“March Comes in like a Lion” TV Anime 2nd Season Premiere Set for October 14

The official Japanese website for the TV anime adaptation of Chika Umino’s Sangatsu no Lion/March Comes in Like a Lion shogi-themed manga is today updated with a key visual featuring its main characters for the upcoming second season, which is set to premiere on NHK General TV at 23:00 on October 14 (JST). It is also confirmed that all of the main staff and voice cast members return, and that the new season will run for another 22 episodes.


In addition, a special event for the second season is scheduled to be held at Sayama City Center in Saitama Prefecture at 17:00 on September 3. The three voice actresses of the Kawamoto sisters: Ai Kayano (Akari Kawamoto), Kana Hanazawa (Hinata Kawamoto), and Misaki Kuno (Momo Kawamoto) are confirmed to join. 6,000 yen tickets for the event are now available on ePlus.


The TV anime series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Puella Magi Madoka

Magica), and Shaft (Monogarari series) works on anime production. Its well-received first season was

aired for 22 episodes from October 2016 to March 2017. 




Main Voice Cast:

 Rei Kiriyama: Kengo Kawanishi (Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)

 Akari Kawamoto: Ai Kayano (Meiko “Menma” Honma in Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day)

 Hinata Kawamoto: Kana Hanazawa (Naho Takamiya in orange)

 Momo Kawamoto: Misaki Kuno (Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins)

 Harunobu Nikaidou: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia)


1st season DVD/Blu-ray 1st and 2nd volume jackets


3rd and 4th volume jackets


 Source: Aniplex press release, “March comes like a lion” TV anime offcial Twitter


© Chika Umino, Hakusensha/”March Comes in Like a Lion” Anime Production Committee