The main staff for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of March Comes in Like a Lion, which is based on the manga of the same name by Chica Umino, has been announced. The staff for the show includes:
- Original author: Chica Umino (serialized in Young Animal published by Hakusensha)
- Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
- Character design: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
- Art settings: Yasuhiro Nakura
- Art director: Seiki Tamura
- Sound director: Toshiki Kameyama
- Music: Yukari Hashimoto
- Animation production: Shaft
- Production: March Comes in Like a Lion Anime Production Committee
Additionally, a new key visual featuring series protagonist Rei Kiriyama and the three Kawamoto sisters (Akari, Hinata, and Momo) has also been released:
March Comes in Like a Lion is the story of 17 year old professional shogi player Rei Kiriyama, who lives by himself after his family dies in an automobile accident. Rei begins to open his heart to other people after befriending the Kawamoto sisters.
The TV anime adaptation of March Comes in Like a Lion will air on NHK during the Fall season of 2016.
Special thanks go to Scott Green for the news tip.