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.

  1. Chika Umino


Series Cast

  1. Kengo Kawanishi

    Kengo Kawanishi

    Rei Kiriyama (voice)

    44 Episodes

  2. Ai Kayano

    Ai Kayano

    Akari Kawamoto (voice)

    44 Episodes

  3. Kana Hanazawa

    Kana Hanazawa

    Hinata Kawamoto (voice)

    44 Episodes

  4. Misaki Kuno

    Misaki Kuno

    Momo Kawamoto (voice)

    44 Episodes

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March Comes in Like a Lion

Season 2

2017 | 22 Episodes

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

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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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  • 15


    This rating is for programs that contain material that may be inappropriate for children under 15, and that parental discretion should be used. Examples include most dramas, and talk shows on OTA (over-the-air) TV (KBS, MBC, SBS), and many American TV shows/dramas on Cable TV channels like OCN and OnStyle. The programs that have this rating may include moderate or strong adult themes, language, sexual inference, and violence. As with the TV-MA rating in North America, this rating is commonly applied to live events where the occurrence of inappropriate dialogue is unpredictable. Since 2007, this rating is the most used rating for TV.

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 24m



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