The official site of the Kingdom anime released a teaser promotional video for the fourth anime series on Thursday.
The new series depicts the aftermath of the Coalition Army arc and the greatest battle in history, which tore a large gash across Qin as well as all over China. The video above begins with Ei Sei telling Prince Sei Kyou about his lifelong ambition: to become the leader that unites China. Shin and Ei Sei take that ambition one step further on a new battleground in the upcoming series.
The returning cast includes:
Masakazu Morita like shin
Jun Fukuyama like Ei Sei
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ō Hon
The fourth anime series will air this spring.
The teaser visual for the new series featuring Sei Kyou (Cheng Jiao) with the tagline “I am next,” debuted after the 26th and final episode of the third Kingdom anime series in October 2021.
The third anime series based on Yasuhisa Harait’s Kingdom manga created on NHK General in April 2020. The anime’s production committee announced later that month that they were delaying the airing of episode 5 of the series and later episodes due to the Japanese government’s first state of emergency against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The third series has resumed airing on NHK General in April 2021. The anime restarted its broadcast from the first episode.
Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
The third series had a new production team compared to the previous series. Kenichi Imaizumi (Reborn!, Brynhildr in darkness, After school dice club) directed the anime on studio panel (new name of Pierrot More). Noboru Takagi (The Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Golden Kamuy, Baccano!, Altaïr: a tale of battles) was in charge of the scripts for the series. Hisashi Abe (witch hunters, Berserk (2016), Psycho-Pass: sinners of the system) designed the characters.
The series covered the Coalition Army arc of the manga. Returning cast members include Masakazu Morita as Shin (Xin), Jun Fukuyama like Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), Rie Kugimiya as Karyo Ten (He Liao Diao), Kentaro Itō like Huan Ji, Yoshimasa Hosoya like Ohon, Hirofumi Nojima like Moten, Shiro Saito like Biao Gong (Hyou Ko), Kenyuu Horiuchi as Wang Jian (Ōsen), Taiten Kusunoki like Mōbu, and Akio Kato as to.
Hara’s historical manga centers on the slave boy Xin and his dream of becoming a great general for the state of Qin. Xin helps Ying Zheng, the young Qin king who shares his desire to unify China, to seize power within the state. Xin does everything he can to become a superior commander of an army capable of defeating the Seven Warring Kingdoms.
The manga record launched in Shueishait’s Jump young weekly magazine in 2006. Hara said he planned to write up to 100 volumes. A television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and a second series premiered in 2013. Funimation aired the series in North America and released both anime on DVD in 2016.
The manga inspired a live-action movie by Shinsuke Sato which opened in Japan in April 2019. Funimation began showing the film in theaters in the United States and Canada in August 2019.
The manga also inspired a smartphone game titled Kingdom Hyphen!! which was launched in 2021.