Chika Umino’s “March Comes in Like a Lion” manga is not only having an anime adaptation, but a live-action film as well. Now, the film’s official website has released a brand new trailer:
The video features the film’s two theme songs, “Be Noble” by Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi and “Haru no Uta” by Sakura Fujiwara. The video also introduces us to the struggles of professional Shougi player, Rei Kiriyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki). It also introduces us to Rei’s personal saviors, the Kawamoto sisters. The official website also revealed a brand new poster visual:
Shota Sometani will also be a part of the film, as he will be playing Rei’s rival and close friend, Harunobu Nikaidou. Live-action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy director Keishi Otomo is directing the film, so you could say that it’s in good hands.
March Comes in Like a Lion is actually split into two parts, withthe first part premiering on 18th March. Meanwhile, part 2 will be making its premiere on 22nd April. Besides the live-action film, the manga also has an anime adaptation currently airing. Shaft is currently animating the March Comes in Like a Lion TV anime, which premiered last October.