March comes in like a lion

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  • 11 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    A character study on loneliness and depression
    The artwork is beautiful and cheerful with lots of use of bright and warm colors throughout the show. A lot of the characters and stories being told are funny and sweet. But you see all of this through the eyes of the main character who is lonely and depressed. Contrary to popular belief the perspective of depression is not all grey and sad and joyless, rather it is often humorous and filled with ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful & entertaining
    This anime has the merit of having both great music & graphics AND a good and entertaining story, that is not completely abstract. I especially like the use of cute/funny sounds that come to cut the drama parts to bring relief; it is not pure comedy either.
    Whether you like (or even know) shogi or not, this is a good anime - and if you like complex character backgrounds, it really does a good job.
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A great emotional ride!!
    ok ill start with not understanding why there is not any review for this, its a great show giving a slight view from the eyes seen to the world from depression with great characters. Im not much of a critic at all but since this has no review i wanted to write something for people to maybe see.

    This anime is an amazing soft slice of life that will make your heart feel sad and warmth through the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A visual masterpiece
    Stunning is the only word I can use to describe this anime. A deeply reflective piece on the main character, Kiriyama, who suffers from anxiety and depression that is realistic - he lives with it while trying not to sink into loneliness, all the while those around him are reaching out to help. It's hard to believe this is a series just about shogi, but the characters really bring it to life. The ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    Rei Kiriyama is not your every man but he draws you in and you'll find yourself routing for him after the 1st episode. Each of the supporting characters are so well developed. Your emotions will see-saw and that's why it's so captivating. WATCH IT!!!
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  • Best anime I watched this year.
    Season 1 and Season 2 are different. In season 1 we became acquainted with the protagonist, the sport of shogi, and his relationships. In season 2, the focus is more on the lives of the protagonist and the people around him. The second season begins very differently, but do not bail on the series, it will be rewarding in the end. I think that as an adult watching this or as a high schooler you ...
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  • A Slow, Impactful, and Realistic Show
    This anime started out really slow for me, so I took a break and came back to it. Before I knew it, I was completely engrossed in the characters of this story about a high school professional shogi player living alone in March Town.

    I want to emphasize that my opinion of this anime is based on all 44 episodes taken together, so keep that in mind.

    To summarize why I think this show is a ...
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  • Beautiful characters going through the trials of life
    This show is a beautiful look into the lives motivations and fears of it's entire cast. The way it builds your investment into the characters and pays off there arcs and threads make this an absolute treat. While it can be slow the payoff is always worth it.
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  • One of the best anime of all time
    This show has evoked so much more emotion in me than any other. It is easily one of my favourite and I recommend anyone to watch it. The story begins quite slow but I beg any potential viewer to stick with it. Also the opening credits of all seasons are amazing!
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  • This story is a study in empathy and an absolute masterpiece!
    Sangatsu no Lion is the king of slice of life anime, faithfully adapting the manga written by the queen of slice of life stories, Chica Umino. The characters are amazingly deep and the story gets incredibly real and moving. Written with a lot of heart and delicately empathetic to its very varied cast of characters, Sangatsu no Lion is a powerful story in many ways. It's left a lasting impact on ...
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