Kingdom : the 12th license of Kami-Arts
We are proud to announce the acquisition of the worldwide rights for the manga Kingdom, the historic saga set in China. We look forward to adapting the protagonists of this renowned manga and seeing them in your collections!
Kingdom is a manga published since 2006, still in production. Based on its success, an animated version was released in 2012, 2013 and 2014. A film inspired by the universe of Kingdom was also released in 2019, followed by a video game.
The stakes are high for Kami-Arts! Indeed, the last volume #59, published in September 18, 2020, ranked directly 2nd in the Oricon ranking, just behind One Piece. The last volume #60 will be released on December 18th in Japan. Volumes #55, #56, #57 and #58 will be released on December 17 in France.
China in the spotlight with this new license
The story takes place in China, before the unification of the Chinese kingdoms, during the period of the warring kingdoms. 7 kingdoms fight each other: Qin, Zhao, Han, Wei, Chu, Yan and Qi.
It is within the Kingdom of Qin that we follow the story of Shin, whose dream is to become Great General.
Beyond fiction, we find in Kingdom some historical references. Indeed, the destiny of Shin will lead him to cross that of the historical character Ei Sei. The man will then be known as Qin Shi Huang: the king who will succeed in unifying the 7 kingdoms of China, between 230 and 221 B.C. He will go further than the unification of the territories by also imposing a writing, a language, a currency and a system of weights and measures common to the Chinese Empire.
In a romanticized way, the Manga thus retraces this history, that of the fights before unification. A very rich universe for a story that oscillates between royal palaces and battlefields, victories and defeats: enough to make beautiful Kingdom projects for Kami-Arts!
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