March may come in like a lion, but it leaves like a lamb.

The latest issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine announced that SHAFT will produce an anime adaptation of Chika Umino’s March Comes In Like A Lion (Sangatsu no Lion) manga. The series will be directed by Akiyuki Shimbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Hidamari Sketch, Monogatari series).

As of press time, the series is confirmed to d├ębut on NHK.

March Comes In Like A Lion is an ongoing series, which began its run in July 2007. The title currently spans 11 collected volumes.

The title revolves around Rei, a 17-year-old professional shogi player. Rei is a bit of a hermit, who doesn’t have a real family, and keeps few friends. Among those who he calls friends, though, is a small family that includes a young woman named Akari, two young girls named Hinata and Momo, and their many cats.

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Source: MoCa News