Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: October 19, 2021 at 12:48 PHT (GMT+8)
The television (TV) anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's "Kingdom" manga series has announced on Sunday, right after the season finale broadcast of the anime's third season, that the series is continuing to the fourth season which is scheduled to begin broadcasting in April 2022.
A teaser visual featuring Sei Kyou, the second prince of Qin and the leader of Sei Kyou Faction, was revealed.
The cast and staff of the recently-concluded season are returning for the sequel.
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. Broadcasting resumed last July 2021 and ended on October 17 of the same year.
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: Comic Natalie