By Liam Dempsey
It feels like an eternity has passed since the long-awaited third season of Kingdom was cut short in April due to COVID-19, but we finally know that the historical action series will ride again in Spring 2021, thanks to the official Japanese Twitter account for the series!
The anime adaptation of the hit manga Kingdom premiered in 2012 with 38 episodes, followed by a second season of 39 episodes in 2013. Both seasons were animated by Studio Pierrot and adapted roughly 260 chapters.
Studio Signpost, a subsidiary of Studio Pierrot, took over for the third season. The Kingdom manga has 655 chapters and counting, so there’s plenty of material for another 30 episodes or more!
Funimation is currently streaming all three seasons.
Synopsis: A nameless boy and a young king have grown up in a nation plagued by war. The boy, Xin, has countlessly proven himself on the battlefield, and although initially starting on bad terms, he and the young king, Zheng, have become comrades.
Zheng wishes to bring all the warring states under Qin, while Xin climbs the ranks to become a Great General. Both of their ambitions will change history forever.