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Kingdom


Alt Names: alt キングダムalt 王者天下alt El Reinoalt Kaharianalt Karaļvalstsalt Kongerigealt Koninkrijkalt Krallıkalt Królestwoalt Legenda Tujuh Kerajaanalt Royaumealt مملكةalt Царство
Author: HARA Yasuhisa
Artist: HARA Yasuhisa
Genres: Action ActionAward Winning Award WinningDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalSeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: 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 Xin who grew into a great general and all the trials and bloodshed that lead him there.

Won the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Grand Prize.

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> Kingdom one-shots:
1. Li Mu
( http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/li-mu-r9692 )
2. Meng Wu and Chu Zi (Note: Contain spoilers to future events of the main story)
( http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/meng-wu-and-chu-zi-r10078 )
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.38 Ch.410: Choose One of Two
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers A week ago
Vol.38 Ch.409: The Man Who Was Nothing
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago
Vol.38 Ch.408v2: The Decisive Year
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 3 weeks ago
Vol.38 Ch.407: 5000-Man Commander
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 4 weeks ago
Vol.38 Ch.406: Parting of Ways
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 12 October 2014 - 01:20 PM
Vol.38 Ch.405: A New State
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 11 October 2014 - 11:35 AM
Vol.37 Ch.404: Lüshi Chunqiu
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 30 September 2014 - 01:07 PM
Vol.37 Ch.403: The Queen Mother's Goal
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 22 September 2014 - 02:11 PM
Vol.37 Ch.402: Activity at Kanyou
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 16 September 2014 - 01:47 PM
Vol.37 Ch.401: The Warring States From Now On
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 05 September 2014 - 01:47 PM
Vol.37 Ch.400v2: Fall and Retreat
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 05 September 2014 - 01:51 PM [A]
Vol.37 Ch.399: Close In
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 18 August 2014 - 02:04 PM
Vol.37 Ch.398: Reason for not Fighting
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 August 2014 - 03:15 PM
Vol.37 Ch.397: Onwards to the Headquarters
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 28 July 2014 - 03:10 PM
Vol.37 Ch.396: Days upon Days of Training
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 22 July 2014 - 01:50 PM
Vol.37 Ch.395: Ouhon's Duty
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 14 July 2014 - 01:19 PM
Vol.37 Ch.394: Spectator
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 05 July 2014 - 03:04 PM
Vol.36 Ch.393v2: Third Day of Choyou
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:07 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.392v2: China's Attention
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:06 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.391v2: Loss
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:06 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.390v2: The History of Infighting
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:05 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.389v3: The Name of Earl Shi
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:05 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.388v2: The New Gyoku Hou Unit
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:04 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.387v2: Exchange
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:04 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.386: Ten's Existence
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 18 May 2014 - 01:40 PM
Vol.36 Ch.385: Internal Discord
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 15 May 2014 - 11:16 AM
Vol.36 Ch.384v2: Behind the Duel
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 12 May 2014 - 08:41 AM [A]
Vol.36 Ch.383v2: Call Out
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 12 May 2014 - 08:38 AM [A]
Vol.35 Ch.382v2: The Wei Fire Dragons
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 July 2014 - 08:03 AM [A]
Vol.35 Ch.381: Old Fashioned Person
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 08 May 2014 - 02:37 PM
Vol.35 Ch.380: Personal Feelings and Strategy
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 May 2014 - 03:10 PM
Vol.35 Ch.379: A New Strategical Front
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 May 2014 - 03:06 PM
Vol.35 Ch.378v2: Justice
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 May 2014 - 03:14 PM [A]
Vol.35 Ch.377: Sword and Shield
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 01 May 2014 - 02:37 PM
Vol.35 Ch.376: Corridor
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 April 2014 - 03:15 PM
Vol.35 Ch.375: Jailbreak
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 April 2014 - 03:10 PM
Vol.35 Ch.374: The Siege of Tonryuu City
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 April 2014 - 03:04 PM
Vol.35 Ch.373: Great Growth
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 24 April 2014 - 01:21 PM
Vol.35 Ch.372: The Subjugation Army Sets Out
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 24 April 2014 - 01:16 PM
Vol.34 Ch.371: Tonryuu's Change
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 22 April 2014 - 02:24 PM
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Ch.304 Read Online
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Ch.303 Read Online
Btooom no fansub libido66 01 October 2014 - 07:20 PM [A]
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Vol.5 Ch.45: Confrontación
One Scanlations One Scans 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.5 Ch.44: Rey Sho
One Scanlations One Scans 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.5 Ch.43: La monstruosa ave llega
One Scanlations One Scans 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.5 Ch.42: Ilusión
One Scanlations One Scans 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: El chico desconocido
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If the dumb queen wanted peaceful days, she just had to ally with Sei, her son, from the start.  He's most likely to overlook her adultery and such, rather than raising arms in rebellion and forcing him to execute her to maintain the dignity of the emperor.

