Kingdom
Edit
What would you like to edit?
 

Kingdom

Alternative Titles

Japanese: キングダム

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 26, 2006 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Hara, Yasuhisa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 9.011 (scored by 3021730,217 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #82
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #76
Members: 78,775
Favorites: 8,371
9.01
Ranked #8Popularity #76Members 78,775
Add to List
Volumes: /?
Chapters: /?
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.

Synopsis

During the Warring States period in China, Li Xin and Piao are two brother-like youngsters who dream of becoming Great Generals, despite their low status as orphaned slaves. One day, they encounter a man of nobility, who gives Piao an opportunity to undertake an important duty within the state of Qin's royal palace. Parting ways, Xin and Piao promise each other to one day become the greatest generals in the world. However, after a fierce coup d'état occurs in the palace, Xin meets with a dying Piao, whose last words spur him into action and lead him to encounter the young and soon-to-be king of Qin, Ying Zheng.

Although initially on bad terms, Xin and Zheng become comrades and start on a path filled with trials and bloodshed. Zheng's objective is to bring all the warring states under Qin, and Xin seeks to climb to the very top of the army ranks. Against a backdrop of constant tactical battle between states and great political unrest, both outside and within the palace, the two endeavor towards their monumental ambitions that will change history forever.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

In 2013, Kingdom was awarded the 17th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Grand Prize. As of April 2017, the series has sold 30 million copies.

On December 12, 2012 the series 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 Kishimoto (Naruto), Hirohiko Araki (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken) and many others were among the participants.

Related Manga


Characters

Duanhe, Yang
Supporting
Huan, Yi
Supporting
Wang, Jian
Supporting
Meng, Tian
Supporting
Gong, Biao
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jun 16, 2013
tcubed (All reviews)
The community for this manga isn't very active on here so I thought I'd do my bit and promote this manga by writing the first review.

The story itself isn't novel, it starts off normally in a cliché manner with two war orphans who dream of becoming the greatest generals in all of China. The appeal of this series isn't due to originality but more to do with the investment you feel with the characters.

There are a number of characters that have been introduced so far and had their pasts explained in some detail. This is definitely a series where a lot of focus read more
May 15, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
I've always been a bit puzzled as to why Kingdom isn't any more popular on this site. Despite having been publishing on a consistent weekly basis for nearly a decade by now, and despite being one of the highest rated manga on MAL, I still essentially never see anyone talk about it. It almost feels like people aren't even aware that it exists. I think this is very unfortunate, because they're missing out on what is perhaps the most inspirational manga I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

The story takes place during the Chinese Warring States period. After a full 500 years of constant warfare read more
Nov 23, 2013
Kvshi (All reviews)
So, this is the first review for me so some things may not sound as good as the ones you've seen!

The community for the Kingdom manga isn't that big at all and I hope it can expand with a bit more hype!

Story: 9/10

As you've probably read the synopsis for the Kingdom manga already, you've realized it sounds simple and not as enticing, but you're completely wrong! Kingdom completely expands then blows away those expectations you had for the manga in general. The story consists of multiple Chinese based wars and a shifts in internal politics and in which each war plays read more
Sep 11, 2018
ChouEritto (All reviews)
Kingdom is a series that people like to hype up these days and indeed has a great premise of ancient Chinese warfare that harkens back to wide spanning stories such as Romance of the Three Kingdoms. However, it's poor presentation and repetitive nature causes it to be about as impressive as a second-rate Shonen.

Now, it certainly isn't an absolutely terrible series (though it being rated a 5 and not a 1 should make that obvious). It seems to have some semblance of war strategies and some of the supporting characters do develop as the story goes on to some extent.

The main complaint of the series' read more

Recent News

Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2020 (First Half)

Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2020 (First Half)

Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2020 (November 18, 2019 to May 17, 2020). Manga Sales by Series *1. 45,297...read more

Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2019

Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2019

Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2019 (November 19, 2018 to November 17, 2019). Manga Sales by Series *1. 12,057,628 Kimetsu ...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Good music to listen to while reading kingdom
jadenjoestar5656 - Jul 7
1 replies by H4RV96 »»
Sep 20, 9:22 PM
Poll: Kingdom Chapter 654 Discussion
ItachiDxD - Sep 14
9 replies by HectorBlaze »»
Sep 20, 3:38 AM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 20 Best Anime of 2012

Top 20 Best Anime of 2012

Take a trip back in time and see a list of the top 20 anime from 2012, based on the MAL database!

Recommendations