Kingdom, initially released as a manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2006, was adapted into an anime by Studio Pierrot in 2012. The anime isn’t very well known globally, but it is as popular as Attack On Titan in Japan. Recently, as an unexpected surprise for fans, Studio Pierrot announced the return of the series with a third season.
Yonkou Productions Tweeted out confirmation that season three of Kingdom is officially in production. The new season will cover the manga’s Alliance Arc. Season three will have a new production staff too.
So Kingdom Season 3 got announced finally. pic.twitter.com/Fy0gpXcGqU— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) November 7, 2019
The series is well known for a feature film release as well. Released in April 2019, this film is truly one in a million: a live-action movie that didn’t disappoint its audience. Based on a short film, to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary, the full-length live-action movie starred Kento Yamazaki.
The series has two seasons and 70+ episodes under its belt. Still, it’s been five years since the last season so fans are curious about how the production house will handle the revival of the series. Regardless of where they continue the story from, Kingdom is expected to live up to its hype.
Kenichi Imaizumi (Reborn!, Brynhildr in the Darkness, After School Dice Club) is directing the anime at Studio Signpost (the new name of Pierrot Plus). Noboru Takagi (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Golden Kamui, Baccano!, Altair: A Record of Battles) is in charge of scripts. Hisashi Abe (Sorcerer Hunters, Berserk (2016), Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System) is designing the characters. The returning cast members include Masakazu Morita as Shin (Xin), Jun Fukuyama as Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), and Rie Kugimiya as Karyō Ten (He Liao Diao).
Kingdom is a Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. The manga provides a fictionalized account of the Warring States period primarily through the experiences of the war orphan Xin and his comrades. In the story, Xin fights to become the greatest general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in history.