With strong sales of the manga in Japan and an anime that did well there but was criminally neglected here, the third season of Kingdom has now been announced. NHK has confirmed a new season is in the works with an all-new staff but a largely returning cast. With original creator Yasuhisa Hara supervising it, the confirmed returning cast includes Masakazu Morita as Shin (Xin), Jun Fukuyama as Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), and Rie Kugimiya as Karyō Ten (He Liao Diao). The new production team will be revealed later.
Hara confirmed that this season will cover the Alliance arc of the manga.
Check out our review of the second season.
Plot Concept: When low-born servant boys, Piao and Xin, set out to become the world’s greatest war generals they quickly find themselves caught up in a violent struggle between two noblemen plotting to overthrow the King. After Piao is killed protecting the rightful ruler of the kingdom of Qin, Xin sets out on a campaign for revenge that leads him straight into the fire of war. Now, with a target on his back and an army of enemies standing in his way, it will be up to a boy with no name and a young king without a throne to return order to their war-torn country in this historical action-drama based on the Tezuka Award-winning manga.