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Alternative Titles

Japanese: キングダム


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)
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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)

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Adaptation: Kingdom
Sequel: Kingdom 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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Feb 25, 2013
"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
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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Both has the heart pumping fight scenes and twist of shounen anime.

Kingdom and Nobunaga Concerto both follow the path of outstanding individuals who made history and ruled "under heaven." In Kingdom, Zheng will later become Shi Huangdi, ruler of China, and in Nobunaga Concerto (if you haven't guessed already), it follows Oda Nobunaga, who united Japan. Zheng and Saburou (Nobunaga's fill in) also share great thinking together, even though most times Saburou looks like a fool, while Zheng is often just a figure head (much to his distaste).

The biggest difference, I would say, is the time traveling aspect in Nobunaga Concerto. Other than that, Kingdom is focused more on the violence and the actual wars, while so far Nobunaga Concerto has only skimmed over them. Both feature some great character development though.

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)

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