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March comes in like a lion Anime's English Dub Trailer Streamed

posted on 2017-10-02 17:10 EDT
1st Blu-ray Disc set ships December 19 in N. America

Aniplex of America began streaming its English dub trailer for March comes in like a lion on Monday. The video is the same as the English-subtitled trailer, but previews the English dub performances instead of the Japanese voices.

The English dub cast for the first season, under director Wendee Lee, stars:

  • Khoi Dao as Rei Kiriyama
  • Laura Post as Akari Kawamoto
  • Kayli Mills as Hinata Kawamoto
  • Xanthe Huynh as Momo Kawamoto
  • Zach Aguilar as Harunobu Nikaidou
  • Lauren Landa as Kyouko Kouda
  • Chris Hackney as Yuusuke Takahashi
  • Robbie Daymond as Tatsuyuki "Smith" Misumi
  • Doug Erholtz as Issa Matsumoto
  • Cam Clarke as Masachika Kouda
  • Keith Silverstein as Takashi Hayashida

Aniplex of America will release the first season in two Blu-ray Disc box sets with an English dub and subtitles. The first set will include episodes 1-11, and will ship on December 19. The release will include a textless opening and ending, a trailer and commercial, the "Meow Shogi" song, the "Moving Meow Shogi" special, a booklet, a box, and a package illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama.

The second Blu-ray Disc set will include episodes 12-22, and will ship on April 10. The release will include a textless opening and ending, nine "Moving Meow Shogi" specials, the second season announcement video, a booklet, a box, and a package illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama.

Aniplex of America has also licensed the upcoming second season of the anime. The second season will stream on Crunchyroll starting on October 14.

The story of March comes in like a lion follows Rei, a solitary player of shōgi (a Japanese board game related to Western chess), and his relationships with a neighboring family. He becomes acquainted with Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, who also have have a large number of cats.

The first March comes in like a lion television anime series premiered on NHK in Japan in October 2016 and had 22 episodes. Crunchyroll and Daisuki streamed the anime. The show's second season will premiere in Japan on October 14, and will also have 22 episodes.

Chika Umino's original manga also inspired two live-action films starring Ryunosuke Kamiki in the lead role, with Keishi Ōtomo as the director. The films opened in Japan on March 18 and April 22.


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