While March comes in like a lion, dubs come from months of hard work.
Earlier today, Aniplex of America unveiled the English dub cast for March comes in like a lion. The series will star the following:
- Rei Kiriyama: Khoi Dao
- Akari Kawamoto: Laura Post
- Hinata Kawamoto: Kayli Mills
- Momo Kawamoto: Xanthe Huynh
- Harunobu Nikaidou: Zach Aguilar
- Kyouko Kouda: Lauren Landa
- Yuusuke Takahashi: Chris Hackney
- Tatsuyuki “Smith” Misumi: Robbie Daymond
- Issa Matsumoto: Doug Erholtz
- Masachika Kouda: Cam Clarke
- Takashi Hayashida: Keith Silverstein
Wendee Lee was tapped to direct the adaptation at Bang Zoom! Entertainment.
The dub will appear on Aniplex’s upcoming Blu-Ray releases for the series. Two volumes are planned, with each slated to carry a $159.98 price tag. The first volume will hit stores on December 19, while the second will ship to retailers on April 10, 2018.
The first season of March comes in like a lion aired during the Fall 2016 broadcast season, and ran for 22 episodes. The series was helmed by Akiyuki Shimbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Hidamari Sketch, Monogatari series) at SHAFT, with character designs by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Nisekoi, Arakawa Under the Bridge). Yukari Hashimoto (Penguindrum, Toradora!) scored the show’s soundtrack.
Aniplex of America currently holds the domestic rights to March Come in Like a Lion. 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…