You don't think shogi is interesting or intense? Episode 40 of March Comes in Like a Lion pushing its characters to the limit.
Review: March Comes in Like a Lion has returned at last after its three week break and they have plunged us straight into the title match between Shimada and Yanagihara. While a lot of this series has focused on Rei, it is nice to see him take a back seat for these older characters as … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 39: Not Wanting To Lose Takes Many Forms
Review: Faced with the harsh reality that it is going to be a number of weeks before we get another episode (thanks to the Winter Olympics), I was kind of hoping this episode would wrap up the Rei vs Souya story and in a way it did. The storm passes and the two return to … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 38: We’re Transitioning But To What I Do Not Know
Review: This was everything I could have wanted from a first match between these two characters. It wasn't a major showdown but rather a peaceful and thought provoking game where Rei overcame both the mental hurdle of facing Souya and overcame the knowledge that he was going to lose after making a move he knew … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 37: Rei vs Souya
Review: I loved the first part of this episode which showed Shimada and Jinguuji understandably frustrated at the difference in treatment the upcoming match between Rei and Souya was getting compared to their next match. It was funny and yet kind of on point as to how things actually work. Those two have worked hard … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 36: Observing the Approaching Storm
Review: I couldn't help but feel sorry for Shimada while watching this episode. He is tenacious, hard working, dedicated and yet in the absence of any flash or good-looks his winning the right to challenge for a title is seen as undesirable by the club. While I can sympathise with the commercial nature of sponsorship … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada
Review: I really loved this episode for so many reasons but I'm going to try to see if I can keep this post from getting out of control. However, other than being a fantastic continuation on Hina's story and closing the newcomers tournament story, what episode 31 of March Comes in Like a Lion does … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 31: Lessons Learned
Review: The answer to whether or not I can read subs while tearing up is clearly no because I had to rewatch the second half of this episode and subsequently had my heart crushed and trampled a second time in the space of an hour. Fortunately I was out of tears so the second time … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 30: Can I Read Subs Through Tears?
Review: The opening theme this season is one I've been really loving and particularly in how it characterises Rei. While water still features heavily, Rei is no longer depicted drowning in it, or at least not so obviously, and more importantly, Rei is regularly seen climbing over obstacles and striving to move forward. This progress … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 29: Determination and Purpose
Review: Not really a surprise to those who read my review of season 1, but this show really does take its audience on an emotional roller coaster and this week, while objectively the episode was no better or worse than any other, this week it hit me hard. Partly this is because I'm in a … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 25: Packing an Emotional Punch