Aniplex of America Announces March comes in like a lion Season 2 Blu-ray Release

Season 2 of the award winning coming-of-age story available soon on Blu-ray!

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 22, 2018) – At their industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Aniplex of America announced their plans to release season two of March comes in like a lion in two Blu-ray volumes. The heartfelt series is based on an award winning manga by Chica Umino, who is best known as the creator of Honey and Clover. Produced by studio SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KIZUMONOGATARI), March comes in like a lion features a well-respected creative team including Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Puella Magi Madoka Magica,, Monogatari series) and Character Designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama (NISEKOI, BAKEMONOGATARI). Both volumes of the Blu-ray will include a never before seen English dub of season two, adapted and voice directed by seasoned veteran, Wendee Lee (Blue Exorcist, Your lie in April) and starring an all-star English dub cast with Khoi Dao (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-), Laura Post (The Asterisk War, KILL la KILL), Kayli Mills (Occultic;Nine, Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-), and Xanthe Hunyh (anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day - TV Series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion-). Each Blu-ray volume comes with three Blu-ray discs, a deluxe booklet featuring end card illustrations, trailers, commercials, and textless openings and endings, all housed in a rigid box with package illustrations by Character Designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama. Preorders are available for both Volume 3 and 4 with Volume 3 coming out on December 18th, 2018 and Volume 4 on April 9th, 2019.

The emotional and heartfelt series, known for its beautiful artistry and poignant storytelling, has moved fans and critics alike as it explored serious issues such as bullying in its second season. “Throughout its runtime, March has scrupulously respected the winding, inconstant nature of emotional recovery and growth,” writes Anime New Network in a 2018 review. “Rei's journey never begins and never ends; we open near the final pages of one chapter, and we close having skimmed through the first few sentences of another.” Back in May, Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom! Entertainment teamed up to host Open Auditions at Anime Central (Rosemont, IL) for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be featured in English dub of the series. Bang Zoom! Entertainment announced Kevin Gomez as the grand prize winner and later participated in the English dub recording of season two.

About March comes in like a lion:

Rei Kiriyama, 18 years old. Occupation: Professional shogi player.

After losing his family at a young age, all Rei had growing up was a shogi board to cling to. The three sisters Akari, Hinata and Momo were the ones to gradually bring light back into his life. When Rei learns that Hinata has become the target of bullying at school, he desperately searches for ways to protect what is important to him.


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STAFF:
Original Comic: Chica Umino
Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Animation Production: SHAFT
Character Design: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Art Director: Seiki Tamura
Art Setting: Yasuhiro Nakura
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Music: Yukari Hashimoto
Produced by March comes in like a lion Animation Committee

CAST:
Rei Kiriyama: Kengo Kawanishi / Khoi Dao
Akari Kawamoto: Ai Kayano / Laura Post
Hinata Kawamoto: Kana Hanazawa / Kayli Mills
Momo Kawamoto: Misaki Kuno / Xanthe Huynh
Harunobu Nikaidou: Nobuhiko Okamoto / Zach Aguilar
Takashi Hayashida: Takahiro Sakurai / Keith Silverstein
Kai Shimada: Shin-ichiro Miki / Kirk Thornton
Tatsuyuki "Smith" Misumi: Tomokazu Sugita / Robbie Daymond
Issa Matsumoto: Subaru Kimura / Doug Erholtz
Sakutarou Yanagihara: Hochu Otsuka / Jake Eberle
Touji Souya: Akira Ishida / Todd Haberkorn

English Voice Director: Wendee Lee

March comes in like a lion Blu-ray Volume 3:

Blu-ray Features
· Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
· Subtitles: English
· Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen
· Episodes: #23-33
· Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs
· Total Run Time: Approx. 275 minutes
· Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents
· Textless Opening
· Textless Endings (TV & Retail versions)
· Trailers and Commercials
* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials and Special Packages
· Deluxe Booklet including End Card Illustrations
· Rigid Box
· Package Illustration by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Character Design)
* Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: March comes in like a lion Blu-ray Vol.3
Street Date: 12/18/2018
SKU #: AOA-12001
UPC: 816546021320
SRP: $159.98
Store Price: $129.98


March comes in like a lion Blu-ray Volume 4:

Blu-ray Features
· Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
· Subtitles: English
· Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen
· Episodes: #34-44
· Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs
· Total Run Time: Approx. 275 minutes
· Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents
· Textless Opening
· Textless Ending
· Trailers and Commercials
· English Dub Trailer
* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles.


Bonus Materials and Special Packages
· Deluxe Booklet including End Card Illustrations
· Rigid Box
· Package Illustration by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Character Design)
* Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: March comes in like a lion Blu-ray Vol.4
Street Date: 4/9/2019
SKU #: AOA-12002
UPC: 816546021337
SRP: $159.98
Store price: $129.98

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU, BLEND-S, Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] I. presage flower, Slow Start, Record of Grancrest War, Today's MENU for EMIYA Family, PERSONA5 the Animation, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, Cells at Work!, and Sword Art Online –Alicization-. In June 2017, the company launched the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, which has exceeded three million downloads.

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