Anime 35180 3-gatsu No Lion 2nd Season

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sangatsu no Lion Second Season
Japanese: 3月のライオン 第2シリーズ
English: March Comes In Like a Lion 2nd Season
German: March Come in Like a Lion Staffel 2
Spanish: March Comes in like a Lion Temporada 2
French: March Comes in like a Lion Saison 2


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.921 (scored by 199239199,239 users)
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Ranked: #192
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Popularity: #567
Members: 401,391
Favorites: 15,052

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Now in his second year of high school, Rei Kiriyama continues pushing through his struggles in the professional shogi world as well as his personal life. Surrounded by vibrant personalities at the shogi hall, the school club, and in the local community, his solitary shell slowly begins to crack. Among them are the three Kawamoto sisters—Akari, Hinata, and Momo—who forge an affectionate and familial bond with Rei. Through these ties, he realizes that everyone is burdened by their own emotional hardships and begins learning how to rely on others while supporting them in return.

Nonetheless, the life of a professional is not easy. Between tournaments, championships, and title matches, the pressure mounts as Rei advances through the ranks and encounters incredibly skilled opponents. As he manages his relationships with those who have grown close to him, the shogi player continues to search for the reason he plays the game that defines his career.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ooshima, Miku
Oota, Kyouko
Assistant Producer, Publicity
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Okada, Kenjirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard

Opening Theme

1: "Flag wo Tatero (フラッグを立てろ)" by YUKI (eps 1-11)
2: "Haru ga Kite Bokura (春が来てぼくら)" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (eps 12-22)

Ending Theme

1: "Kafune (カフネ)" by Brian the Sun (eps 1-11)
2: "I AM STANDING" by RUANN (eps 12-2)


Mar 31, 2018
A strong display of emotional resonance; the second season of 3-gatsu no Lion manages to go above and beyond expectations to provide something of overwhelming beauty.

It’s a show of many acts; the first season—while boasting many heavy themes—is an elegant watch, which reels the viewer in with a soft mood, realistic characters and delightful interactions, but never hits you with strong emotions. The second season—filled with melancholic tones, depressing themes and powerful messages—gives the show raw emotional power to invest the viewer at full force.

Shifting from the focus of Rei’s depression, this season brings more focus to the different mentalities of the supporting cast, both ...
Aug 11, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Ah, 3-gatsu no Lion. How I wanted to love you, and how disappointed I ultimately was. Most of the time I agree with the crowd when it comes to such things such as media review. If it’s well-received by critics, I tend to like it as well. If most people find shortcomings, most of the time I resonate with those as well. But considering I’m giving this anime a rating substantially lower than the stellar (above 9 at the time of writing) average on MAL, take this review with a grain of salt.

Sangatsu no Lion disappointed me not so much with what it was ...
Jul 2, 2018
All fart no shit.

After finishing season 1 I was very excited to watch season 2 and after finishing it, I am more than a little disappointed. Writing one of the most negative reviews for this anime brings me no pleasure, but I really wanted to put into words why this left me feeling so disappointed.

The first season set up a lot of different interesting things that do not get pay off here. A big part of season 1 is Rei's foster sister Kyouko, who fell for a man the same age as her father because she felt that Rei replaced her, leaving her feeling ...

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