Jing: King of Bandits (王ドロボウJING, Ō Dorobou Jing?), also known as King of Bandit Jing, is a seven volume manga series by Yuichi Kumakura about the adventures of the bandit Jing and his partner Kir. The manga was adapted into a 13 episode anime series produced by Aniplex and directed by Hiroshi Watanabe as well as a Game Boy game released in 2000 by Messiah (released only in Japan). The anime series aired from May 15, 2002 to August 14, 2002 on NHK in Japan. The manga is licensed in English in North America by Tokyopop. ADV Films licensed the Jing: King of Bandits anime series. In 2008, the anime became one of over ADV titles transferred to Funimation.
A recurring theme in Jing: King of Bandits is references to alcoholic beverages. Chapters are referred to as "shots." Each storyline arc features at least one person who is named after an alcoholic beverage, usually the "Jing Girl" (somewhat like a Bond Girl). In addition, each town or city is named after a cocktail, and Jing and Kir's "Kir Royale" attack is also a cocktail, observed by his catch phrase (in the English dub) "Gimme a Kir Royale" uttered almost every time before he uses it. (In the original Japanese dialogue he merely says "Kir Royale".) More information about the specifics of each name can be found in the Tokyopop releases (Volumes 5 and 7).