Kingdom Series Is Getting a New Smartphone Game


Yasuhisa Hara’s acclaimed manga series, Kingdom, is set to inspire a new smartphone game titled Kingdom Itadaki. The game’s official website and Twitter account were launched on Wednesday, unveiling an exciting video and visual content. Kingdom Itadaki offers players a unit training simulation experience along with real-time guild battles featuring military commanders such as Ri Shin, Ei Sei, Karyō Ten, and Kyō Kai.

The game will be available for free download on iOS and Android devices, with optional in-app purchases. Originally launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2006, Kingdom has achieved record-breaking success.

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The anime’s fifth series premiered on the NHK General channel on January 6 at 24:00 JST (effectively, January 7 at 12:00 midnight JST), with Crunchyroll streaming the episodes as they air. Additionally, Kingdom: Taishogun no Kikan (Return of the General), the fourth live-action film adaptation of the series, is scheduled to be released on July 12.

Anime News Network explains the story:

Two boys who work as slaves dream of becoming great generals. An opportunity arrises when one of the boys is taken away to the capital. However, he returns on the brink of death. Shin, the other boy, vows he will continue their dream. He does everything he has to to survive on the battlefield and become a superior commander. Starting from a 5 man team, he works his way up through every battle, every war, to get to the top.

The Kingdom manga series is a Japanese historical war-themed manga written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. Set during the Warring States period of ancient China, the narrative follows the journey of a young orphan named Xin as he aspires to become a great general. Through his encounters with key historical figures and his relentless pursuit of his dream, Xin navigates the treacherous political landscape of China, where various states vie for supremacy.

Serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine since January 2006, Kingdom has garnered widespread acclaim for its intricate storytelling, dynamic characters, and intense battle sequences. It has amassed a dedicated fanbase both in Japan and internationally, propelling it to become one of the most popular and enduring manga series of its genre.

Source: ANN


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