3-gatsu no Lion
Title ID:
Alt name(s):
  • 3 Gatsu no Lion
  • 3月のライオン
  • 3月的獅子
  • Der März kommt wie ein Löwe
  • El león de marzo
  • Leão de Março
  • Março vem como um leão
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Maret Datang Seperti Singa
  • Sangatsu no Lion
  • Sư Tử Tháng 3
  • Un marzo da leoni
  • Мартовский лев
  • يَحٍلُ مارس كالأسد
  • ตราบวันฟ้าใส
  • 三月的狮子
  • 三月的獅子
  • 9.21
  • 9.29
  • 1,276
Pub. status:
  • 505,546
  • 15,933
  • 325
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.

The following links are to AnimeNetwork for the anime:
Season 1
Season 2
Live-action movie
Reading progress:
  • Volume 0/?
  • Chapter 0/?

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New issue of March comes in like a lion and Berserk to release on the 23rd of October.
Last edited 12 hrs ago by dragons06.
Any similarly-themed manga about depression? But where the MC is a loser or just a mediocre. Probably more difficult to write, but genius MC who gets everything gets old quickly.
This series of New Years chapters are the most wholesome read. It heals my heart.
100 percent good read
@NSteve 100% it is
@dragons06 Thanks a lot fam
is this worth a read???
A new chapter of March comes in like a Lion will be released in japan on September 25th.
@JakkRo nothing extreme like those manga.
The author Umino Chica will usually release one volume a year, so about 13 chapters.
And the magazine Young animal releases twice a month, the manga will usually come out on a Friday unless she has a break.
Please can someone tell me if there is any periodicity in the oficial releases in Japan?

It is a monthly manga, or it become a Berserk / Hunter x Hunter / Made in Abyss manga?
This manga makes me wish I could rate things higher than 10
Is there an official english translation avaible? Preferably as E-Book. I couldn't find anything. :(
Last edited 2 mo ago by Konrad2.
I have talked with this group about helping with this series, but I was told that Kwel likes and would prefer to work on everything himself. It's probably a passion for him, and since the manga seems to only get a chapter release once a month it seems to work out fine. He also does a great job!
Man has it been a while. Good to see things moving forward between Rei and Hina.
@bastek66 no problem, thanks for the quick response ^^
@dragons06 Nope, I don't know anyone. Just wait for group for release.
@bastek66 also if you know anyone that could help Kewl with typesetting and cleaning the new chapter, that would be awesome.
@bastek66 I can already tell its going to be one of my favorite chapters, can't wait to see what was said in this chapter.
Finally something for shippers from newest raw chapter
Holy crap, its been 4 months already? FUCK... i need more ;____;
My expectation was leaning towards competitive side of shogi. But what’s this?! It’s more healing story + a bit slice of life with shogi as an accessory or setting. So disappointing and the main character is so frustrating, unlike the usual sports theme’s main character. As a depressed person I read sport mangas to be motivated, so when I read this, it just made me have negative thoughts. I know MC was depressed but rather than empathize with him and want him to overcome it, I just want him just to give up and kill himself.