On the official site for Yasuhisa Hara’s animated manga adaptation Kingdom, a new promotional video for the second half of the third season was posted, covering the “Saikoku Bouei-sen (Sai Defense Battle Arc) ”. The promotional image starring King Ei Sei writes: “Keep hope alive!”
This third season resumed its broadcast in Japan on April 4 from the first episode, with Funimation distributing it in the West. It should be remembered that this anime had originally premiered in April 2020, but was suspended due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on production. On his side, Hara began publishing the Kingdom manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2006.
- Kenichi Imaizumi (Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Houkago Saikoro Club, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!) Is directing the anime at Studio Signpost.
- Noboru Takagi (Baccano !, Durarara !!, Golden Kamuy) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Hisashi Abe (Berserk, Devil May Cry, Petshop of Horrors) is in charge of character design.
- BiSH performs the second opening song titled “STACKiNG”, while Emiko Suzuki performs the second closing song titled “kIng”.
Kingdom 3rd Season Synopsis
Following the success of the Sanyou campaign, Qin’s army, including the 1,000-man Commander Li Xin, is getting ever closer to fulfilling King Ying Zheng’s dream of unifying China. With an important geographic foothold in Wei state now under his control, Qin sets his sights east towards the remaining warring states. Meanwhile, Li Mu – an unparalleled strategist and the newly appointed prime minister of Zhao state – has taken advantage of Zhao’s temporary truce with Qin to negotiate with the other states without interruption.
Seemingly without warning, Ying Zheng receives the news that the armies of the states of Chu, Zhao, Wei, Han, Yan, and Qi have crossed into Qin territory. Realizing too late the purpose of Li Mu’s truce with Qin, Zheng quickly assembles his advisers to devise a plan to confront the six-state coalition army at his gates. For the first time in history, the state of Qin faces total destruction and must use all the resources and strategies at its disposal to avoid being wiped off the map.