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Rei & Sōya Show Up In New “March comes in like a lion” Season 2 Visual


It’s time to catch up with a couple of familiar faces.

Earlier today, the official March comes in like a lion (San-gatsu no Lion) anime website updated with a new visual for the upcoming second cour of the show’s second season. The image features Rei and Master Sōya standing apart, backs turned to one another as a gentle snow falls.

March comes in like a lion returns to Japanese TV in January.

March comes in like a lion‘s second season saw 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

Unison Square Garden will perform new opening theme song Haru ga Kite Bokura. Closing theme I Am Standing will be handled by Ruann.

Crunchyroll describes the new season as:

Rei Kiriyama lost his family in an accident during his childhood, and is now a seventeen-year-old professional shogi player, still burdened by a profound sense of loneliness. One day, Rei, who lives alone in downtown Tokyo, meets three sisters named Akari, Hinata, and Momo, and little by little, he starts to change… This is a gentle tale about various people recovering that “something” that they’ve lost, and it’s also about battle.

Aniplex of America currently holds the domestic rights to March Comes in Like a Lion.

Source: Comic Natalie

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