VIDEO: Novelists and Voice Actors Team Up in "March Comes In Like a Lion" Live Action Manga Promos

Volume eight promoted with pairings like Nisio Isin x Tomokazu Sugita

Following art school manga Honey and Clover, author Chica Umino used some of her research to launch Manga Taishō and Kodansha Manga Award winning March Comes In Like a Lion - manga about strategy game shogi and living with cats that runs in Berserk anthology Young Animal. A unique promotional campaign for the newly released volume eight pairs Japanese novelists with voice actors who appeared in Honey and Clover.  


A tie-in convenience store promotion offers bookmarks based on the featured authors - stores like Lawson, FamilyMart, Circle K and  Sunkus will be giving out different author/illustrations


Hiro Arikawa (Library Wars) x Hiroshi Kamiya (Mephisto Pheles in Blue Exorcist, Takashi Natsume from Natsume Yūjin-chō San)


 Banana Yoshimoto x Yuichi Nakamura (Kintama's Kintoki)

Hiroshi Mori (Sky Crawlers) x Hiroki Yasumoto (Hetalia's Germany, Sword Art Online's Agil)


Mitsuyo Kakuta x Michiko Neya (Full Metal Panic's Melissa Mao, Read or Die's Nancy)


Mizuki Tsujimura x Mikako Takahashi (Gintama's Sadaharu, Dog Days' Rebecca Anderson, Hayate's Ayumu Nishizawa)


Nisio Isin (Medaka Box, Bakemonogatari) x Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki)



Young Animal bonus stationary





Volume 8 cover


via Comic Natalie

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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