Anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara’s (泰久原) shonen manga, Kingdom (キングダム), announces the third season and is scheduled to premiere in April 2020.
The mangaka will supervise the anime, together with a team of unannounced new staff. Cast from previous seasons will reprise their role, including Masakazu Morita (森田 成一) as Li Xin (李信), Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤) as Yin Zheng (えい政), and Rie Kugimiya (釘宮理恵) as He Liao Diao (河了貂). The third season will follow the Coalition Invasion Arc (合従軍編).
▼ New illustration to celebrate the new season from creator Yasuhisa Hara
Born in the Warring States period of ancient China, Xin and Piao are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin who have dreams of becoming “Great Generals of the Heavens” to rise from their lowly stations in life.
One day, however, Piao is taken to the palace by a minister to be used for an unknown purpose, leaving Xin alone as a household slave in a peasant village. A few months later, Piao returns to the village on the verge of death, urging Xin to travel to another village.
There he meets a boy who looks nearly identical to Piao, Ying Zheng, the current King of Qin. Xin learns that Piao served as a body double for Ying Zheng, and was mortally wounded in a power struggle for the throne.
Though initially furious at Ying Zheng for causing Piao’s death, Xin decides to seize the opportunity and aid Ying Zheng in defeating his brother and reclaiming the Qin throne.