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Honey and Clover Characters Appear in March Comes in like a lion Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

This year's ninth issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine, which shipped on Friday, featured the 149th chapter of Chika Umino's March comes in like a lion manga. Characters from Honey and Clover, another of Umino's works, made a surprise appearance.

The chapter continues the story of Rei's high school teachers in the "Occupational Organization Opposition Shōgi Tournament." During March comes in like a lion character Kengo Kumakura's greetings at the event, Honey and Clover characters Mario and Luigi Fujiwara make cameos. The twin brothers are named after the main characters in Nintendo's popular Mario Bros. franchise. In the Honey and Clover manga's story, they are the heads of a design company.

Umino's Honey and Clover manga, which centers on a group of art school students, ran from 2000 to 2006. The series inspired a television anime in 2005, a sequel anime series in 2006, and a live-action film in 2006.

Umino started the March comes in like a lion manga series in Young Animal in 2007, and Hakusensha shipped the 13th volume on September 29.

The manga's story 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 series inspired a television anime series in 2016, and a sequel (seen right) that debuted last October. The manga also inspired two live-action films that opened in March and April 2017, respectively.

Source: Comic Natalie


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