Bump of Chicken, March comes in like a lion's Full Animated Music Video Posted
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A special edition of the manga's 10th compiled volume shipped on November 28 with the single CD for 1,296 yen (about US$11). The single itself shipped on the same day with a March comes in like a lion spinoff (drawn by Umino) for 250 yen (about US$2). The volume's special edition ranked #3 on Oricon's chart of best-selling manga volumes after its debut, and the regular edition ranked #1.
The website states that the collaboration started because Umino is a fan of BUMP OF CHICKEN and the members of BUMP OF CHICKEN are fans of March comes in like a lion.
The story of the manga follows a solitary shōgi player named Rei 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.
Umino started the series in Young Animal in 2007. The series has won several awards including the Manga Taisho award and Kodansha Manga award in 2011. The manga also won the 18th Tezuka Osamu Prizes' Top Award in March.
Umino also drew the Honey and Clover manga that inspired two television anime series and a live-action film. She later drafted the original character designs for the Eden of the East anime.
Source: Comic Natalie