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TV Anime of Historical Manga 'Kingdom' Announced

by dtshyk
Nov 14, 2011 2:41 AM | 36 Comments
According to Young Jump magazine, Hara Yasuhisa's historical manga "Kingdom" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It will be aired on NHK channel in 2012. The production studio is Studio Pierrot.

Kingdom manga official website

An action game of Kingdom on PSP was released in October 2010.

Kingdom game official website

Source: Scan of YJ

Kingdom on MAL

20 of 36 Comments Recent Comments

Watched 1st trailer and the animation have CG like crappy Berserk movies but not too much like Berserk. 3D CGI and Studio Pierrot epic fail.

May 26, 2012 1:17 PM by Icebreaker93

The 38-episode series will premiere on June 4 with a 50-minute first episode.

38 Episodes, wow and the first Episode 50 Minutes, wow again

May 26, 2012 1:15 PM by ElPsy

The manga so far is awesome and is apparently very huge in Japan and Eastern countries. The art is pretty horrible though, hopefully the anime will improve on that.

And yes, this is seinen, not "shonen garbage," meaning its gonna be more dark and have more mature and philosophical themes. Some people; however, prefer the "shonen garbage," like Bleach and Fairy Tail. Naruto have fairly heavy seinen elements. I like Fairy Tail and used to like Bleach, they're senseless and stupid but they're fun. They also don't cause you to think about deeply about the plot, character motives, and the more complicated stuffs; this is a good thing for some but a bad thing for others.

Some people only watch harem, fanservice, humongous or all female cast, and things of that nature. I'm not gonna comment on them since I have no idea what goes through their heads.

Oh, and thank god its not based on Romance yet again. China is more than just Romance, that period doesn't even make up 1% of Chinese history and is hardly an important event. Much of the stuff in the book is entirely fictional anyways.

Mar 12, 2012 12:43 PM by Bobjones

The Casts of Kingdom:
Masakazu Moriyama
Jun Fukuyama
Rie Kugimiya
Youko Hikasa
Rikiya Koyama

Nov 30, 2011 2:06 AM by tsubasalover

TreF said:
Judging a show by the production studio instead of staff

MAL, home of animu professionals

We all know how rapidly MAL users like to jump to conclusions:

1 - Dropping the series before even watching it
2 - Bashing a series because "everybody else" are bashing it
3 - Bashing a studio because "everybody else" are bashing it

What is not realized about any adaptation are:

1 - actual staff on the project matters most, not really the studio
2 - the original material, whether it's more suitable for particular type of adaptation
3 - the story itself

...and the list goes on.

Nov 17, 2011 4:06 PM by wakka9ca

wakka9ca said:
milkman90 said:
do i have to study japanese history first?

This is Chinese history by the way.

The warring states in China in 3rd century B.C.

Hope this is going to be epic.

oh. my bad.

Nov 15, 2011 7:43 PM by struden

I like Studio Pierrot. That should be enough to get me into this, but...

Meh. Historical animes never really were my thing. If it goes well, and everyone else really likes it, I might think about it but... -.-V

Nov 15, 2011 3:18 PM by Forest-kun

finally some Seinen! enough of the shounen garbage

Nov 14, 2011 8:37 PM by Kazeshini

I actually thought Twelve Kingdoms was going to get a second season when I read the title lol

Nov 14, 2011 7:55 PM by Confucius

I'll definitely have to keep an eye on this one, no matter who's making it.

Nov 14, 2011 4:31 PM by Yerocha

Wonder if it'll be worth it.

Nov 14, 2011 3:33 PM by tkmeta

Eh... not my cup of tea.

I might still check it out though.

Nov 14, 2011 3:11 PM by Insidious

milkman90 said:
do i have to study japanese history first?

This is Chinese history by the way.

The warring states in China in 3rd century B.C.

Hope this is going to be epic.

Nov 14, 2011 2:59 PM by wakka9ca

nextday said:
Sounds cool but
dtshyk said:
The production studio is Studio Pierrot.
this...I like some of the stuff they do, but they tend to butcher them with those horrible fillers...and the cover destroyed me

Nov 14, 2011 12:05 PM by Inarius

Game looks awesome the anime prohably will be also.

Nov 14, 2011 10:34 AM by VioLink

hope its good!

Nov 14, 2011 8:30 AM by Ahmer

Could be interesting.

Nov 14, 2011 8:09 AM by holypoop

Will probably end up watching it

Nov 14, 2011 8:07 AM by KinkyMegane

Interesting, but
dtshyk said:
The production studio is Studio Pierrot.

Nov 14, 2011 7:51 AM by Album

do i have to study japanese history first?

Nov 14, 2011 7:32 AM by struden

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