The historical action anime ‘Kingdom’ is returning to set the final stages for the war for unification with the fourth season.
Kingdom has no competition when it comes to old-school warfare, with swords, glaives, and shields. Its portrayal of war is nearly perfect, and it shows a huge number of tactical calls which are historically accurate.
The third season has been phenomenal. It perfectly portrayed the Coalition Invasion arc to the point that making fans’ blood boil is scary. And with such a high standard set for the fourth season, Studio Pierrot is preparing to go all-out after their brief delay from the pandemic.
The friction between Ei Sei and Ryo Fui has been cogging ever since Ei Sei set his sights on the throne. Will he be able to bring peace to China’s unrest?
1. Release Date
Kingdom’s fourth season was released on 9th April 2022, on Funimation and Crunchyroll. The fourth season comprises 26 episodes.
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Broadcast decision in the spring of 2022! Teaser visual release!
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2. Release schedule
|Episode No.||Release Date|
|Episode 1||April 9, 2022|
|Episode 2||April 16, 2022|
|Episode 3||April 23, 2022|
|Episode 4||April 30, 2022|
|Episode 5||May 7, 2022|
|Episode 6||May 14, 2022|
|Episode 7||May 21, 2022|
|Episode 8||May 28, 2022|
|Episode 9||June 4, 2022|
|Episode 10||June 11, 2022|
|Episode 11||June 18, 2022|
|Episode 12||June 25, 2022|
|Episode 13||July 2, 2022|
|Episode 14||July 9, 2022|
|Episode 15||July 16, 2022|
|Episode 16||July 23, 2022|
|Episode 17||July 30, 2022|
|Episode 18||August 6, 2022|
|Episode 19||August 13, 2022|
|Episode 20||August 20, 2022|
|Episode 21||August 27, 2022|
|Episode 22||September 3, 2022|
|Episode 23||September 10, 2022|
|Episode 24||September 17, 2022|
|Episode 25||September 24, 2022|
|Episode 26||October 1, 2022|
3. Key Visuals
Visuals were also released to accompany the announcement of the fourth season of Kingdom.
The visual depicts Shin, Ei Sei, and Ō Hon along with Yo Tan Wa and Ka Ryo Ten, are seen walking to change the course of the battle with their fighting spirit in order to unite China.
Ō Hon, Kyou, and Shin were in their fighting stances while Ryo Fui, Reio, and Shihaku are depicted in the background of the illustration.
Some trailers were also released to commemorate the announcement of the fourth season of Kingdom.
The first trailer sets the stage for the crowning ceremony in which Ei Sei will be crowned as the Qin leader. The trailer also teased us about the imminent battle approaching in the near future while Prince Ei Sei plans to become the ruler who unites China.
Another video begins with Ei Sei doubting the true intention behind the super military’s recent moves and with people attempting to redraw the ridge court’s power map, chaos breaks out both at home and outside.
Pressure mounts as the crowning event draws near, with Ryo Fui holding his end as the interim king on the front lines of the battles and Ei Sei securing his front at home. There were also glimpses of Ryo and Rui’s childhood moments in the trailer, revealing the softer side of the brute.
The third season covered chapters 261 through 364. The upcoming fourth season will adapt from chapter 365 to 401, including the ‘Conspiracy in Court Arc,’ ‘Fire Dragons of Wei Arc,’ and tease bits of the ‘State of Ai Arc.’
In the upcoming season, the crowning ceremony is fast approaching in which Ei Sei is said to be crowned as the next Qin leader, and, on the other hand, the struggle for power and political influence between him and Ryo Fui is reaching its climax.
Ryo Fui also takes action to halt the king at his trail, setting up a small-scale invasion to trap him and capture him.
6. New Character
I. Queen Mother
The real mother of the 31st Qin King Qin Shi Huang. She reigns at the top of the back palace because she is “the mother of the great king.” In addition to her innate smartness, she also has many connections, and she leads the “back palace.”
II. Lao Ai
Lao Ai is an uncastrated “fake eunuch official” that sneaked into the back palace. Lao Ai, who was forced to have a long-term relationship with her old lover, Empress Dowager, is a male prostitute sent to her empress dowager and has a hidden child with her empress dowager.
|Character||Voice Actor||Other works|
|Ei Sei||Fukuyama Jun||Code Geass as Lelouch vi Britannia|
|Shin||Masakazu Morita||Bleach as Ichigo Kurosaki|
|Kyou Kai||Yoko Hikasa||High School DxD as Rias Gremory|
|Sei Kyou||Kouki Miyata||Bleach as Hanataro Yamada|
|Queen Mother||Konomi Tsuboi||Blue Dragon as Phoenix|
|Lao Ai||Sakazume Takayuki||Kaleido Star as Mute|
|Series Composition||Noboru Takagi||Kuroko’s Basketball|
|Character Design||Hisashi Abe||Berserk|
|Animation Production||Pierrot / Studio Signpost||Black Clover|
9. OP/ED Theme Songs
The opening and ending theme songs for season 4 have been revealed.
Suiren performed the opening theme song, “Rei -ray-”
Haku performed the ending theme song titled “Genyō” (Dazzling)
10. About Kingdom
Kingdom is a Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara.
The manga provides a fictionalised 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 most significant general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in history.