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3-gatsu no Lion


Alt Names: alt 3月のライオンalt March Comes in Like a Lionalt Sangatsu no Lionalt Un marzo da leonialt Мартовский лев
Author: Umino Chica
Artist: Umino Chica
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of LifeSports Sports
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Kiriyama Rei is a 17 year old professional shogi player and very good at it, but in real life, he has nothing. Quiet and not very social, Rei has no family, no friends, and he doesn't go to school. He is acquainted with a neighboring woman named Akari who is single-handedly raising her two younger sisters, Momo and Hinata.
This is a slice-of-life-ish seinen manga, with strong monologues and reflections by Rei.

Nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award (2009) and the 4th Manga Taisho Award (2011). Winner of the 35th Kodansha Manga Awards for Best General Manga with Uchuu Kyoudai
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.7 Ch.71 Read Online
Kengai Fansub & EnciSubs Kengai Fansub A week ago
Vol.7 Ch.70 Read Online
Kengai Fansub & EnciSubs Kengai Fansub 2 weeks ago
Vol.7 Ch.69: Luz
Kengai Fansub & EnciSubs Kengai Fansub 3 weeks ago
Vol.7 Ch.68: Neblina negra
Kengai Fansub & EnciSubs Kengai Fansub 4 weeks ago
Vol.3 Ch.25 Read Online
Pegasus Dzordi 22 hours ago
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608 Comments

i can't understand why shimada look so healthy on the anime, i was expecting them to draw him like they do kaiki

it feel like meeting an old friend who is already 180 of his past self

it's a bit disappointing

can't wait for next episode of the anime

while i haven't watch the anime but next episode is must watch for me

because chapter 61 is special

I was watching the latest anime release (S2E6) which is Chapter 56-57 of the manga; I noticed about 14 minutes in, Rei screams "I'm gonna be the Newcomer King", very reminiscent of Black Clover's MC line that he screams ad nauseum in every episode.  Honestly, it's in the manga, but the line is so eerily similar that a small part of me wonders if it is a jab at Black Clover since the anime is almost unwatchable because of that line while 3-Gatsu pulls it off effortlessly.

The updates come far apart, so I tend to leave this manga for a while, then binge read it, just to remind myself what a frigging masterpiece it is. Honestly if you can read this without tearing up, then you have a heart made of stone.

I was watching the anime and just figured I'd check out the source material.

I started where the anime was at the time, chapter 54

 

Now it's 4 days later.

 

And I'm all caught up.

 

Fuck.

So good and so bittersweet. Ugh, my heart

Was the guy she was with shown in the earlier chapters? Who was the girl in the hospital? Frustrated that I can't remember them haha. Sorry I have so many questions D:

 

The man has been around since early on. He's actually a Shogi friend of her father, which gives you some insight into how different she is from him in age. When Rei actually found out about the relationship between her and that man, he confronted him, which resulted in Rei getting pretty beat up. The woman in the hospital is that man's wife who has been in a coma for some time. The relationship the sister in isn't really a wholesome one as you can imagine. She genuinely cares about him, but he was never serious about her, being more of a temporary substitute, which she is keenly aware of.

It's Morita-senpai

 

Oh!! Thank you, I didn't realize they were Honey and Clover characters at the time, so I thought it was some sort of time skip thing and that Ayumi was Hana, haha.

everything about this update was amazing ;A; Seeing Souya get so into the game against Nikaidou, seeing Nikaidou's silly smirk, the chapters with Sensei and Shimada and LORDY everything is perfect !
We get to see Souya's humanity, that even he can be a little childish, but even more importantly, that he legitimately enjoys the match against his opponent. The expressions he expressed were astonishing.
As much as I love Sensei, Shimada just relentlessly steals my heart every time. I can't help but to root for him. He really is "so cool!" ;3;
Seeing more into the side characters' stories, and even Rei's sister getting some -gasp- character development??????

This friggen series is astounding D; I love every bit of it. Another year's wait for the next volume, but I'll patiently await for another few chapters of this masterpiece.

maaaan I cant believe the Grim Reaper is actually a legit mortician lmao

Well shit. Read it all in one go. Gotta wait another year.

Tail end of ch. 135, the little cat picture.  First, very adorable . . . but second, I want to note the typesetting.  That is awesome.  It looks just like it was written there; the fonty stuff is great, and it sort of curves around the picture even.  Not that this is unique--scanlators very often do an amazing job, and it's clear that the technique level overall has advanced over the years.  Ten years, fifteen years ago you sort of looked past how clunky it was, text stuck clumsily into bubbles with whitespace that didn't match, but now you get this kind of amazing thing.

See you all next year, guys. :P But yeah, tankoban releases have been annual for the past few volumes,

A year is good. It lets Umino-sensei write such deep and well thought out parts of her story. Kind of like how Akatsuki no Yona is monthly, and is sooo darn good. I feel like the pressure of weekly chapters is not beneficial for the quality of storytelling in manga. Just my opinion though.

Wow, just wow. This latest batch had so much heart and character development for all the "non main" characters. It really makes the series feel more alive and loved on by the author. This is a must-read manga in my opinion.

Wow!  Umino-Sensei's work just gets better and better.  Drama, both in manga and novels, often seems so contrived and shallow, but she is able to make it feel real to the reader.  Also, thanks, Hi Wa Mata Noboru, for bringing us this real gem.  I feel as though I'm going to have to get both the animated version and the live action version.

Was the guy she was with shown in the earlier chapters? Who was the girl in the hospital? Frustrated that I can't remember them haha. Sorry I have so many questions D:

It is Garou. He even showed up in the anime. The guy who punched Kiriyama.
And the woman is his wife who is in coma for a long time from what I gather. 

It's more like she can finally sympathize with what he was going through when he came to that family, and the strength it took to make it from that to having that new warm place to be. She's seeing someone else whom she really cares about falling into the same spiral of trauma he did, and it opened her eyes. Now she's genuinely sorry for what she had been doing to him all this time.


Was the guy she was with shown in the earlier chapters? Who was the girl in the hospital?

Frustrated that I can't remember them haha.
Sorry I have so many questions D:

Nikaidou, I love you, but don't  e v e r  do that to me again.

Umino-sensei is at the top of her game. You folks at Hi Wa Mata Noboru are heroes. Deep bows and many thanks.

"I'm probably going to lose him soon. I've hugged him more times than I count now, so I can tell." So simple yet so heartbreaking. How does Umino-sensei do it?

 

On another note, thank you so much for the translations!

*cries* man this series is just the greatest.

When is the next volume coming out? Don't tell me next year


See you all next year, guys. :P

But yeah, tankoban releases have been annual for the past few volumes,
When is the next volume coming out? Don't tell me next year
Love this so much... Thank you, Hi Wa Mata Noboru!

Who is that guy on the left of page 18 ch 139? And who shows up again on page 21?! W-who?!

 

It's Morita-senpai


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