Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: February 3, 2022 at 16:30 PHT (GMT+8)
Season 4 of the TV anime for Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom finally has a teaser video for the broadcast this coming Spring 2022.
The teaser sets the stage for one last power struggle to unify China.
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 63 tankōbon volumes as of November 2021. In 2013, the manga won the Grand Prize of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
The series 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 series was adapted into a three-season TV anime series by studio Pierrot. The anime has been licensed for English-language release by Funimation. Season 3 aired from 2020 to 2021.
Synopsis from MAL:
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.