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“Answer” by Bump of Chicken Lyrics: March Comes in Like a Lion’s Opening Song

“Answer” by Bump of Chicken, the opening theme for March Comes in Like a Lion, encapsulates protagonist Rei Kiriyama’s journey of self-discovery and belonging after a tragic loss.…

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12 Aesthetic Anime That Explore Visual Storytelling Stunningly

However, an aesthetic anime isn't just having superb animation and visual flair. There are many anime series that save their budget for those good sakuga

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483 – Triple Dip 79 – March Comes in Like a Lion, Real, The Darwin Incident

On this episode we talk about broken chairs, two-page spreads, Plus-sized Misadventures in Love!, Wombs Cradle, the Water Margin Podcast, and more! Then, we discuss March Comes in…

Manga Machinations

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Anime Like Our Rainy Protocol

Second-year high school student Shun Tokinoya lives with his mother and disabled sister. After an accident killed his father and injured his sister, he took

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15 Social Anxiety Anime About Crippling Shyness

Perhaps it is the increase in social anxiety and depression that gave rise to the increase in anime about characters dealing with social anxiety. Sometimes

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Spiraken Manga Review Ep 524: March Comes In Like A Lion

In this podcast episode, Gretta returns after a long hiatus to help Xan review a heartfelt manga series about adopted families and Shogi. Is it worth checking out?…

Spiraken Review Podcast

March Comes in Like a Lion, Vol 1

March Comes in Like a Lion Volume 1 by Chica Umino March Comes in Like a Lion was one of the releases I was most anticipating this year,…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Like Insomniacs After School

Every night, Ganta Nakami is overtaken by insomnia that leaves him grumpy during the day. However, he happens across the easygoing Isaki Magari from his class

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Pick of the Week: March in April

ASH: While it's the opposite of a debut, my pick this week goes to the final volume of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I've certainly been enjoying…

Manga Bookshelf

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March Comes in Like a Lion

By Andrew Osmond. March comes in like a lion resists obvious categorisation. You could call it a “slice of life” anime, but that’s a pretty useless heading these…

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AniMarch Madness 2023: Round 1, Day 2

Thank you to everyone who voted yesterday during the first day of round one. We’re onto day two! Vote below, but also consider following our other platforms and…

Beneath the Tangles

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13 Best Sports Anime Rivalries That Push Characters To Grow

For a good chunk of sports anime, the appeal isn't in the sport it presents. You can only present soccer, basketball, or baseball in so many different ways

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Studying Water & Visual Storytelling In Anime | GITM Podcast Ep. 114

Water is extremely versatile in the real world and the same can be said for its place in animated filmmaking. In this episode of Get In The Mecha…

Get In The Mecha

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What’s Your Favourite Anime Genre?

There are so many genre within anime! I know that there seems to be a consensus that people who don’t watch anime assume it’s just all the same…

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Anime Series Like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

Living in a rural area and previously going to a small one-room school with no other girls her age, Akebi holds the dream of going to the prestigious…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4

It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week…

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Episode 195 - March Comes in Like a Lion

This week, it's our anniversary (approximately)! And that means it's time for Shaun to remind Remington why he submits himself to regular torture by showing him something that…

Anime Out of Context

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Help Select our “Bubble Anime” For AniMarch Madness 2022!

AniMarch Madness, where you decide the anime to rule them all by voting on our social media platforms, begins in under two weeks, on February 28th! We’re nearing…

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March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 – Tsumi

I take a look at the second season of the critically acclaimed March Comes in Like a Lion. A story that manages to be both frail and strong.

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March Comes in Like a Lion season 1

It took me a long time to finally watch March Comes in Like a Lion but I finally did it. And this is what I thought of it.

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Anime Series Like Blue Period

In his second year of high school, Yatora Yaguchi goofs off with his friends and studies hard enough to make good grades. However, neither makes him happy. Bound…

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Five Anime Characters Who Deserve Spinoffs

There are a lot of good main characters, but there are also plenty of great side characters as well.

