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Funimation Provides Five-Minute ‘Kingdom’ Anime Recap

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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.
© Yasuhisa Hara / Shueisha Kingdom Production Committee

The spring 2020 anime series Kingdom is the third season of the property which debuted on April 5th, 2020 in Japan. The show previously found itself a simulcast partner with Funimation bringing out new episodes but, like many other shows, everything is up in the air thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we await the series starting up again, Funimation has put out a new five-minute clip that covers the Coalition Army Arc in a pretty concise way to entice people into checking out the series in full or just getting prepared for the return of the third season.

This season changed up the staffing side as it features Kenichi Imaizumi directing based on the scripts by Noboru Takagi. Hisashi Abe is on board for the character designs with animation production by Studio Signpost.

They join Yuya Uchida as Shun Shin Kun, Miou Tanaka as Kan Mei, and Atsuko Tanaka as Ka Rin. Additional casting includes Daisuke Namikawa as Go Hou Mei (Wu Feng Ming), Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kou Yoku (Xiang Yi), and Yūto Uemura as Haku Rei (Bai Li).

Check out our review of the second season.

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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.

 

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