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Japanese: キングダム


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 26, 2006 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning
Themes: Historical Historical, Military Military
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Hara, Yasuhisa (Story & Art)


Score: 9.001 (scored by 6121661,216 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #112
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #52
Members: 169,622
Favorites: 14,989

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During the Warring States period in China, 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, Zheng Ying.

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.

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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.

A live-action movie of Kingdom was released on April 19, 2019, second one on July 15, 2022, and a third one on July 28, 2023.

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Jan 21, 2024
Preliminary (780/? eps)
Kingdom is one of the greatest pieces of fiction ever written. The arcs the fights the characters the art everything is master class there is no lack of action of intensity in any given arc. The story is unpredictable not forcing you to pick sides showing you the terrors of war. Shin is a beautifully written main character and maybe seen as a nuisance at times but he is truly one of the greatest developed characters in all of manga history. This is the perfect war manga and a great read for anyone looking for a long yet rewarding story. I 100% with all my ...
Sep 26, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (695/? eps)
It's good. It's interesting. The art may probably throw you off a little bit in the beginning but it grows on you. Kingdom is a manga of great exaggeration, whether that b the character design, the gory battles or cutting of several heads in a single stroke. And the art is on of the driving forces in that regard. the story for the most part is just ok. It's really nothing spectacular and it is very predictable at times but it does have its moments. one thing to note is that, while taking basis from the real world history of china, there is a ...
Aug 18, 2021
Preliminary (400/? eps)
Why is Kingdom trash.

Click bait title. Before you Kingdom fans jump on me like the way Kingdom simplifies warfare and merely depicts waves of soldiers crashing onto each other, let's be patient and think about this question: why do Shin fight? He wanted to become the best general because... he wants to be not poor? He desires to be cool? He wants to stand on top of the world? What motivates him to kill, again and again, respectable people? Well, as the first act went on, it shifted to Shin following Sei's dream of uniting China and ends the chaos. That sounds good, right?

Let ...

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