Kingdom is one of the best historical anime of all time, created by Yasuhisa Hara, that fans have been enjoying for the last 11 years. After releasing a total of four seasons, the officials are finally about to release Kingdom Season 5.
All the past seasons of its anime adaptation have received great responses from the anime community for their epic historical world-building, military battles, and powerful warrior characters. Moreover, they released the fourth season of the series in 2022, with a total of 26 episodes.
Now, the officials are releasing Kingdom Season 5 after a year of break. As a result, the anime community was very eager to know everything about it, such as its exact release date, main trailer, cast, and staff details. So let’s get straight to this informative news and find out everything about Kingdom Season 5.
Release Date and Main Trailer for Kingdom Season 5
On December 28, 2023, the officials finally released the main trailer for Season 5 of the Kingdom anime. Kingdom’s official YouTube channel released this official trailer, and it is getting a great response from fans. This newly released anime trailer has already crossed 162,000 views within a day of its release.
These numbers perfectly indicate how eagerly fans were waiting for this upcoming season. Moreover, the trailer is quite captivating and features almost every major character of the series, including new ones. While watching the anime trailer, you will get a sneak peek at the upcoming battle on Black Sheep Hill.
This is the epic battle between the Qin army and the Zhao army that will take place in the upcoming season. According to the trailer, NHK BS Premium and NHK General TV will release Kingdom Season 5 on January 7, 2024.
Two New Cast Members of Kingdom Season 5
In our previous post, we already told you about some additional cast members of the Kingdom series who will make their debut in season 5.
Previously revealed cast members of Kingdom Season 5:
- Ri Boku, whose voice will be provided by Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Kei Sha, whose voice will be provided by Daisuke Hirakawa
- Ki Sui, whose voice will be provided by Koji Ishii
In their recent announcement, the officials revealed two more additional cast members of the series along with their voice cast.
Here are the two newly revealed cast members:
- Ba Tei/Ma Cheng is the right hand of Ki Sui and served as the Lord of the City of Rigan. His voice will be provided by Kenta Miyake, who provides voice for several popular anime characters, including All MIght (My Hero Academia), Jack Hanma (Baki), Cocytus (Overlord), and Yuoshichi (Fire Hunter).
- Ryuu Tou/Liu Dong is the left hand of Ki Sui and served as the Lord of the City of Rigan along with Ba Tei. His voice will be provided by Yoshihisa Kawahara, who provides voice for several popular anime guys, including Katsumi Orochi (Baki), Mikihito Higashida (Kamfer), Yasu Takagi (Nana), and Kojiro Sasahara (Nichijou).
Theme Songs of New Season
While watching the newly released main trailer, you will also hear the new background music and opening theme song of the series. So, De Neel performed “Shirubebi” (Guiding Fire), the opening theme song of Kingdom Season 5. Moreover, “Rulers” is the ending theme song of the series, performed by Novel Core. Two popular music composers, Kohta Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Sawano, composed this new background music.
What will we get to see in Kingdom Season 5?
The first four seasons of Kingdom anime already adapted the story from chapter 1 to chapter 441 from its manga counterparts. While adapting these chapters, it covers the first 40 volumes of the manga and enters the 41st volume, as well as covering a total of 10 arcs and entering the 11th arc.
Here are the arcs covered in the previous season (season 4):
- Kyou Kai’s Revenge Arc (Arc 12)
- Conspiracy in the Court Arc (Arc 13)
- Fire Dragons of Wei Arc (Arc 14)
- State of AI Arc (Arc 15)
- Koku You Hills Arc (Arc 16): Just adapt its first three chapters
So, Kingdom season 5 will begin adapting the story from chapter 441 onward and will cover the rest of the 41st volume. After analyzing the adapting pattern and the source material of the series, we can conclude that Kingdom Season 5 will be the longest arc of the series. It might adapt the story from chapter 441 to chapter 642 and cover the next three arcs of the series.
Here are the upcoming arcs that will be covered in Season 5:
- Koku You Hills Arc (Complete Arc 16)
- Bureaucrats Job Arc (Arc 17)
- Western Zhao Arc (Arc 18): It is the longest and best arc of the franchise.
Kingdom Season 5 is mainly focused on the battle of Black Sheep Hill, in which the Qin army fought against the Zhao army. Tell us in the comment section below how excited you are to witness this epic battle.
That’s it for the post! We hope you found this informative news to be useful and know about Kingdom Season 5. Stay tuned for more of the latest anime news and upcoming series.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Code Geass, Berserk, Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan and The Heroic Legend of Arlsan are some of the best military anime series to watch. Each of these anime is quite similar to Kingdom anime in terms of historical world-building and military battles between armies.
Aside from Japanese television networks, it will also be released on three popular anime streaming services. So, you can watch this much-awaited anime on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.
Kingdom is one of the best seinen anime of all time and was especially created for adult men between the ages of 18 and 40.
Source: Official Website