The live-action movie of Yasuhisa Hara’s (原泰久) hit manga “Kingdom” (キングダム) confirms a sequel following its huge success in Japan. Hara reveals an illustration to celebrate the announcement.
Shinsuke Satō (佐藤信介), who is known to direct a number of live-actions such as Gantz, Death Note Light up the NEW world, and Bleach, will return as the director. Manga creator Hara will again write the scripts. He also reveals plans to include the film’s original scenes like the previous live-action.
Kento Yamazaki (山﨑賢人), Ryō Yoshizawa (吉沢亮), and Kanna Hashimoto (橋本環奈) are all returning from the previous film as their characters Shin, Ei Sei and Ka Ryō Ten.
The first film opened in Japan on 19th April 2019 and earned over JP$690,219,500 (about US$6.17 million) in its first three days. The film eventually earned a cumulative total of JP$5.73 billion (about US$53.2 million).