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Kingdom


Alt Names: alt キングダムalt 王者天下alt El Reinoalt Karaļvalstsalt Kongerigealt Kongerikealt Koninkrijkalt Krallıkalt Królestwoalt Legenda Tujuh Kerajaanalt Royaumealt مملكة
Author: HARA Yasuhisa
Artist: HARA Yasuhisa
Genres: Action ActionAward Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalRomance RomanceSeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Millions of years have passed since the times of legends, when the worlds of man and gods were still the same. In these times it was the desires of man that moved the world. It is the era of the 500 year war: The warring states period. Kingdom is the story of a young boy named Xin who grew into a great general and all the trials and bloodshed that lead him there.

Won the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Grand Prize.

Related:

> Kingdom one-shots:
1. Li Mu
( http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/li-mu-r9692 )
2. Meng Wu and Chu Zi (Note: Contain spoilers to future events of the main story)
( http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/meng-wu-and-chu-zi-r10078 )
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.37 Ch.396: Days upon Days of Training
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 days ago
Vol.37 Ch.395: Ouhon's Duty
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers A week ago
Vol.37 Ch.394: Spectator
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago
Vol.36 Ch.393v2: Third Day of Choyou
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.392v2: China's Attention
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.391v2: Loss
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.390v2: The History of Infighting
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.389v3: The Name of Earl Shi
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.388v2: The New Gyoku Hou Unit
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.387v2: Exchange
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.36 Ch.386: Ten's Existence
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 18 May 2014 - 01:40 PM
Vol.36 Ch.385: Internal Discord
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 15 May 2014 - 11:16 AM
Vol.36 Ch.384v2: Behind the Duel
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 12 May 2014 - 08:41 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.383v2: Call Out
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 12 May 2014 - 08:38 AM [A]
Vol.35 Ch.382v2: The Wei Fire Dragons
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.35 Ch.381: Old Fashioned Person
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 08 May 2014 - 02:37 PM
Vol.35 Ch.380: Personal Feelings and Strategy
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 May 2014 - 03:10 PM
Vol.35 Ch.379: A New Strategical Front
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 May 2014 - 03:06 PM
Vol.35 Ch.378v2: Justice
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 May 2014 - 03:14 PM [A]
Vol.35 Ch.377: Sword and Shield
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 01 May 2014 - 02:37 PM
Vol.35 Ch.376: Corridor
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 April 2014 - 03:15 PM
Vol.35 Ch.375: Jailbreak
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 April 2014 - 03:10 PM
Vol.35 Ch.374: The Siege of Tonryuu City
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 April 2014 - 03:04 PM
Vol.35 Ch.373: Great Growth
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 24 April 2014 - 01:21 PM
Vol.35 Ch.372: The Subjugation Army Sets Out
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 24 April 2014 - 01:16 PM
Vol.34 Ch.371: Tonryuu's Change
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 22 April 2014 - 02:24 PM
Vol.34 Ch.370: Disturbing Shadows
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 22 April 2014 - 02:22 PM
Vol.34 Ch.369: Signs of a Conspiracy
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:48 PM
Vol.34 Ch.368: The Brothers, Now
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:44 PM
Vol.34 Ch.367: The Chancellor of the State's Thoughts
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:42 PM
Vol.34 Ch.366: The Various States After the War
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:42 PM
Vol.34 Ch.365: Hakurou's Words
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:39 PM
Vol.34 Ch.364v2: Two Goals
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 03:00 PM [A]
Vol.34 Ch.363: A Different Path
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 17 April 2014 - 02:26 PM
Vol.34 Ch.362: Antithesis
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 13 April 2014 - 03:02 PM
Vol.34 Ch.361: Reason For Changing
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 13 April 2014 - 02:56 PM
Vol.33 Ch.360.1: Queen Yotanwa-sama
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago
Vol.33 Ch.360: True Strength of the Pinnacle
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 13 April 2014 - 02:52 PM
Vol.33 Ch.359: Difference in Dances
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 10 April 2014 - 01:21 PM
Vol.33 Ch.358: Encircling Yuu Tribe
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 10 April 2014 - 01:16 PM
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Vol.1 Ch.2: Mapa
Void Scans Faiprilce 21 July 2013 - 10:18 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: Mapa
Kyodai Scans leokiko 25 June 2013 - 03:17 PM
Vol.1 Ch.2: Mapa
Some-ES-canlations benjigx 28 April 2013 - 12:30 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Nameless Boy
Vendetta Scans Dafortminor 18 March 2013 - 03:16 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: The Unknown Boy
Exertus Scans Sora 30 June 2011 - 11:31 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Le garçon sans nom
Kingudamu Kingudamu 04 January 2014 - 05:28 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Le Garçon Inconnu
Lone Wolf Scans gaara5 23 May 2013 - 05:44 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Chłopiec bez imienia
Void Scans Faiprilce 21 July 2013 - 10:00 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: O Garoto Sem Nome
Kyodai Scans leokiko 25 June 2013 - 03:12 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: El Chico Desconocido
Some-ES-canlations benjigx 28 April 2013 - 12:21 AM [A]


