Sangatsu no Lion: Shogi and the Human Condition


Rei Kiriyama is best described through what he isn’t rather than what he is, because truthfully there’s only one word that can describe WHO Rei Kiriyama is, and one word doesn’t give us much of a look into his life. This is an EXTREMELY abridged version of the concept I’m discussing. This video had 22 pages of notes going into the scripting stage. I could go on about this subject for like an hour at the very least.

3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) is owned by Chika Umino, Akiyuki Shinbou, Naoyuki Asano, and SHAFT.


Sangatsu no Lion
Sangatsu no Lion’s first key visual, showing some of the more prominent shogi players.

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Songs used:
“A Cry that is Not a Voice” – Yukari Hashimoto

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Sangatsu no Lion: Shogi and the Human Condition by The Art of Anime – April 17, 2017