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March comes in like a lion Anime Goes on 3-Week Hiatus Due to Winter Olympics

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Show resumes on March 3 with episode 39

The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Chica Umino's March comes in like a lion manga announced on Thursday that the anime will go on a three-week hiatus, and will not air episodes on February 10, 17, and 24, due to the broadcast of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. The anime's 38th episode (the second season's 16th episode) will air on Saturday, February 3, and the show will resume with the 39th episode (the second season's 17th episode) on March 3.

The second season premiered on NHK last October, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. The show will have 22 episodes.

The second season features a returning staff, including director Akiyuki Simbo, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, art director Seiki Tamura, art setting designer Yasuhiro Nakura, sound director Toshiki Kameyama, composer Yukari Hashimoto, and animation studio SHAFT.

The first March comes in like a lion television anime series premiered on NHK in Japan in October 2016. Crunchyroll and Daisuki both streamed the anime as it aired. The first season also had 22 episodes.

The 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.

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