March Comes In Like A Lion is a manga and anime series by Chica Umino. It was first published in July 2007 in the Young Animal magazine. It currently has 16 published volumes and is still ongoing. The series received an anime adaptation from Studio Shaft and aired from October 2016 to March 2018 with a total of 44 episodes. In this post, we discuss if there is a new season of March Comes In Like A Lion in the works or not.
What is the story of this series?
Rei Kiriyama, who achieved professional status in middle school, is one of the few elites in the world of shogi. As a result, he is under tremendous pressure from both the shogi community and his adoptive family. He moves into an apartment in Tokyo in search of independence from his tense home life. Rei, a 17-year-old living alone, takes poor care of himself, and his reclusive personality isolates him from his peers at school and the shogi hall.
Rei soon meets Akari, Hinata, and Momo Kawamoto, a trio of sisters who live with their grandfather, who owns a traditional wagashi shop, not long after he arrives in Tokyo. Akari, the oldest of the three girls, wishes to use her motherly hospitality to combat Rei’s loneliness. The Kawamoto sisters share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. Rei must learn how to understand his complex emotions as he struggles to physically and mentally maintain himself throughout his shogi career.
March Comes In Like A Lion started publishing in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in July 2007. The manga is still ongoing and has a total of 16 published volumes to date. Studio Shaft produced its anime adaptation, which has 44 episodes in total. The anime aired from 2016 to 2018. A live-action movie adaptation of the series also came out in 2017.
Will There Be Another New Season Of March Comes In Like A Lion?
Currently, there is no official announcement about the release of the next season of March Comes In Like A Lion. There were some rumors and leaks online that claimed that the next season is in production and will come out sometime in 2022, but so far, nothing like that has happened.
There is more than enough material for another season of the series. Anime is also very popular enough. One conclusion about the lack of official statements can be that the studio is waiting for enough material for two seasons so that both of them can be proved back-to-back, like the first two seasons. But right now, though the chances of more seasons of this anime are quite favorable, nothing can be said for sure.