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China’s Warring States period, a raging dragon that would raze the land for 500 years, saw many kingdoms rise and fall, making way for the next generation of kings and generals to fight for supremacy. Eventually, seven powerful states emerged from the endless cycle of warfare. In the kingdom of Qin, Li Xin, a war-orphaned slave, trains vigorously with fellow slave and best friend, Piao, who shares his proud dream of one day becoming a Great General of the Heavens. However, the two are suddenly forced to part ways when Piao is recruited to work in the royal palace by a retainer of the King. After a fierce coup d'état unfolds, Piao returns to Xin, half dead, with a mission that will lead him to a meeting with China's young King, Ying Zheng, who bears a striking resemblance to Piao. Kingdom follows Xin as he takes his first steps into the great blood-soaked pages of China's history. He must carve his own path to glory on his long quest to become a Great General of the historic Seven Warring States.

User Rating: 4.61 ( 4 votes)


English: Kingdom
Japanese: キングダム
Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 2012 to Feb 25, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Historical, Military, Seinen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p
Type: Dual Audio


Jun Kamiya – Director
Hajime Takakuwa – Sound Director
Mitsutaka Noshitani – Episode Director
Naruhisa Arakawa – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Pride” by Nothing’s Carved In Stone
ED1: “Voice of Soul” by Takumi Ishida (eps 1-19)
ED2: “Destiny Sky” by Yuki Wakai (eps 20-30)
ED3: “Never Ending” by Dasoku (eps 31-38)

Episode List

01: The Nameless Boy
02: An Encounter With Destiny
03: For a Friend
04: The King and the Sword
05: Unbroken Heart
06: The Path to Becoming a General
07: The Fearsome Folk of the Mountains
08: Each One’s Dream
09: On to Xianyang
10: Storming the Capital
11: A Fierce Battle Begins
12: The Ultimate Sword-Blow
13: Lan Kai Roars
14: The Strength of the Sword
15: The Qualities of a King
16: Lü Buwei
17: First Campaign
18: The Chariot Squadron’s Menace
19: Raging Battle
20: Wang Yi Intrudes
21: The Meaning of a General
22: The Clever General vs. The Daring General
23: An Evening Story
24: A New Trial
25: Comission
26: Pang Nuan, God of War
27: The Fei Xin Force is Born
28: Wang Yi’s Flying Arrow
29: The Tides of War Suddenly Turn
30: An Act of God
31: The Power of Unity
32: The Fei Xin Force on the Run
33: Wang Yi Takes the Field
34: The Main Attraction
35: Commanding Generals Face to Face
36: Wang Yi and Liao
37: I Stand on the Verge of Death
38: Succession


Don’t be put off by the animation quality, the story-line is actually quite good.


Just read the manga


Animation doesn’t make an anime. Watch a boy and his friend take on the world by storm despite all odds. Ambition, heroism and epicness here


the animation is crap


Despite the CG, this is the best historical anime out there.

Jotaro Kujo

I read the manga before watching the anime. And I am sure that if you liked the anime you will like the manga ten times more.

Sunshine And Lilacs

The story of 2 young men taking a nation by the horns in battle. Strategy and tactics with a generals honor. Great story!



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