March Comes in Like a Lion 2

3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season

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Now in his second year of high school, Rei Kiriyama continues pushing through his struggles in the professional shogi world as well as his personal life. Surrounded by vibrant personalities at the shogi hall, the school club, and in the local community, his solitary shell slowly begins to crack. Among them are the three Kawamoto sisters—Akari, Hinata, and Momo—who forge an affectionate and familial bond with Rei. Through these ties, he realizes that everyone is burdened by their own emotional hardships and begins learning how to rely on others while supporting them in return. Nonetheless, the life of a professional is not easy. Between tournaments, championships, and title matches, the pressure mounts as Rei advances through the ranks and encounters incredibly skilled opponents. As he manages his relationships with those who have grown close to him, the shogi player continues to search for the reason he plays the game that defines his career.

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English: March Comes In Like A Lion 2nd Season
Japanese: 3月のライオン 第2シリーズ
Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, NHK, Hakusensha, Asmik Ace, Toy’s Factory
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Game, Seinen, Slice of Life
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Kenjirou Okada – Director
Akiyuki Shinbou – Director, Series Composition
Yukio Takatsu – Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ryousuke Nakamura – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Flag wo Tatero (フラッグを立てろ)” by YUKI (eps 1-11)
OP2: “Haru ga Kite Bokura (春が来てぼくら)” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (eps 12-22)
ED1: “Kafune (カフネ)” by Brian the Sun (eps 1-11)
ED2: “I AM STANDING” by RUANN (eps 12-22)

Episode List

01: Chapter 46 Setting Sun / Chapter 47 Ramune
02: Chapter 48 Chaos / Chapter 49 Kumakura
03: Chapter 50 June / Chapter 51 Ladybug Bush (Part 1)
04: Chapter 52 Ladybug Bush (Part 2) / Chapter 53 Ladybug Bush (Part 3) / Chapter 54 Feelings
05: Chapter 54 Feelings (Continued) / Chapter 55 Confession
06: Chapter 56 Small World / Chapter 57 Letter
07: Chapter 58 Start of the Rainy Season / Chapter 59 Hachiya
08: Chapter 60 Midday Moon / Chapter 61 Adventurers
09: Chapter 62 Kingdom (Part 1) / Chapter 63 Kingdom (Part 2)
10: Chapter 64 Silver Wings / Chapter 65 River Scenery
11: Chapter 66 Where the Sun Shines / Chapter 67 Small World
12: Chapter 68 Black Mist / Chapter 69 Light
13: Chapter 70 Small Palm / Chapter 71 In the Sun
14: Chapter 72 Flowing Away / Chapter 73 White Storm (Part 1)
15: Chapter 74 White Storm (Part 2) / Chapter 75 White Storm (Part 3) / Chapter 76 White Storm (Part 4)
16: Chapter 76 White Storm (Part 4, Continued) / Chapter 77 White Storm (Part 5) / Chapter 78 Restart
17: Chapter 79 Burnt Field (Part 1) / Chapter 80 Burnt Field (Part 2)
18: Chapter 81 Burnt Field (Part 3) / Chapter 82 Burnt Field (Part 4)
19: Chapter 83 Being Here / Chapter 84 Summer Vacation (Part 1)
20: Chapter 85 Summer Vacation (Part 2) / Chapter 86 New Year
21: Chapter 87 Passing Time / Chapter 88 Spring Comes
22: Extra Chapter The Other House / Chapter 89 Child of March Town



I’m dying of happiness. My sweet son is back. MOMO IS BACK! The nice music and art are back!


3-Gatsu reminds us what it’s like to feel; to feel for 2D characters so genuinely human and real that so often we forget, are only fiction.




Continues the beauty that was the first season without being pretentious or overdramatic. Subtle is a virtue and Sangatsu exemplifies this.


Something about this series really gets to me, in a good way. I want to be a better person like Rei and Hina after watching it. Weird, huh?


Thinking you can describe the beautiful uniqueness of the masterpiece that 3-gatsu is in 140 characters is an insult.


Less Shogi-ing. More bullying. Pretty bold, pretty touching and still pretty pretty.



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