March comes in like a lion (TV)

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Alternative title:
Sangatsu no Lion (Japanese)
3-gatsu no Lion (Japanese)
3月のライオン (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: family, shougi
Plot Summary: The protagonist 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. (from manga)
User Ratings: 114 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:7, raw:1)
 Excellent: 30 votes (sub:28, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 31 votes (sub:27, raw:1, others:3
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 23 votes (sub:22, dub:1)
 Decent: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 220 users, rank: #2866 (of 6928)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.597 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6634, rank: #1165 (of 6939)
Weighted mean: 7.600 (Very good−), rank: #1020 (of 6939) (seen all: 7.73 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 4.06)
Bayesian estimate: 7.592 (Very good−), rank: #817 (of 5237)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 22
Episode titles: We have 23
Vintage: 2016-10-08
Opening Theme:
"Answer" (アンサー) by BUMP OF CHICKEN
#2: "Sayōnara Bystander" (さよならバイスタンダー) by YUKI
Ending Theme:
#1: "Fighter" by BUMP OF CHICKEN
#2: "orion" by Kenshi Yonezu
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Kenjirō Okada
Director: Akiyuki Simbo
Series Composition:
Akiyuki Simbo
Fuyashi Tou
Script: Yukito Kizawa (SEVEN DAYS WAR; eps 1-5)
Episode Director:
Kenjirō Okada (SHAFT; ep 1)
Midori Yoshizawa (SHAFT; ep 2)
Takashi Kawabata (ep 5)
Tomoyuki Itamura (SHAFT; ep 4)
Toshiaki Kidokoro (ep 3)
Unit Director:
Naoyuki Asano (OP)
Ryosuke Nakamura (ED)
Original creator: Chika Umino
Character Design:
Nobuhiro Sugiyama (SHAFT)
Art Director:
Seiki Tamura (Anime Kobo Basara)
Chief Animation Director:
Etsuko Sumimoto (eps 2-3)
Kazuya Shiotsuki (SHAFT; eps 2-5)
Nobuhiro Sugiyama (SHAFT)
Animation Director:
Akane Yano (ep 5)
Akihisa Takano (SHAFT; ep 3)
Etsuko Sumimoto (ep 1)
Hitoshi Miyajima (ep 3)
Kayo Nomichi (eps 2, 5)
Kazunori Aoki (ep 4)
Kazuya Shiotsuki (SHAFT; ep 1)
Koichi Satou (ep 3)
Kumiko Kawashima (ep 3)
Mayu Fujimoto (ep 3)
Naoyuki Asano (OP)
Sayuri Sugitou (eps 2, 5)
Shinya Nishizawa (ep 5)
Shosuke Shimizu (ep 2)
Takumi Yokota (ED; ep 5)
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Cgi Director:
Kenta Suzuki (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Shin'ya Takano ([email protected])
Director of Photography: Shinichiro Eto ([email protected])
Producer:
Akiko Yodo (Aniplex)
Fumihito Fukino (TOY'S FACTORY)
Masahiro Nojima (NHK Enterprises)
Masayuki Sano (Asmik Ace)
Ryo Tomoda (Hakusensha)
Tadao Iwaki (SHAFT)
Takahiro Yoshikawa (Dentsu)

