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'3-gatsu no Lion' Gets Second Season for Fall 2017

by Stark700
Mar 18, 8:00 AM | 100 Comments

It was announced after the final broadcasting episode of 3-gatsu no Lion that the series will be getting a second season. The anime will air in Fall 2017 according to NHK network.

The first season aired between October 2016 and March 2017 for a total of 22 episodes. The series adapts the manga by the same title drawn by Chika Umino. The series currently has 12 compiled volumes in print, with the latest published in September 2016. The first part of the two-part live-action movie also premiered today, and the second part will premiere later in April.

Announcement PV

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Source: Official Twitter

3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season on MAL

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FUCKING YES! I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SECOND SEASON! FEELSBADMAN, OCTOBER RELEASE

Jul 7, 4:10 PM by No____

Stark700 said:

It was announced after the final broadcasting episode of 3-gatsu no Lion that the series will be getting a second season. The anime will air in Fall 2017 according to NHK network.

The first season aired between October 2016 and March 2017 for a total of 22 episodes. The series adapts the manga by the same title drawn by Chika Umino. The series currently has 12 compiled volumes in print, with the latest published in September 2016. The first part of the two-part live-action movie also premiered today, and the second part will premiere later in April.

Announcement PV

Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Source: Official Twitter
you dont know how much, you've just made my day with this great news. :)

Jun 1, 6:50 AM by thejanjo92

Yes! yes!
I just read the manga yesterday and I'm excited for the second season!
The next arc for me is the best~

Apr 7, 3:27 PM by euls

2017 keeps getting better and better.

Mar 24, 7:47 PM by _Kairu_

Excellent news!!! :D

Mar 21, 7:05 PM by nehnehneji

Romedbaumann said:


You really didn't look all that much at that list, did you?

Orange only has one season, so does Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Heck, even NGE.


Sorry, I overlooked them.
My point is that for mainstream source material with enough length, they almost always get multi seasons or long running anime adaptation.

Among 25 series only 1 series (Gekkan shoujo nozakikun) has not gotten second season or long-running adaptation yet.

I excluded Orange,Sakamoto desuga,EVA here because Orange and Sakamoto desuga adapted whole manga series so it is impossible to get a sequel and EVA is original anime so manga is not a source material in the first place.

This also apply LN series too.
LN series that got 400k circulation copies per volume almost always get multi season.Slayers, Haruhi,SAO,Fullmetal panic,Oreimo,Durararara,LOGH,Toaru series all get multi season or long running anime adaptation.

Mar 20, 5:35 PM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:
DatRandomDude said:

Thats because NHK is backing up the anime
Most anime adaptations from NHK easily gets new seasons (See Kyoukai no Rinne, Bakuman, Kingdom, Major and more. https://myanimelist.net/anime/producer/111/NHK )
With their track record, wouldnt be surprised we get a complete adaptation. (which is amazing personally !)



Bakuman,Major,3gatsu no lion are mainstream titles and those mainstream titles almost always get "multi seasons" or "long-running series regardless NHK or not.NHK just tend to stick with mainstream titles.

You cannot find any one season(12-24) anime except sakamoto desuga above 500k selling Manga or LN list.


**1 3,185,018 One Piece Vol.76
**5 2,000,137 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.15
**8 1,324,693 Naruto Vol.72
**9 1,017,871 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.1
*10 1,012,500 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.12
*13 *,991,094 Haikyuu!! Vol.14
*18 *,952,338 Gin no Saji Vol.13
*22 *,902,162 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.12
*26 *,874,324 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.23
*31 *,815,616 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.3
*35 *,778,901 Kuroko no Basket Vol.30
*36 *,771,009 One Punch-Man Vol.7
*38 *,717,541 Terra Formars Vol.12
*42 *,684,020 Detective Conan Vol.85
*43 *,679,697 Ao no Exorcist Vol.14
*44 *,675,838 Arslan Senki Vol.3
*47 *,666,523 Kuroshitsuji Vol.21
*49 *,631,628 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.6
*51 *,618,350 3-gatsu no Lion Vol.11
*52 *,616,596 Kingdom Vol.39
*54 *,603,110 Orange Vol.4
*55 *,601,990 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.25
*61 *,565,451 Bleach Vol.66
*64 *,545,877 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.13
*69 *,525,973 Arslan Senki Vol.4
*70 *,524,587 Natsume Yuujinchou Vol.19
*72 *,515,341 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol.14
*75 *,502,390 Fairy Tail Vol.46


You really didn't look all that much at that list, did you?

Orange only has one season, so does Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Heck, even NGE.

Mar 20, 3:07 PM by Romedbaumann

NICE. This one was one of my favorites of the season!

Mar 20, 2:54 PM by Zelev

DatRandomDude said:
Rayzer said:
Since when Shaft making 2 cour then resume it just after 6 months?
Man, Is the manga really that good to get this kind of treatment?

