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March Comes in Like a Lion 

Sangatsu no Lion (original title)
A 17 year old socially awkward orphaned shogi player, dealing with adult problems like financial difficulties, loneliness, and depression.
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Series cast summary:
Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ...  Rei Kiriyama 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Khoi Dao Khoi Dao ...  Rei Kiriyama 41 episodes, 2016-2018
Ai Kayano Ai Kayano ...  Akari Kawamoto 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ...  Hinata Kawamoto 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Zach Aguilar ...  Nikaido Harunobu 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Laura Post ...  Akari Kawamoto 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Misaki Kuno Misaki Kuno ...  Momo Kawamoto 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Kayli Mills ...  Hinata Kawamoto 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Nobuhiko Okamoto Nobuhiko Okamoto ...  Harunobu Nikaido 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Xanthe Huynh ...  Momo Kawamoto 25 episodes, 2016-2018
Shigeru Chiba ...  Someji Kawamoto 20 episodes, 2016-2018
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A 17 year old socially awkward orphaned shogi player, dealing with adult problems like financial difficulties, loneliness, and depression.

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8 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Remade as March Comes in Like a Lion 2 (2017) See more »

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Start taking notes, It'll teach you how to live
26 January 2019 | by AltizGremlinSee all my reviews

I can't preach enough how much this is one of the best character driven stories to be made in the modern era. Part of it is credit of the source material, for sure, the mangaka who made it is extremely sensible and wrote it beautifully. But studio Shaft has shown us how to adapt things well, first with the Monogatari Series and now with Sangatsu no Lion. There's enough good stuff here for me to make a book about every episode, but I must say that one thing in particular just made me lose my marbles, and I'm talking about the last episode from the second season. I won't spoil anything here, so all I can say is: It has the best prologue to a last episode that was ever made. And I'm not exagerating just to create shock value, I genuinely believe it and extend this to any other kind of episodic show, be it anime, live action, series, anything. If, for some reason, you never watched this anime, do it right now. Also, don't think I hyped it too much with all I just said, it will surprise you with everything else before getting there.


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