The first thing we should take into account is that 3-gatsu no Lion is the anime, which is incredibly popular among the viewers, given its rating on MyAnimeList. According to their metrics, March Comes in Like a Lion holds a score of 9.05/10 based on over 56,000 votes. The anime thereby is in the MAL TOP 10 of all time, on the 8th place. No doubt, such a popular anime deserves another round, yet is there enough source material for another television adaptation?
March Comes in Like a Lion is based on a Japanese ongoing manga of the same name. Even despite the fact that the two current season consist in total 44 episodes, there still remains enough source material for 3-gatsu no Lion Season 3. The manga contains 14 volumes, the latter of which was issued on December 21, 2018December 21, 2018. The source contains enough data even for a full 22-episode (2 cour) installment. By the way, another good point, which worth mentioning is that Shaft is the studio, which used to pick up their projects to other rounds.
Finally, if we take a look at the BD/DVD sales of March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2, the result looks average, yet still favorable. For instance, 1,320 BD disks were sold per week, in the period of 2018/08/27 -- 09/02.
Summing up, 3-gatsu no Lion has a good chance for a third installment. The viewers' response looks above praise; there is enough source material for another television season; the BD/DVD sales seem to be quite good. As a result, in our opinion, March Comes in Like a Lion Season 3 is just a matter of time.
March Comes in Like a Lion Season 3 Release Date
As mentioned above, March Comes in Like a Lion Season 3 is yet to be confirmed. However, in the case of renewal, we should expect the next season this fall or next fall, depending on the production cycle. As you know, two previous seasons premiered in October 2016 and 2017, respectively. The 2nd round concluded on March 31, 2018. Of course, it would be perfect if 3-gatsu no Lion Season 3 kicked off this fall. Yet, since there has been no official confirmation, the premiere has most likely been shifted to October 2020.
However, please bear in mind that all the information above is nothing but our forecast. In any case, we are looking forward to the official announcement from Shaft. As soon as the studio confirms the renewal and sets the exact release date, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
March Comes in Like a Lion Summary
The story focuses on Rei Kiriyama, a teenage boy, who is a professional shogi player. Despite Rei's success in the game, his life is truly full of pain. Rei is an orphan, who lost his parents and sister as a result of a car accident. That's how he found himself under the wing of his father's friend. Yet he distances himself from the adopted family. Besides, Rei has almost no friends. However, one day, Rei meets Akari Kawamoto, who rises two young sisters alone. Rei thereby found himself surrounded by three girls, as well as their cute kitties.
3-gatsu no Lion premiered on October 8, 2016, on NHK G. The anime is based on the eponymous manga by Chica Umino. Shaft, Inc. served as a developer of the television adaptation. Aniplex of America acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. To date, March Comes in Like a Lion consists of two full (2-cour) seasons. No official confirmation of March Comes in Like Season 3 has been made so far.