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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
El león de marzo
March Comes in Like a Lion
Sư Tử Tháng 3
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.13 c.127-139 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 4 months ago
v.12 c.115-126 by Hi wa Mata Noboru about 1 year ago
v.11 c.105-114 by Hi wa Mata Noboru about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (437 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 24th 2018, 2:24pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #322 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #348 decreased(-23)
3 Month Pos #313 increased(+14)
6 Month Pos #250 increased(+72)
Year Pos #304 increased(+11)

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Forum Posts
March comes in like a lion gets 2nd TV Anime in October 10 months ago
Got Tv series and Live action over 2 years ago
March comes in like a lion Gets Spinoff Manga Set in 1969 over 2 years ago
How much romance? over 5 years ago
So does the guy over 8 years ago

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by Hell_Clues
December 29th, 2010, 5:31am
At times I felt the character was a little blase. Depression doesn't do that to a person, and his tragedy happend long ago. When it comes to seinen manga, often times it seems that the manga-ka thinks that making a character like that is more realistic when it isn't.

But it doesn't happen all the time due to the comic having touches of humour. The drama is controlled, so it's not going wild. The character reminiscences about some truely sad moments, and I think that's fine enough as something that truely does happen.

Like Crenshinibon said, the art is a little flowery. I did a double check to see if its maybe listed as josei. It barely affects the art outside the main characters, and that's only rarely. The fact that the manga doesn't go out of its way to use him like that means most "shots" aren't positioned for that effect.

This is a good read.It doesn't put you in a particular mood like very depressive or overly happy. Instead it takes you, moment from moment, to whatever feeling is appropriate.
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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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Absolutely Fantastic   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
April 28th, 2010, 9:45pm
I'm going to be honest and admit something a little embarrassing: it took me a couple tries to really get into sangatsu no lion. I'm not quite sure what it was that initially made things difficult for me. Maybe it's just that the plot seems so superficial at first glance. The whole setup is laden with cliches and rife with the potential for petty melodrama. Initially I think I just wrote it off as such.

The reality, however, is quite different. Reading a little more closely, there's a strange depth to the storytelling. My personal impression is that this is the result of the script being written almost in the style of a novel- unlike we usually see with most continuous projects, there are very clear events that seem to have been planned meticulously in advance, all gradually progressing towards a highly intentional ending. As a result, the pacing is fantastic. Everything has relevance, and the atmosphere is changed in order to deftly guide the reader's interpretation. Even the aforementioned cliches to the setup are wonderfully subverted by infusing reality into the personalities and situations, and lightening the melodrama with appropriate touches of humor.

The art, while slightly flowery for a seinen project, still suits the environment perfectly well, and its technical aspects are up-to-snuff.

Give it a read.
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Shows much potential   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by smearedink
October 8th, 2008, 4:47pm
This series, although only having six chapters, shows much potential as to be expected from Umino Chika. I can see that this is going to be unique because the reader does not have a firm grasp on the genre of this novel and it can really go anywhere as of now. Here's to an update soon, and that the project will sustain.
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I want more...   
Rating: N/A
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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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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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 newbie56k
November 29th, 2007, 5:05pm
do u know how cuute that plot sounds??
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