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Manga 'Kingdom' Receives Live-Action Film

by Sakana-san
Apr 7, 1:10 PM | 15 Comments

Commemorating the release of the 50th volume shipping on April 19, author Yasuhisa Hara announced a live-action film for his Kingdom manga on Sunday. Hara also met the production staff and cast, and praised their overall effort.

The historical drama series, which is set in China's Warring States period, began serialization in Shueisha's Young Jump in 2006 and shipped its 49th volume on January 19, placing first in Oricon's weekly rankings with 365,230 sold units. The series also frequents in Oricon's yearly rankings; selling over six million units in 2017 and 2016. Kingdom is expected to have over 35 million copies in circulation after the release of volume 50. In 2013, the manga won the Grand Prize in the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards.

Studio Pierrot adapted the manga into two seasons, which aired in Summer 2012 and Summer 2013, respectively. Funimation licensed the series in North America and shipped both seasons on DVD in January and March 2016.

The manga received a live-action commercial in 2016 to celebrate its 10th anniversary.



Source: Oricon News

15 Comments Recent Comments

I guess this one will be a good attempt to dive into Chinese market.

Apr 20, 6:36 AM by hazecloud

I'm more interested in a season 3 but I guess live actions are cheaper than cg animation ?

Apr 19, 7:56 PM by Satan-sama

I worry live action would just make it seem like a generic historical war movie, there seems to be a good number on Netflix already that I haven't really bothered watching yet...... season 3!

Apr 19, 10:16 AM by Killaclown

WTF Japan seriously that you're overcasting that little punk Kento Yamazaki in live actions as a main male lead? His acting isn't that good (i can say terrible in fact) and one of the worst Japanese actors i've ever seen so far. (along with Fukushi Sota) There are many better young actors than him as you could given instead.

Apr 9, 9:24 AM by Vargnatt

Why not s3!! Its a great manga, come on plz another season while i live.

Apr 8, 12:01 PM by A_silent_Being

Everyone knew it was coming, no way that mere commercial for a manga had so much budget.

Apr 8, 11:04 AM by ichii_1

And I thought it was another season :(

Apr 8, 10:08 AM by zurgboy00

Tyrel said:
I just want a Season 3. Sigh.

This, it was just getting good too...

Apr 8, 3:26 AM by Tenth

Probably one of the few series I'd actually hype for as a live-action series. :D

Looking forward to how this will turn out lol.

Apr 7, 6:31 PM by Mirorin

i wonder if the movie will take place after the end of season 2 or if it will be all of it. Showed stuff like his time as a child but that may be flashback.

i think some people felt the graphics in Kingdom wasn't good so maybe that's why they are going with live action.

Either way i'm hopeful a lot of good hints from the trailer.

Apr 7, 4:34 PM by padraicm

Frostbytes said:
Was confirmed 3 months ago only if I am not wrong. https://www.reddit.com/r/Kingdom/comments/7lr6yo/kingdom_liveaction_movie_announced/

No s3, no Coalition hype.


Yeah, we already got leaks that the live action movie was in the works, I was surprised I didn't see news on it back then on anime sites. I guess now its "official".

Either ways can't wait. Hope they pick the main cast from the live action commercial they did couple of years ago.

Apr 7, 2:41 PM by Ramkec

For a second I thought it's 3rd season.. FeelsBadMan

Apr 7, 2:10 PM by eSlaseros

Well, it's not like the anime would ever be able to capture the hype of the Coalition arc :P

I remember seeing that manga PV a long time ago and really wished a live-action adaptation like that existed. Hopefully the live-action movie actually looks that good, but that would put a toll on their budget.

Apr 7, 1:33 PM by GoldenDevilGamer

Was confirmed 3 months ago only if I am not wrong. https://www.reddit.com/r/Kingdom/comments/7lr6yo/kingdom_liveaction_movie_announced/

No s3, no Coalition hype.

Apr 7, 1:23 PM by Striders-

I just want a Season 3. Sigh.

Apr 7, 1:13 PM by Tyrel

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