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March Comes In Like a Lion Volume 1 Blu-ray

5 star rating out of 5
7 Reviews
SKU: 816546020781

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March Comes In Like a Lion

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About March Comes In Like a Lion Volume 1 Blu-ray

March Comes In like a Lion volume 1 contains episodes 1-11 of the anime directed by Kenjirō Okada & Digest plus a deluxe booklet, rigid box with package illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama.*

From Chica Umino, the author of Honey & Clover, comes the award-winning coming-of-age manga about a shogi player and the meaning of family—now brought to life in full animation for the first time by director Akiyuki Shimbou (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Monogatari series)!

Rei Kiriyama is a seventeen year old professional shogi player. Among the youngest in history to go pro, he has many expectations for the future, yet his recent separation from his foster family has left him conflicted and his career has stagnated. However, after meeting a family of three sisters, color slowly returns to his life…

Special Features: Textless Opening & Ending, Trailer and Commercial, Meow Shogi Song, "Moving Meow Shogi" Special.*

*Special Features include English subtitles and are subject to change. Bonus contents subject to change.

Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US, Canada, South America and Central America only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.

Ordering Note: All sales for this item are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, if a replacement is not available a Gift Card will be issued.


  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Slice of Life, Sports
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 300
  • Year Created: 2016
  • Release Date: 12/19/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Great Buy

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Personally never saw the anime till I bought it and I did enjoy it which gave me a honey and clover vibe (mainly cause of the animation) its a nice anime I recommend to people who are into slice of life drama.

the boxset is what you expect from AOA but imo its about the main content that is important.

5 star rating out of 5

Amazing release for a masterpiece of a show.

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This show is a visual and narrative masterpiece. Each character here is so uniquely beautiful and relatable. If you haven't watched March Come in Like a Lion yet then you owe it to yourself to do so.

Similarly this Blu-ray release does full justice to the show. It is sleek and vibrant. The dub is amazingly well done and fitting. As always, everything Aniplex makes is top tier quality.

5 star rating out of 5

Top Quality Item

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to have in the Anime Collection. It is a bit pricey, I'm used to that by now from Aniplex. If you're into emotional and thought-provoking anime look no further than March Comes in Like a Lion.

5 star rating out of 5

watch this, seriously, do it!

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right up there with your lie in april. a memorable soundtrack pairs excellently with the story as it unfolds over a number or releases. each one getting better and better as you find yourself lost in the story, characters, and plot. if you want to feel the feels, watch this.

5 star rating out of 5

A stellar combination of writing, animation, and delivery

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3月のライオン is one of my favorite series. The writing by Umino Chika (Honey and Clover) combines wonderful elements of comedy & drama that give the series a unique depth. You will be tense one moment, then laughing hysterically at the end card, while growing attached to the characters. The animation is stellar, as I'd expect from SHAFT. There's a watercolor feel to it, but the stylistic elements are both vibrant & masterfully done (think Monogatari, but more painterly). Aniplex delivers a beautiful box set for each segment, with a nice booklet paired w/the disc. They have nailed this down to a science,and I appreciate that AoA attempts to match Japanese releases, which I rarely see others do. While the cost is high, I see value in having a nice collectable set and am ok with it. Do yourself a favor - give 3月 a shot. While I can't expect one to make a purchase without watching, I can say that you'll get hooked. If you love it enough, show Umino-sensei & SHAFT what a wonderful job they did.

5 star rating out of 5

Beautiful Story, Beautiful Packaging

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March Comes in Like a Lion is a series I always enjoy coming back to, and I'm so happy I purchased this blu ray set. Although pricey, it was worth every penny. The packaging is top-notch; the box is made of a sturdy material and coated so that it's smooth to the touch. The included anime production notes booklet is a wonderful addition to any fan's collection as well.

5 star rating out of 5

Dealing with Loss, Loneliness, and Newfound Friendships

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Studio Shaft's "March Comes in Like a Lion" is another Seinen style anime series that compares to "Your Lie in April" in that both protagonists are prodigies that suffer psychological stress issues due to family loss, until meeting newfound friends or even a fellowship of sorts that changes their lives.

While the game element of Shogi (Japanese Chess) also reminds of the anime "Chihayafuru", the animation by Shaft is amazing by comparison, the musical score is balanced nicely, the background art is exceptional/beautifully presented, and the character interactions immerses you further into the well scripted story.

This Drama is highly recommended for the incredible story, great animation, beautiful musical score, high replay value, and for its powerful messaging! I also hope Aniplex will offer this series in a collectible set someday as they did for "Your Lie in April".

Enjoy in 1080p / 16:9 format.