Fall "March Comes In Like Lion" Anime Reveals Support Cast

Series premieres October 8th

After focusing on the leads throughout the summer, fall's anticipated anime adaptation of Chica Umino's (Honey & Clover, original character designs for Eden of the East) Manga Taisho, Kodansha Manga Award and Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize-winning March Comes In Like A Lion has rolled out more cast from its community of shogi players and families.

 

The series will premiere on NHK General TV at 23:00 on October 8 (JST). 

 

 

Kyōko Kōda - Marina Inoue (Attack on Titan's Armin)

 

Masachika Kōda - Tōru Ōkawa (Fullmetal Alchemist's other Roy Mustang)

 

Yūsuke Takahashi  -  Yoshimasa Hosoya (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans as Orga Itsuka) 

 

Kai Shimada - Shinichiro Miki (Fullmetal Alchemist's Roy Mustang)

 

Tatsuyuki Misumi - Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki)

 

Issa Matsumoto - Subaru Kimura 

 

Someji Kawamoto - Shigeru Chiba (Dragon Ball's Pilaf)

 

Takashi Hayashida - Takahiro Sakurai (Osomatsu)

 

 

 

 

The 2007 ongoing follows 17-year-old Rei Kiriyama, voiced by Kengo Kawanishi (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' Mikazuki Augus), who lives the independent life of a professional shogi player following the death of his family in a traffic accident, but who begins to open up a bit after meeting three Kawamoto sisters from a working-class area of his city - Akari, voiced by Ai Kayano(Konosuba's Darkness) Hinata - Kana Hanazawa (Prison School's Hana Midorikawa), and Momo - Misaki Kuno (Kiznaiver's Nico Niyama).


 Rei Kiriyama: Kengo Kawanishi (Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)

 Akari Kawamoto: Ai Kayano (Meiko "Menma" Honma in Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day)

 Hinata Kawamoto: Kana Hanazawa (Naho Takamiya in orange)

 Momo Kawamoto: Misaki Kuno (Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins)

 

 Harunobu Nikaidou: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia)


The TV anime series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Magical Girl Lyrical NanohaPuella Magi Madoka Magica), and four-member Japanese rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN performs the yet-titled OP and ad ED song "Fighter." The latter was released as the collaboration CD single that came with the 1,400-yen special edition of the manga's 10th volume released in November 2015.

 

 

 

via Natalie


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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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