Japan Shogi Assoc.

March Comes In Like a Lion (3-Gatsu no Lion)

Rei Kiriyama, a 17-year-old depressed introvert and prodigious professional shogi player, leaves his home and moves into a lonesome and barebones Tokyo apartment.  In Tokyo, Rei meets a trio of sisters living in a wagashi shop. Akari, the oldest, is determined to combat Rei’s loneliness and poorly sustained lifestyle with motherly hospitality. The sisters, coping with past tragedies, also share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. Kiriyama gradually develops both his playstyle and his relationships with others. 3-Gatsu started out as a Chica Umino manga and has 2 anime seasons.

The shogi hall and surrounding neighborhood spots are in Sendagaya. There are a few important scenes that take place around Chuo and Tsukishima.


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