Historical Fiction Manga “Kingdom” Gets Live-Action Film Adaptation

 

Kingdom, a historical fiction seinen manga by Yasuhisa Hara that tells the story of an orphaned boy who grows up to become a fearsome general during China’s Warring States period, is being adapted into a live-action film. Details about the production (such as the cast, staff, and release date) are currently scarce, although it is known that Yasuhisa Hara is contributing to the film’s screenplay.

 

 

The original Kingdom manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine since 2006, and the 50th collected volume of the series will be published in Japan on April 19, 2018. Kingdom has also been adapted into a 2012 – 2014 TV anime with direction by Jun Kamiya and Akira Iwanaga and animation by Pierrot. Crunchyroll describes the story of Kingdom as follows:

 

Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on the battlefield until the day Hyou is captured by a minister. The boy manages to escape and return to his village, but he is badly injured. Shin then meets a mysterious youth who bears an eerie resemblance to Hyou—a boy who will one day become emperor!

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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