Yesterday, NHK announced that the third season of the Kingdom anime would resume with episode five on 4 April 2021. They also provided us with a neat trailer to boot.
The Kingdom series has become one of the most beloved manga in Japan, and one of the more popular anime series that has come out in the last 10 years or so. The historical anime kicked off in 2012 with its first season, with a second season following right behind it, and then radio silence for the next seven years. Then, out of the blue, there was an announcement for a third season set to kick off in 2020. Because of the pandemic, the season got four episodes in and then went on hiatus.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Kingdom series, it is a historical anime that takes place during China’s Warring States era (roughly 475-221 BCE) and features a fictionalized version of the very real Great General of the period, Li Xin (or Shin in Japanese). The Kingdom anime is based on a manga by Yasuhisa Hara.
If you’re a fan of historical dramas, documentaries, or anime, Kingdom might be right up your alley. I personally have watched a handful of episodes for the series and found it quite interesting. I didn’t really know what was going on because I came in halfway through the series, but I have had a number of friends tell me that I should go back and watch it from the beginning.
The third season of the Kingdom anime kicks off on 4 April 2021.