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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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Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ...  Rei Kiriyama 44 episodes, 2016-2018
Khoi Dao Khoi Dao ...  Rei Kiriyama 41 episodes, 2016-2018
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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Remade as March Comes in Like a Lion 2 (2017) See more »

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Beautiful, Heartwarming Animation
3 September 2018 | by mayank09876See all my reviews

This is a slice of life anime is with themes of sports, romance and comedy. Plot line covers the coming of age tale of a 17 years Shogi (Japanese Chess) player called Rai. As is with most slice of life animation, the storytelling is slow but full of emotions. Besides having a mature story it's got one of the best animation I have come across, it works perfectly with the storytelling, bring out the feelings of the characters. The sound and music are also great and the characters among the most complex ones I have seen in an animation.

As of now I have watched the first two seasons, first season in dubbed and the second in subbed and have loved them both, although I prefer the dubbed version. Really looking forward to see what comes next for Rai.


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8 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

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