It’s been a long ride, and though the story of March Comes In Like A Lion is clearly not finished, it’s safe to say I am incredibly satisfied with where we leave off.
“Better late than never” as they always say. Hina’s hard work is put to the test. Inspired by her family, Rei decides to visit his adopted mother, who is conflicted by the feelings she has of her estranged stepson. A new beginning for Hina is marked by a farewell and a change towards the future.
Jel, Iro, Marlin, and Gee aka Team GLORIO USA share their final thoughts on the Winter season. We talk about our favorite (or not so favorite) shows, discuss if Netflix is bad for anime, and Jel and Iro continue to battle over segues.
If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to see which shows let us down the most.
After experiencing Rei’s high school, Hina has the inspiration to try and get into it. While she is working hard to get in, she can’t help but feel guilty about the strain this might cause to the family finances. While her grandpa affirms her being considerate, he reminds her that it’s these kinds of expenses that are important in life.
The sisters get excited over getting to work the summer festival, as Hina has fresh memories of her time with Chiho. Meanwhile, her school is still struggling with the fallout of these bullying incidents.
We return to a set of shogi-heavy episodes that hits that sweet spot between dedication to the sport and artful insight into a life of dedication and responsibility.