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Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!

A general isn’t just a rank in Kingdom. They carry the responsibility of commanding thousands of soldiers and fighting millions of opponents.

Being a general isn’t just about brute strength; as the great Ou Ki said, only those who can “overcome numerous brushes with death and accomplish numerous deeds” become generals.

Willpower, strategy, tactical prowess, intelligence, power, leadership, and experience, all play a crucial role in determining the greatness of a general.

In this article, I list the top 20 greatest generals in the Kingdom manga so far, including Generals and Great Generals from Qin, Zhao, Wei, Chu, Yan, and Han.

20. Hou Ken

Rank – Great General – Zhao

Army – Zhao Military, Ri Boku Army, Hou Ken Army, Coalition Army

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 100

Intuitio – 70

Tactical Intelligence – 30

Mental Fortitud – 60

Experience – 0

Total – 260/500

Hou Ken was one of Zhao’s 3 Great Heaven and Ou Ki’s personal enemy. He has killed strongest warriors like Duke Hyou, Ou Ki, Kyou, and Geki Shin, and defeated the likes of Shin and Kyou Kai.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Hou Ken | Source: Fandom

He has immense physical durability and agility, but his trump card as a Bushin is Chi Manipulation. He can indefinitely manipulate Chi to achieve a level of strength higher than Clan Shiyuu’s Priestess Dance, which has a time limit.

That said, among the other spectacular generals on this list, he was just a brute with no tactical intelligence whatsoever.

19. Heki

Ran – General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Heki Army, Ei Sei Faction

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 83

Intuition – 78

Tactical Intelligence – 87

Mental Fortitude – 70

Experience – 80

Total – 398/500

There is no way I was leaving Heki off this list. He has all the fundamentals of warfare down pat, and this helps him with his tactical stratagems during battle.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Heki | Source: Fandom

Heki’s army is capable of executing the “defend and repair” strategy more efficiently than any other Qin army. He is also the one who teaches Shin to focus his power into a single point.

He’s very dependable, but of course, no match to the Great Generals on this list.

18. A Kou

Rank – General – Qin

Army – Ou Sen Army, A Kou Army, Qin Military

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 91

Intuition – 78

Tactical Intelligence – 87

Mental Fortitude – 82

Experience – 80

Total – 418/500

A Kou is the 1st Division commander general and the most trusted vassal of Ou Sen. He is also called the Iron Man due to his strong martial skill and combat abilities.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
A Kou | Source: Fandom

He defended Ou Sen during the Gyou Campaign and dueled with the likes of Ba Nan Ji and Gyou’un.

He can imitate a number of Ou Sen’s tactics and utilize different military formations to make a solid defense.

17. Roku O Mi

Rank – General – Qin

Army – Tou Army, Roku O Mi Army, Qin Military

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 92

Intuition – 75

Tactical Intelligence – 82

Mental Fortitude – 80

Experience – 90

Total – 419/500

Roku O Mi is a badass serving as the 1st Division commander general for Tou. He’s also a Ou Ki’s vassal.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Roku O Mi | Source: Fandom

I’ve included Roku O Mi on this list over Ryu Koku and Den Ri Mi for his sheer stat advantage. Roku is a very capable general, and is able to adapt to the circumstances of a particular battle. We saw this during the Coalition arc when he fought Ka Rin’s army.

Roku O Mi is a capable leader and has proven his mettle time and again.

16. Ri Shin

Rank – General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Hi Shin Army, Ei Sei Faction

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 93

Intuition – 85

Tactical Intelligence – 74

Mental Fortitud – 90

Experience – 90

Total – 432/500

Shin, the protagonist of Kingdom, is the strongest of the Qin 3 young generation. Shin doesn’t have Mou Ten’s tactical prowess, nor Ou Hon’s adaptability, but Shin’s instinct and strength cannot be beaten.

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Ri Shin | Source: Official Website

He runs on rage and transforms it into strength. He managed to kill mighty Generals like Rin Ko and Hou Ken, the latter being only ever wounded by Great Generals before this.

15. Ou Hon

Rank – General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Gyoku Hou Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 92

Intuition – 80

Tactical Intelligence – 91

Mental Fortitude – 80

Experience – 90

Total – 433/500

Ou Hon is one of the 3 MCs from Qin’s young generation who became General and is aiming to become a Great Generals.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Ou Hon | Source: Fandom

Ou Hon has the highest overall stats among Shin and Mou Ten.

Ou Hon’s special move, Dragon’s Nest is a spear technique that can be manipulated into a multidirectional attack.

14. Mou Ten

Rank – General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Gaku Ka Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 91

Intuition – 86

Tactical Intelligence – 92

Mental Fortitude – 76

Experience – 90

Total – 435/500

Mou Ten is one of the 3 MCs from Qin’s young generation who became General and is aiming to become a Great Generals.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Mou Ten | Source: Fandom

Mou Ten is the smartest among Shin and Ou Hon.

Mou Ten has fought powerful opponents like Kou Yoku by parrying his moves. He’s also the one that came up with the plan to kill Rin Ko.

