A live action movie, “March Comes in Like a Lion” revealed its first key visual poster. This movie is directed by Keishi Otomo whose famous work includes “Rurouni Kenshin” and featuring Ryunosuke Kamiki as a main character who’s recently made a hit with an animation movie “Your Name.”


They also revealed the first movie trailer. This trailer starts with a seventeen year old professional shogi player, Rei Kiriyama who doesn’t have a house or family. His gloomy facial expression leads you to the world of “March Comes in Like a Lion” in a blink of an eye.

As for female casts, a step-sister Kyoko who seems to hold a grudge on Rei will be played by Kasumi Arimura, and cheerful sisters will be played by Kana Kurashina and Kaya Kiyohara.

On their poster, we can see Rei standing under the falling cherry blossoms with the background of Tokyo. The title, “March Comes in Like a Lion” comes from England’s famous proverb which refers to the beginning of spring.


This September, the original manga’s last volume 12 was finally released. Its anime adaption has started on NHK channel starting October. There will be two parts for this movie and the first part will come out on March 18th and the second part will come out on April 22nd.


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Source: Anime! Anime! & Fashion Press


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