Darn it all, they could’ve given this season the subtitle “and out like a lamb” and it would’ve worked.

Earlier today, Aniplex of America announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the second season of March comes in like a lion. The series will stream on Crunchyroll starting October 14.

The new season will hit Japanese TV on October 14 at 23:00 (10/14/2017 at 11:00PM) on NHK channels. The season is slated to run for 22 episodes.

March comes in like a lion‘s second season will see several staffers returning at studio SHAFT. Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Monogatari series) will return to the director’s chair, while Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Nisekoi, Arakawa Under the Bridge) reprises his role as character designer.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Art Director: Seiki Tamura
  • Art Setting Designer: Yasuhiro Nakura
  • Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
  • Composer: Yukari Hashimoto

The first season of March comes in like a lion aired during the Fall 2016 broadcast season, and ran for 22 episodes. Both titles are based on Chika Umino’s manga of the same name.

Aniplex of America currently holds the domestic rights to March Come in Like a Lion‘s first season. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired in Japan. They describe it as:

This is a gentle tale about people trying to regain something.

And it is a tale of battle.

The main character, Rei Kiriyama, lost his family in an accident when he was young. Now he is a 17-year-old pro shogi player who is burdened with deep loneliness. Rei lives alone in an old town in Tokyo, but after becoming acquainted with three sisters, Akari, Hinata and Momo, he begins to change little by little…

Source: Aniplex of America (Press Release)