is an ongoing manga
series by Chika Umino
, best known for Honey and Clover
. It began serialization in Hakusensha
's seinen manga
magazine Young Animal
from its fourteenth issue in 2007 (published on July 13
). A television commercial announcing the series was also aired by Hakusensha on numerous Japanese television stations, which was also posted on its official website.
The series is set in Tokyo
, following the everyday life of a 17-year old shōgi
player, Rei (also known as Zero). While describing the series, Umino noted that she based the setting of March Comes in Like a Lion
on research she conducted herself, whereas in her earlier and most famous work, Honey and Clover
, she had already been familiar with its setting.
The protagonist is Rei, a 17-year old professional shōgi player. He lives by himself, not having a family, and does not go to school and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Momo and Hinata, and who also keep a numerous number of cats
The series has been serialized by Hakusensha in Young Animal since 2007 issue 14. It has been collected in one bound volume as of February 2008.
- Volume 1: ISBN 978-4-5921-4511-0, published 2008-02-22