[Anime] Sangatsu no Lion

Sangatsu no Lion

Anime

Note: this impression is based on the first season of the show.

A shogi anime that’s more about its realistic, profound characters and fancy SHAFT animation than the actual sport. It has some stuff going for it, but the lack of clear goal and extremely slow pace bored the hell out of me.

Positive:
Negative:
Unique and artistic SHAFT animation
Dull plot
Realistic, profound characters
Extremely slow pace
Characters aren’t all that interesting
Fails to make shogi any interesting, or even explain it properly for that matter
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2 thoughts on “[Anime] Sangatsu no Lion

  1. And I thought I was the only one that didn’t see anything special in that anime. I couldn’t motivate myself to watch the second season because the first one just doesn’t go anywhere.They shouldn’t have wasted their time with this halfhearted attempt to explain shogi in the middle, when their portrait of the shogi matches doesn’t require or use any knowledge of shogi anyway. The matches where boring to watch, because you had no inside of what was happening. The protagonist relationship with his “sister” was the most interesting part for me in the end.

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