Chica Umino’s manga began serialization in July 2007 and has gone onto win numerous awards. The ongoing series is serialized in Hakusensha’s Young Animal.
March Comes in Like a Lion follows Rei, a 17-year-old professional shogi player who lives on his own. Rei has an estranged relationship with his adoptive family and doesn’t have many friends, but he feels the need to attend a high school. He’s been facing a losing streak and has failed to surpass the 5th Dan rank. However, his relationship with the Kawamoto family and his peers may help him rediscover his passion for shogi.
Shaft is returning to produce the second season, which will include returning key staff and voice actors from the first season. The first season aired in the Fall 2016 season and ran for 22 episodes.
Are you looking forward to March Comes in Like a Lion‘s return?