March Comes in like a Lion, released in Japan as Sangatsu no Lion (3月のライオン), is a Japanese manga series by Chica Umino. It began serialization in Hakusensha's seinen manga magazine Young Animal from its fourteenth issue in 2007 (published on July 13, 2007). Twelve tankōbon volumes of the series have been released as of January 2017.
An anime television adaptation by Shaft aired between October 8, 2016 and March 18, 2017 on NHK, with a second season premiered on October 2017 A two-part live-action film adaptation is scheduled for release in March and April 2017.
Rei is a 17-year-old professional shōgi player who lives by himself. He is estranged from his family and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family which consists of a young woman—Akari Kawamoto—and her younger sisters—Hinata and Momo—who also keep several cats. As the story progresses, Rei deals with his maturing as a player and as a person, while developing his relationships with others, especially the Kawamoto sisters.