The manga series by Chika Umino, March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion) will get both an anime series adaptation and a live-action film titled “3-gatsu no raion zenpen” on 2017 according to this year’s 19th issue of Hakusensha’s Young Anime magazine.
The series started by Umino in Young Animal in 2007, the 11th compiled volume of the manga will be release by Hakusensha on September 25. March comes in like a lion manga series received had won several awards such as the Manga Taisho award and the Kodansha Manga award back in 2011. It also won the 18th Tezuka Osamu Prizes’ Top Award in March of 2014.
March comes in like a lion plot:
The story of the manga follows a solitary shōgi player named Rei and his relationships with a neighboring family. He becomes acquainted with Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, who also have have a large number of cats.
Umino who drafted the original character designs for the Eden of the East anime is also the one who drew the Honey and Clover manga that inspired two TV anime adaptations and a live-action film.