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Kingdom


Alternative Titles

English: Kingdom
Japanese: キングダム

Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 18,949 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1056
Members: 54,044
Favorites: 545
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Episodes: /38

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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 no Kimyou na Bouken) and many others were among the participants.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Kamiya, Jun
Kamiya, Jun
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Script, Series Composition
Nothing's Carved in Stone
Nothing's Carved in Stone
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)




More reviewsReviews

Zee530
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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yamuraaiha
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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dissipated
Dec 22, 2015
First 14 episodes = 4/10
14–20 = 5/10
20+ = 6/10
Average=5/10

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

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Comments on plot and characters
plot=5
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. They are superficial, so little is known about them which obscures any possible affections for them. Their dialogue is also atrocious.

The protagonist is illogically over-powered, and he incessantly spews cringe-evoking dialogue.

The humour is forced and inserted wherever possible.

The execution is subpar.

It is difficult to take this show seriously when its logic is read more
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Persius
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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