 

...for the real history, it is impossible...but for the manga, I am 100% agree with you

If the dumb queen wanted peaceful days, she just had to ally with Sei, her son, from the start.  He's most likely to overlook her adultery and such, rather than raising arms in rebellion and forcing him to execute her to maintain the dignity of the emperor.

No matter what they felt about each other, Ei Sei and his mother couldn't be more similar. Remember Sei's speech before war against Riboku's army? Like mother, like son 

The party date has been set

now we just need to wait for the BIGGEST CEREMONY EVER 

I keep hoping that the queen is actually a closet Tsundere and is going to show up at the coming of age ceremony to back Sei.

I think she's too long gone bro. I mean not like it's be the first time she'll making an attempt on his life.

Dammn, did she really squeeze that dudes nuts until he passed out lmao

Most likely he's dead. 

Dammn, did she really squeeze that dudes nuts until he passed out lmao

The line of primogeniture of a Chinese King goes only from father to son. The situation that would allow a distaff line to be adopted into the direct line of succession is the elimination of the existing royal line. See, of the Qin royal line at the time of the Lao Ai rebellion, only two surviving males can be found: the King himself and his infant son. Eliminating both would force the line of succession to be pulled back one generation, to find an uncle of the King eligible for the throne. However, at the time no such uncle was alive. Also, none of the previous King's brothers had living male heirs. Since all women were automatically excluded from the royal line, that left the next available male relative of the King, including distaff brothers, who would be considered closer than second cousins because getting to second cousins would have required going back up one more generation to search for heirs. This was the reason the King's half brothers were potentially eligible for the throne at only that exact point in time when circumstances allowed it. 

 

^ reminds me of How to Become the British Monarch

I'm assuming that the Queen, at this point, is already considered of royal blood. Especially since she's the queen of the royal harem. While it's true she married into royalty, it doesn't change the fact that she bore a child who is of royal blood. That itself is probably enough to give her royal status. Otherwise, she wouldn't have been able to take the position of queen of the royal harem. If I remember correctly (Yes, we have to rely on my crappy memory), the mother of the current king/emperor of a kingdom receives some sort of royal status. Leading the royal harem is probably one of them, or usually the case. Additionally, being the royal mother gives you almost the equivalent or even greater respect from the kingdom's people because you were the "chosen" one, for lack of a better word, who bore the previous king's child.

 

Then again, my knowledge of this stuff is pretty half-assed. Everything I know about Chinese royalty stems from the knowledge I learn from Chinese movies about ancient times. Sorry, about the run-on's and stuff, too. Kind of sick as I'm typing this so my concentration is a bit out of whack.

 

The line of primogeniture of a Chinese King goes only from father to son. The situation that would allow a distaff line to be adopted into the direct line of succession is the elimination of the existing royal line. See, of the Qin royal line at the time of the Lao Ai rebellion, only two surviving males can be found: the King himself and his infant son. Eliminating both would force the line of succession to be pulled back one generation, to find an uncle of the King eligible for the throne. However, at the time no such uncle was alive. Also, none of the previous King's brothers had living male heirs. Since all women were automatically excluded from the royal line, that left the next available male relative of the King, including distaff brothers, who would be considered closer than second cousins because getting to second cousins would have required going back up one more generation to search for heirs. This was the reason the King's half brothers were potentially eligible for the throne at only that exact point in time when circumstances allowed it. 

I keep hoping that the queen is actually a closet Tsundere and is going to show up at the coming of age ceremony to back Sei.

