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Japanese: キングダム
English: Kingdom
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Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 2012 to Feb 25, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: NHK, Sogo Vision
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 7600676,006 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7642
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1098
Members: 219,876
Favorites: 1,852

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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, 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, Ying Zheng, 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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kingdom adapts chapters 1-173 of the original manga.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gong, Biao

Saitou, Shirou

Li, Mu

Morikawa, Toshiyuki

Duanhe, Yang

Sonozaki, Mie


Katou, Akio

Chang Pin Jun

Suwabe, Junichi


Kamiya, Jun
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director
Kawai, Shigeki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"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)


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 ...
Dec 22, 2015
Mixed Feelings
First 14 episodes = 4/10
14–20 = 5/10
20+ = 6/10

In episodes 20–38, a few episodes deserved 7-8 scores, noticeably the penultimate episode.

Comments on plot and characters
Nov 26, 2022
Kingdom Season 1 is a big disappointment. The show is a historical epic about wars and heroes, but it does not dig into the setting deeply. It is closer to an action adventure show about a kid fighting strong opponents, but follows a simplistic, obnoxious protagonist that barely develops. On top of these, the poor production quality hampers the excitement and the storytelling.

I had a somewhat high expectations for Kingdom:
- I had heard the manga described as one of the great historical epics, mentioned in the same breath as Vinland Saga. I had not read either, but I was absolutely blown away by Season 1 ...

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