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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.


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

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Latest Release(s)
c.368 by Mangajoy (0d ago)
c.367 by Mangajoy (1d ago)
v.34 c.363-364 by Turnip Farmers (2d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Ongoing)

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

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User Rating
Average: 9.3 / 10.0 (374 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.09 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 16th 2014, 6:05am PST

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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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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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Incredibly fun but admittedly not everyone's cup of tea   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by claudiofd
February 16th, 2014, 11:29am
For me personally Kingdom was one of the biggest surprises I've had in manga in the past few years.

A historical piece that features the fascinating warring states period of ancient Chinese history. It was an era of war and enormous developments in the art of warfare (not an intentional pun on the globally famous Sun Tzu's book that was written in this same period). Instead of focusing too much on historical accuracy and realism that would drag the manga down, the author decided to search for an equilibrium between actual historical elements (The warring states, the unification of China by the Qin, some of the characters, some of the strategies and weapons), fictionalized/legendary elements (overpowered characters, wild strategies). The result is a thoroughly entertaining "manly" series that has a "page-turner" effect that keeps you yearning for more. I believe it takes much of its influence from fictional Chinese chronicles that became famous in China later on.
The characters aren't the deepest philosophical people you'll ever see (which would honestly be self-detrimental in this case) but they're very likable and - to use a rather crude expression - manly enough to make your blood boil. They are the kind of characters you want to see act. The generals are very different and a battle under each general always has a particularly different feeling. There are several different interests at play which makes characters more interesting and a bit more unpredictable. There is a certain over-dependence on the main character that should be lessened since it restricts the battles, but in this current arc it was indeed a bit less noticeable so I'll refrain from commenting further on it for now. There is a fair bit of plot-armor and I'll get to that in a moment.

Now, there have been plenty of negative criticism towards this manga and I believe it is understandable. But, I believe much of it comes from people somehow misunderstanding what this manga actually is.To prevent a part of this, let me make some points clear:
- This is a Historical manga but it is not always accurate and realistic.
- There is a bit of blood and things like that, but in many ways this seems to play at times like an exemplary shounen rather than a seinen.
- The pace is uneven - the battles tend to be long but focus more (especially on the later parts) on individual confrontation and skill.

That being said it is all used in favor of entertainment. If you like war scenes in manga (once again, not realistic though) this should be your next pick. If you like manly characters and action packed series this should be your next pick. If you like the warring states period of Chinese history this should be your next pick. If you're looking for a thoroughly entertaining manga that draws you in, this should be your next pick.

... Last updated on February 16th, 2014, 11:33am
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Why all the hate??...its good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wick29
February 1st, 2014, 8:14am
I was skeptical to read this manga after seeing all the comments but the manga is quite good. Its engaging and has those surprising moments where the protagonist proves his talent (a la The Breaker:New Waves). Also the story is strong, progressive and has good balance.
Worth a read guys
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Flaming Pile of   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
January 19th, 2014, 12:24pm
It's scary how many people believe that this is a masterpiece. At best, this is garbage with a quick turn-over rate.

Fascinating / Realistic Characters
The main character is an idiot who never realized two of his companions were girls for 100+ chapters.

Strategic Battles
LOL. What? Half of the generals rely on their instincts to get themselves and their armies through each battle. The other half, AKA the strategists, usually and pathetically die to the first group. Now guess which half the main character belongs to and how each of his battles unfold.

Like 'Game of Thrones'

Greatest Historical Manga Ever
Historie? Otoyomegatari? Sidooh? The Ravages of Time? Vagabond? Vinland Saga?

... Last updated on January 21st, 2014, 6:54am
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arcady battles manga at most...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
January 12th, 2014, 9:26am
But surprisingly good at showing finer battle details, from troops morale to horse and foot soldiers dependency. The manga tried and succeeded in walking between typical shounen battlemanga troupes and epic scale warfare: though all generals are superhumen, all battles were decided by either general duels or battle tactics. No man wins a war by himself.

It will be a great read if you are used to ancient warfare strategy or into strategy video gaming, but still quite enjoyable if you are not. Recommended.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2014, 9:27am
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Masterpiece of historical fantasy series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by betmen
November 10th, 2013, 8:33pm
Ever since i read the song of ice and fire series (Game of thrones) all Medieval fantasy just look like feces but NOT THIS!!!!!

Ambitious two main character, fascinating side character, Realistic tactical battle, deep political intrigue, great character development and the detail in historical backgroud THIS MANGA HAS IT ALL.. even you not fan of the genre i suggest you read it.
I hope this manga get licensed in my country, reading it in my computer isn't enough.
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