Very similar main characters, facing similar complex and personal problems, in a similar isolated setting, similar messages... I could go on. Enjoy!
Both of these anime delve into a deep psychological trauma. Both MCs are known as child prodigies and it is due to a need to avert their eyes to reality. They are both complex stories that touch upon the heart strings with topics of depression and self-acceptance.
Story of a boy who climbs to the top of his profession. Through with that, he is bounded by a wall created from dark past.
I can't help but to think about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso when watching 3-gatsu no Lion.
Similar titles aside, both feature the same premise; a prodigy young man's struggles to cope with the depression of losing a loved one. Both series feature a prodigy MC (Rei and Kousei) who are similar in looks and personalities and female figures (Kaori and the Kawamoto siblings) who came inside the MC's life and help them overcome their depression. The MCs also gains many rivals and friends throughout their journey in their career.
Even though I found 3-gatsu's tone more consistent and its comedy less forced than Shigatsu, I enjoyed
Main character who has a painful past, who excels in a field (Arima on the piano and Rei at the shogi). He also has many uncertainties about his future and lack of self-confidence.
Warm characters around the main character; (Hina, Momo, Akari in 3-Gatsu no Lion and Kaori, Tsubaki in Shigatsu)
A wonderful animation with a visual identity for both. (The two animes look slightly alike)
Both animes are quite , about feels and talents and independence
both animes have the main character who is shy , wearing glasses
both heroines are blonde , and they look like each other
both main characters have suffered their parent's death and trying to live independently
Both shows have a lot in common. They both tell stories of a main character who is a child prodigy and struggling to maintain their title. Their struggles are represented in a similar style and narrative, and yet the overall story is different, so it doesn't feel like you're watching the same show twice. In fact I would go so far as to say March Comes in Like a Lion surpasses Your Lie in April in many ways.
TL;DR: If you enjoyed watching Kousei overcoming his past and learning to love life, this show is for you.
If you're watching this because title similliarity, than you're not watching the wrong show.
Both MC has similliar problems, and each anime has their own style of art.
Both protagonists share a dark past and a remarkable skill. The monologues in each of them often have deep metaphors for life. Introspection, retrospection, and dealing with losses/mourning all are resonating themes in these two.
Both protagonists struggle living their lives due to their treacherous pasts.
They both have people help them develop into becoming better people.
Both of the protagonists are proficient in what they play, Rei to Shogi as Arima is to piano.
Both protagonists have glasses (I ran out of comparisons lol)
Both feature a protagonist who is struggling with depression because of the death of his loved ones and both main characters have a complicated relationship with their passions (Shigatsu has music, 3-gatsu has shogi), but these passions are not the main focus of the shows. Also, both protagonists meet people who change their lives for the better. They have similar color pallets and realistic characters.
March Comes in Like a Lion has more unique visuals and better direction than Your Lie in April due to the very different animation studios and directors. Also YLIA has way more romance (3-gatsu being more of a slice-of-life series), but
Both of these series feel similar in their directing and animation styles.
While Your Lie in April focuses more on romantic relations, March Comes in Like a Lion focuses more on familial/platonic relations.
Both are sure to hit ya right in the kokoro.
Not only the titles look-a-like, but the feeling you get when watching is fairly similar. Main characters have only one thing they are good and his friends (and other side-characters) will help him get back on his feet. The scenes vary from funny to death serious which makes it very appealing to keep on watching. So If you liked "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso", "Sangatsu no Lion" will not disappoint you.
The main characters are both struggling with depression, they're both genius and can't give up on it.
They are both drama/slice of life anime with beautiful unique soundtrack and animations.
The plot of the stories revolve around the main character struggle and them learning things from their mistakes and experiences.
The Art Style is Similar. Both Protagonist are talented, they also look alike with glasses, Both Lacks Confidence and depressed. It also gives you The Your Lie In April Vibes
A talented prodigy who feels as though they've got nothing else (and also happen to look kinda similar) the stories are pretty different, but they give off a similar vibe - and anyone who loves the first, will definitely love the other - at least, I certainly did! They're emotionally deep, are astonishingly beautiful to watch and will leave a whole in your heart you won't be able to forget.
About dealing with past trauma, and the journey to self discovery and finding a way to wake up from that half-life depression. Honestly, they are instant gems, masterpieces, unbelievably refreshing and unique but with unbelievable
Both of the main characters have only 1 thing that they do exceptionally well and want but can't separate it from their lives.
I find these shows both similar not in the aspect of plot but in character. Both mains, Kousei from Your Lie in April, and Rei from March Comes in Like A Lion both share similar character as they have both had traumatic past life events. This prompts them to be somewhat timid and silent but have thoughts encircling their minds at all times. On top of that, they are both young prodigies in a competitive field (Piano and Shogi respectively). Finally, they share a somewhat similar appearance with glasses, messy black hair, and an always wavering mouth.
Another thing noted is the animation. I find
Beautiful stories; both about a prodigy student trying to overcome his past/loneliness
Both of these series focus on characters who are dealing with depression and the loss of loved ones. Both also follow their character's chosen profession and how they handle these careers at young ages. I recommend this to those who are interested in stories about depression, loss, and perseverance.
I do think the MCs are very similar and overall they have the same tone to them.
Both main characters have a special talent (Kousei piano and rei shogi)they both walk through life with the past constantly biting them and both are quite emotional.
The vibe of the two anime are very similar.
Both anime have Mc who are trapped by a dark past and they are influenced by someone who help the Mc get back on track.
Both of these anime are both similiar and different in a lor of their aspects. Both of these series have a talented teenager as a main character that are good at what they do( shogi and Piano). Both these characters deal with tragic events that had happened in the past. Both these characters seek outside help from people they hardly know for support and both these shows get you right in the feels. They have a competitve aspect too.
They're a lot different too!
Both series' deal with a MC who struggles with personal problems as a result of a loss of family, to which it is through the relationship with the center female (3 in 3-gatsu) that the main character starts to break from his shell
the main character Arima, kousei is so much like Rei in how they both see the half empty part of the glass .. how they both feel lonely without piano - in case of arima - and shogi -in case of Rei -, and how the few people around them make the the biggest effect with the least action the make towards them.
both are one of my favorite slice of life animes
and if you happen to like one of them, you got to watch the other
cause surely you'll like it,too
enjoy it :D
Both series feature protagonists who are young prodigies, who are struggling to overcome depression and a traumatic upbringing.
Beautiful stories, impeccable animation and that represent in an artistic way what the character feels, both characters have past traumatic and are surpassing throughout the series.