3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season

March Comes In Like A Lion 2nd Season

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Synonyms: Sangatsu no Lion Second Season
Japanese: 3月のライオン 第2シリーズ
English: March Comes In Like A Lion 2nd Season
German: March Come in Like a Lion Staffel 2
Spanish: March Comes in like a Lion Temporada 2
French: March Comes in like a Lion Saison 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, IyashikeiIyashikei, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.951 (scored by 177637177,637 users)
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Ranked: #132
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Popularity: #532
Members: 354,480
Favorites: 14,202

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Now in his second year of high school, Rei Kiriyama continues pushing through his struggles in the professional shogi world as well as his personal life. Surrounded by vibrant personalities at the shogi hall, the school club, and in the local community, his solitary shell slowly begins to crack. Among them are the three Kawamoto sisters—Akari, Hinata, and Momo—who forge an affectionate and familial bond with Rei. Through these ties, he realizes that everyone is burdened by their own emotional hardships and begins learning how to rely on others while supporting them in return.

Nonetheless, the life of a professional is not easy. Between tournaments, championships, and title matches, the pressure mounts as Rei advances through the ranks and encounters incredibly skilled opponents. As he manages his relationships with those who have grown close to him, the shogi player continues to search for the reason he plays the game that defines his career.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Okada, Kenjirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takatsu, Yukio
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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1: "Flag wo Tatero (フラッグを立てろ)" by YUKI (eps 1-11)
2: "Haru ga Kite Bokura (春が来てぼくら)" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (eps 12-22)

Ending Theme

1: "Kafune (カフネ)" by Brian the Sun (eps 1-11)
2: "I AM STANDING" by RUANN (eps 12-2)

Mar 31, 2018
RoryBurrows (All reviews)
A strong display of emotional resonance; the second season of 3-gatsu no Lion manages to go above and beyond expectations to provide something of overwhelming beauty.

It’s a show of many acts; the first season—while boasting many heavy themes—is an elegant watch, which reels the viewer in with a soft mood, realistic characters and delightful interactions, but never hits you with strong emotions. The second season—filled with melancholic tones, depressing themes and powerful messages—gives the show raw emotional power to invest the viewer at full force.

Shifting from the focus of Rei’s depression, this season brings more focus to the different mentalities of the supporting cast, both read more
Mar 31, 2018
Pitzer (All reviews)
A shrill. As he stretches to fight the leftover sluggishness of a satisfying sleep, he decides to step out on the balcony. The warm wind of a mellow morning slowly brushes past his fragile frame as if greeting him friendly. The sunshine reflects from the river just beneath the railing; a lustrous shimmer signals the change of seasons. He leaves the apartment. A lot has changed over the past year: his listless demeanor is all but gone; he has made friends and acquaintances—he isn’t alone any more. His steps have become strong and determined. He has moved on.

This show is not about him. Just like read more
Mar 31, 2018
Fircoal (All reviews)
There is no anime that I am more confident in calling a masterpiece than 3-gatsu no Lion. What it is able to do is so powerful and I find it unparalleled by any other show that I have watched. Every single aspect of the show is masterful and is able to shine and enhance the show even more.

With 3-gatsu no Lion looks to be about Shogi, shogi is only one thing in a sea of ideas and themes that the show covers. depression as well is a main theme of the show, but I wouldn't say it's the only theme. Rather, I'd say the theme read more
Mar 31, 2018
Melody (All reviews)
One year after 3-gatsu no Lion’s first season, the second one has arrived. And it manged to be even more outstanding.
Seven months after the first season’s ending, we get to see the continuation of Rei’s journey; His journey to find happiness and a place where he belongs. Has he managed to overcome his emotional scars and find people he can call friends and family?

The second season starts in a truly heartwarming way that shows how much Rei has grown and how lucky he feels for finally finding friends he can have fun with at school, and a family in the Kawamoto household. When compared read more

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