Poster depicting 3-gatsu no Lion
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Alternative titles
March Comes In Like a Lion
2016-10-08 to 2017-03-18

Having reached professional status in middle school, Rei Kiriyama is one of the few elite in the world of shogi. Due to this, he faces an enormous amount of pressure, both from the shogi community and his adoptive family. Seeking independence from his tense home life, he moves into an apartment in Tokyo. As a 17-year-old living on his own, Rei tends to take poor care of himself, and his reclusive personality ostracizes him from his peers in school and at the shogi hall. However, not long after his arrival in Tokyo, Rei meets Akari, Hinata, and Momo Kawamoto, a trio of sisters living with their grandfather who owns a traditional wagashi shop. Akari, the oldest of the three girls, is determined to combat Rei's loneliness and poorly sustained lifestyle with motherly hospitality. The Kawamoto sisters, coping with past tragedies, also share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. As he struggles to maintain himself physically and mentally through his shogi career, Rei must learn how to interact with others and understand his own complex emotions. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Voice Actors & Characters

Rei Kiriyama main Kengo Kawanishi Japanese
Momo Kawamoto main Xanthe Huynh English
Rei Kiriyama main Yumi Uchiyama Japanese
Hinata Kawamoto main Kana Hanazawa Japanese
Akari Kawamoto main Laura Post English
Rei Kiriyama main Khoi Dao English
Hinata Kawamoto main Kayli Mills English
Rei Kiriyama main Wendee Lee English
Akari Kawamoto main Ai Kayano Japanese
Momo Kawamoto main Misaki Kuno Japanese
Masachika Kouda supporting Tooru Ookawa Japanese
Hanaoka supporting Doug Stone English
Someji Kawamoto supporting Shigeru Chiba Japanese
Ayumu Kouda supporting Janice Kawaye English
Takashi Hayashida supporting Keith Silverstein English
Masachika Kouda supporting Cam Clarke English
Mother Kouda supporting Yumiko Oofuku Japanese
Kyouko Kouda supporting Marina Inoue Japanese
Kyouko Kouda supporting Lauren Landa English
Issa Matsumoto supporting Subaru Kimura Japanese
Issa Matsumoto supporting Doug Erholtz English
Eisaku Noguchi supporting Yuji Ueda Japanese
Shouichi Matsunaga supporting Kazuo Oka Japanese
Shouichi Matsunaga supporting Steve Kramer English
Touji Souya supporting Akira Ishida Japanese
Misaki supporting Michiko Neya Japanese
Takeshi Tsujii supporting Yuuichi Nakamura Japanese
Misaki supporting Wendee Lee English
Eisaku Noguchi supporting Arnie Pantoja English
Morio Shigeta supporting Kellen Goff English
Tatsuyuki Misumi supporting Tomokazu Sugita Japanese
Yuusuke Takahashi supporting Christopher Hackney English
Tatsuyuki Misumi supporting Robbie Daymond English
Rei's Father supporting Kentarou Tone Japanese
Touji Souya supporting Todd Haberkorn English
Okuyasu Yokomizo supporting Daisuke Sakaguchi Japanese
Harunobu Nikaidou supporting Nobuhiko Okamoto Japanese
Kai Shimada supporting Shinichiro Miki Japanese
Manabu Yasui supporting Mitsuo Iwata Japanese
Harunobu Nikaidou supporting Yuuko Sanpei Japanese
Rei's Father supporting Greg Chun English
Harunobu Nikaidou supporting Zach Aguilar English
Okuyasu Yokomizo supporting Lucien Dodge English
Harunobu Nikaidou supporting Erica Mendez English
Kai Shimada supporting Kirk Thornton English
Father Takahashi supporting Kentarou Tone Japanese
Takeshi Tsujii supporting Xander Mobus English
Morio Shigeta supporting Kenjirou Tsuda Japanese
Yuusuke Takahashi supporting Yoshimasa Hosoya Japanese
Manabu Yasui supporting Joe J. Thomas English
Masamune Gotou supporting Hiroki Touchi Japanese
Takanori Jinguuji supporting Richard Epcar English
Takashi Hayashida supporting Takahiro Sakurai Japanese
Masamune Gotou supporting Ray Chase English
Raidou Fujimoto supporting Akio Otsuka Japanese
Hanaoka supporting Youji Ueda Japanese
Izumida supporting Binbin Takaoka Japanese
Raidou Fujimoto supporting Jamieson Price English
Takanori Jinguuji supporting Tessyo Genda Japanese

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