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Rei Kiriyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) is a 17-years-old shogi (Japanese chess) player. He debuted as a professional shogi player when he was in middle school. He lives by himself in Tokyo, because his parents and younger sister died in an traffic accident when he was little. One day, Rei Kiriyama meets three sisters who are his neighbors. The three sisters are Akari Kawamoto, Hinata Kawamoto and Momo Kawamoto. This is his first meeting with someone outside of the shogi world in many years. Having meals with the Kawamoto family brings warm feelings to Rei Kiriyama. As Rei Kiriyama continues his shogi career, his interactions with his neighbors allows him to grow as a shogi player and as a person.

  1. Keishi Otomo

    Director, Writer

  2. Yuko Iwashita


  3. Ryohei Watanabe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ryunosuke Kamiki

    Ryunosuke Kamiki

    Rei Kiriyama

  2. Kasumi Arimura

    Kasumi Arimura

    Kyoko Koda

  3. Kana Kurashina

    Kana Kurashina

    Akari Kawamoto

  4. Shota Sometani

    Shota Sometani

    Harunobu Nikaido

  5. Kaya Kiyohara

    Kaya Kiyohara

    Hinata Kawamoto

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March Comes in Like a Lion
March Comes in Like a Lion



Original Title 3月のライオン 前編

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 18, 2017


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget -

Revenue -


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