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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.921 (scored by 200899200,899 users)
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Ranked: #182
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Popularity: #569
Members: 404,722
Favorites: 15,093

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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


Ooshima, Miku
Oota, Kyouko
Assistant Producer, Publicity
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Okada, Kenjirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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)

Episode Videos


Dec 14, 2023
I’ll start with the minor frustrations before I gush. This season doesn’t do a whole lot more than the first to dig into shogi, so when a big move happens in a game, it’s hard to appreciate as a viewer. Some of the characters from S1, including Kyouko and Gotou, largely take a backseat this season despite getting a little more complexity early on. It’s a bit disappointing after how both of them were built up to see them stray out of the story, and the fact that the MC’s adoptive father and mother remain largely enigmatic throughout doesn’t help.

That being said, those few ...
Jul 14, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I finished watching the first season of this a couple of months ago but now that I'm writing this I can't for the life of me recall anything that actually happened in the first season. That's okay, this is the second season, the first season is in the past. Except, surprise, I barely remember anything that happened in this season either and I just finished watching it. I suppose this is why I don't watch slice of life shit, because nothing ever happens in them, but I figured this one could be worth a shot. Well, I can say with confidence that after 40+ episodes ...
Mar 25, 2020
*Potential spoilers for Oyasumi Punpun

I once heard a saying that life is 90% shit and 10% good. I thought it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard because at least you know there is at least 10% good to look forward to if nothing else. Being able to capture that little feeling of hope in a story is what makes or breaks most drama series

3-gatsu no Lion is yet another entry into the sad boi genre but this time with 99.7% more shogi.

I would classify the first season of 3-gatsu ...

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