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March comes in like a lion Manga Gets TV Anime, Live-Action Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Chika Umino's award-winning manga centers on shōgi player

This year's 19th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine is revealing on September 25 that Chika Umino's March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion) manga will get both a TV anime series and a live-action film adaptation.

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, and Hakusensha will release the 11th compiled volume on September 25. 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 2014.

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.

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