March comes in like a lion (also known as 3-gatsu no lion) is a beloved romantic and lifelike anime series. It is an adaptation of the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Chica Umino, of “Honey and Clover” fame, who first met the public in 2016. So far, the two-season was originally broadcast on NHK G and the anime is also licensed from Aniplex of America. What makes it popular all over the world is that it aired on Netflixand also on crunchy rollsand Funimation† Animated by studio shaft, the anime was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and Kenjirou Okada. We also know the studio from another beloved series Magia Record† After the second season, which aired between October 14, 2017 and March 31, 2018, fans are now wondering if there’s a third season from the anime? We’ve gathered everything we know about the second season so far.
What is the storyline of the anime?
Anime has a very depressing story. travel is a very good shogi player since high school. Rei, a 17-year-old lonely professional player, is very emotional, even a little depressed. Because after the death of his real family, he has problems with his adoptive family (specifically with his step-siblings), and his emotionally immature personality prevents him from overcoming these problems.
Strangely enough, Rei becomes a good friend of the three sisters while living his own quiet life. Unlike Rei, Akari, Hinata and Momo, who are full of joy, they live with their grandfathers and maintain their zest for life despite the difficult living conditions. Rei endures the stress of professional shogi as he tries to unravel family relationships. But will these three sisters he just met have enough power to change his view of all the events and people in Rei’s life? This is exactly what the series wants to tell.
Will there be a third season of the anime?
From October 24, 2021at the time of writing, March Comes in Like a Lion still hasn’t come renewed for a third season† Long waits between seasons of animes is a situation we are used to. There is no official statement yet, but it is always possible to see a new season when enough source material and popularity is available. These kinds of important factors determine the decisions for the new season. Among these factors, we speculated about an extension. Let’s start with the manga status in terms of a new season.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the anime is adapted from the manga written by Chica Umino. The manga series published by Hakusensha has been featured in Young Animal magazine since 2007. It has 16 volumes so far and the last volume was released on September 29, 2021.
The first season of the anime covers the first 5 parts of the original. In the second season, up to and including the 9th part (up to the 89th chapter) was adapted into it. The manga has 179 chapters so far and almost half of them have been adapted. In other words, the manga series contains enough source material to create new seasons.
If you’re too impatient to wait for a new season of the anime, you can read the rest of the story from chapter 90 of the manga series. However, there is currently no publisher that publishes in English, but good news for readers who want to follow the manga series worldwide: from the summer of 2022 the English version of the manga will be published by the American publisher Denpa.
Disc sales in terms of the third season
Disc sales are important in decisions about the new season of anime. A new season requires a certain budget and is expected to sell at a minimum 4,000 copies to make a new season of the anime. If it falls below this number, it usually doesn’t seem profitable enough. The anime was sold 6.228 units in the first season, and that number was above targets. It sold 2,273 units for the second season. While sales of discs are important, they are no longer as valuable as they used to be. Because video viewing habits have changed shape and we still can’t say that a second season is impossible.
In Japan, NHK joins the production committee and invests in anime production, bringing strong prospects for a new season. In addition, the fact that the anime shares broadcasting rights with a global platform like Netflix is another detail that expands the possibilities for a third season. (The current anime popularity rating is 89.2% based on Myanimelist popularity ranking. On the other hand, more than 100 thousand people follow animes Twitter pageand this number of followers is usually enough for the second season.)
March 2nd season opportunity comes in like a lion
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (8.41 on MA, 8.4 on IMDb)
Above average popular
Enough availability of manga source material
Major distributor like Netflix
Extra income with live-action film
Not a bestselling manga
No success in disc sales
No extension since 2018
When is the third season release date?
As of October 24, 2021, there is still no confirmation for the anime’s third season, and it’s impossible to give a clear Publication date† As a result of our evaluation, we believe that the third season of the anime will be released despite the time that has passed. 60% chance of the anime getting a new season. The only negative is that second season disc sales have dropped. However, it makes up for this gap with major distributors publishing the anime. If we see a renewal in the near future, a new season of the anime may meet the audience end of 2022†
March Comes In Like A Lion Season 3 Plotline
This section contains some highlights from the manga and carries spoiler risks… Dark characters appear in the third season of the anime. In the third season, Rei is expected to play against shady characters like N Amerikawa and Radio. Fujimoto Radio is a strong character with lion hair and a beard and is a confident character with a generous personality. Seijiro, the father who abandoned the three sisters, is expected to appear in the third season. Seijiro proposes to live with the three sisters. However, Rei finds out that Seijiro’s soul is different. The third highlight of the third season is the love affair about Akari. Akari is loved by many men for her beauty and personality. Still, the acts of Professor Hayashida and Shimada, who were particularly fascinated by Akari, are expected to be the highlights in the third term.