Accessory Design: Etsuko Sumimoto
Art Setting: Yasuhiro Nakura
Assistant producer:
Izumi Nakazawa (NHK Enterprises)
Kouki Tokutome (Hakusensha)
Kyōko Ōta (Aniplex)
Manabu Takahashi
Masayuki Yajima (Asmik Ace)
Miku Ooshima (SHAFT)
Background Art:
Akiko Kikuchi (Atelier PLATZ; ep 3)
Atsushi Morikawa (Anime Kobo Basara; ep 5)
Ayami Hidaka (Anime Kobo Basara; eps 1-2, 5)
Ayano Kato (Inspired; ep 5)
Etsuko Abe (Anime Kobo Basara; ep 5)
Hiromi Bando (H・E・D WORKS; ep 1)
Kouji Maruyama (Anime Kobo Basara; eps 1, 3, 5)
Marie Kitai (Anime Kobo Basara; eps 1-2, 4-5)
Masakazu Koyama (Inspired; ep 1)
Noriko Ooishi (Tezuka Productions; ep 4)
Osamu Nakajima (ep 5)
Sagako Itakura (Anime Kobo Basara; eps 1, 5)
Tomoyuki Shimizu (Studio Wyeth; ep 2)
Toshihiko Gotō (Anime Kobo Basara; ep 1)
CG Animation:
Hideaki Takeda (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Yuka Matsushima (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Cg Artist: Minori Itani (ED ep 7; ep 8)
CG Compositor: Reiko Takamatsu (ED ep 7; ep 8)
CG Line Producer: Shunji Sakai (ED ep 7; ep 8)
CG Production Manager: Keigaku Hayashi (ED ep 7; ep 8)
CG Rigging:
Kazuki Maejima (NORIBA; ED ep 7; ep 8)
Mutsumi Hirata (NORIBA; ED ep 7; ep 8)
Toshiki Sasano (NORIBA; ED ep 7; ep 8)
CGI Technical Director: Hiroto Nishitani (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Chief CG Animator: Hiroyuki Torii (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Chief CG Artist: Satoko Toyokawa (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Clothing Design: Kazuya Shiotsuki (SHAFT)
Color Coordination:
Kensuke Katsu ([email protected]; ep 3)
Megumi Arai (ep 4)
Nene Murata ([email protected]; ep 5)
Yasuko Watanabe ([email protected]; eps 1-2)
Yumi Aburaya (ep 4)
Color design:
Izumi Takizawa ([email protected])
Yasuko Watanabe ([email protected])
Color Inspection:
Kensuke Katsu ([email protected]; ep 3)
Megumi Arai (ep 4)
Nene Murata ([email protected]; ep 5)
Yasuko Watanabe ([email protected]; eps 1-2)
Yumi Aburaya (ep 4)
Data Sponsoring: Madoka Kitao
Editing: Rie Matsubara (Seyama Editing Room)
In-Between Check:
Kaori Ohara (Asahi Production; ep 1)
Masateru Yoshimura (ep 4)
Narumi Honda (Asahi Production; ep 5)
Natsumi Oshima (Asahi Production; eps 2-3)
Takashi Okamura (ep 4)
Yusuke Saito (Asahi Production; ep 3)
Key Animation:
Ai Mochida (ep 3)
Aki Komori (SHAFT; eps 2-3)
Akihisa Takano (SHAFT; eps 1-2)
Akio Sugino (ep 4)
Akito Asai (ED)
Atsushi Saito (OP)
Aya Tajima (ep 2)
Ayumi Kurokawa (eps 1-2)
Chihiro Nishikawa (ep 2)
Hirokazu Kikuchi (ep 3)
Hiroki Takagi (ep 3)
Hironori Tanaka (OP)
Hiroshi Hamasaki (ED)
Hirotoshi Arai (eps 1, 3)
Hisatoshi Motoki (ep 4)
Hitoshi Miyajima (ep 1)
Itaru Saito (ep 4)
Junya Sato (ep 3)
Katsumi Aoshima (ep 4)
Katsuyuki Yamazaki (ep 2)
Kayo Nomichi (ep 1)
Kazuki Baba (ep 3)
Kazuki Ito (OP)
Kazuko Hayakawa (ep 2)
Kazutoshi Azuma (ep 3)
Ken Nishio (ep 2)
Kenichi Shimizu (ep 4)
Konomi Satō (ep 4)
Kumiko Kawashima (ep 1)
Manami Umeshita (ep 2)
Masato Okada (ep 3)
Mayu Fujimoto (eps 1-2)
Mayumi Nakamura (ep 2)
Michiko Noda (ep 4)
Miho Ayabe (SHAFT; eps 2-3)
Misako Izumi (SHAFT; ep 1)
Miyuki Katayama (ep 4)
Miyuki Koga (eps 1-2)
Miyuki Nakamura (ep 3)
Motoki Yagi (ep 4)
Nana Miura (ep 4)
Nanako Egami (ep 4)
Naoko Masui (OP)
Naoto Nakamura (OP)
Nobuhiro Okazaki (ep 3)
Nozomu Abe (OP)
Ryo Komori (ep 1)
Ryouga Fujiwara (ep 4)
Satoshi Harayama (ep 3)
Sawako Miyamoto (ED)
Sayuri Sugitou (ep 1)
Shigeru Chiba (ep 4)
Shigeru Fujita (ED)
Shintarou Douge (OP)
Shinya Nishizawa (eps 1, 3)
Shosuke Shimizu (ep 1)
Shota Tsukiyama (ep 2)
Shuntarō Yamada (ep 3)
Shunya Sato (ep 2)
Takashi Hirabayashi (ep 4)
Takayo Nishimura (eps 2-3)
Takayuki Noguchi (ep 1)
Takeshi Itou (ep 1)
Takeshi Ninomiya (ED)
Tomohiro Shinoda (OP)
Tōru Akiba (ep 1)
Tsutomu Shibuya (OP)
Yasue Katori (SHAFT; eps 2-3)
Yasuko Miyazaki (ep 4)
Yohko Ariizumi (ep 3)
Yoshiaki Ito (SHAFT; eps 1-2)
You Yamamoto (OP)
Yumi Shimizu (ED; ep 3)
Yuna Naeki (ep 4)
Yuugo Oohashi (ep 2)
Layout Design: Yasuhiro Nakura
Paint:
Aki Sakuma (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Chihiro Ōno ([email protected]; eps 1-3, 5)
Erika Sada ([email protected]; ep 2)
Hiromi Sato (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Kanako Satō ([email protected]; eps 1-3, 5)
Nene Murata ([email protected]; eps 1-3)
Rei Okada (Asahi Production; eps 1-3)
Yuko Kawakami ([email protected]; eps 1-3, 5)
Photography:
Kōji Tsuchiya ([email protected]; eps 1-5)
Morisada Sou ([email protected]; eps 1-5)
Naoki Etō ([email protected]; eps 1-5)
Rei Egami ([email protected]; eps 1-5)
Takayuki Aizu ([email protected]; eps 1-5)
Yoshiko Oka ([email protected]; eps 1-5)
Planning:
Akira Shimada (Hakusensha)
Atsuhiro Iwakami (Aniplex)
Atsushi Oshida (NHK Enterprises)
Hideo Hirata (TOY'S FACTORY)
Mitsutoshi Kubota (SHAFT)
Shuichi Nagasawa (Asmik Ace)
Zenta Horiuchi (Dentsu)
Production Assistant:
Izumi Nakai (ep 3)
Kazuki Takeshita (ep 2)
Kōji Matsumura (ep 5)
Yi Zheng (ep 4)
Production Desk: Kōichi Yasuda (SHAFT)
Production producer: Kōsuke Matsunaga (SHAFT)
Recording: Kohei Yoshida
Shogi Supervision: Manabu Senzaki
Sound Effects: Takuya Hasegawa (Sound Box)
Sound Production: Miyuki Yoshizawa
Theme Song Performance:
BUMP OF CHICKEN (OP/ED)
Title Design: Kohei Nawata (Kohei Nawata Design Office)
Ai Kayano as Akari Kawamoto
Kengo Kawanishi as Rei Kiriyama

