Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 3, 2021 at 11:04 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official YouTube channel of the TV anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's "Kingdom" manga series has revealed on Wednesday a new promotional video for the resumption of the third season of the anime series that was postponed last year due to COVID-19. The series will restart broadcasting on April 4, 2021 with Episode 1.
It was recalled that the season's fifth episode was indefinitely postponed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the series' production.
The third season of the TV anime adaptation of the series is animated by Studio Pierrot and Pierrot's subsidiary company Studio Signpost, with Kenichi Imaizumi directing the series. The scripts are written by Noboru Takagi and characters are designed by Hisashi Abe. Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto are composing the music. It premiered on NHK General TV (NHK-G) on April 6, 2020 and was later postponed after Episode 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first season with a total of 38 episodes aired from June 2012 to February 2013 and the second season aired from June 2013 to March 2014 with 39 episodes. A live-action film was also released in April 2019.
The series is based on the Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump since January 2006 and collected into 59 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020.
The manga provides a fictionalized account of the Warring States period primarily through the experiences of the war orphan Xin and his comrades as he fights to become the greatest general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in 500 years.
Source: Kingdom TV anime Official YouTube