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Kingdom


Alt Names: alt キングダムalt 王者天下alt El Reinoalt Kaharianalt Karaļvalstsalt Kongerigealt Kongerikealt Koninkrijkalt Krallıkalt Królestwoalt Legenda Tujuh Kerajaanalt Royaumealt مملكة
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.

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.37 Ch.401: The Warring States From Now On
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers A week ago
Vol.37 Ch.400v2: Fall and Retreat
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers A week ago [A]
Vol.37 Ch.399: Close In
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 3 weeks ago
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
Vol.34 Ch.370: Disturbing Shadows
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 22 April 2014 - 02:22 PM
Vol.34 Ch.369: Signs of a Conspiracy
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:48 PM
Vol.34 Ch.368: The Brothers, Now
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:44 PM
Vol.34 Ch.367: The Chancellor of the State's Thoughts
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:42 PM
Vol.34 Ch.366: The Various States After the War
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:42 PM
Vol.34 Ch.365: Hakurou's Words
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 02:39 PM
Vol.34 Ch.364v2: Two Goals
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 April 2014 - 03:00 PM [A]
Vol.34 Ch.363: A Different Path
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 17 April 2014 - 02:26 PM
Vol.34 Ch.362: Antithesis
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 13 April 2014 - 03:02 PM
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Vol.1 Ch.2: Mapa
Some-ES-canlations benjigx 28 April 2013 - 12:30 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Nameless Boy
Vendetta Scans Dafortminor 18 March 2013 - 03:16 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: The Unknown Boy
Exertus Scans Sora 30 June 2011 - 11:31 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Read Online
Aisheteru Scans Derpy ❤ 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
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Vol.1 Ch.1: El Chico Desconocido
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Vol.1 Ch.1: El chico desconocido
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2948 Comments

 

No, you keep continuing the misunderstanding trying to prove me wrong with an irrelevant rant to what I'm saying.  

 

Shin was trained by Ouki using troop formation tactics, Shin was by himself.  What he did was under the skills of Kyoukai(trained assassin) which I mention in a previous comment.

 

You're defending the protagonist by overrated what he's actually capable of doing.  Now you can give me your opinion on what might actually happen, but don't give me a reply saying I'm wrong with no real basis when you don't how a clue of what Shin did.

 

 

Are you kidding me? I cannot believe that this complete failure of logic and critical thinking is a serious attempt to argue with me. 

 

 Nothing in my "rant" was irrelevant to the point. I clearly pointed out how it is very possible for Gohoumei to suddenly find himself caught with his pants down, so to speak. It doesn't matter if Shin had 100 troops, or if Shin was by himself. The idea behind the tactic is exactly the same, and would likely even be easier if Shin was by himself. I will repeat myself again, so this time take the time to actually read what I'm posting: 

 

He knew where the enemy was, the enemy had no idea where he was. In their haste and confusion, he jumped at the opportunity to attack them. Anyone with any kind of actual training and/or experience in guerrilla warfare can pull this off. The Wei commanders are literally running from their HQ, because they've been surprised as it is. It is likely that Gohoumei could not imagine, at that moment, that another enemy troop would discern his location, when the only enemies behind his front line were charging the HQ. 

 

 Anyone at Shin's level of competency in this manga could pull this move off. Even Heki could probably pull this move off, because it's all about positioning, timing, and awareness. War is literally about these things. Any battle is about these things, and the proper use of them will allow one with an inferior army to win out against a superior army. Sun Tzu speaks at length in the Art of War about the importance of these things in one form or another. 

 

Spoiler

-cut-

 

 It isn't a matter of defending some protagonist from a manga: what you said had no real basis for being said, and was a poor attempt at reaching for some kind of criticism.

No, you keep continuing the misunderstanding trying to prove me wrong with an irrelevant rant to what I'm saying.  

 

Shin was trained by Ouki using troop formation tactics, Shin was by himself.  What he did was under the skills of Kyoukai(trained assassin) which I mention in a previous comment.

