3-gatsu no Lion
March Comes in Like a Lion
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3-gatsu no Lion

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sangatsu no Lion, Lion of March
Japanese: 3月のライオン
English: March Comes in Like a Lion
Spanish: El león de marzo
French: March comes in like a lion
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 13, 2007 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Childcare Childcare, Iyashikei Iyashikei, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Umino, Chica (Story & Art)


Score: 8.891 (scored by 1913119,131 users)
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Ranked: #242
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Popularity: #229
Members: 68,129
Favorites: 4,107

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Rei Kiriyama is an extraordinary shogi player. Among the few elites to have gone professional as a middle school student, he is considered a genius. But what lies behind his prodigious facade is a teenage boy who suffers immense pressure from both his family, and from the high expectations from the shogi community. Rei moves out to live a more independent life away from his family, but his unorganized lifestyle and unsociable personality show no signs of improvement.

However, in a twist of fate that will prove to be a turning point in his life, Rei then encounters the Kawamoto sisters—the motherly Akari, the passionate Hinata, and the energetic Momo—who take great care of him. 3-gatsu no Lion tells the story of Rei as he reshapes his melancholic life and picks up the courage to begin facing the problems he evaded during his past.

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3-gatsu no Lion was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009 and in 2011, won the 4th Manga Taisho Award and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Uchuu Kyoudai). In 2014, the series won the Grand Award of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

The series has been published in English as March Comes in Like a Lion by Denpa since June 6, 2023. It has been published in Spanish by ECC Cómics since October 31, 2017, in Italian by Planet Manga since February 13, 2011, and in Polish as Marcowy Lew by Dango since April 26, 2019.

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