March Comes in Like a Lion (3-gatsu no Lion) unveiled the cast for its upcoming second season. Cast as the elderly shogi player Sakutaro Yanagihara was Hochu Otsuka, Hinata’s classmate Megumi Takagime will be played by Aoi Yuki, and Chiho Sakura will be voiced by Asuka Nishi. The whole cast has given comments to show their enthusiasm for the second season. Read the comments below!
The anime will continue telling the stories of young professional shogi player Rei Kiriyama and will start airing its second season on 14 October 2017.
Comment from Kengo Kawanishi (voice of Rei Kiriyama)
‘Everyone who watched the first season of March Comes in like a Lion, sorry to let you wait! The second season will finally start in October. I think those who are reading the manga might know what to expect, but some people haven’t read it yet, so I won’t say too much, but all of the stories will touch your heart. Of course, there are parts that will make you laugh out loud as well, but I think this time the story is rather deep and will focus on many different characters. There is so much I would like to tell you of the story, but if I start, I won’t be able to stop, so let me just say what I personally think is the point to look out for… There are too many. So please watch Season 2 and see for yourself. With that I hope you will support March Comes in Like a Lion again.’
Comment from Ai Kayano (voice of Akari Kawamoto)
‘Dear March Comes in like a Lion fans, we are back soon! The recording has already started and it feels like coming back home… It’s a place that feels warm, filled with love for the series. The second season will have many moments where your heart will feel tight, but Rei and the Kawamoto family try hard to live their life so please keep watching over them.’
Comment from Kana Hanazawa (voice of Hinata Kawamoto)
‘Back in the Kawamoto family, I am filled with many happy feelings! For Hinata, the second season will be a hard time. I want to properly play her while support her from close up. You will be able to see Rei-chan and the others in good shape. Please don’t miss this!!!!!’
Comment from Misaki Kuno (voice of Momo Kawamoto)
‘Wanting to escape from the pain and suffering which one can’t take on alone. But as long as there is someone who loves them, they will continue living. Thanks to a certain person they will definitely get over it. I hope that Momo can become that certain person. Please watch over us.’
Comment from Nobuhiko Okamoto (voice of Harunobu Nikaido)
‘First of all I am glad that the second season is done. I am looking forward to this season because there is a test for Nikaido coming up and there is also a certain theme coming up in the Kawamoto house, so I am looking forward to how Rei-kun and Hina-chan will deal with it. In addition, the shogi boom started this year and if you watch the series and think you want to try and play it because of that, I would be happy.’
Comment from Hochu Otsuka (voice of Sakutaro Yanagihara)
He voices 66-year-old elderly shogi player Yanagihara
‘With the recent shogi boom I wanted to desperately play this character, even though I don’t play shogi myself. He is the example of the sadness, harshness, and depth that a man who lives in a world of winning and loosing is going through. It’s a character close to my own age, so as a voice actor I am able to experience a deep emotional link with him. I am looking forward to see what he is saying and will be carefully expressing him!
Comment from Aoi Yuki (voice of Megumi Takagime)
‘I think that the key to my character is to make everybody who watches hate me, because Megumi is a bully. So I will throw away all my concerns and will make everybody hate me. I will do my best to make you think, “I can’t forgive that girl!”‘
Comment from Asuka Nishi (voice of Chiho Sakura)
I am looking forward to the second season! My character, Chiho, is a classmate of Hinata-chan. She is being bullied for the smallest reason by her classmates. It’s a serious story that might have your heart feel heavy, but please watch over Chiho-chan’s story and Hinata-chan’s growth of heart!’
The first season aired in Fall – Winter 2016. Read our review for the last episode of the first season:
3-gatsu no Lion Episode 21 Review: When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom / Small Murmur
March Comes in Like a Lion Season 3
Starts airing on 14 October 2017
Official Website: http://3lion-anime.com/