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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 7478674,786 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1100
Members: 216,849
Favorites: 1,802

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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.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gong, Biao

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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)


Nov 14, 2023
In simple word watch it if you can bear some shity animation because in the end it will be worthit. i give this anime 7 but it deserves 9 , i cut 2 points for animation only , usuallly i cut 1 point but this time studio pirreot has done more shit in animation then in naruto.......

So basically it about mc become a great worrior or general but unlike other anime this anime does not just focus on mc , you will get some episodes where there is focus on some other characters, which i really like. but according to me this season does not ...
Feb 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Compared to other animes and ofc the manga, had to say that the first season is bad, really bad. I'm going to make this short.

The Kingdom manga easiest one of the top 5 seinen manga. It's a huge crime that they made the first season look like some old PS2 video game.

Kingdom manga is known for its gory battles and war, the fact they censored the whole season is disgusting. No blood, really? Yes there's some blood, but gray colored?

Opening and its music are top notch, voice acting is OK, and the story still following the original manga content.

For manga readers, it's ...
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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