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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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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.41 Ch.442: Kindred Spirits
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 5 days ago
Vol.41 Ch.441: The Position of Prime Minister
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago [A]
Vol.41 Ch.440: Mastermind of the Assassination
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.41 Ch.439: Whereabouts of the Six Generals
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 3 weeks ago [A]
Vol.41 Ch.439 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 4 weeks ago
Vol.41 Ch.438: Hour of Conquest
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 13 July 2015 - 02:02 PM [A]
Vol.41 Ch.438 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 11 July 2015 - 04:46 AM
Vol.40 Ch.437: The Bond between Parent and Child
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 04 July 2015 - 10:03 AM
Vol.40 Ch.437 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 06 July 2015 - 09:34 PM
Vol.40 Ch.436: Last Plea
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 27 June 2015 - 11:30 AM [A]
Vol.40 Ch.435: The Coup's Finale
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 19 June 2015 - 01:21 PM
Vol.40 Ch.435 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 19 June 2015 - 06:07 PM
Vol.40 Ch.434: The Star of the Defeat
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 14 June 2015 - 12:39 PM [A]
Vol.40 Ch.433: Collapse of the Plot
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 June 2015 - 10:47 AM
Vol.40 Ch.433 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 06 June 2015 - 10:14 PM
Vol.40 Ch.432: The Decisive Dusk
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 23 May 2015 - 12:33 PM [A]
Vol.40 Ch.432 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 16 June 2015 - 04:19 PM
Vol.40 Ch.431: The Turnabout Assault
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 16 May 2015 - 12:55 PM [A]
Vol.40 Ch.431 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 16 June 2015 - 04:12 PM
Vol.40 Ch.430: Sound of Salvation
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 09 May 2015 - 01:44 PM
Vol.40 Ch.430 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 10 May 2015 - 04:20 PM
Vol.40 Ch.429: A Commander's Popularity
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 25 April 2015 - 10:57 AM
Vol.40 Ch.429 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 02 May 2015 - 05:30 AM
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 02 May 2015 - 05:27 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 05:21 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 05:16 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 05:12 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 05:08 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 05:04 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 05:00 AM [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 02 May 2015 - 04:56 AM [A]
Vol.39 Ch.420: Parting Ways
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 14 February 2015 - 01:03 PM
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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
Some-ES-canlations benjigx 28 April 2013 - 12:21 AM [A]
Vol.35 Ch.380 Read Online
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 23 April 2015 - 12:59 PM
Vol.28 Ch.298: Solo durante una crisis
Kuroko Fansub Trinity Seven: 7 13 December 2014 - 01:34 AM [A]


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What he is giving out was not killing intent, it was Batshit Crazyness.

 

It could be argued that Kanki fights in this way precisely because he values human lives, and therefore wants to save as many of those lives as he can by destroying both the enemy's morale and means to make war as quickly as possible. Like General William Tecumseh Sherman said, "War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."

 

On the other hand, it does seem like Kanki is being characterized as a recidivist bandit, rather than an inventor of scorched earth tactics motivated by humanitarianism.

No he is a psychopath and enjoys doing what he does, he doesn't gives a fuck about saving ANYONE war is just a business for him and his ways are a pleasure, he is a bandit to the core, not a humanitarianism let a lone a recidivist bandit, what a load of bullshit, he is just having fun enjoying the privileges of getting away with all this without repercussions thanks to his position, exactly like the brother of the former king of Chu.

 

The moment things start turning dire he just bails ship and abandons, hell by now you should know better, and no this is no spoilers, what Kanki a deserter? for real what else didn't you know? we all are gonna die, that too is happening.

I think I understand what Ten meant when she said that a lot of units disappear in Kanki's army. It's not that they actually disappear, rather they end up joining Kanki's army 'cause they are allowed to do whatever they want (pillaging, killing, raping, etc...). Add Kanki's own charisma in there and it's a one way ticket to merging with his army. I'm curious to see how will Shin and his unit resist him.

Yeah I think it's pretty obvious that's why. 

I mean, we know how Shin is and his unit loves him too so there's less chances but not all commanders are like Shin and not all crews are like the Hi-Shin unit, other units probably tasted the fact that they could fuck everyone they wanted(important thing when you're about to die every fucking day), they could STEAL everything they wanted(this is really fucking important, more than raping) If you're greedy and you see even foot soldiers are wearing gold then I guess it's a big clue you could get filthy rich with Kanki, then they just betrayed their leaders. 
Also small unit commanders probably like the idea of being there and just add themselves to be a part of Kanki's crew.

Of course there's the fact of torturing and killing everyone you want to you know. It's actually pretty normal that people you know for being straight arrows taste power and begin to enjoy being in a position of power too. When they taste they can do everything to other people's life, they get addicted to that power. 
It happens in present time wars, hell police officers that get a hard-on for beating the shit out of petty thiefs are not exactly news by now and we live in a much more civilized world, there's always someone like that.


Kanki's army is like a big vortex of pervesion, or something like that. I'm hyped to see how this arc will turn out and how much will Shin butt heads with Kanki's methods. 

Kanki: "One day, I forgot to turn my swag off. Next thing I knew, my army had grown to five times its size. Do you wanna join, too, boy?"

 

Shin: *dokidoki* "N-no, thanks... (Those eyes...! I feel like I'm getting sucked in...!)"

I think I understand what Ten meant when she said that a lot of units disappear in Kanki's army. It's not that they actually disappear, rather they end up joining Kanki's army 'cause they are allowed to do whatever they want (pillaging, killing, raping, etc...). Add Kanki's own charisma in there and