3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 12

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Woo, ok. Now at long last we’re REALLY caught up. This volume came out in Japan about a month ago. And I’ve been working on it all month to get it fully translated, scanned, cleaned, typeset and checked, and now we’re finally done (I translated it in advance from the digital magazine, but there are things changed/added to the volumes). Thanks a lot of Katyusha for helping typeset and checking.

Ok, so, here’s a little explanation for those not aware. 3-Gatsu no Lion is a series that runs in the bi-weekly magazine Young Animal (The same magazine as Berserk). But it also runs irregularly (as in not in every issue) and generally only finishes 1 volume a year, usually released around September-October. The chapters we’re releasing now are the ones that were appearing in the magazine as we were finishing the other volumes earlier this year. But now we’re all caught up (except for one chapter that just came out, the chapter that’ll probably be the first volume of volume 13). A digital version for it comes out about a week after the physical magazine, which I can get, but I really just don’t have time to try to do this series on the irregular basis of “whenever it shows up in the magazine”. Plus I don’t have time for the added work of trying to make digital raws look good and I especially don’t have time to also redo them with better, scanned volume raws later. I just don’t have time to try to do something involved and time-sensitive like that in my life right now (Just doing Gintama and Toriko right now is a major compromise, and it’ll be a huge load off once those end, whenever that may be). As I’ve mentioned before in posts about this series, I’ve got almost no staff besides me doing this. And that’s a major time sink for an adult working a full time job to put into a hobby. So I’m going to continue just doing it on a per-volume basis. That also means we’ll be able to focus on making it the highest quality possible rather than trying to make low-resolution raws look good and do multiple drafts to make the translation good.

Besides that, there are 2 “Fan Books” which are essentially summaries of old material. Though there’s a bit of new material I might translate. Umino-sensei wrote new original omake comics in those so I may try to translate them at some point, just not immediately.

Anyhow, I hope you all enjoy this. I have Innocent Rouge V4 and the rest of 81diver to finish now (Also the Jojo novel The Book). Maybe once those are done I may have time to pick up a new project if it seems like there’s time. I have a few ideas but I’m not totally sure which which I’d want to go with yet.

And check out the 3-Gatsu no Lion anime, it’s amazing. Ok, see ya later.

3-Gatsu no Lion Volume 12 (Ch115-126)
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33 thoughts on “3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 12

  1. This was just great! Thanks so much for the volume.

    I’m having a really good time with the anime as well; hope it gets picked up for another season after it finishes so that we can see some of the later developments adapted.

    It was interesting to see this volume somewhat restore a sense of normality after the dramatic events of the last one. Although I’m definitely invested in the plot, I’m glad that the chapters can also be enjoyed on their own terms since as you mentioned, we’re now all caught up.

  2. I’ve been following this series since it first came out, so once a year translations with this all at once are still amazing to me! Thank you so much!

    Also, the anime is great. The music alone is worth watching it for. Thank you again!

  3. Thank you so much, you’re my hero! I’m completely fine with waiting for the entire volume, as long as you continue to give us quality releases.

    Keep up the good work, we certainly appreciate it:)

  4. Thank you so much for all the time you take working on your projects and especially for releasing this volume so very quickly. Having so much to read in one go is amazing.

  5. I LOVE YOU GUYS. REALLY. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    I’m impressed because I know it takes time and a lot of work to translate/edit/type, but you do and puts so much dedication. Thanks for sharing this with other fans!

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    This is one of the best series I’ve ever read and I love it so much! I won’t mind waiting at all because I know the comic will be good and so is your scanlation ^_^
    I know it’s not easy to translate esp on your own and as an adult, so your hard work is very much appreciated <3

  7. thank you very very very much for all of these chapters and volumes of this awesome manga
    very much appreciate your huge huge effort on translating this
    and yes I understand your situation, so I don’t mind waiting for this awesome masterpiece series!

  8. Thank you so much. I’ve been following the series since the beginning, so it always awesome t see an update. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this series.

  9. Hello, I only recently found out that you took over 3-gatsu no lion and that you had actually caught up with all the volumes (gasp!!). Thank you so much for working on this series, for making it possible for me to read this jewel πŸ™‚

  10. It’s been a while since this release, but I just wanted to pop in here and say thank you so much for your work in translating/releasing this series. Looking forward to any and all future updates.

  11. I’d like to leave my thanks for you.
    Can’t wait for more. Hina-chan is just too damn cute. And I want to know if this this encounter in last chapter will lead to something. Shimada really deserves Akari.

  12. Thank you so much for all your hard work! I finally caught up after watching the anime, and I must say. I’m in love with this series. While I certainly can’t wait for me, take your time. Quality over quantity.

  13. Thank you so much for translating!
    Just like @JackTG above.
    I too, finally caught up after watching the anime. And the scans of you guys are so good! It’s so detailed and I can really see how much effort you’ve all made.

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