The TV anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara’s (泰久原) classic shonen manga, “Kingdom” (キングダム) revealed a teaser video and new cast members for its third season, which will premiere this April.
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.
The third season will follow the Coalition Invasion Arc (合従軍編).
▍Characters and Cast
■ Shin (信)– CV: Masakazu Morita (森田 成一)
■ Eisei (嬴政) – CV: Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤)
■ Karyō Ten (河了貂) – CV: Junya Enoki (榎木淳弥)
■ Hyoko (麃公) – CV: Shirō Saitō (齋籐志郎)
■ Mobu (蒙武) – CV: Taiten Kusunoki (楠大典)
■ To (騰) – CV: Akio Kato (加藤亮夫)
■ Kanki (桓騎) – CV: Kentarō Itō (伊藤健太郎)
■ Ohsen (王翦) – CV: Kenyu Horiuchi (堀內賢雄)
■ Ohhon (王賁) – CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya (細谷佳正)
■ Moten (蒙恬) – CV: Hirofumi Nojima (野島 裕史)
■ Riboku (李牧) – CV: Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川智之)
■ Syunshinkun (春申君) – CV: Yūya Uchida (內田夕夜)
■ Karin (媧燐) – CV: Atsuko Tanaka (田中敦子)
■ Kanmei (汗明) – CV: Miō Tanaka (田中美央)
■ Gohomei (呉鳳明) – CV: Daisuke Namikawa (浪川大輔)
■ Koyoku (項翼) – CV:Tatsuhisa Suzuki (鈴木達央)
■ Hakurei (白麗) – CV: Yūto Uemura (上村祐翔)
▍Staff and Production
The third season is created by brand new staff. TV Anime “Reborn!” director Kenichi Imaizumi (今泉 賢一) is directing the series at Pierrot’s subsidiary company St. Signpost, with scripts by “Durarara!!” series composition Noboru Takagi (高木 登) and character designs by animator Hisashi Abe (阿部 恒). Hiroyuki Sawano (澤野 弘之) and Kohta Yamamoto (山本 康太) are composing the music.