Akio Ohtsuka as Raidō Fujimoto
Akira Ishida as Tōji Sōya
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Okuyasu Yokomizo
Hiroki Touchi as Masamune Gotō
Kana Hanazawa as Hinata Kawamoto
Kenjiro Tsuda as Morio Shigeta
Marina Inoue as Kyōko Kōda
Misaki Kuno as Momo Kawamoto
Mitsuo Iwata as Yasui
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Harunobu Nikaidō
Shigeru Chiba as Sōmeiji Kawamoto
Shinichiro Miki as Kai Shimada
Subaru Kimura as Issa Matsumoto
Takahiro Sakurai as Takashi Hayashida
Tesshō Genda as Takanori Jingūji (Japan Shogi League President)
Tomokazu Sugita as Tatsuyuki Misumi
Toru Ohkawa as Masachika Kōda
Yōji Ueda as Hanaoka
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yūsuke Takahashi
Yūichi Nakamura as Takeshi Tsujii
Yūji Ueda as Eisaku Noguchi

Ai Nonaka as
Fu Nyaa
Kinsho Nyaa
Tokin Nyaa
Hiroshi Naka as Rei's Grandfather (ep 5)
Kana Asumi as
Hisha Nyaa
Kyosha Nyaa
Kazuo Oka as Shōichi Matsunaga (ep 9)
Kentarou Tone as
Rei's Father (ep 5)
Takahashi's Father (ep 7)
Kiyono Yasuno as Female Shogi Player (eps 7-8)
Masumi Taira as Flower Shop Lady (ep 2)
Michiko Neya as Misaki (eps 5, 11)
Ryoko Shiraishi as
Ginsho Nyaa
Osama Nyaa
Yu Kitada as Yamamoto (ep 4)
Yu Kobayashi as Dog (ep 5)
Yuka Iguchi as
Kaku Nyaa
Keima Nyaa
Yuko Sanpei as Harunobu Nikaidō (Young)
Yumi Uchiyama as Rei Kiriyama (Young)
Yumiko Ōfuku as Kōda's Wife (ep 5)
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
Ace Company (ep 1)
Asahi Production (eps 1-2)
D-Motion (ep 1)
GAINAX (ep 3)
ingresA (ep 2)
LIDEN FILMS (ep 3)
Mugenkan (ep 5)
Nakamura Production (eps 3-4)
Seigasha (ep 1)
Studio Elle (ep 4)
Studio Neun (ep 5)
Studio Rings (ep 1)
Studio Wanpack (ep 1)
Wafū Animation (ep 4)
Animation Production: SHAFT
Backgrounds: Anime Workshop Basara
Backgrounds Assistance:
Atelier PLATZ (ep 3)
H・E・D WORKS (ep 1)
Inspired (ep 1)
Studio Wyeth (ep 2)
Broadcaster:
NHK (2016-10-08)
CG Animation Production: Dandelion Animation Studio (ED ep 7; ep 8)
Coverage Assistance: Japan Shogi Association
In-Between Cooperation:
Asahi Production (eps 1-3)
Beijing Xie Le Art Co., Ltd. (ep 4)
Madhouse (ep 5)
Nakamura Production (ep 3)
P.A. Works (ep 2)
Pierrot Plus (ep 5)
Studio Gokumi (ep 3)
Internet Streaming:
Hulu
J:COM
Paint Cooperation:
Asahi Production
office fuu
English companies
English staff
(none)
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
Daisuki
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (UK & Ireland)
Aniplex of America
English cast
(none)
French staff
French cast
Translation: Christophe Labonne (eps 1-11)
(none)
French companies
Internet Streaming: Wakanim.tv
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor: Peppermint Anime
German cast
(none)

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