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- Movie: March Comes in Like a Lion (English title) / March’s Lion First Part (literal title)
- Romaji: San gatsu no Lion Zenpen
- Japanese: 3月のライオン 前編
- Director: Keishi Ohtomo
- Writer: Chica Umino (manga), Yuko Iwashita, Ryohei Watanabe, Keishi Ohtomo
- Producer: Masayuki Tanishima, Fumie Takeuchi, Keiichiro Moriya
- Cinematographer: Hideo Yamamoto
- Release Date: March 18, 2017
- Runtime: 138 min.
- Distributor: Toho, Asmik Ace Entertainment
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Rei Kiriyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) is a 17-years-old shogi (Japanese chess) player. He debuted as a professional shogi player when he was in middle school. He lives by himself in Tokyo, because his parents and younger sister died in an traffic accident when he was little. One day, Rei Kiriyama meets three sisters who are his neighbors. The three sisters are Akari Kawamoto, Hinata Kawamoto and Momo Kawamoto. This is his first meeting with someone outside of the shogi world in many years. Having meals with the Kawamoto family brings warm feelings to Rei Kiriyama. As Rei Kiriyama continues his shogi career, his interactions with his neighbors allows him to grow as a shogi player and as a person.
- Based on manga series "San gatsu no Lion" by Chica Umino (first published July 13, 2007 in Japanse seinen manga magazine Young Animal).
- Filming begins from late-March through June, 2016.
- Movie will be released in two parts.
- Related titles:
- March Comes in Like a Lion | San gatsu no Lion Zenpen (2017)
- March Goes out Like a Lamb | San gatsu no Lion Kohen (2017)
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