Thats because NHK is backing up the anime
Most anime adaptations from NHK easily gets new seasons (See Kyoukai no Rinne, Bakuman, Kingdom, Major and more. https://myanimelist.net/anime/producer/111/NHK )
With their track record, wouldnt be surprised we get a complete adaptation. (which is amazing personally !)



Bakuman,Major,3gatsu no lion are mainstream titles and those mainstream titles almost always get "multi seasons" or "long-running series regardless NHK or not.NHK just tend to stick with mainstream titles.

You cannot find any one season(12-24) anime except sakamoto desuga above 500k selling Manga or LN list.


**1 3,185,018 One Piece Vol.76
**5 2,000,137 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.15
**8 1,324,693 Naruto Vol.72
**9 1,017,871 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.1
*10 1,012,500 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.12
*13 *,991,094 Haikyuu!! Vol.14
*18 *,952,338 Gin no Saji Vol.13
*22 *,902,162 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.12
*26 *,874,324 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.23
*31 *,815,616 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.3
*35 *,778,901 Kuroko no Basket Vol.30
*36 *,771,009 One Punch-Man Vol.7
*38 *,717,541 Terra Formars Vol.12
*42 *,684,020 Detective Conan Vol.85
*43 *,679,697 Ao no Exorcist Vol.14
*44 *,675,838 Arslan Senki Vol.3
*47 *,666,523 Kuroshitsuji Vol.21
*49 *,631,628 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.6
*51 *,618,350 3-gatsu no Lion Vol.11
*52 *,616,596 Kingdom Vol.39
*54 *,603,110 Orange Vol.4
*55 *,601,990 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.25
*61 *,565,451 Bleach Vol.66
*64 *,545,877 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.13
*69 *,525,973 Arslan Senki Vol.4
*70 *,524,587 Natsume Yuujinchou Vol.19
*72 *,515,341 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol.14
*75 *,502,390 Fairy Tail Vol.46

Mar 20, 7:58 AM by umashikaneko

John_2001 said:
BTW, a quick question. Do I need to have prior knowledge about Shogi for watching this anime or do they explain all the stuffs?

Maybe a litte <(")

Mar 20, 7:52 AM by hohoaisan

I haven't watched the anime, but I read the manga, so far so good

Mar 20, 7:00 AM by DenzRui

Glad to see a continuation on this. Shaft did a pretty great job at adapting this.

Mar 19, 11:48 PM by Genix

thank you based shaft

Mar 19, 6:19 PM by ariapal

I'm still watching it as of now since I've been trying to binge it to just wait for S2, but so far it's pretty satisfying in a lot of things.

Good news regardless.

Mar 19, 4:54 PM by Symphyon

DatRandomDude said:
Rayzer said:
Since when Shaft making 2 cour then resume it just after 6 months?
Man, Is the manga really that good to get this kind of treatment?

Thats because NHK is backing up the anime
Most anime adaptations from NHK easily gets new seasons (See Kyoukai no Rinne, Bakuman, Kingdom, Major and more. https://myanimelist.net/anime/producer/111/NHK )
With their track record, wouldnt be surprised we get a complete adaptation. (which is amazing personally !)


It's great to read that bakuman was on NHK because ... a second season of 3-gatsu won't be enough. I already started to pray for shaft to do the third season. If what you say is true and that NHK are the ones who decide then like bakuman we might get the third season ... which should be OBLIGATORY knowing what happens beyond the 100th chapters of this amazing manga.

Soooo now, ... third season please!

Mar 19, 3:39 PM by Ysad_Ziwezhan

Great news! Shaft didn't disappoint! ^^

I liked its first season and I really hope that Shaft goes for another 2 cour, since they have more than enough material to adapt.

Mar 19, 10:45 AM by KaitonPT

I've heard really good things on the first season. Pretty exciting it's already got another season, now only to watch the first season before it airs :o

Mar 19, 10:28 AM by SecretDinosaur

This is great news! Really surprising, actually--I heard the show wasn't selling very well over in Japan, so I thought there was no chance of a second season. Being stuck with the read-the-manga ending of the first season would have been hard to take. All in all, I'm looking forward to this one so much!

Mar 19, 8:35 AM by Reaper71

OH thank god, I'm so happy =")
I love this anime so much, it really touches the heart

Mar 19, 8:09 AM by Sonalisa

Rayzer said:
Since when Shaft making 2 cour then resume it just after 6 months?
Man, Is the manga really that good to get this kind of treatment?

Thats because NHK is backing up the anime
Most anime adaptations from NHK easily gets new seasons (See Kyoukai no Rinne, Bakuman, Kingdom, Major and more. https://myanimelist.net/anime/producer/111/NHK )
With their track record, wouldnt be surprised we get a complete adaptation. (which is amazing personally !)

Mar 19, 7:52 AM by DatRandomDude

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