©Chica Umino 2012

16th Manga Division Jury Selections

Sangatsu no Raion (March Comes in Like a Lion)

UMINO Chica [Japan]


A youth named KIRIYAMA Rei, who lost his family as a child, endures loneliness to become a professional shogi player. Then, through a chance meeting, he develops a relationship with the three Kawamoto sisters, who hail from a working-class district of the city, and little by little his frozen heart begins to thaw. This is a slow-paced love story that warms the reader’s heart as well.