 

You're defending the protagonist by overrated what he's actually capable of doing.  Now you can give me your opinion on what might actually happen, but don't give me a reply saying I'm wrong with no real basis when you don't how a clue of what Shin did.

http://bato.to/read/_/270807/kingdom_v37_ch400v2_by_turnip-farmers/18

http://bato.to/read/_/270804/kingdom_v37_ch401_by_turnip-farmers/3

http://bato.to/read/_/270807/kingdom_v37_ch400v2_by_turnip-farmers/14

 

 

Actually folks if we were to consider the overal placing of Reiou, Gohoumei and Shin from those 3 pages the much more reasonable conclusion i came up is that Shin came at Reiou from his left backside instead of his left frontside. That way their final positions make much more sense and it covers as to why Shin didnt get to cut Houmei as well (he was overreaching to do so in case he got the wrong target but ended up pulling too much weight and his momentum had him fly off). I know that 18 of 400 contradicts what i'm saying but it doesnt make sense otherwise to not kill both of them.

Spoiler

When the Fire Dragons were revealed, I thought it was kinda bullshit that they can come out and be called equal to Qin's Six after years of imprisonment. Then I realized it was all a set-up for what Gouhoumei said this chapter. "The strength of the master tactician Reiou has stagnated in the past 14 years" so it's time for the new blood to take over.

 

At first I was surprised that a Fire Dragon like Reiou did absolutely nothing of worth the whole war. He launched a failed attack on Tou, failed to predict Qin's attack, got betrayed and died before carrying out his new plan. The most he did was tell stories about the past. What GHM said puts everything into perspective. The glory of the past doesn't automatically make you strong. Now it made sense why Gaimou was shown to be strong but not overwhelmingly so. It's also why Earl Shi died because he didn't have the adaptability and mindset that enables people to survive in a time of strife. When the old stagnate, the new overtake them.

 

The same thing sort of happened with Ouki as well. He came out of retirement and lost his first war (to the newcomer Riboku) though he was fortunate enough to realize that the old must make way for the new. He accepted his death with grace and passed on his will to the next generation (Tou, Moubu, Shin). In comparison, GHM betrayed his teacher and then took Reiou's forces for himself.

Only that Shin fell after hitting the target

 

Like Drey, they both missed their actual target and hit another target :P

dreyfus moment lol
(nanatsu no taizai)

Only that Shin fell after hitting the target

dreyfus moment lol

(nanatsu no taizai)

 

lel +1

dreyfus moment lol

(nanatsu no taizai)

Spoiler

 

Nice page.

What I don't understand is why he only aimed at one when, even with a sword, he has a track record of slay multiple close together enemies with even heavier armour.

Spoiler

What I don't understand is why he only aimed at one when, even with a sword, he has a track record of slay multiple close together enemies with even heavier armour.

You seem to misunderstand the comment Mitsukashira.  What Shin did wasn't an ambush or guerrilla warfare, it was something that's in Kyoukai territory.

 

The UnknownMercanary, it's understandably for Kyoukai to pull off a maneuver like that because she's a trained assassin, Shin is a different story.  

 

I don't know why everyone getting so defensive for the protagonist.  It is a manga, but that doesn't mean I can't say that's BS.

 

 (I thought I had posted this, but somehow I didn't? Very odd. At least the site saved it for me. Oddly enough, it seems to have saved an incomplete version of what I had originally hit submit on; I noticed too late. Now I have to make edits.)

 

 If you want to argue semantics, then we can say that Shin did not utilize a proper "ambush". He merely attacked an enemy that was unaware of the attack until he was upon them. At this moment, I cannot think of the proper term for this action; if you can think of a more fitting term, then please tell me. 

 

 I'm not misunderstanding anything. He saw the enemies location, and took the opportunity to attack them while they were ignorant of his own. This is something he learned how to do, as I explained in my post. Surprise attacks, ambushes, and guerrilla warfare were all things he "had" to learn. No one is stating that Shin is some kind of subterfuge genius, but that this kind of maneuver is well within his ability to do.

