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Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, not having a real family, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, and who also keep a numerous number of cats.

Series Cast

  1. Kengo Kawanishi as Rei Kiriyama (voice)

    Kengo Kawanishi

    Rei Kiriyama (voice)

    45 Episodes

  2. Kentaro Tone as Scorekeeper (voice), Moderator (voice), Ohta (voice), Announcer (voice), Yuusuke's Father (voice), Rei's Father (voice), TV Audio (voice), Elderly Person (voice), Master (voice), Friend 1 (voice), PE Teacher (voice), Student 3 (voice), Reporter A / Calligraphy Teacher (voice), Old Man (voice), Authorized Person 1 (voice), Elementary School Teacher (voice), Nakamura (voice), After School Burners Club Member (voice), Yuusuke's Grandfather (voice), Classmate (voice), Shogi Player 1 (voice), Shogi Official (voice), Worker (voice), Reporter (voice), Student's Parent 2 (voice), and Shogi Player (voice)

    Kentaro Tone

    Scorekeeper (voice), Moderator (voice), Ohta (voice), Announcer (voice) and 22 more...

    33 Episodes

  3. Kana Hanazawa as Hinata Kawamoto / Mike-chan (voice), Hinata Kawamoto (voice), and Hinata Kawamoto / Tora-chan (voice)

    Kana Hanazawa

    Hinata Kawamoto / Mike-chan (voice), Hinata Kawamoto (voice), Hinata Kawamoto / Tora-chan (voice)

    33 Episodes

  4. Ai Kayano as Akari Kawamoto / Kuro-chan (voice), Akari Kawamoto (voice), and Akari Kawamoto / Kuro-chan / Commuting Cat (voice)

    Ai Kayano

    Akari Kawamoto / Kuro-chan (voice), Akari Kawamoto (voice), Akari Kawamoto / Kuro-chan / Commuting Cat (voice)

    33 Episodes

  5. Misaki Kuno as Momo Kawamoto / Shiro-chan (voice) and Momo Kawamoto (voice)

    Misaki Kuno

    Momo Kawamoto / Shiro-chan (voice), Momo Kawamoto (voice)

    29 Episodes

  6. Nobuhiko Okamoto as Harunobu Nikaidou (voice)

    Nobuhiko Okamoto

    Harunobu Nikaidou (voice)

    26 Episodes

  7. Shigeru Chiba as Someji Kawamoto (voice)

    Shigeru Chiba

    Someji Kawamoto (voice)

    20 Episodes

  8. Shinya Takahashi as Visitor (voice), Authorized Person 1 (voice), Sakisaka (voice), Teacher (voice), Kai's Father (voice), Authorized Person 2 (voice), Shogi Association Staff Member (voice), Friend 2 (voice), Lecturer (voice), Student Council Member (voice), Old Man (voice), Aono (voice), Reporter (voice), Shogi Player 2 (voice), and Elderly Person (voice)

    Shinya Takahashi

    Visitor (voice), Authorized Person 1 (voice), Sakisaka (voice), Teacher (voice) and 11 more...

    17 Episodes

  9. Takahiro Sakurai as Takashi Hayashida (voice)

    Takahiro Sakurai

    Takashi Hayashida (voice)

    17 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

2017 • 22 Episodes

Season 2 of March Comes in Like a Lion premiered on October 14, 2017.

One More House / Chapter 89 Child of March Town

(2x22, March 31, 2018) Season Finale

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


Original Name 3月のライオン

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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