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Kingdom


Alt Names: alt キングダムalt Chiến quốcalt 王者天下alt El Reinoalt Il Regnoalt Kaharianalt Karaļvalstsalt Karalystėalt Kongerigealt Koninkrijkalt Krallıkalt Królestwoalt Legenda Tujuh Kerajaanalt Royaumealt Tsardomalt پادشاهیalt مملكةalt Кралствоalt Царство
Author: Hara Yasuhisa
Artist: Hara Yasuhisa
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureAward Winning Award WinningDrama DramaFantasy FantasyHistorical HistoricalMartial Arts Martial ArtsSeinen 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 Shin 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.

Related:

> 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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Vol.40 Ch.432: The Decisive Dusk
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 6 days ago [A]
Vol.40 Ch.431: The Turnabout Assault
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers A week ago [A]
Vol.40 Ch.430: Sound of Salvation
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago
Vol.40 Ch.430 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 2 weeks ago
Vol.40 Ch.429: A Commander's Popularity
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 4 weeks ago
Vol.40 Ch.429 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago
Vol.40 Ch.428: Running for your Life
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 18 April 2015 - 01:21 PM
Vol.40 Ch.428 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.40 Ch.427: Words of Resolve
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 11 April 2015 - 02:26 PM
Vol.40 Ch.427 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.426: Man's True Nature
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 04 April 2015 - 01:25 PM
Vol.39 Ch.426 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.425: Proper Emotions
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 28 March 2015 - 07:33 AM
Vol.39 Ch.425 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.424: Utopia
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 21 March 2015 - 01:31 PM
Vol.39 Ch.424 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.423: Origin of the World
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 14 March 2015 - 12:09 PM
Vol.39 Ch.423 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.422: The Life to be Protected at All Cost
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 03 March 2015 - 01:15 PM
Vol.39 Ch.422 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.421: Repeat of Failure
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 21 February 2015 - 12:14 PM
Vol.39 Ch.421 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.39 Ch.420: Parting Ways
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 14 February 2015 - 01:03 PM
Vol.39 Ch.420 Read Online
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Vol.39 Ch.419: The Man who Stands
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 07 February 2015 - 03:19 PM
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Vol.39 Ch.418: First Experience
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 31 January 2015 - 01:31 PM
Vol.39 Ch.418 Read Online
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Vol.39 Ch.417: River Crossing Battle
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 24 January 2015 - 01:34 PM
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Vol.39 Ch.416: Where the Ambushers Lie
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 10 January 2015 - 02:43 PM
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Vol.38 Ch.415: How to Create Rebel Soldiers
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 28 December 2014 - 02:34 PM
Vol.38 Ch.415 Read Online
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Vol.38 Ch.414: Three Sides, None Backing Down
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Vol.38 Ch.414 Read Online
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Vol.38 Ch.413: Voice of the Ancestral Spirits
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Vol.38 Ch.413 Read Online
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Vol.38 Ch.412: Coming of Age Ceremony
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Vol.1 Ch.1: The Unknown Boy
Exertus Scans Sora 30 June 2011 - 11:31 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Read Online
Aisheteru Scans αρняσɖιтє 01 August 2014 - 05:49 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Le garçon sans nom
Kingudamu Kingudamu 04 January 2014 - 05:28 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Le Garçon Inconnu
Lone Wolf Scans gaara5 23 May 2013 - 05:44 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Chłopiec bez imienia
Void Scans Faiprilce 21 July 2013 - 10:00 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: O Garoto Sem Nome
Kyodai Scans leokiko 25 June 2013 - 03:12 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: El chico desconocido
Avalon no fansub avalonnofansub 14 September 2014 - 04:31 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: El Chico Desconocido
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Vol.35 Ch.380 Read Online
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Vol.28 Ch.298: Solo durante una crisis
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 13 December 2014 - 01:34 AM [A]


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Some times i hate this comment section so much, he is not a deus-ex, Shouheikun, is not only smarter, but he was also stronger than Moubu, he is also of royalty descent, and the main rival of Moubu.

You, uh, didn’t really say anything that contradicts the deus-ex claim. If anything you supported it with this.

 Couldn't technically the King of Ai take over?

 

Sure he has no tactical talent at all, but a de facto leader is all the army needs right now,

 

Technically, he could. The question is if the soldiers would listen to him - think the battle of Doldrey in Berserk, for example... It's highly doubtful that Rou Ai has the confindence/trust of the soldiers - and in older times like this one, that could count for a lot more than the obedience towards the chain of command. Besides, its questionable how much of the army he could actually take control of - as the duke of Juuteki pointed out, their force isn't a single united force - they're an army that consists of three difference forces: The army of Ai, the Juuteki soldiers and the rest would be the "conscripted soldiers". All three groups have different motivations - the army of Ai is there to carry out the plan, the Juuteki warriors are the to spill Qin blood and the conscripts just want to survive. Thus, that they'd fall apart if the head of the army is cut off or things start going south is more likely than if they were a regular army. And considering the duke of Juuteki's last order... Rou Ai might have a shot at rallying the army of Ai, at least (especially if Hanoki shows up in time), but it seems like the Juuteki will be withdrawing unless they decide to ignore their last orders and go for avenging their leader instead and the conscripts will likely start to flee the field or surrender. That'd leave Rou Ai/Hanoki with about ten thousand men, which would have to face Qin's forces of about as many men... But that still doens't make things look good for them, especially if Hanoki doens't return soon, for the Qin forces now has several skilled tacticans in the place, who can start turning the battle to their advantage in all sorts of ways, which Rou Ai, who has no to very little military experience or education, cannot match. And that's not taking into account what blows to their morale they might be suffering not just from seeing the Duke of Juuteki killed, but also the Juuteki warriors withdrawing from the field...

