A anime set in the Warring States Period in China follows a young orphan in his quest to become one of the Heavenly Generals the world won't forget, ever.
You might forgive us fans of this historical drama, thinking that we'd never see another season of it made. I mean, it's been SIX years! Luckily, it was confirmed in a tweet last year that Season 3 is scheduled to drop in 2020, making the hearts of those who have fallen in love with this particular anime erupt in joy. Animations studio Pierrot, which worked on the first two seasons of the anime, will continue on the third season, under the direct supervision of the manga creator Yasuhisa Hara. The official website for the series states that Hara will be working alongside a brand-new team in a supervisory capacity. We're pretty sure this means that he's there to make sure they don't overdo the changes in adapting the Coalition Invasion Arc to TV. Wait...you haven't seen Kingdom yet?
Premiering in 2012, with the second season coming out in 2014, Kingdom follows the exploits of a pair of brothers during the Warring States Period in China. Two orphans, Xin and Piao, both have ambitions of leaving their lives as slaves behind and, as impossible as it may seem, becoming "Great Generals of the Heavens." The two are forced to split up when Piao is taken by a retainer of the king, leaving Xin behind. At the end of a coup, Piao finds his way back to Xin, and they set out to meet the new young King of China, Ying Xeng. Discovering the secrets of the young ruler himself, Xin joins Xeng's cause, determined that he will become one of those "Great Generals of the Heavens."
Because of it being based on this part of Chinese history, there doesn't seem to be much of a rush to translate the manga into English. Despite the number of viewers for the first two seasons of Kingdom (and so many of us waiting for season 3 with bated breath), it remains untranslated. This peculiarity is what makes this anime pretty unique - you might not be able to read the manga and see how far it diverges from the source material. To some viewers, that might be a curse, but to others, it might feel like a blessing. As of now, there's no report on how many episodes this season of the anime will have, but sources assume that we'll see thirty-nine, the same as the first season.
An alliance between Zhao and Qin has allowed China to expand its borders, but Qin's neighbors have been busy plotting. A coalition army formed by Zhao and Chu form a coalition army, intend on crushing Qin. This massive army of 540,000 men is determined to wipe Qin from the map and remove it from the political game in one fell swoop. Qin's leaders take a bold step in abandoning all non-essential areas and focusing their forces in a small mountain pass at Kankoku, the northern path to Qin's capital city.
As the Coalition juggernaut makes its way to the capital city, the last Qin-held stronghold named Sai stands in their way. Xin finds himself in Sai, stationed there as the leader of a paltry force of 3,000 men. Will this be the first step on Xin's journey to be one of the "Great Generals of the Heavens?" Or is his story over before it begins? The only way you'll know is if you watch Kingdom!
People who enjoy watching historical battles or enjoy the Warring States Period in China will get a kick out of this series. If you're a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series of games, you might also enjoy this particular series. It's very well animated, although the first season has a few CGI sequences that broke into the immersion of the anime. Aside from that, the action and political intrigue will keep you coming back for more.
Kingdom Season 3 drops in April 2020.Disclaimer : The views expressed in this article belong to the writer and are not necessarily shared by trinikid.com