MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION – SEASON 2 Genre: drama, slice of life Studio: Shaft Director: Akiyuki Shinbou Writer: Chika Umino (manga) Yukito Kizawa (series composition and script writing) This is my most anticipated anime of 2017. I am still hype as all hell for this new season. The first season of March Comes in Like a Lion, in my opinion, was absolute perfection with the only flaw being that it didn’t actually end. Though the fact that this second season was announced right off the bat of the first season finale kind of made up for that. I honestly cannot wait to get re-acquainted with this fantastic cast of wonderful, complex and deeply human characters and experience the next chapter in their incredible journey of self-discovery. I also cannot wait to see more of that phenomenal visual style you get when you combine the already great artwork of Chika Umino with the visual genius of Akiyuki Shinbou. The only part that I’m sure we will not be seeing this season either is the ending to the story since the manga is at 12 volumes and still going while the first season in al its 22 episodes didn’t actually make it past volume 5. So the fact that this season will not have a rewarding conclusion either isn’t so much a possibility but rather a certainty. On the other hand, though, this is Studio Shaft doing it and they have a tendency to expand their shows quite considerably if it’s a big hit which this show certainly is in Japan. So with the Monogatari franchise now finished they might look to this series to turn into their next long-running cash cow. I would for one would certainly love for that to happen. March Comes in Like a Lion is licensed by Crunchyroll and can be streamed legally on their website.