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Millions of years have passed since the times of legends, when the worlds of man and gods were still the same. In these times it was the desires of man that moved the world. It is the era of the 500 year war: The warring states period. Kingdom is the story of a young boy named Shin who grew into a great general and all the trials and bloodshed that lead him there.


Related Series
Li Mu (Side Story)
Meng Wu and Chu Zi (Side Story)

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Latest Release(s)
v.37 c.397 by Turnip Farmers (1d ago)
v.37 c.396 by Turnip Farmers (8d ago)
c.396 by Mangajoy (9d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1
Ends at Volume 24, Chapter 261

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 9.3 / 10.0 (444 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.12 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2014, 5:53am PST

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Original Publisher

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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #156 decreased(-48)
Monthly Pos #71 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #47 decreased(-44)
6 Month Pos #3 (No change)

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On 571 wish lists
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Seinen manga with cliche Shounen main character.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by enryu022
June 27th, 2014, 11:02am
This is amazing manga but i know the mangaka is trying to make the main character a general , after reading this manga , i say he doesn't have the characteristics of being a general , he is a just a soldier, nothing more , that's where he must be , trusting him of thousands of people's lives in the hands of this naive kid is making me to drop this manga but what i read is for the political and the war and other characters , i just try my best to ignore him at all .

... Last updated on June 27th, 2014, 11:05am
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Great series ... only if you can get past the main character   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
May 9th, 2014, 8:27am
Kingdom is the whole package when it comes to action. It covers all bases with more exaggerated fictional one on one battles to strategical battles to political wars. There are timely breaks between each war to break the monotony of endless fights, and interesting side characters to keep dialogue lively.

But my major issue with this series is that battles are large scale and highly dependent on numbers - not brawn. It drives me crazy that the main character is extraordinarily dumb, which simply does not work when his goal is to be a general in charge of thousands of lives. He sacrifices many of his subordinates' lives by being the idiot that he is but doesn't learn from it. He hasn't shown any remorse or conflicting thoughts about letting so many people die up to this point, and he hasn't developed intellectually to better lead an army. Instead, he continues to put a large emphasis on 'war achievements' and individual fighting strength.

The MC's very character contradicts his end goal, and it makes no sense that he's getting closer to becoming a general.
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A Complete Imbecile Cannot Become a Great General   
Rating: N/A
by Akoriv
May 6th, 2014, 3:52pm
I see a lot of people call the the MC an idiot. He's not. He is an imbecile, a mentally retarded sack of adrenaline fueled stupidity. A person that stupid could never become a great general. At best he would be a puppet for a real strategist who lacked the physical stature to fill the role.

While I like the way battles are laid out and the overall thought that seems to be given to the background of the story, the MC is at best a shounen cliche. If he was just uneducated but possessing native intellect an cunning, this could have been included among the greatest manga ever written.
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Surprisingly good.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by alduthir
May 2nd, 2014, 1:16pm
While I see a lot of people glorifying or downright slamming this manga.
I see where both sides are coming from. But tend to lean more toward the positive side.
I picked up this manga solely because it was on my list. And was pleasantly surprised.
The battles are well worked out, and gripping. (yes they always end happily , and are glorified, but it's still a manga so what can you expect?)
The setting is fascinating and the characters are (usually) fledhed out and interesting.
And it has incredibly fast releases.

Now my main gripes with this manga were :
The main character is pretty obnoxious at the start, though this does get better with time. (which could be seen as a strength because it follows not just the physical, but also the mental growth of the lead.)

And the fact that there are 'surprise reinforcements' every damn time. I know all is supposed to end well in stories like this. But it happens so often that it starts taking away from the tension.

Now overall I really enjoy this manga. And would recommend it to anyone who enjoys grand scale battles and the setting in Ancient China.
Just don't expect too many surprises, and be ready to put up with a brat of a main character for at least the first 80 chapters.
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Such grandness   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Hyoukami
April 23rd, 2014, 8:48am
Those who reads Chinese classics or other ancient epic stories will have the similar feeling of how a greatness of of heroic general conveyed through story or poems. Kingdom is one of few historic manga that able to make you drown the story with such heroic atmosphere. Some might complain that it's unrealistic but I see this as an artistic way of story telling; much like how ancient bards singing the greatness in excessive and grand word and poems. Some people complain that main character is idiot but I think he's more hotblooded and those "idiot" moment only there to show some healthy dose of comedy among those grand atmosphere. Recommended for fans of epic stories, but be wary that manga is not history textbook.
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Fast releases   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by reu
April 17th, 2014, 3:22pm
Fast releases(0-3 chapters per day). That is the biggest reason I like this manga. It is not anything new from what I have read but it is good enough and is enjoyable to read. But yeah, biggest reason is I don't have to wait a week(or sometimes 6 months) just to read the next chapter.
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a loooooong read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
April 15th, 2014, 9:38am
yep, it's a long pace manga
it's not your instance "woow, you're great" type main hero,
there is difficulty he must face before he can become what he want

and there (maybe) a little bit romance in near future...
well, it's quite good for me after too many battle and bloodbath (even the heroine have some "crazy" skill)

and yeah i will support shin X Kyoukai bigrazz

... Last updated on April 17th, 2014, 4:42am
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One of my favorites manga of all time   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
March 28th, 2014, 10:17am
I think it was a great decision to start this manga from the beginning, the story lines is great, the characters were magnificent, and the fights were epic.
My favorite character is Ouki of course!

I recommend this manga to every one who is looking for great manga.

... Last updated on March 28th, 2014, 10:18am
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Main Character is an Idiot   
Rating: N/A
by strixflash
February 20th, 2014, 9:13am
Don't know why it recieves such high praise, but as far as I have read (till CH100) it's average. The lead is irritating and is a total idiot. He has zero IQ and is the dumbest character I have seen. I enjoy gore & historical settings, but I can't stand idiot main character.
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One of my favorites!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zero-chan
February 16th, 2014, 1:52pm
well there are some people who seem to hate this manga and some who call it a masterpiece.
For me it is no masterpiece but one of my favorites to read.
It was a bit hart to get into but it's defenitely worth giving it a try since it's one of the very raw manga that get better along the way.
Especially the last chapter was really great....even giving me goosebumps XD
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