Kingdom the anime series made a return this year and has already announced the next edition of its endeavors with Kingdom Season 5 which is now slated for 2024! The fantasy series is probably a bit underrated and under-appreciated for a good fantasy series.
Kingdom Anime Series is derived from the manga of the same name by Yasuhisa Hara. Produced by Studio Pierrot, the 4 seasons are spread over one hundred episodes. Kingdom manga is one of the longest-running on Weekly Shonen Jump. There is no dearth of material for the upcoming season and its popularity can be judged by the print of manga selling more than 70 million copies and securing the second top-selling manga series rank in 2020.
Kingdom Season 5 Trailer
While revealing the teaser, there was no mention of the Kingdom Season 5 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song.
The Kingdom Season 4 OP “Rei -ray-” was sung by SUIREN, while the ED “Dazzling (Genyou)” was voiced by Haku.
What is Kingdom Season 5 About?
Kingdom stars two war orphans in China during the period of the warring states (475-221 BC). The two boys, called Shin and Hyo, dream of one day becoming China’s greatest generals. Being low-born slaves, their path ahead can only be riddled with difficulties. They part ways promising each other that they will fulfil their dreams. Piao (Hyo) finds important assignments to get him involved in the wars while Xin (Shin) befriends a soon-to-be king Zheng (Ei Sei).
Kingdom Season 4 takes after the coalition and sets the country on the path of economic recovery. Qin was declared the victor but the internal conflict between Ei Sei and Ryo Fui seems to be escalating. Ei Sei is in line for his coronation but there is a conspiracy hatching on Ryo Fui’s side that aims to thwart the ceremony off balance.
Qin learns that an army facing 20000 strong is marching toward them. The initial trust between Ei Sei and his brother grows as they face a common enemy but something worse is at hand. Kingdom Season 5 will explore the part of this conspiracy that will see Ryo Fui stand in the way of Ei Sei’s ascension to the throne. Shin’s journey also awaits him in the upcoming season.
When Will Kingdom Season 5 be Released?
Kingdom Season 5 has announced a 2024 release on its official Twitter handle. The announcement followed immediately after the Kingdom season 4 final episode ended its broadcast in Japan. It was followed by an announcement video shared in the trailer section above.
Thank you for watching the 4th series of the TV anime ” #キングダム “. ※ We are coordinating the rebroadcast of episode 26 “The Whereabouts of the Six Generals”. And… January 2024 ~ #第5シリーズ Broadcast decision! The story goes to #黒羊丘の戦い … The teaser visual and special news of Shogun #桓騎 , where Shin Shin fights together, are also released!
The anime is slated for Winter 2024 and will premiere in January. The specific release date will only be known at the end of next year. The Kingdom anime series got its first season in 2012.
It probably will not run in quarters of the year but rather one single stretch for half a year like Jujutsu Kaisen. Kingdom Season 3 also had a similar release schedule after its premiere in April 2022. Kingdom Season 5 release date announcement should include the broadcast and streaming details.
How many episodes will Kingdom Season 5 have?
Most seasons of the Kingdom anime end up with roughly 26 episodes which means Kingdom Season 5 is also likely to do the same.
Where Can I Watch Kingdom Season 5?
The previous seasons of the Kingdom anime series aired on NHK General and streamed on Crunchyroll. It is more than likely that Kingdom Season 5 will be broadcast on the same channel blocks and streamed on Crunchyroll. The series will also get an English Dub when it releases and will be available on the streaming platforms where it is added.
Kingdom Season 5 Characters Cast and Staff!
Kingdom Season 5 should see a lot of returning cast from the previous season of the show. While there are no official cast revelations as of now, the main cast of the anime should be back in Season 5. The voice cast expected to return includes:
- Masakazu Morita as Shin / Xin
- Jun Fukuyama as Ei Sei / Ying Zheng
- Yoshimasu Hosoya as Ou Han / Wang Ben
- Jun Fukuyama as Li Piao / Ri Hyo
- Rie Kugiyama as Liao / Ka Ryo Ten
Additional returning characters and supporting cast will be announced before the release of Kingdom Season 5. Pierrot Studios have adapted all the seasons of the anime so far and are expected to be returning for the upcoming season of the anime as well. Kingdom Season 3 had a change in production staff so the team for Season 5 also needs confirmation.
The teaser and official poster for Kingdom Season 5 are also out!
FAQs – Kingdom Season 5 Edition
Q. Has Kingdom anime finished?
A. The Kingdom anime currently has four seasons, the latest of which was released in April 2022. The anime has been renewed for Season 5 which is expected in the Winter 2024 calendar. Season 1 was released in 2012 with 39 episodes. Season 2 had 38 episodes and was released in 2013. The anime adaptation of the historical series took a 7-year break and returned with its third season in 2020 and a fourth season soon after in 2022.
The anime series seems far from over even as the story is concluding one conflict after another. There is room for more seasons of anime from the manga that won the legendary Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Q. Should I watch the Kingdom anime series?
A. The Kingdom anime series is an excellent historical epic series that was created by Yasuhisa Hara. The story has complex characters and a solid plot with conflicts, resolutions, and conspiracies. Kingdom has 66 volumes that have been published since 2006. All the seasons of the anime have been rated over 8.5/10 on My Anime List.
For viewers that enjoy historical and military themes, Kingdom is a fantastic choice with 129 episodes at the moment. A live-action movie for Kingdom was released in 2019 and a sequel film was released in the Summer of 2022. There should be more live-action movies in line to create a series. The manga is already critically acclaimed and has a huge fanbase.
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