Li Xin’s journey to becoming the greatest general under the heavens and, in turn, unifying the whole of China for the first time in 500 years was adapted into a 2 season anime that ran from 2012 to 2014.
A live-action film, titled “Kingdom,” about the story was also released in 2019. The show has been renewed for a third season!
1. Release Date & Highlight
The third season of the Kingdom manga’s anime adaptation will premiere on NHK General on April 5 at 24:15 (effectively, April 6 at 12:15 a.m.). Funimation will also stream the anime in the spring 2020 season in the US, Canada, the U.K., and Ireland.
SPRING SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT— Funimation (@FUNimation) March 30, 2020
The wartime epic continues! Return to the tale of a nameless boy and a young king's fight to unite China.
Kingdom Season 3 joins the Funimation Spring 2020 lineup.
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A promotional video, which you can check out in the Teaser & Key Visual section below, was released, which previewed the opening theme song “TOMORROW” by BiSH.
The ending theme, titled “Deep Inside,” will be performed by waterweed.
2. Manga Spoilers
Season 3 of the Kingdom will adapt the Alliance Arc from the manga. One year after the Battle of Bayou, Ryo Fui messaged Shun Pei Kun, the Zhao king’s lover. He asked him to visit him in Qin’s capital, to work together to repair a small measure of the Qin-Zhao relations.
However, his secret intention was to kidnap the young boy and ask from the Zhao king to send prime minister Ri Boku in Kanyou as an exchange hostage. King Tou Jou had no choice but to abide by Ryo Fui’s demands, as Shun Pei Kun was too valuable for him to spare.
So, Ri Boku moved to Kanyou accompanied by his lieutenants and appeared in the king’s hall. The Ryo Faction, Ou Ki’s vassals, Shin, and the king himself with his advisers were present there.
Ryo revealed his intention to murder the enemy great general on the spot, but Ri Boku had a counterproposal prepared, to save his life. He offered the forging of an alliance between the two states, which would help them expand their borders without fearing each other. After cruel negotiations, Ryo accepted the offer, and the coalition was forged. After that, an enormous banquet was held to honor the agreement, in which Ri Boku and Shin had a brief talk.
During the first months of the alliance, the state of Qin held many skirmishes around the borders with the state of Wei, where the Hi Shin Unit, as well as other small units, had the chance to raise their fame and gain experience.
3. Where to Watch
Main Promotional Video:
5. Other Updates
Confirmed cast members:
- Masakazu Morita as Shin (Xin)
- Jun Fukuyama as Ei Sei (Yin Zheng)
- Rie Kugimiya as Karyō Ten (He Liao Diao)
- Kentaro Ito as Huan Ji
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ōhon
- Hirofumi Nojima as Mōten
- Shiro Saito as Biao Gong (Hyou Ko)
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as Wang Jian (Ōsen)
- Taiten Kusunoki as Mōbu
- Akio Kato as Tō
- Yuya Uchida as Shun Shin Kun
- Miou Tanaka as Kan Mei
- Atsuko Tanaka as Ka Rin
- Daisuke Namikawa as Go Hou Mei (Wu Feng Ming)
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kou Yoku (Xiang Yi)
- Yūto Uemura as Haku Rei (Bai Li)
Confirmed staff members
- Director – Kenichi Imaizumi
- Studio – Studio Signpost (Formerly Pierrot Plus)
- Script – Noboru Takagi
- Character Design – Hisashi Abe
6. About Kingdom
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.Originally Written By Epic Dope