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‘Kingdom’ Getting Japanese Anime DVD Box Set Release

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KingdomWhile those who watched Kingdom definitely got into it, the series never made quite the dent that was hoped for, especially when FUNimation simulcast the first season of it which ran for 38 episodes. Avex Marketing did it as you’d expect in Japan during that run in that they released it across 19 DVD volumes, priced at 5040yen each, which made it a heck of a series to collect. Now they’re bringing out a priced down version of it that’s a bit more affordable as it’s coming out in three box sets with a few more episodes per set. No information is available at the moment about the types of boxes, first press materials or any on-disc extras.

  • DVD-Box 1: 12600yen, January 31st | eps 1-9
  • DVD-Box 2: 15800yen, February 28th | eps 10-23
  • DVD-Box 3: 15800yen, March 28th | eps 24-38

Plot concept: 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: Kingdom DVD-Boxes]