2842 Comments

No point hoping for realism unless this is Game of Thrones.

 

Implying Game of Thrones is realistic

I'm curious too

 

And.. damn... I've caught up.

I'll be back in a couple months.

What I'm observing is NOT a manga falling into shonen depravity.

 

What I'm observing is childish commenters not acting their age, and switching from reading many new chapters every week to only one chapter per week.

I haven't read this series for 2-3 months. Just letting them stockpile Baby! (That's some recent influence of Space Dandy talking there)

I actually liked how Ouhon defeated Earl Shi. The Earl actually made me think of what would have happened if Kyoukai hadn't met Shin.

 

Spoiler

 

But to put it in concrete terms of how Ouhon won, Ouhon exploited a personality flaw in his enemy. The enemy was stronger and faster but he never bothered to defend himself as if his life depended on it. Once Ouhon figured out this weak point and gotten used to his enemy's technique, he can just wait for an opening to land a killing blow using the techniques he's practiced all throughout his life. This doesn't mean Ouhon was suddenly stronger or faster - this just meant he was smarter and more adaptable compared to a guy who had the mindset of a walking corpse.

Okay, let me spell it out. Ouhon beating Earl Shi is aggravating mostly because he is not the MC. Shin is. If it was Shin, I could digest this more easily. Heck, I'm sure the author would not have done such a hurried and shallow job of the two duels if it was Shin.

 

As it is, Ouhon is not the MC. He's a rival to the MC and a major character in the story, so that might be enough reason to give him plot armor and have him overcome overwhelming odds. The problem is that Ouhon has been around for a long time in the manga and this is the first time he's doing something that only shounen MCs are supposed to be capable of. The fight started with him at an impossible position too.

 

Well, this just means the author has plans for Shin's two rivals; something we can look forward to. Preparation for another major downsizing of Chinese population, maybe? :P Anyway, I'm sure things will even out once Shin overcomes that big oaf who the lieutenant said was uber strong.

 

You do know that the series and a lot of its cast is based on history?  (incl. Ouhon) Its not completely the authors whim who lives or die (except of course for the character he made up) but its his choice regarding how he will bring it.

TIL that the majority of the people who read Kingdom are whiny crybabies who start bitching the moment they don't get what they expect.  There's no "it should be like this", or  "this could never happen."  It's a god damn story and let it be told by the writer, not by yourself.

 

Just because it's not the MC, doesnt mean he doesn't deserve glory

Okay, let me spell it out. Ouhon beating Earl Shi is aggravating mostly because he is not the MC. Shin is. If it was Shin, I could digest this more easily. Heck, I'm sure the author would not have done such a hurried and shallow job of the two duels if it was Shin.

 

As it is, Ouhon is not the MC. He's a rival to the MC and a major character in the story, so that might be enough reason to give him plot armor and have him overcome overwhelming odds. The problem is that Ouhon has been around for a long time in the manga and this is the first time he's doing something that only shounen MCs are supposed to be capable of. The fight started with him at an impossible position too.

 

Well, this just means the author has plans for Shin's two rivals; something we can look forward to. Preparation for another major downsizing of Chinese population, maybe? :P Anyway, I'm sure things will even out once Shin overcomes that big oaf who the lieutenant said was uber strong.

