The staff of the live-action film series adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara’s Kingdom manga released a “super teaser video” for the third season on Saturday. The teaser announced the film’s Kingdom: Unmei no Hōno (Flames of Destiny) title and premiered on July 28, and also revealed the story and the return of Masami Nagasawa as the character. Yō Tan Wa (Yang Duan He).
The film covers the Shi Ka (Zi Xia) part of the manga and the Battle of Bayou — the first time Shin (Xin) and Ki (Wang Qi) stood on the battlefield together, to fend off the invasion of the Chō (Zhao) army. ) mighty from the north.
Kento Yamazaki (top, center), Ryō Yoshizawa (top right), Takao Osawa (top left) and Kanna Hashimoto all recreated their respective characters Shin (Xin), Ei Sei (Yin Zheng) ), Ō Ki (Wang) Qi), and Ka Ryō Ten (He Liao Diao), respectively from the previous two films. Nana Seino, Hiroshi Tamaki and Kōichi Satō from the second film also reprise their respective characters Kyō̄ Kai, Sho Hei Kun (Lord Changping) and Ryo Fui (Lu Buwei).
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Death Note Light up the NEW world, Bleach) returns as director. Hara and Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, live-action Black Butler, GANTZ:O) returned to write the script.
The first film opened in Japan in April 2019 and sold 506,861 tickets, grossing 690,219,500 yen (about US$6.17 million) in its first three days. The film ended up earning a total of 5.73 billion yen (about US$53.2 million). Funimation screened the film at Anime Expo in July 2019 and screened the film in theaters in the United States and Canada in August 2019.
The second film Kingdom II: Harukanaru Daichi e (To Distant Lands) opened in Japan on July 15. The film sold 527,000 tickets in its first two days and grossed 797 million yen (about 5.75 million yen). million USD) to come in at number 1 in Opening Weekend. The film earned 5.16 billion yen (about US$37.8 million), becoming the highest-grossing live-action film in Japan in 2022.
Hara’s historical manga revolves around the slave boy Xin and his dream of becoming a great general of the Qin state. Please help Ying Zheng, the young king of the Qin Dynasty, who shares the same desire to unify China, come to power in the country. Please do all you can to become a superior commander of an army capable of defeating the Seven Warrings States.
The Kingdom manga series debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2006.
The manga’s first television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and the second premiered in 2013. Funimation streamed both seasons in North America and released both anime seasons on DVD in 2016. The third anime series premiered in April 2020. The series went on hiatus after four episodes due to COVID-19, but then resumed airing in April 2021. The anime began airing again from the first episode. first. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
The fourth season premiered on NHK General in April and aired for 13 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The fifth season of the anime will premiere in January 2024.
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