The show airs on April 9, 2022 on NHK General TV.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 17, 2022 at 16:52 PHT
The main trailer has been released for the fourth season anime of Yasuhisa Hara's historical series Kingdom.
The show will air on April 9, 2022 on NHK General TV. It is produced by Studio Pierrot and its subsidiary, Studio Signpost.
Kingdom is 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
The PV is a preview of the fourth season's first episode called Sei Kyou's Change 「成蟜の変」
The PV also features the anime's ending theme 『黎-ray-』(Rei-ray-) by SUIREN. Meanwhile, the opening theme is 『眩耀』(Romaji: Genyou, Unofficial English: Dazzling) by 珀 (Haku).
Director: Kenichi Imaizumi
Series composition: Noboru Takagi
Character design: Hisashi Abe
Art Director: Yusuke Mizuno
Color design: Miyuki Abe
Cinematographer: Daichi Nogami
3DCG production: Dandelion Animation Studio
Editor: Keisuke Yanagi
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano, KOHTA YAMAMOTO
Music production: Avex Pictures
Sound director: Kisuke Koizumi
Sound production: Jinnan Studio
Animation production: Pierrot, Studio Signpost
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. (from MyAnimeList)
Kingdom (Japanese: キングダム) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. It has been serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump since January 2006, with its chapters collected in 64 tankōbon volumes as of February 2022. In 2013, the manga won the Grand Prize of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
The series was adapted into a three-season anime television series by studio Pierrot. The fourth season will premiere in April 2022.
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.