Kingdom Manga 4th Live-Action Film Unveiled New Visual

The popular manga Kingdom is being made into live-action movies in Japan. The fourth movie, Kingdom: Taishogun no Kikan (Return of the General), also recently revealed a new trailer and visuals. Here’s everything we know.

The new trailer shows the main characters Shin and Ō Ki (Wang Qi) fighting the powerful Chō generals Ri Boku and Hō Ken. This also gives a sneak peek at the action in the fourth movie, which will cover important storylines from the manga about a big battle.

Additionally, the new visuals show the characters dressed for battle in armor. This also lets fans see how the key Kingdom manga stories will look as live-action movies.

The official cast list is as follows with Shinsuke Sato reprising his role as director:

  • Kento Yamazaki as Shin
  • Ryo Yoshizawa as Yin Zheng
  • Takao Osawa as Wang Qi
  • Kanna Hashimoto as He Liao Diao
  • Nana Seino as Kyo Kai
  • Hiroshi Tamaki as Sho Hei Kun
  • Koichi Sato as Lu Buwei
  • Anne Watanabe as Shi Ka
  • Kataoka Ainosuke as Fuu Ki
  • Koji Yamamoto as Zhao Zhuang
  • Yuki Yamada as Wan Ji
  • Eri Murakawa as Yu Ri
  • Lastly, Hinako Sakurai as Dong Mei

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Kingdom Manga’s Story

Kingdom takes place in ancient China during the Warring States period when different states fought each other. It follows an orphan slave named Xin who dreams of becoming a Great General. After his friend Piao leaves to work in the royal palace, a coup happens and Piao returns to Xin badly hurt, on an important mission. This leads Xin to meet the young King Ying Zheng, who looks just like Piao.

Kingdom Manga
Credit: The Official Website

As the Kingdom Manga story goes on, Xin takes his first steps toward glory as he also tries to become a Great General amid all the fighting between states. The movies cover Xin’s journey as the states battle each other.

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Extra Facts About Kingdom Manga

The official title, Kingdom manga started in 2006 and is still ongoing today. With over 60 volumes so far, it has become hugely popular in Japan.

Additionally, the anime series began airing in 2012 and is currently in its fifth season. Fans globally love epic manga and anime stories about politics and big battles.

Kingdom Manga

The live-action films try to bring this sweeping historical fiction story to life onscreen. With exciting war scenes and sets recreating ancient China, the movies aim to capture the spectacle and also emotion that makes Kingdom’s previous films great.

As one of the biggest manga/anime franchises today, Kingdom has many devoted fans worldwide. The new live-action movie also hopes to expand the series’ audience by bringing its cool characters and action to film in theaters. Fans can’t wait to see the next part of Xin’s warrior journey onscreen! Stay tuned for more anime updates.

Sources: Kingdom live-action films’ website

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Kingdom live-action movies are there?

So far there are 4 Kingdom live-action movies. The 4th one will be released soon.

What is Kingdom manga about?

Kingdom is about an orphan slave named Xin who wants to become a Great General during the Warring States period in ancient China.

When will the 4th Kingdom movie be released?

The 4th Kingdom live-action movie, Return of the General, will be released in theaters in Japan on July 12, 2024.

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