Animated Observations

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Anime Series Like Those Snow White Notes

After watching his grandfather perform the shamisen at a young age, Setsu became entranced. However, after his grandfather’s death, he runs away from his small village and quits…

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25 Saddest Anime Series To Crush Your Soul

Sometimes… Sometimes you just want to be hurt. It’s a seemingly weird response, but one that a lot of people have. Maybe you have a lot going on…

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 01 (First Impressions) – The Immovable Beanpole vs the Unmovable Idol

The apathetic, man-loathing, recently disgraced idol Narata Ai (Hanamori Numiri in top form) enrolls and is accepted into the exclusive Kouka School for Musical and Theatrical Arts, which…

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 21 and 22 Review

Episode Twenty One and Twenty Two Thoughts On the real, I absolutely loved both episodes. I loved episode 22 more than episode 21 because it gave an interesting…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 19 and 20 Review

Episode Nineteen and twenty Thoughts Let’s be real here, whenever we have a scene Kawamoto family, we’re only really there for Momo. I love her; She’s great. Momo…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 17 and 18 Review

Episode Seventeen and Eighteen Thoughts You know at first, I didn’t whether or not I liked the new OP “Haru ga Kite Bokura (春が来てぼくら)” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN”…

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3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 15 and 16 Review

Episode Fifteen and SIXTEEN Thoughts Episode fifteen for me was interesting. There were a few things that I disliked about the episode. One of my dislikes were surrounding…

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 14 Review

Episode Fourteen Thoughts Yes, I am back. Took me a while, but we back. It’s now time for episode fourteen! Up until this point was on Hina and…

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3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 13 Review

Episode Thirteen Thoughts Coming off the heels of episode twelve, we have the reconciliation episode. Not only was there a severe crackdown on the bullying within the class…

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 12 Review

I love how 3-gatsu no Lion is that anime that I’m willing to let sit for a long time before resuming. I don’t know why that’s the case…

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 10 and 11 Review

Episode Ten and eleven Thoughts Considering how long it’s taking me to finish the second season of 3-gatsu no Lion, I’ve come to the conclusion that longer length…

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338 – One Shot 36 – Mermaid in the Bottle & Leaper & Mine-kun is Asexual

On this episode we answer lots of emails and dakazu reads about the devastation on the Sanriku Railway during the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Santetsu! Then we review…

Manga Machinations

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 8 and 9 Review

Yup, it’s back. I was scrolling through my list on MAL, thinking to myself “What do I really want to watch?” and 3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season stuck…

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Pick of the Week: Penguins, Legends and Childhood Friends

SEAN: Given that it turns out Manga Bookshelf are top-tier futurists, I’m tempted to pick March Comes in Like a Lion, but that will have to wait for…

Manga Bookshelf

337 – One Shot 35 – Sawanabe Zombie & Ikyoudo

This week we agree that Yusuke is superior to Gon, we celebrate the licensing of March comes in like a Lion, and we review Kakio Tsurukawa’s Sawanabe Zombie…

Manga Machinations

Pick of the Week: Listen to Our Picks

MICHELLE: I’m looking forward to getting caught up on Wave, Listen to Me! and Haikyu!! and Spy x Family are extremely high on my list of favorites, but…

Manga Bookshelf

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March Comes in Like a Lion, Pornographer: Playback, Under the Turquoise Sky, You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward Japanese Film Trailers

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Manga the Week of 3/3/21

SEAN: March comes in like a lion with a pile of new manga, though sadly none of them are March Comes in Like a Lion. Get on that,…

Manga Bookshelf

TangleCast 84: Goodbye from Our Crew and a 3-Gatsu New Year

The day is here: After more than two years and 33 episodes later, our team of David, Holly, Peter, and editor, Celetron (Marcelo), are stepping away from the…

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Why I Blog About Anime, Japan, and Tokyo

Life takes funny turns.  Way back in 2003 I really wasn't terribly interested in Japan or anime or manga. This is even though I had grown up...

Tokyo Excess

Throwback Thursday: 三月のライオン (Sangetsu no Lion)

As we close out 2020, and complete our 10th year anniversary celebration, we’ve been posting a final series of Throwback Thursday posts from writers, past and present, revisiting…

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Master List of Christmas Anime Episodes

A tradition as hallowed as the beach episode, and nearly as common, the Christmas anime episode is an opportunity to put anime boys and girls into festive (and…

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