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Kingdom

Kingdom

Alternative Titles

Japanese: キングダム

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 2012 to Feb 25, 2013
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.271 (scored by 7897 users)
Ranked: #2272
Popularity: #1220
Members: 21,575
Favorites: 211
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kingdom
Sequel: Kingdom 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

He Liao, Diao
He Liao, Diao
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Lei, Qiang
Lei, Qiang
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Li, Xin
Li, Xin
Main
Morita, Masakazu
Japanese
Morita, Masakazu
Ying, Zheng
Ying, Zheng
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun

Staff

Kamiya, Jun
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Script, Series Composition
Wakai, Yuki
Theme Song Performance



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Feb 25, 2013
Zee530
"War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man." – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1882.

Yasuhisa Hara’s Manga takes place in the warring state period of China, as the country is divided into seven smaller nations, each trying to conquer the other. It follows a young war orphan named Xin from the Country Qin, who one day on his way returning to his village with his best friend witnesses a battle between two armies, inspired by the spectacle before him, he vows to one day become one of read more
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Jul 9, 2012
yamuraaiha
Kingdom is an anime based on the Warring States period of China. It features Hyou and Shin, two orphan slave boys who lost their families to one of the many wars that took place between the families of the seven kingdoms.
The plot is set right off the bat, when it is discovered that Hyou looks identical to King Ei Sei of Qin (who later grows up to be the infamous Qin Shi Huangdi). Hyou is recruited as a decoy for the king, who is facing rebellion from his own brother within his court. A coup d'etat soon ensues and Hyou is killed in the read more
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Recommendations

Forget every other recommendation. This is the second coming of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes on land!
Xin is basically the teenage version of Guts except that the entire series focuses heavily on him growing and improving into a future general whereas Guts just did it in a few episodes.

Both are very action packed, deal with the concept of military, strategy and death (Kingdom does a lot more with this) and are just fun to watch.

Opening Theme

"Pride" by Nothing's Carved In Stone

Ending Theme

#1: "Voice of Soul" by Takumi Ishida (eps 1-19)
#2: "Destiny Sky" by Yuki Wakai (eps 20-30)
#3: "Never Ending" by Dasoku (eps 31-38)

Recent News

Second Season of 'Kingdom' Announced ( 1 2 3 )
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09-20-13, 6:36 PM
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06-12-12, 9:31 PM

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