With Part 1, comes along Part 2. In other words, I have both parts of the first season now in my possession.
Note: The photos in this unboxing have been updated on 26th June 2019, but the content is identical.
March comes in like a Lion (Sangatsu no Lion) is a 2016 anime series from studio SHAFT and publisher Aniplex, based on the 2007 manga series written and drawn by Chika Umino. While SHAFT is behind the adaptation, the anime series is more known by the community for its story which has been well-received by viewers. At the time of this writing, the anime has two seasons with 22 episodes each.
As mentioned in the first part, Aniplex of America has the rights for the anime series for both streaming and home video (in the US & Canada). It was dubbed and was released across two volumes per season with 11 episodes each. The UK release of the anime has been brought over by Anime Limited and they have essentially replicated the packaging and discs with a couple tweaks.
This collector’s edition release contains the next batch of episodes (12-22) to conclude the anime’s first season across 3 Blu-ray discs housed inside a rigid box and a digipack. The episodes are available to watch in both English & Japanese audio with unlockable English subtitles. The discs are Region B locked during playback.
Languages: English, Japanese
Audio: English Linear PCM 2.0, Japanese Linear PCM 2.0
Video: 1080p High Definition Native format with 16:9 ratio
Locked Subtitles: No
Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):
“With his life as a teenage shōgi player developing rapidly, Rei Kiriyama finds himself facing a whole host of new challenges – not just on the shōgi board itself, but also in his own personal life.
As his fractured and difficult family life come into focus, so too do the root causes of many of the anxieties that plague Kiriyama. He isn’t alone in his struggles however, as a major tournament reveals that even more experienced players have their own deep-seated problems to face in the name of success.
With new friendships forged and important life lessons learned, for the first time Kiriyama might just be equipped with the knowledge he needs to proceed down the path to a successful life and career…”
Blu-ray On-Disc Extra Features:
Meow Meow Shogi shorts #2-10
Season 1 Trailer
Season 2 Announcement Trailer
Textless Opening & Ending Songs
Collector’s Edition Extras:
Rigid Box with Clean artwork, Title on Spine, Info on Paper Sheet
March comes in like a Lion Season 1 is available on Blu-ray from Anime Limited.