Kingdom, a historical manga by Yasuhisa Hara that is set in the Warring States period in China, is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special video project that translates the setting and characters of the series into live-action film.
The 3 minute long video - which will be published at a special website beginning on April 18, 2016 - stars actor Kento Yamazaki as Xin, the main character of Kingdom, an orphan who rises to the rank of a great general during the wars to forge fractured kingdoms into a single, unified China. The video was filmed at Hengdian World Studios in Dongyang, Jinhua, Zheijang Province, China.
The original Kingdom manga is serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump seinen manga anthology magazine. The manga was also adapted into a 2 season TV anime series with animation by Studio Pierrot in 2012 (directed by Jun Kamiya) and in 2014 (directed by Akira Iwanaga). Funimation releases the Kingdom anime in North America.
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