Okay quick question. How would the queens other children be capable of inheriting the Qin throne? Because she married into (Or hell not even marry she was just one of the previous kings women) the royal family. Kids from her and another man would not have a single speck of royal blood in them

I'm assuming that the Queen, at this point, is already considered of royal blood. Especially since she's the queen of the royal harem. While it's true she married into royalty, it doesn't change the fact that she bore a child who is of royal blood. That itself is probably enough to give her royal status. Otherwise, she wouldn't have been able to take the position of queen of the royal harem. If I remember correctly (Yes, we have to rely on my crappy memory), the mother of the current king/emperor of a kingdom receives some sort of royal status. Leading the royal harem is probably one of them, or usually the case. Additionally, being the royal mother gives you almost the equivalent or even greater respect from the kingdom's people because you were the "chosen" one, for lack of a better word, who bore the previous king's child.

 

Then again, my knowledge of this stuff is pretty half-assed. Everything I know about Chinese royalty stems from the knowledge I learn from Chinese movies about ancient times. Sorry, about the run-on's and stuff, too. Kind of sick as I'm typing this so my concentration is a bit out of whack.

Okay quick question. How would the queens other children be capable of inheriting the Qin throne? Because she married into (Or hell not even marry she was just one of the previous kings women) the royal family. Kids from her and another man would not have a single speck of royal blood in them

 

With Sei gone, they might as well be crown princes. Add some politics and ambitious officials, and you get a continued dynasty.

 

It's weird for her to shout the date of the attack like that. Few there are fully loyal to their state, so she can expect the other states to know everything.

Okay quick question. How would the queens other children be capable of inheriting the Qin throne? Because she married into (Or hell not even marry she was just one of the previous kings women) the royal family. Kids from her and another man would not have a single speck of royal blood in them

She is one cruel mother. 

How? She certainly cares about her other two children.

 

Sei is the only whom she didn't care about for whatever reason. Either because he is a child from the man she didn't love or because he is the symbol of her past and suffering. Not that its correct by any means though but it was inevitable I guess due to their past.

 

That said she pretty much met a dead end anyway, either attack Sei or have her two children get killed alongside her husband and herself. 

She is one cruel mother. 

Think the Queen trigger the "tragedy death" flag ? 

I just binge read this. Throughout the whole thing, I couldn't help but think that I really wanted to see some XinXZheng. Goddamn, there are way too many delicious traps. Pretty good story too.

Hara's not actually that good. What he's doing is the typical shounen trope of fleshing out enemies before they get their heads cut off. Sometimes it works, like right now with the Queen Mother, but sometimes it gets annoying, like with the Yan general who was set up to have his head cut off by Houken. For the true master of making readers sympathize with traditional villains, go read Ravages of Time. You'll find yourself:

 

- Agreeing with noble - yes, noble - Dong Zhuo's righteous ideology 

- Cheering the mighty hero Lu Bu.

- Rooting for betrayed Yuan Shao.

 

Anyone at all familiar with the Three Kingdoms will be wondering right about now WTF I'm smoking, but such is the storytelling skill of Master Chan Mou that it all makes sense in the Ravages universe. What makes Chan Mou doubly awesome is that he doesn't need flashbacks and self-reflections to set up all these untraditional viewpoints. He set them all up from the very start.

 

As for the Queen Mother, this flashbacking isn't actually helping her case. Okay, you had a seriously screwed-up life, but SO DID SEI! He didn't turn out all that bad, and he's barely 20. You know what wouldabeen more productive? Allying with your son to take out the guy actually responsible for screwing up your life!

 

Two point:

 

- If you pay attention to Queen Mother's character you can tell that allying with Sei is just simply isn't feasible. Their relationship has went beyond unrecoverable even Sei himself acknowledge that fact. Unfortunately we've yet to go full depth about what the Queen's Mother think about Sei but given what we know so far I think its safe to assume that the reason Queen's Mother didn't ally with Sei is because she wants to cut all the connection from her past.

 

- Sei turned up better because that trader girl who manages to give him hope to his life. The queen has no such person up until she meet Rou Ai. And by the time she starts a new life Ryofui comes and likely will destroy her life again for the second time.

 

Also I don't think its fair to compare it to Ravages of Time. That series is a league of its own that I've yet to see any series that can compare to it in terms of storytelling.

