This is the same mangaka as Honey and Clover.
If you follow this link, you can see sample pages to help you decide if it’s a reasonable level for you. Most people think it belongs in the beginner level, especially since we will have a spreadsheet for vocabulary. If you want more reading, there is often an article at the end, but it isn’t required to follow the story, so you can also skip it. If you just want to be able to follow the games in the Manga, you may find my Guide to Shougi Pieces helpful.
We read volumes 1-3 on a schedule, with vocabulary sheets. I’ve archived the schedules and vocab sheets below.
[Link to Discussion page for volumes 4-15]
(March Comes in Like A Lion, Volumes 4-15
Volume 1 Links
|1||September 12th||1・桐山零||7 - 36||29 (but many panels are without words)|
|8||October 31||Shougi Articles on pages 36, 102 and 134||3|
Volume 2 Links
Volume 2 Reading Schedule
Link to Volume 2 Vocabulary Sheet
|1||December 4th||11・神さまの子供○1||7 - 22||15 (easing in)|
|2||December 11th||12,13・神さまの子供○2-3||23 - 55||31|
|3||December 18th||14・大切なもの、大切なこと and 15・将棋おえて||56 - 88||31|
|4||December 25th||16・面影||89 through 103||14 easy week|
|5||January 1st||17・遠雷○1||102 - 122||20, just one chapter|
|6||January 8th||18,19・遠雷○2-3||123 - 154||30|
|7||January 15th||20,21・贈られたもの○1and 2||155 - 190||34|
volume 3 links
Volume 3 Reading Schedule