Guys, I get what you are saying, but organisation and morale are not alpha and omega. Momentum and the likelyhood of victory and motivation for fighting matter too etc. However in my example I was being purposefully facetious to demonstrate how much this manga exxagerates the importance of generals. If you outnumber the enemy 10:1 and are about to win, no way in hell are you gonna be scared of defeat just because of the commander's death. Before disciplined armies, wars were fought by irregular rabbles. you don't need your commander when you are 10:1.

 

An example is the game Napoleon:Total war. Killing the enemy general instantly lower morale by half and makes enemy units close to surrender, but if you got 2 battered units and a general with full morale against 10 full enemy units with half morale and a dead general, you are going to lose if you are caught in melee, and stuck.

 

I hate it. It's bad writing.

 

It's clearly exaggerated, the author's making it like Romance of the Three Kingdom's uber generals. That's the style. But it's not completely unrealistic. As someone had already mentioned, Alexander the Great did something similar.

 

Before disciplined armies, wars were fought by irregular rabbles. you don't need your commander when you are 10:1.

 

It's precisely because they're mostly levies that the leader is so important. Once the general is gone, who will lead? As a peasant conscript, who will you follow? It's not losing the general and suddenly everyone becomes a scared kitten, it's everyone become confused, while in battle, which then lead to panic, and shit happens. All you need is for 1 guy to go "oh, shit, the boss is dead!" and runs, and everyone will follow suit, no matter how many times bigger your forces are.

 

It is also why you'd want to aim for the leader or make it known that the enemy's general is dead. Even if the men managed to not run, or surrender on spot, they will at most, only be able to stand where they are, and fight. This allows the enemy to do whatever they want to them, surround them, flank them, whatever. The men in battle wouldn't know if they are really larger in numbers than the enemy or if they're winning, all they will see is, their general is dead, and enemies all around them. 

 

That's the reason why the chain of command was established. If your captain dies, the lieutenant comes next, then the sergeant, and so on. It's to ensure that there's always someone there to keep the rest from going "oh shit!".

 

Junjiro gave a good example with your Total War setting.

Guys, I get what you are saying, but organisation and morale are not alpha and omega. Momentum and the likelyhood of victory and motivation for fighting matter too etc. However in my example I was being purposefully facetious to demonstrate how much this manga exxagerates the importance of generals. If you outnumber the enemy 10:1 and are about to win, no way in hell are you gonna be scared of defeat just because of the commander's death. Before disciplined armies, wars were fought by irregular rabbles. you don't need your commander when you are 10:1.

 

An example is the game Napoleon:Total war. Killing the enemy general instantly lower morale by half and makes enemy units close to surrender, but if you got 2 battered units and a general with full morale against 10 full enemy units with half morale and a dead general, you are going to lose if you are caught in melee, and stuck.

 

I hate it. It's bad writing.

 

1. You are a foot soldier, your general is dead, is your payment assured? Do your companions share the same belief?

2. As said before, two kinds of generals: those who oversee and brawny types. If the brawny type is dead, can you kill on your own (unit) those who killed your general? They are more dangerous than your dead general.

 

IF overseer type: WHO COORDINATES? Having a massive army needs coordination and unity of command.

 

Spoiler

 

In your exmaple of Napoleon:Total War, having your generals dead is not the equivalent example here. If you want a good equivalent, play with a human player and when your general is dead, QUIT ISSUING COMMANDS, just let the AI duke it out with the other player. See if your forces don't get decimated after that. 

When did Shin show up for the battle versus Duke Juuteki?

 

Never. He had only a single or two panel where he just got out of the gate. 

When did Shin show up for the battle versus Duke Juuteki?

Guys, I get what you are saying, but organisation and morale are not alpha and omega. Momentum and the likelyhood of victory and motivation for fighting matter too etc. However in my example I was being purposefully facetious to demonstrate how much this manga exxagerates the importance of generals. If you outnumber the enemy 10:1 and are about to win, no way in hell are you gonna be scared of defeat just because of the commander's death. Before disciplined armies, wars were fought by irregular rabbles. you don't need your commander when you are 10:1.

 

An example is the game Napoleon:Total war. Killing the enemy general instantly lower morale by half and makes enemy units close to surrender, but if you got 2 battered units and a general with full morale against 10 full enemy units with half morale and a dead general, you are going to lose if you are caught in melee, and stuck.

 

I hate it. It's bad writing.

30k vs 15k or so. At most, its 2:1. The ripple effect should not be that strong where the whole army disintegrates right after the general is slain, but your claim of 10:1 is also massively exaggerated. 

 

Napoleon TW is a bad example. Its a game, it tries to simulate real warfare but one shouldn't take it as fact - esp. with the era difference. 

10:1 LOL, at most 2:1 as many rebels are lost in Kanyou...

Guys, I get what you are saying, but organisation and morale are not alpha and omega. Momentum and the likelyhood of victory and motivation for fighting matter too etc. However in my example I was being purposefully facetious to demonstrate how much this manga exxagerates the importance of generals. If you outnumber the enemy 10:1 and are about to win, no way in hell are you gonna be scared of defeat just because of the commander's death. Before disciplined armies, wars were fought by irregular rabbles. you don't need your commander when you are 10:1.

 

An example is the game Napoleon:Total war. Killing the enemy general instantly lower morale by half and makes enemy units close to surrender, but if you got 2 battered units and a general with full morale against 10 full enemy units with half morale and a dead general, you are going to lose if you are caught in melee, and stuck.

 

I hate it. It's bad writing.

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