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).
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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 Nanoha, Puella 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.