Kodoani.com – The 17th volume of the manga March comes in like a lion by Chika Umino appeared on Tuesday revealing that the manga is reaching its final arc. Umino commented that she will do her best for the final leg and asked readers to follow her.
Umino’s shogi romance manga launched in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in 2007. Hakusensha published the manga’s first compiled book volume in February 2008.
Denpa, LLC. licensed the manga and published the first volume in English on June 6. The second volume will release on November 28. Denpa describes the manga’s story:
Rei Kiriyama is a prodigy. Rei Kiriyama is also an orphan who lives alone in an empty apartment. Rei Kiriyama is a teenager working in the adult world. Life is complicated for Rei. He is an emerging shogi (Japanese chess) player on the verge of becoming a professional but he has no family life or much of a life outside of his board game but fortunately, with the With the help of some longtime friends, he had the chance to start it all over again.
The manga has won the Manga Taisho Award, the Kodansha Manga Awards Best Shōjo Manga Award, and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award. The manga also won the Grand Prize for the Manga category of the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards
The manga adapted two 22-episode anime seasons in 2016 and 2017.
The manga has also been adapted for two live-action films. The first film premiered in March 2017 and the second film premiered in April 2017.
According to: Kodoani.com