It has been revealed in the second issue of this year's Young Animal magazine that the TV anime adaptation of 3-gatsu no Lion
(March Comes in Like a Lion
) will be animated by studio Shaft. In addition, Akiyuki Shinobu
is directing the upcoming series, and it will air on NHK in Fall 2016.
The protagonist is Rei, a 17-year-old shogi player. He lives by himself, does not have a family, does not go to school, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Momo and Hinata, and who also keep a numerous number of cats. (Source: Wikipedia, edited)
3-gatsu no Lion
is drawn by Chika Umino
and began publishing in 2007 with 11 volumes in print. The series was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009. In 2011, it won the 4th Manga Taisho Award and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Uchuu Kyoudai
). In 2014, it also won the Grand Award of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Official site: http://3lion-anime.com/