29 May 2017 @ 12:34 pm
Sangatsu no Lion  
Sangatsu no Lion is an ongoing manga series by Chica Umino, best known for Honey and Clover. It began serialization in Hakusensha's seinen manga magazine Young Animal from its fourteenth issue in 2007 (published on July 13, 2007).
Hakusensha aired a television commercial announcing the series on numerous Japanese television stations, also posting it on its official website. Twelve tankōbon volumes of the series have been released as of January 2017. An anime television adaptation by Shaft aired between October 8, 2016 and March 18, 2017 on NHK, with a second season scheduled to premiere in October 2017. A two-part live action film adaptation of the same name is scheduled for release in March and April 2017.
The series is set in Tokyo, following the everyday life of a 17-year-old shōgi player, Rei (lit. "Zero"). Umino based the setting of Sangatsu no Lion on research she conducted herself, whereas she was already familiar with the setting for her earlier work, Honey and Clover.

The protagonist Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, not having a real family, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, and who also keep a numerous number of cats

Ai Kayano as Akari Kawamoto
Kengo Kawanishi as Rei Kiriyama
Akio Ohtsuka as Raidō Fujimoto
Akira Ishida as Tōji Sōya
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Okuyasu Yokomizo
Hiroki Touchi as Masamune Gotō
Kana Hanazawa as Hinata Kawamoto
Kenjiro Tsuda as Morio Shigeta
Marina Inoue as Kyōko Kōda
Misaki Kuno as Momo Kawamoto
Mitsuo Iwata as Yasui
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Harunobu Nikaidō
Shigeru Chiba as Sōmeiji Kawamoto
Shinichiro Miki as Kai Shimada
Subaru Kimura as Issa Matsumoto
Takahiro Sakurai as Takashi Hayashida and more...

Sangatsu no Lion is an anime with 22 eps. and I'm surprised that I finished watching it less then 3 weeks xD
The anime is nice, has a deep feeling sometimes, talks about friendship and the charas are very nice too.
Especially the cast. Loved the seiyuus they chose to be in this anime <3
Well, the anime is also about shougi, so if you don't like shougi then it's not an anime for you ^^''
I don't mind bc I like to play chess xD
If you don't mind it then I recommend :)

My favorite charas were Momo(she's so cuteeeeee) and Smith-san(Sugitan voiced him).

There'll be a 2nd season and I'm gonna watch it o/

Scored: 8.0
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