Lonely shogi player
March comes like a lion was created by the same manga author of honey and clover with the only difference that this one surpassed her previous work. It may not be eye catching at the beginning, but as you progress you’ll find depth in drama and beauty in animation. In the drama field it deals with the protagonist’s depression and agony that after a while he meets great supporting cast that gradually change him resulting some feel good moments. Although it is centered around shogi, but in his case it’s complementing and gives the story meaning.
The animation is generally good but when it comes to expression it becomes superb, as an example for depression some symbols like drowning in dark water. Also the character design is not like most anime but after some time it becomes satisfying. Some of the minor issues is the pacing sometimes slow and the focus on shogi becomes a little bit much, but nevertheless doesn’t degrade the show.
To conclude, If you want to watch a good drama anime with great expressive art then look no further.