Sangatsu no Lion / March Comes in Like a Lion season 3


The anime series “March Comes in Like a Lion season 3” was created according to the manga by Tiki Umino, whose release continues to this day, beginning in July 2007. Shaft Studio, which released the series, has long been famous for its excellent works, such as “Madoka Magical Girl”, the cycle of stories “Gatari”, “Farewell, Dull Teacher” and many others. Manga “Sangatsu no rion” was repeatedly nominated and awarded with prizes of the year, as well as highly appreciated by critics for her heartfelt story.

As of October 2021, there is still no information about the season 3 of the anime “March Comes in Like a Lion”. The production of new episodes is not underway and there are no official statements about the continuation of the series either.

A bit about the plot

The plot of the anime series and manga tells us about a young guy named Rei Kiriyama. According to the tradition of the genre, Rei does not stand out in anything, except for his incredible shogi skills (a Japanese board game similar to chess). The protagonist is an orphan, he lost his parents and sister in the accident, after which the boy was sheltered by his father’s friend, Masakichik Koda, who taught the guy to play shogi.

Quite recently, Kiriyama began to live an independent life, but the problems inherent in adolescents have not disappeared: relations with the foster family are strained, they can not communicate with peers, and a depressed depression promises to destroy all plans for life. It seems that only shogi games can become the only outlet in the life of a guy, but every day this hope is rapidly fading.

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The quiet life of Rei Kiriyama ends when he happens to be in an old house in the suburbs and meets with smiling and gay sisters, whose laughter and fun literally lays the ears.

Basic Characters

ReiIconRei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old main character, an orphan and a budding shogi player. A closed, unprepossessing and very apathetic youth whose life turns over after an interesting acquaintance with Akari Kavamoto, her sisters and numerous seals.




AkariIconAkari Kawamoto is a smiling and kind girl who will never leave anyone in need. She cares and educates her younger sisters Hinata and Momo, as well as moonlighting in a store of traditional Japanese sweets belonging to her grandfather, and in her aunt’s bar. Unlike their peers, Akari can already be considered adult and independent. With the main character, she met after the players in shogi spiked Rei to the “state of ignorance”.


HinataIconHinata Kavamoto is the second oldest girl, like her older sister, very sympathetic and sympathetic. It can be said that she has a little exacerbated sense of justice (this can be seen from the episode when she stood up for her classmate in an argument with hooligans). He feels warm feelings for his childhood friend Yusuke Takahashi, who goes with her to the same high school.

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MomoIconMomo Kawamoto is the youngest of the sisters. She’s sweet, like all children like sweets and different goodies. Her character is similar to the curious little sister of Hayao Miyazaki’s anime, My Neighbor Totoro.



Harunobu Nikaido is a fat young man from a wealthy family. He is a professional player in the game, has the fourth dan (sports rank). He considers Rei his best friend and rival, the latter himself very much resists the latter. Harunobu has poor health and often appears in the company of the butler of Hanaoka.

Masakichika Koda is the friend of the father of the protagonist. It was he who sheltered the boy after a car accident and taught him how to play shogi. Having estimated Rei’s potential, he began to devote more time to it than triggered a conflict within the family between Kiriyama and the native Masakichi children.

Kyoko Koda is a beautiful girl with wheaten hair. Older than Rei for four years. It does not have the most pleasant character and negatively affects the main character. He still lives with his family.

Features anime

You can not call the series unambiguous. Many fans of the studio Shaft already had time to evaluate the pictures on various topics, from parodies to mysticism and psychedelics. However, with the March lion – quite different things.

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At first, the show seems a bit tight, but all because of the demonstration of the protagonist’s experiences. It is impossible to show the depression bright and colorful, because many of the moments of the series are executed either in black and white or the characters do not say a word. Then the viewer becomes clear that the work of Tiki Umino is much deeper than it seems at first glance.

What to expect from the new season?

We can say with certainty that for the sake of the incomparable graphic component the series is worthy of attention. Studio Shaft has always struck a high-quality picture and the disclosure of plot lines. Whether the main character’s depression will come to an end and how his new acquaintances will help him, what awaits them in advance – all this can be learned only in the new season.

Interesting Facts

  • The name Momo モ モ from Japanese translates as “peach”, which displays the color of the heroine’s hair.
  • Another popular work of mangaka is the manga Honey and Clover, released from 2000 to 2006 and received an anime adaptation in 2005.
  • Manga received a movie adaptation in 2017.

March Comes in Like a Lion season 3 release date

NumberSeries titleRelease date
3x01Series 1not announced
3x02Series 2not announced
3x03Series 3not announced
3x04Series 4not announced
3x05Series 5not announced
3x06Series 6not announced
3x07Series 7not announced
3x08Series 8not announced
3x09Series 9not announced
3x10Series 10not announced

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Frank Stanton/ author of the article

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Comments: 2
  1. Ayres

    Its spelled Rei not Ray

    1. Frank Stanton (author)

      Thanks! Fixed.

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