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English: Kingdom
Japanese: キングダム


Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 2012 to Feb 25, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.241 (scored by 16,064 users)
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Ranked: #2642
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Popularity: #1072
Members: 45,649
Favorites: 479
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Episodes: /38


China’s Warring States period, a raging dragon that would raze the land for 500 years, saw many kingdoms rise and fall, making way for the next generation of kings and generals to fight for supremacy. Eventually, seven powerful states emerged from the endless cycle of warfare.

In the kingdom of Qin, Xin Li, a war-orphaned slave, trains vigorously with fellow slave and best friend, Piao, who shares his proud dream of one day becoming a Great General of the Heavens. However, the two are suddenly forced to part ways when Piao is recruited to work in the royal palace by a retainer of the King.

After a fierce coup d'état unfolds, Piao returns to Xin, half dead, with a mission that will lead him to a meeting with China's young King, Zheng Ying, who bears a striking resemblance to Piao. Kingdom follows Xin as he takes his first steps into the great blood-soaked pages of China's history. He must carve his own path to glory on his long quest to become a Great General of the historic Seven Warring States.

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On December 12,2012 the manga won a Guinness World Record for manga written by the most people. The record was made possible due to its "Social Kingdom" Campaign where artists, fans,and voice actors redrew the entire 26th volume. Each of them picked 1 frame and redrew it and the top 100 would be given a special edition of the manga. Eiichiro Oda(One Piece), Masashi Kimimoto(Naruto), Hirohiko Araki(Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) and many others were among the participants.

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Ying, Zheng
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He Liao, Diao
He Liao, Diao
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Kamiya, Jun
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Takakuwa, Hajime
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Sound Director
Arakawa, Naruhisa
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Script, Series Composition
Nothing's Carved in Stone
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Theme Song Performance

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"Pride" by Nothing's Carved In Stone

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#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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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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Sep 12, 2012
***updated ***

This review is based on all the episodes that had been aired till now [as its an ONGOING Anime] so this review will be updated from time to time.

Story development is interesting . You will get to see all the twists and turns in this anime story , there are many shocking , touching and emotional moments in this anime . The pace of the story is neither very slow, dull nor is it rushed .

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Dec 22, 2015
First 14 episodes= 4/10

Within 20-38, there were a few episodes got 7-8 scores, noticeably the 2nd last episode.

Comments on plot and characters
Comments for episodes 1-20:
The plot is garbage. It just relies on cheap cliff hangers and plot twist to keep the audience watching EVERY SINGLE EPISODE.

The characters are bad too. They are very superficial so you barely know anything about them, which is why you can't get to like anyone. They also have horrible dialogue.

The protagonist is ridiculously op and annoying to watch.

The humour is forced and is inserted whenever possible.

The execution is borderline mediocre.

I find it very hard to take this show seriously read more
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