March Comes In Like a Lion Episode 3

Review:

Another match and another visit with the sisters. While I find Kiriyama’s commentary interesting and I still feel this is one of the better shows of the season, this episode didn’t do a lot (and that is the general problem with slice of life). There was a lot about the characters, though little that we didn’t already know or couldn’t have guessed, and pretty much nothing really happened. Probably the one point I latched onto in this episode was Rei Kiriyama actually wanting to win his match. Before it felt like he wasn’t that interested in winning but when push came to shove this week, he didn’t want to lose. It kind of made him feel a little more connected to the world than I’d previously thought because before he just seemed to be drifting through his life and winning just kind of happened rather than being something he actually tried to accomplish. I will point out that regardless of the quality of this show, if it continues like this episode it will slide down my rankings. I just don’t have the patience for something that moves that slowly.

March Comes in Like a Lion is available on Crunchyroll.

5 thoughts on “March Comes In Like a Lion Episode 3

  1. I don’t mind if slice-of-lifers don’t do all that much as long as they have charm and humour, but then some don’t even have that. I’ll admit this was one of the most glacial episodes of the series so far, but it still did a lot for me.

  2. I know I’m getting to this kind of late. I apologize.

    Despite the slow pace I’m still loving this series. The simple artistic style keeps surprising me with its symbolism. That balloon scene was just great.

    Rei’s desire to win was certainly a high point. As entrapped as he feels about Shougi in general, it’s still a part of who he is. I do like how the (albeit limited) social aspect of it was explored in the last couple of episodes. Hope this keeps up as we get into his deeper psychological issues.

    1. It really took a character that was already interesting and has given him some depth and complexity. I just want to know more about him and his motives.

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