March comes in like a lion

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4.8
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  • A really well done adaptation of the story
    This anime is based off a manga that's been running for quite some time. I find the art unique, and while the female characters are definitely cute, the animation as a whole is beautiful. The show is able to portray Rei, the protagonist, and his depression rather seriously without going overboard. The show goes with how he gets on with his life after a rather messed up childhood. I'd have to ...
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  • 3 out of 57 people found this review helpful:
    not my kind of anime
    it not like i didn't like the anime. for me it was just too slow for me. i really thought that i would like it but nothing happened in the anime. it felt like from the first episode that i started on the 5 episode there was to many open ended things in it too early on. i was supposed to feel connected to a character that i didn't know who talks to much. i just did not like it.
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  • Sweet, Sour and Fresh
    Although a first glance might suggest that this is another comfy slice of life type show, it is not whatsoever. The way this anime changes gear from macabre to hiccups to little joys is streamlined enough to drag you along while keeping that element of unpredictability to surprise you. (The lightning simile in episode 8 is truly captivating).

    Between a screenplay walking a thin line between ...
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  • Intoxicating and full of heart
    Such a beautiful show full of incredible scenery and landscapes. Hard hitting with every emotion and just a brilliant portrayal of loneliness and rebuilding one's spirit. Love the originality of the concept and after watching it, it was all I could think about. Dark at times but a heartwarming contrast fills almost every scene. One of the best anime's of this year!
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  • 4 out of 85 people found this review helpful:
    Japanese version of catcher and the rye
    It's basically about a melancholy teen who has lost family. Going through life and being...well melancholy.

    Reminds me a lot of Holden, I didn't like reading the book at all. I really hope this series doesn't go that route....but it seems like it.

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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    embodiment of anxiety
    this show is the embodiment of anxiety. every doubt, negative thought, and uncertainty you have ever had is pretty much expressed or addressed in the wonderful anime. the art work is amazing and the pace of the story moves at the right speed to constantly grip your attention. the emotional baggage of the main character is exquisite, making it a must watch.
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  • Sometimes, they actually get it right
    There is not much that needs to be said that explains why this show is so great and deserving of 5 stars. The characters, like actual human beings, can not be completely summarized by their stereotype. Do they fit in to their mold a lot of the time? Of course they do, but shy people do speak and feel comfortable eventually, motherly people can fail at being motherly, smart kids can be pretty dumb ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    words cannot describe
    This anime is very mellow, yet it is fierce in how it controls your emotions.
    Each and every episode will have you thinking about more than just what happened that episode. It has stellar animation, a plot of recovery after losing something, and is just amazing. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a feels anime.
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    The Anime is like the Manga...
    ...at its core, this is a tragic coming-of-age story wrapped in a heart-warming comedy. I'm really happy to see that the anime has the feels spot on from the manga. The opening music and character voices really go together, and the setting for everything is perfect. Overall this is the reason I love anime.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An introspective slice of life!
    This is an introspective anime with some light hearted moments strewn in to ease the overarching theme of loss and depression. It circles around Shogi, or a more complicated form of chess in Japan, that the main character plays professionally even though he's still of high school age. He has suffered family loss and internal strife that is slowly being revealed through each episode along with ...
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