13. Duke Hyou

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Duke Hyou Army

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 95

Intuition – 100

Tactical Intelligence – 70

Mental Fortitude – 80

Experience – 100

Total – 445/500

Duke Hyou was easily the best Instinctual type General we have seen. He used his instincts to choose how to fight his enemies by reading their movements and then making intuitive decisions on the best strategy.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Duke Hyou | Source: Fandom

Ri Boku called Duke Hyo a lion, who aggressively led charges considered by many to be suicidal. His way of positioning and using troops was totally unconventional but led to vital wins.

12. Tie: Earl Shi and Geki Shin

  • Earl Shi

Rank – Great General – Wei

Army – Earl Shi Army, Wei Military

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 88

Intuition – 85

Tactical Intelligence – 86

Mental Fortitude – 92

Experience – 100

Total – 451/500

Earl Shi was one of Weil 7 Fire Dragons and one of the best spear wielders in the series. His techniques were self-taught through sheer combat experience in battle. His strikes weren’t just accurate, but insanely powerful, able to kill an opponent with one blow.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Earl Shi | Source: Fandom

He had already ploughed down 500 enemies by the age of 15. He single-handedly defeated and killed 3 other Fire Dragons, Tai Ro Ji, Shou Sen, and Ba Tou, during a conflict.

  • Geki Shin

Rank – Great General – Yan

Army – Yan Military, Geki Shin Army

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 90

Intuition – 90

Tactical Intelligence – 92

Mental Fortitude – 90

Experience – 90

Total – 452/500

The Savior of the Yan Kingdom, Geki Shin, was the national hero of the State of Yan. In strength, it’s said that he could easily become one of the 3 Great Heavens had he remained in Zhao.

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Geki Shin | Source: Fandom

He had sharp tactical skills, and even discerned Ri Boku’s position during the war. He could also replicate Gaku Ki’s tactics and bold moves to take down his enemies.

11. Kan Mei

Rank – Great General – Chu

Army – Chu Military, Kan Mei Army, Coalition Army

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 99

Intuition – 90

Tactical Intelligence – 88

Mental Fortitude – 90

Experience – 90

Total – 457/500

Going by the alias, Giant of Chu, Kan Mei was a great sight to see during the Coalition Invasion against Qin.

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Kan Mei | Source: Fandom

As Shou Hei Kun says, considering Kan Mei’s strength is linked to his professional achievements, makes him one of the strongest men in all of China.

He was the face of the Coalition Army due to his experience, physical abilities, and tactical skill. He was able to figure out Mou Bu’s attempt of using the Echelon Formation during battle, and also brought him to the verge of death.

10. Mou Bu

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Mou Family, Mou Bu Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 100

Intuition – 90

Tactical Intelligence – 87

Mental Fortitude – 91

Experience – 90

Total – 458/500

People tend to hold Mou Bu liable for Ou Ki’s death, but Mou Bu is a man of risk and did what came naturally to him. He has the best offense among the Great Generals and crushes Chu State’s Kan Mei during the Coalition Invasion.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Mou Bu | Source: IMDb

During Coalition War, Shou Hei Kun calls him the most terrifying general in all of Qin and can surpass any other general in China in terms of pure brute strength.

Not just that, Mou Bu’s tactical abilities are also impressive – in the Bayou Battle, he decides to let the Ri Haku formations be so casualties could be reduced.

Additionally, after Ou Ki’s death, Mou Bou has only grown stronger since the incident taught him to be more patient and level-headed during battle.

9. Kan Ki

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Kan Ki Army, Mou Gou Ar

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 93

Intuition – 97

Tactical Intelligence – 96

Mental Fortitude – 94

Experience – 90

Total – 470/500

Kan Ki the Beheader is Fifth Great General of the Second Generation in Qin. His tactics are quite unorthodox and almost always end up with a decapitation.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Kan Ki | Source: IMDb

He’s extremely charismatic which aids his strong leadership skills. He even managed to trick Zhao soldiers into submission.

He’s aggressive and clever, playing with psychological warfare, defeating the likes of Ka Man and slaughtering entire cities of the enemy.

8. Tou

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Tou Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 96

Intuition – 95

Tactical Intelligence – 94

Mental Fortitude – 99

Experience: – 90

Total – 474/500

Tou is the Second Great General of the Second Generation in Qin. Whether it’s experience, craft, or strategy, no one can deny Tou’s place on this list.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Tou | Source: Fandom

In the past, he served as the right-hand man of Ou Ki and after his death, took charge of the army. He defeated Chu’s first army, stalled the second, and demonstrates a strong martial prowess in Wei. According to Go Hou Mei, Tou is the only general in Qin who can be considered to be without flaws.

He’s agile, courageous, and smart – a great inspiration to the younger generation.

7. Ou Sen

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Ou Sen Army, Ou Family, Mou Gou Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 93

Intuition – 95

Tactical Intelligence – 99

Mental Fortitude – 99

Experience – 90

Total – 476/500

Ou Sen is Qin Second Generation Third Great General. He is the best strategist among the 6 Great Generals and basically only fights wars he knows he can win.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Ou sen | Source: Fandom

This doesn’t mean he’s any less in strength and commandership, because Ou Sen has been compared to the likes of Ou Ki and Haku Ki who came from a generation before him.