I'm commander Shepard and this is my favourite manga on Batoto.

Yea honestly I feel like he gives the back story like two chapters before they get killed or something. Feels like too little too late most of the time.

 

Even in this case now that we've learned more about the queen's motivations it's already evident that things aren't going to work out for her and this whole time I'm left wondering where has she been the whole time this has been happening? You'd think the Queen would take matters into her own hands instead of leaving the control to someone as naive as the eunuch.

Hara's not actually that good. What he's doing is the typical shounen trope of fleshing out enemies before they get their heads cut off. Sometimes it works, like right now with the Queen Mother, but sometimes it gets annoying, like with the Yan general who was set up to have his head cut off by Houken. For the true master of making readers sympathize with traditional villains, go read Ravages of Time. You'll find yourself:

 

- Agreeing with noble - yes, noble - Dong Zhuo's righteous ideology 

- Cheering the mighty hero Lu Bu.

- Rooting for betrayed Yuan Shao.

 

Anyone at all familiar with the Three Kingdoms will be wondering right about now WTF I'm smoking, but such is the storytelling skill of Master Chan Mou that it all makes sense in the Ravages universe. What makes Chan Mou doubly awesome is that he doesn't need flashbacks and self-reflections to set up all these untraditional viewpoints. He set them all up from the very start.

 

As for the Queen Mother, this flashbacking isn't actually helping her case. Okay, you had a seriously screwed-up life, but SO DID SEI! He didn't turn out all that bad, and he's barely 20. You know what wouldabeen more productive? Allying with your son to take out the guy actually responsible for screwing up your life!

The Ravages of Time is a freaking masterpiece of a manga though, it is hard to compare to it in terms of storytelling. Though in my opinion the most powerful emotional moments for Lu Bu was between him and his daughter, that was setup fairly quickly and yet still turned out to be one of the best moments in the manga.

hmm

Spoiler

???

 

I'm really interested in Hara's outcome of this arc.

Historical spoiler ahead~

Spoiler

 

I also think it'd like you said, since

Spoiler

Maybe he's not the smartest kid in the class but at least his feelings is real...My hat off too that.

Hara's one of the best in the business at stirring up emotions with fantastic dialogue, art, and back-stories, at least to me. I'm actually glad he did this because there were way too many recent posts to the effect of "Can't wait till the Queen bitch dies".

 

Considering how she had an initially idyllic life, fell in love with Ryofui only to be used by him like an object, and then had to endure all the hatred in Zhao while prostituting herself, she turned out better than one would expect. I guess people have short memories.

 

Hara's not actually that good. What he's doing is the typical shounen trope of fleshing out enemies before they get their heads cut off. Sometimes it works, like right now with the Queen Mother, but sometimes it gets annoying, like with the Yan general who was set up to have his head cut off by Houken. For the true master of making readers sympathize with traditional villains, go read Ravages of Time. You'll find yourself:

 

- Agreeing with noble - yes, noble - Dong Zhuo's righteous ideology 

- Cheering the mighty hero Lu Bu.

- Rooting for betrayed Yuan Shao.

 

Anyone at all familiar with the Three Kingdoms will be wondering right about now WTF I'm smoking, but such is the storytelling skill of Master Chan Mou that it all makes sense in the Ravages universe. What makes Chan Mou doubly awesome is that he doesn't need flashbacks and self-reflections to set up all these untraditional viewpoints. He set them all up from the very start.

 

As for the Queen Mother, this flashbacking isn't actually helping her case. Okay, you had a seriously screwed-up life, but SO DID SEI! He didn't turn out all that bad, and he's barely 20. You know what wouldabeen more productive? Allying with your son to take out the guy actually responsible for screwing up your life!

Hara's one of the best in the business at stirring up emotions with fantastic dialogue, art, and back-stories, at least to me. I'm actually glad he did this because there were way too many recent posts to the effect of "Can't wait till the Queen bitch dies".

 

Considering how she had an initially idyllic life, fell in love with Ryofui only to be used by him like an object, and then had to endure all the hatred in Zhao while prostituting herself, she turned out better than one would expect. I guess people have short memories.

I actually can't wait until Ryofui dies rather than the Queen... Honestly, the moment that chapter comes out just can't come any sooner.. Gotta remember to prepare the popcorn.


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