 

He knew where the enemy was, the enemy had no idea where he was. In their haste and confusion, he jumped at the opportunity to attack them. Anyone with any kind of actual training and/or experience in guerrilla warfare can pull this off. The Wei commanders are literally running from their HQ, because they've been surprised as it is. It is likely that Gohoumei could not imagine, at that moment, that another enemy troop would discern his location, when the only enemies behind his front line were charging the HQ. 

 

 It isn't a matter of defending some protagonist from a manga: what you said had no real basis for being said, and was a poor attempt at reaching for some kind of criticism.

You seem to misunderstand the comment Mitsukashira.  What Shin did wasn't an ambush or guerrilla warfare, it was something that's in Kyoukai territory.

 

The UnknownMercanary, it's understandably for Kyoukai to pull off a maneuver like that because she's a trained assassin, Shin is a different story.  

 

I don't know why everyone getting so defensive for the protagonist.  It is a manga, but that doesn't mean I can't say that's BS.

 

I was mostly joking about the first two, the third was my explanation and it wasn't trying to state you were wrong gtfo. Was just stating my opinion on the matter.

Remember a few things

 

1) It's manga...

 

2)...manga

 

3) He came from the side where there is mountain terrain everywhere. And he came hard and fast...they also didn't have too many men with them. Therefore you don't get that buffer of people dying while the general goes "Oh they attacked me."

 

True they should have heard them coming but who knows, maybe shin came out from behind a rock coincidentally and slit throats before they could scream?

 

 Except Shin learned very well how to conduct ambushes and guerrilla warfare while subjugating that state-less zone for Ouki. It's part of why he was able to slay Fuuki in the first place. 

You seem to misunderstand the comment Mitsukashira.  What Shin did wasn't an ambush or guerrilla warfare, it was something that's in Kyoukai territory.

 

The UnknownMercanary, it's understandably for Kyoukai to pull off a maneuver like that because she's a trained assassin, Shin is a different story.  

 

I don't know why everyone getting so defensive for the protagonist.  It is a manga, but that doesn't mean I can't say that's BS.

Bwahahah! that last two pages is EPIC as hell!!!!

 

It was like *Surprise! Trick or Treat

I bet that little bitch Gohoumei fled and Kyoukai won’t find him.

Called it!

Houmei made an exceptional defensive formation, [...]

He had the advantage in numbers, nothing exceptional about holding off his opponent like that. Heck, even incompetent strategist Shin might have actually pulled that off.

I still find it hard to believe Shin made it to their commander unnoticed. Shin being stealthy is like fire being water.

 

 Except Shin learned very well how to conduct ambushes and guerrilla warfare while subjugating that state-less zone for Ouki. It's part of why he was able to slay Fuuki in the first place. 

I still find it hard to believe Shin made it to their commander unnoticed. Shin being stealthy is like fire being water.

 

Remember a few things

 

1) It's manga...

 

2)...manga

 

3) He came from the side where there is mountain terrain everywhere. And he came hard and fast...they also didn't have too many men with them. Therefore you don't get that buffer of people dying while the general goes "Oh they attacked me."

 

True they should have heard them coming but who knows, maybe shin came out from behind a rock coincidentally and slit throats before they could scream?

I still find it hard to believe Shin made it to their commander unnoticed. Shin being stealthy is like fire being water.

Even Gohoumei is tired of these filler characters, god bless.

I also must point out how Shin doesn't give two shits about just charging and killing everybody without his usual honorable speeches and 1v1s.
Wei Fire Dragons are the Foxy Pirates of Kingdom.
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lol wow what a bastard

I'm not sure what's worse...that Houmei did that to his teacher...or that the teacher didn't actually EXPECT that to happen...In fact i'm surprised the teacher didn't pull that first...

 

Can you imagine what it'd be like if they both pulled the same stunt?

 

GHM: Save yourself, Houmei-sama!

Reiou: Save yourself, Houmei-sama!

<Shin gets annoyed and kills them both>

I'm also imagining the dialogue, when their groups rejoined

Spoiler

What the...

 

THAT WAS ONE HELL OF A CLIFFHANGER!

 

(Thanks for all the hardwork Turnip Scans!)


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