During the Sanyou Campaign, he conquered 8 cities in 2 months, besting both Mou Gou’s conquest of 3 cities and Kan Ki’s of 5 cities by using a lightning-fast series of offensives.

During the Battle of Kankoku Pass, Ou Sen uses impressive terrain manipulation to build a fort without a single compromising opening.

6. Yo Tan Wa

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Yo Tan Wa Army, Chouga Tribe, Ei Sei Faction, Qin Military

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 95

Intuition – 95

Tactical Intelligence – 96

Mental Fortitude – 94

Experience – 100

Total – 480/500

Yo Tan Wa, known as the Lord of Death in the Mountain Realms, is the Fourth Great General in the Second Generation of the Qin Army.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Yo Tan Wa | Source: Fandom

After the Coalition War, she was also rewarded with the title of Da Shang Zhao of Qin. She’s a master swordsman, easily killing Bajio, Shunmen, and Goba in seconds. She was able to stop 90,000 Zhao soldiers and take Wei’s fortress, Enshi, within a single day.

5. Haku Ki

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Haku Ki Army

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 93

Intuition – 90

Tactical Intelligence – 99

Mental Fortitude – 100

Experience – 100

Total – 482/500

Haku Ki was the leader of the First Generation of the 6 Great Generals of the State of Qin.

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Haku Ki | Source: Fandom

Granted, we haven’t seen much of him, but skipping him on this list would’ve been foolish given his legacy of strength and leadership.

He was considered by Ren Pa as the most dangerous opponent and we know for a fact that being the First Greatest means that Haku Ki definitely possessed some unreal talent for warfare.

He specialized in terrain manipulation and had great intuition to avoid the schemes and ploys of the enemy.

4. Gaku Ki

Rank – Great General – Yan

Army – Yan Military, Gaku Ki Army

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 93

Intuition – 98

Tactical Intelligence – 98

Mental Fortitude – 94

Experience – 100

Total – 483/500

Lord Changguo aka Military God aka Gaku Ki of Yan has a Great General Factor of 100/100 and a total stat of 291.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Gaku Ki | Source: Fandom

He was said to be eastern China’s equivalent to Qin’s 6 Great Generals in the west and Zhao’s 3 Great Heavens in the center. It is said that he kept the balance of power across China alone.

Again, we haven’t seen much of him but his legend is too great to ignore. He’s the one who led the first coalition army against Qi.

3. Ren pa

Rank – Great General – Zhao; Now Chu

Army – Zhao Military, Wei Military, Chu Military, Ren Pa Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 97

Intuition – 97

Tactical Intelligence – 96

Mental Fortitude – 95

Experience – 100

Total – 485/500

Ren Pa, the former First Great Heaven of Zhao, is known as the wandering living legend. This is because he left Zhao and then joined Wei’s army.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Ren Pa | Source: Fandom

After the Sanyou Campaign, he was exiled. Now, Ren Pa serves the State of Chu. He was one of the mightiest generals of the warring states. Even now, Ren Pa remains invincible in battle, having won multiple battles despite his age.

2. Ou Ki

Rank – Great General – Qin

Army – Qin Military, Ou Ki Army, Ei Sei Faction

Status – Dead

Combat Strength – 97

Intuition – 97

Tactical Intelligence – 95

Mental Fortitude – 99

Experience – 100

Total – 488/500

Ou Ki was known as the Monstrous Bird of Qin due to the fact that he could attack so quickly and ferociously that it seemed like he was flying.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Ou Ki | Source: Fandom

He belonged to the First Generation of 6 Great Generals, and is easily one of the strongest characters we’ve seen in the series.

He was skilled in both offense and defense, physical and mental strength, leadership and strategy. His mere aura is capable of scaring away opponents.

He also had the greatest proficiency in using the glaive, which is now used by his student, Shin.

1. Ri Boku

Rank – Great General – Zhao

Army – Zhao Military, Ri Boku Army

Status – Alive

Combat Strength – 95

Intuition – 94

Tactical Intelligence – 100

Mental Fortitude – 99

Experience – 100

Total – 488/500

Ri Boku, the strongest of the 3 Great Heavens of Zhao, is the greatest general we have seen in Kingdom so far. With an intelligence of 100, leadership of 99, and strength of 91, Ri Boku surpassed the Qin Great General to be the strongest general of the time.

Top 20 Greatest Generals in Kingdom (Manga) of All Time, Ranked!
Ri Boku | Source: IMDb

I mean, the guy is arrogant for a reason.

Due to his experience, he knows exactly what strategy to employ when. He has the highest knowledge of war, even more than the likes of Ou Sen, Shou Hei Kun and Haku Ki.

He’s a master manipulator, master swordsman, and being the Prime Minister of Zhao, is also Qin’s greatest foe.

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.

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