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

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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