After finding similarities between her shogi-themed manga Sangatsu no Lion/March Comes in like a Lion and British author J. K. Rowling's internationally popular children fantasy novel series Harry Potter, Chika Umino posted a parody art featuring her manga characters inspired by the poster of the first live-action film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on her official Twitter account.
"'March Comes in like a Lion' tells a story about a boy without a single relative who uses his only ability (talent in shogi) to encounter various people, help each other, and find his place and happiness in life step by step. If such comparison is possible, it reminds me of Harry Po... Oh? Who is knocking on the door at this time of day... (· ω ·)?"
「3月のライオン」は天涯孤独な少年が、唯一の力(将棋の才能)を懸命に使って色んな人と出会い、助け合い、少しずつ自分の居場所と幸せを掴んで行くお話です。そう例えるならハリーポッおや？こんな時間に誰だろう…(・ω・)？ pic.twitter.com/K34JnQ3oHA— 羽海野・広島の皆様有難うございました！ (@CHICAUMINO) April 11, 2017
Poster visual for the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" film released in 2001
Source: Chika Umino Twitter