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3-gatsu no Lion  
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A youth named Kiriyama Rei, who lost his family as a child, endures loneliness to become a professional shogi player. Then, through a chance meeting, he develops a relationship with the three Kawamoto sisters (Akari, Hinata, Momo), who hail from a working-class district of the city, and little by little his frozen heart begins to thaw.

Note: Nominated for the 2nd Annual Manga Taishou in 2009 and won this award in 2011.
Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Space Brothers) in 2011 and won the Grand Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014.


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Associated Names
Мартовский лев
3 Gatsu no Lion
March Comes in Like a Lion
Sangatsu no Lion
Un marzo da leoni

Groups Scanlating
Be With You Scans
Curry Farmer
Hi wa Mata Noboru
Mikazuki Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.115-126 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (302d ago)
v.11 c.105-114 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (408d ago)
v.10 c.95-104 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (416d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (S1)
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 45 (S1)

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (423 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 4th 2017, 4:31pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #297 increased(+69)
Monthly Pos #487 increased(+61)
3 Month Pos #534 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #417 decreased(-77)

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On 1267 wish lists
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March comes in like a lion gets 2nd TV Anime in October 112 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes ago
Got Tv series and Live action 704 days, 19 hours, 33 minutes ago
March comes in like a lion Gets Spinoff Manga Set in 1969 868 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes ago
How much romance? 1985 days, 23 hours, 32 minutes ago
So does the guy 2808 days, 6 hours, 29 minutes ago

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3-Gatsu no Lion is crazy varied and crazy good, but man, shogi is confusing.   
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by Swifft
May 21st, 2017, 1:11pm
I wrote a long review on this series and I believe it came across sounding more negative than positive, but I honestly feel that it's an extremely good manga. It took me a while to actually really enjoy 3-gatsu and even after I started I found that I was a bit miffed how I didn't understand the shogi games. This isn't the manga's fault, but my own, as I'm no good at and not interested in strategic board games. Still, the series covers many different, depressing subjects in a very interesting way and despite all the sadness, it's still rather hopeful. Characters grow, relationships strengthen... it's just all very good.

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Azure_1802
August 13th, 2014, 5:19am
i normally don't like dramas, but this manga is exceptable
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Great manga to read   
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by nimoniyu
August 12th, 2014, 4:55am
Differently of the past opinions, from the first time I saw this manga and star reading I got hook. The style of the drawing is smooth and clean, love the pace in which is unfold, the characters are very centered. Didn't notice that it has been a long run since I started this manga but still worth the wait.
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I want more...   
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August 25th, 2008, 8:05pm
I wish for more chapters. I really like how the story is going so far. I want to know what's going to happen next because the characters have their own issues to deal with and it is interesting to see what they will do when the time comes that they have to face it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rpgotaku
January 24th, 2008, 4:09pm
well...drawinig style looks kind of shoujo-ish...but interesting story...something i'd read...haven't seen the romance part come in yet but if it turns out how i wish it would...i'd give it a 10...but...we'll see..lates
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by Dubby
February 21st, 2008, 10:14pm
Of course it looks shoujo-ish! The mangakas last series was Honey and Clover, a josei manga/anime. People don't just suddenly pop out new genre-cliches artstyles out their asses

But the manga itself seems interesting so far =D We'll see how it goes from there
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by newbie56k
November 29th, 2007, 5:05pm
do u know how cuute that plot sounds??
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I can't stand Nikaidou!!!   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by PaterFrog
September 15th, 2010, 8:09am
Before that ***hole Nikaidou entered the story, I would've given it a 10 out of 10. However after an insensitive bast*** ***hole like him came along, I'm demoting this whole thing a full 5 points. Kill him or get rid of him otherwise, but I can't stand that ****ed up shi* of an idiot that repeatedly and always destroys the mood this manga managed to give me. -.-

... Last updated on September 15th, 2010, 8:10am
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