Latest chapter was bullshit nobody can not deny that. But that is what the entire series so far has been. Peasant Shin at what?, 13 years, managed to kill assasins and royal guards. 

The fun of this manga lies somewhat in its ridiculousness so appreciate it for what it gives ( over the top action) not for what it does not (consistency and realism).

 

For anybody looking for more realism and storyI recomend Vinland Saga.

Such anticlimactic but at least i hope the battle is over , and thanks Turnip Farmers . 

Lol how can you guys just start complaining about "plot armor" and shit with these last few chapters? If you look back,the story's been like this along, Shin getting to where he is now is incredible bullshit if you're trying to look at % chances off people getting out of bad situations. However reality doesn't always let the higher % chance win. The fact that someone has even 1% chance of prevailing means that it CAN happen. It's not unrealistic because reality doesn't follow mathematical probabilities. This is an interesting chronicle of someone's semi-historical semi-fictional climb to the top. Calling bullshit at every corner is ridiculous. 

How to beat your adversary in a spear duel when your opponent has :

- strength superior to yours

- speed superior to yours

- accuracy superior to yours

- technique mastery superior to yours

- he has wounded you a lot with some of them could even be considered critical and if it would be real world probably lethal.

Spoiler

The Chapter made it obvious that it was in fact his technique that led Earl Shi to his downfall.
"real world probably lethal." - Well, good thing this a SHONEN MANGA.

Are you saying that by training every day with a spear it will matter just as much as if you didn't train?

Bullshit is strong in this chapter no hard feelings but come on ;(

How to beat your adversary in a spear duel when your opponent has :

- strength superior to yours

- speed superior to yours

- accuracy superior to yours

- technique mastery superior to yours

- he has wounded you a lot with some of them could even be considered critical and if it would be real world probably lethal.

Spoiler

No point hoping for realism unless this is Game of Thrones.

What I'm observing is NOT a manga falling into shonen depravity.

 

What I'm observing is childish commenters not acting their age, and switching from reading many new chapters every week to only one chapter per week.

I know mangas have ups and downs when it comes to arcs and that can't be helped, but it really feels like Kingdom dropped of a cliff mid-way into the coalition army arc. It simply went full retar...shounen... and the fall hasn't ended yet.

 

Most manga ended up sucks the moment it became a weekly read.

I know mangas have ups and downs when it comes to arcs and that can't be helped, but it really feels like Kingdom dropped of a cliff mid-way into the coalition army arc. It simply went full retar...shounen... and the fall hasn't ended yet.

One filler character is dead, 2 more to go.
zzz...

yeah, nah fuck off.

How to beat your adversary in a spear duel when your opponent has :

- strength superior to yours

- speed superior to yours

- accuracy superior to yours

- technique mastery superior to yours

- he has wounded you a lot with some of them could even be considered critical and if it would be real world probably lethal.

Spoiler

crap way to win...

If we compare this to the methods used to overcome Rinko, the growth of young quin seems super fast, a little too fast... 

Day 1 . Dear mother i got my ass kicked in so many way and didnt listen to my advisers.

Day 2. Dear mother iI just kill my enemi by using a  #plot amor and #Hand of the all mighty author

If Ouhon wins this it would me kinda lame since the Earl is clearly a few levels above him, plus he's injured. But the story can't afford to have him lose a crucial battle either. Is there a middle ground that would be acceptable?

 

Ouhon could start to reverse the tide a bit, and some 3rd party could get involved and cause Earl Shi's downfall, similar to Ouki and Rinko's deaths.

Before this chapter I didn't really like Ouhon, but I am a fan now.

 

But that plot armor though...

If Ouhon wins this it would me kinda lame since the Earl is clearly a few levels above him, plus he's injured. But the story can't afford to have him lose a crucial battle either. Is there a middle ground that would be acceptable?

The story was full of horseshit since shin's duel with some dude killed ouki already. This is still acceptable.

How does this compare to The Ravages of Time? As far as RoTK mangas go, I think Ravages of Time is probably one of the best in the genre.

Well for one. It doesn't focus on a body guard who doesn't exist. Second, I'd say that the character development of Cao Cao is solid, but the heavy action is on the rise. I'd say that the depiction of Cao Cao isn't as badass? as Sima Yi, but he's an interesting character. It's a valid story.


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