March Comes in Like a Lion DVD & Blu-ray Announced!

You’ll have to wait until Oct. 8 for the first TV broadcasts of the March Comes in Like a Lion anime, but the DVD and Blu-ray release for the upcoming series has already been confirmed! The series will be released across four volumes beginning with Vol. 1 on Jan. 25, 2017, followed by Vol. 2 on April 26, Vol. 3 on June 28, and the fourth and final volume on Aug. 23. Each of the special edition sets will feature brand new cover art by character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, and there will also be a series of store-exclusive purchase bonuses on offer too.

Release Dates:
- Vol. 1: Jan. 25, 2017
- Vol. 2: April 26, 2017
- Vol. 3: June 28, 2017
- Vol. 4: Aug. 23, 2017

Shared Details:
- Limited Edition Blu-ray: 12,000 yen plus tax
- Limited Edition DVD: 10,000 yen plus tax
Included Episodes: 6
Specifications: 2 feature discs plus bonus CD
Limited Edition Bonuses:
- Cover art by character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama
- Bonus CD
- Booklet
- Audio Commentary

Bonus content subject to change without notice.

Store-Exclusive Purchase Bonuses
Bonus per volume: clear file with original artwork
Vol. 1-2 purchase bonus: Rei Kiriyama and Harunobu Nikaido ball chain mascots
All volumes purchase bonus: shogi cat wall hanging tissue cover

Bonus per volume: shogi cat pattern stationery
- Vol. 1: ballpoint pen
- Vol. 2: sharpie pen
- Vol. 3: A5 clear file
- Vol. 4: luggage tag
All volumes purchase bonus: notebook with all new cover illustration

Bonus per volume: fan
All volumes purchase bonus: acrylic plate with all new illustration

Sofmap (BD/DVD handling stores and online)
All volumes purchase bonus: binder with all new illustration

Toranoana (at participating stores only)
All volumes purchase bonus: cushion cover (40 x 40 cm)

All volumes purchase bonus: folding umbrella

All volumes purchase bonus: B3 clear poster (with 2018 calendar)

Vol. 1-2 purchase bonus: tin badge mirror

Animega/Bunkyodo (including online sales)
All volumes purchase bonus: placemat

All volumes purchase bonus: floor cushion (40 x 40 cm)

Al volumes purchase bonus: mouse pad (18 x 22 cm)

About March Comes in Like a Lion
*March Comes in Like a Lion* is a popular manga created by Chica Umino of Honey & Clover fame which is currently running in Young Animal and is set in the world of shogi. The series has so far been collected into 11 volumes and won the fourth Manga Taisho Award in 2011 as well as the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category in the same year. In 2014, the series went on to win the 18th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize as well as being named the Da Vinci Book of the Year 2015 in the manga section a year later. The TV anime adaptation is set to air on NHK from October 2016 with the second part of the live-action movie arriving in the spring of 2017.

Seventeen-year-old professional shogi player Rei Kiriyama lost his family in an accident when he was a child and has been burdened with an intense feeling of loneliness ever since. Whilst living alone in Shitamachi, Rei meets sisters Akari, Hinata, and Momo and little by little his life begins to change…

This is a gentle story of various people getting something back, but also one filled with battles.

Creative Team:
Original Work: Chica Umino (serialised in Hakusensha’s Young Animal)
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Character Design: Nobuhiro Sugimoto
Animation Production: Shaft
Production: March Comes in Like a Lion Anime Production Committee

Opening Theme: “Answer” by Bump of Chicken
Ending theme: “Fighter” by Bump of Chicken

Rei Kiriyama: Kengo Kawanishi
Akari Kawamoto: Ai Kayano
Hinata Kawamoto: Kana Hanazawa
Momo Kawamoto: Misaki Kuno
Harunobu Nikaido: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Kyoko Koda: Marina Inoue
Yusuke Takahashi: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Kai Shimada: Shinichiro Miki
Tatsuyuki Misumi: Tomokazu Sugita
Issa Matsumoto: Subaru Kimura
Someji Kawamoto: Shigeru Chiba
Masachika Koda: Toru Okawa
Takahashi Hayashida: Takahiro Sakurai

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©Chica Umino, Hakusensha / March Comes in Like a Lion Production Committee

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