Kingdom by Yasuhisa Hara is one of the biggest manga right now. It has been the second best selling manga after Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece last year. However, it is also known for a very bad anime adaptation that fans will tell you to just stick to the manga. How will Kingdom live-action perform in the theaters?
Last Tuesday, the staff of the live-action film adaptation released one minute and thirty-second trailer. It shows the major plot and the major characters in action. The video featured Hyo’s death and Ri Shin’s first encounter with the real king, Ei Sei. For those who haven’t seen the video yet, the video was embedded below.
There is also a new key visual released which shows all important characters and the armies that will fight in the movie. Kingdom Live Action film adaptation was shot entirely at Hengdian World Studios in China. Shinsuke Sato, who directed the live adaptations of popular series such as Gantz, Death Note, and Bleach, is directing the film. This live adaptation is to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the manga.
Kingdom Live Action film is expected to come on April 19, 2019. Kento Yamazaki will be playing the main character Shin. Ryo Yoshizawa will be playing Ei Sei, the King of Qin. Masami Nagasawa and Kanna Hashimoto will be playing Yo Tanwa and Ka Ryo Ten respectively. Takao Osawa will be playing O Ki, Kanata Hongo will be playing Sei Kyo, Shinnosuke Mitsushima will be playing Heki, Masahiro Takashima will be playing Sho Bun Kun, and Jun Kaname will be playing To.
Kingdom is a story about Shin and Yo who dreamed of being generals to get out of poverty when Yo was taken for some reason. Yo came back months after and died out of grave wounds. It was later revealed that Yo became a body double to the King when Shin met the real one, Ei Sei. Together, they unite to bring down Ei Sei’s enemies and to unite China.