March (マーチ) is a young girl from Ninanna and Fushi's "mother".
March is a young girl with long black hair and brown eyes. She wears a headband, a light brown dress, and is usually seen carrying a toy crab around.
March was born in the village of Ninanna to an unnamed mother and father. Years later, she is chosen as a sacrifice but is rescued by Parona.
(From chapter 2 onward)
March is seen playing "house" with her dolls and observing an older girl in her village who has just become an adult. Parona surprises March with a new doll in the shape of a crab and they play together for a little until March's parents call her over for dinner.
March asks her mother when she will become an adult and her mother answers that March needs to stop wetting the bed first, then she'll be on her way to becoming one. Her father tells her "If you're not obedient, you won't become an adult"
The scene cuts to March asking Parona if she wants to play, but Parona declines, saying she would like to train today and that they can play tomorrow. While March is playing by herself, she hers a noise and wonders what it could be. Suddenly, Parona shows up and goes to take March somewhere but is stopped by Hayase, a woman from Yanome. Hayase asks if they heard the signal to assemble and that they should head to the center of the village like everyone else.
At the center of the village, all the people are gathered to witness the next child who will be sacrificed to the Spirit Bear, a god they worship who brings peace and prosperity to Ninanna. March is chosen as this years sacrifice and everyone congratulates her however, when she gets home, her parents cry and hug her.
The Yanome soldier, Hayase, is there to escort March to the forest where the sacrificial ceremony will be performed. She is to watch over her and ensure that she remains pure until the ceremony is completed. March tells Hayase that she doesn't want to die and asks why everything is being decided for her, but Hayase only replies "that's how it is."
On the day of the ceremony, a feast is held for March and, over the next three days, they travel to the top of the mountain. Hayase tells March that she's done a good job of being obedient and then says "The world of death is one of freedom. You may do anything and become anything.There you can be the adult you could not be here." Suddenly, an arrows flies toward Hayase and March takes that opportunity to escape. March trips down a hill and lands in a pond. There, she encounters the immortal being just as it is regenerating.
March is very skilled at climbing trees.