Kase, Hideaki Ito, and Etsushi Toyokawa. Having neither a home, family nor place he belongs to, Rei feels deep loneliness and dedicates his life to shogi. There are people around him who doubt love, hesitate, and falter, but yet fight to do their best to move forward.
The 360° video lets you experience the world of 3-gatsu no Lion and shows locations from the manga and anime, as well as the locations that were used in the live action. You can visit Rokugatsu Town and Sangatsu Town, which are connected by the Chuo-Ohashi Bridge, as well as the Hatonomorihachiman Shrine (Sendagaya), where the God of shogi is enshrined, and the Shogi room of the series. In the special room where shogi games are held, Rei is waiting for you. It really seems as if you are about to start a shogi game against Kamiki. Furthermore, the one guiding you through this video tour is ’Nyashogi’!
3-gatsu no Lion Part 1 will be released on Saturday 18 March 2017. Part 2 will be released on Saturday 22 April 2017.
MANGA.TOKYO also reported on the must-see spots of ‘3-gatsu no Lion’. We went on a photo report around Tokyo! You can check it out here: