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3-gatsu no Lion


Alternative Titles

English: March comes in like a lion
Synonyms: Sangatsu no Lion
Japanese: 3月のライオン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 15,297 users)
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Ranked: #4292
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Popularity: #761
Members: 82,931
Favorites: 540
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Synopsis

Having reached professional status in middle school, Rei Kiriyama is one of the few elite in the world of shogi. Due to this, he faces an enormous amount of pressure, both from the shogi community and his adoptive family. Seeking independence from his tense home life, he moves into an apartment in Tokyo. As a 17-year-old living on his own, Rei tends to take poor care of himself, and his reclusive personality ostracizes him from his peers in school and at the shogi hall.

However, not long after his arrival in Tokyo, Rei meets Akari, Hinata, and Momo Kawamoto, a trio of sisters living with their grandfather who owns a traditional wagashi shop. Akari, the oldest of the three girls, is determined to combat Rei's loneliness and poorly sustained lifestyle with motherly hospitality. The Kawamoto sisters, coping with past tragedies, also share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. As he struggles to maintain himself physically and mentally through his shogi career, Rei must learn how to interact with others and understand his own complex emotions.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kiriyama, Rei
Kiriyama, Rei
Main
Kawanishi, Kengo
Japanese
Kawanishi, Kengo
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese
Uchiyama, Yumi
Kawamoto, Hinata
Kawamoto, Hinata
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Kawamoto, Momo
Kawamoto, Momo
Main
Kuno, Misaki
Japanese
Kuno, Misaki
Kawamoto, Akari
Kawamoto, Akari
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai

Staff

Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Asano, Naoyuki
Asano, Naoyuki
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Okada, Kenjirou
Okada, Kenjirou
Director, Episode Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Answer (アンサー)" by BUMP OF CHICKEN
#2: "Sayonara Bystander (さよならバイスタンダー)" by YUKI

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Fighter (ファイター)" by BUMP OF CHICKEN (eps 1-6, 8-11)
#2: "Nyaa Shougi Ondo (ニャー将棋音頭)" by Hinata (Kana Hanazawa), Akari (Ai Kayano), Momo (Misaki Kuno) (ep 7)
#3: "orion" by Kenshi Yonezu (米津 玄師) (eps 12-??)




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cchigu
Nov 12, 2016
3-gatsu/ no Lion is probably the only new anime worth watching this season which is full of hardcore mediocre new shows. Coming from Chika Umino it is her best work till date and is something her previous work i.e Hachimitsu to Clover wasn't that is "not annoying". Sangatsu no Lion is a piece of work which can not be summarized in any other word but astonishing because that is what it is, not all its slices are but the whole pie is.

Story :- 9/10

Story's premise goes like this -----> Rei is a kid but also a professional Shougi player and his path to overcome the read more
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lieznerf
Nov 11, 2016
One of the most underrated anime of Fall 2016. Overall rating [9.3/10]

Story [10/10] - This is not your typical anime with exposition, climax, and resolution. It's like you are reading a book. And in this case, a very good one. The experiences come fast and furious for the main character, but the center of his universe is definitely 'shogi'. Also, you don't have to be a shogi expert to watch this although it has a 'game' tag on it. You will love how the story goes from silent to being dramatic, and from that to being so comedic. One time you will be crying, read more
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Fate_Nozomi
Nov 12, 2016
[Reupload]

For starters, this anime could be close to a masterpiece. Why you ask? Well I'll tell you. It's animated by Shaft, who are known for extreme narrative and story abnormalities. Now that may sound bad, but the story so far has been directed beautifully. The way the story dives into the sadness of our MC's past really tugs on the heartstrings, but at the same time his current life is filled with happy moments that are heartwarming. The mix of drama and slice of life can get confusing or even annoying but I think that's just what makes this show really good.

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YorouzoyaHouse
Nov 10, 2016
Ever since Akiyuki Shinbo joined as director in 2005, Shaft has been on a rampage, pushing its avant grade cinematography (and head tilts) to the limits. And now that they've made a name for themselves (and the fact that they're all out of source material on the monogatari series), they have started to calm down. Compared to last year's Owarimonogatari (and the subsequent Kizumonogatari movies this year), they have a Slice of Life entry this fall season by the name of San-gatsu no Lion (or March comes in like a Lion). Based on a well received ongoing manga, the story revolves around Kiriyama Rei, a read more
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