The anime “Kingdom” is based on the eponymous manga by Yasuhisa Hara. The manga was first published in January 2006 in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine. Since then, the story of one warrior has gained a huge number of fans around the world. As of March 2020, 57 volumes have been published.
Release date for Season 4 of the anime “Kingdom”
The first season of the anime series had not yet ended, and after 3 months the viewers saw the new series. Such a number of episodes (77 episodes in two seasons) incredibly pleased fans of the great warrior Li Xin. But season 3 came out only after a long 6 years. It’s hard to say why the manga, popular and loved by millions of readers, for so long has not adapted.
Fans of the manga immediately determined that season 1 of the anime adaptation covered the first 173 chapters of the original source. As a result, viewers saw 38 episodes. The second season covered only 78 chapters and amounted to 39 episodes. The third season adapted a total of 105 chapters – from 251st to 356th. What to expect from season 4? Some manga fans are sure that this will be an adaptation of chapters 357-437. Is it so – time will tell.
There is plenty of source for adaptation. Will 2021 please the 4th season of anime?
Anime “Kingdom”: which characters in the title role?
- The main character of the story is the orphan boy Li Xin, who lost his parents due to the war. The guy dreams of becoming the greatest commander. The main feature of his character is devotion to his friends, whom under no circumstances will he betray or refuse to help them. In those moments when it is provoked, Xin is able to show unprecedented rage and power, which are fatal to the enemy. Xin is able to listen to his inner voice and act so as to win the battle. He also has great reaction and endurance. The guy is able to fight simultaneously with several enemies, while due to his reaction he practically leaves no chance to the enemy. Despite the huge number of combat skills, excellent physical fitness, Xin does not prove to be a good strategist.
- The young ruler of the kingdom of Qin, Ying Zheng, dreams of one thing – to regain his throne and start a war for the unification of China. The main enemy of Ying Zheng is his younger brother, who wants to see his death. Ying Zheng has a great command of the sword. To escape, he took refuge in a dangerous “gangster” village, where he first met with Xin.
The plot of the anime “Kingdom”: what was and what will be?
A small battle between the two provinces, which was first seen by two boys with their own eyes, forever changed their fate. The guys realized that having matured, they will become participants in such a war. It was at that moment that friends decided to become heroes at all times. Those whom thousands of soldiers would know and fear. But only one of them is destined to achieve his goal.
Ancient China. For 500 years, the entire territory has been dominated by military operations, endless battles, bloodshed. In this cruel and difficult time, each ruler wants one thing – power. After the bloody wars, more than 100 kingdoms disappeared from the earth – only 7, the most powerful…
“Kingdom” is the story of a boy, Li Xin, whose name is forever in history. His path has been difficult since childhood. But we know that only the elect, strong in body and spirit, are able to perform feats.
Curious facts about the anime “Kingdom”
- The author of the original source Yasuhisa Hara was directly involved in the creation of all seasons of anime adaptation. In the project, he acts as an observer and chief consultant.
- On April 19, 2019, viewers saw the long-awaited feature film “Kingdom”, which took place in China and Japan. A leading Japanese actor and model, Kento Yamazaki, was invited to the main role, who did an excellent job. For the first 3 days of rental, the film brought in more than $ 6 million, the number of tickets sold exceeded 500,000.
- Based on the manga, in November 2010, the video game “Kingdom Ikki Tousen No Tsurugi” was released for the PlayStation Portable game console, created only for a Japanese user. In October 2016, the “Kingdom: Seven Flags” free mobile game was released in Japan, and in 2018 another game called “Kingdom Ran” was released.
- As of November 2019, more than 47 million copies of manga volumes have been sold, making it one of the three best-selling manga in 2019.
Release dates for the new anime series “Kingdom”
|Premiere of new episodes of the anime “Kingdom”|
|Season 4, Episode 1||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 2||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 3||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 4||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 5||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 6||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 7||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 8||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 9||2021|
|Season 4, Episode 10||2021|