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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 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.39 Ch.425: Proper Emotions
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers A day ago
Vol.39 Ch.424: Utopia
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers A week ago
Vol.39 Ch.423: Origin of the World
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 2 weeks ago
Vol.39 Ch.422: The Life to be Protected at All Cost
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 3 weeks ago
Vol.39 Ch.421: Repeat of Failure
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 21 February 2015 - 12:14 PM
Vol.39 Ch.420: Parting Ways
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 14 February 2015 - 01:03 PM
Vol.39 Ch.419: The Man who Stands
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 07 February 2015 - 03:19 PM
Vol.39 Ch.418: First Experience
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 31 January 2015 - 01:31 PM
Vol.39 Ch.417: River Crossing Battle
Turnip Farmers & Kingudamu Turnip Farmers 24 January 2015 - 01:34 PM
Vol.39 Ch.416: Where the Ambushers Lie
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 10 January 2015 - 02:43 PM
Vol.38 Ch.415: How to Create Rebel Soldiers
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 28 December 2014 - 02:34 PM
Vol.38 Ch.414: Three Sides, None Backing Down
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 20 December 2014 - 03:13 PM
Vol.38 Ch.413: Voice of the Ancestral Spirits
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 13 December 2014 - 03:25 PM
Vol.38 Ch.412: Coming of Age Ceremony
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 06 December 2014 - 12:46 PM
Vol.38 Ch.411: Gathered at You
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 23 November 2014 - 12:12 PM
Vol.38 Ch.410: Choose One of Two
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 15 November 2014 - 02:51 PM
Vol.38 Ch.409: The Man Who Was Nothing
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 03 November 2014 - 02:31 PM
Vol.38 Ch.408v2: The Decisive Year
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 29 October 2014 - 01:30 PM
Vol.38 Ch.407: 5000-Man Commander
Turnip Farmers Turnip Farmers 21 October 2014 - 12:29 PM
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
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Vol.1 Ch.1: Nameless Boy
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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
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Vol.1 Ch.1: Le garçon sans nom
Kingudamu Kingudamu 04 January 2014 - 05:28 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Le Garçon Inconnu
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Vol.1 Ch.1: Chłopiec bez imienia
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Vol.1 Ch.1: O Garoto Sem Nome
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Vol.1 Ch.1: El Chico Desconocido
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Vol.28 Ch.298: Solo durante una crisis
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3340 Comments

 

gahahaha

the power of this manga is awesome, to the point to make everyone talking military powers and politics of the real world

I think those purple orbs aren't the will of heaven, but actually the ghost of King Sho.

Rulers of the country hallucinating with zombie hands and shiny balls, while Shin being stabbed by some random pleb.
Great chapter, I love forced anticipation.

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.

Spoiler
Sei, dude, if you need divine intervention to win this argument then I'm tossing my virtual shit.

Also everyone calm the feck down with the political thesis, your debating manga not doctorate papers.

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.

haaaaa the ingenuity ;|

I'm curious to see how Sei is going to refute Ryofui. I mean how can someone who trying to wage war and conquer the world can justify its action?

The link is that power, military might, violence rules the world not money (money can be used as a form of power and vilence but is a lesser one, that depends on the sustenance and belief of constructed system), a bomb can crush more than currency, it all bowls down to the power to kill.

“Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”

Guys come on, don't cross the line,  we do not bring real life political warfare to the table especially in manga comments sections, although it is understandable because of the politicals frictions in the story, you better link thhat text wall to the manga in some way before actually posting it.

or at least start a new topic in the forum part of the manga.

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.

War on Terror anyone? Almost all countries on which US drones regularly drop their bombs have not given their consent.

 

To the manga: Sei is at least consequent - everyone wants Qins guts. Beat them all, after that you have no reson for war anymore and the people can flourish.

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.

The US also has the single largest military budget. as in it is almost larger than the military spending of the rest of the world combined.

 

But back on the topic of the manga...

I'm rather dissapointed in the exchange between Sei and Ryo fu. They're both being anachronistic, and spouting nonsense that seems disconnected to everything going on outside. How in hells blazes is Ryo Fui planning to have an economy like that? Every single bordering nation still wants to invade ya. And how is burning down the capitol and a strong economic centre advantageous to his plans? And what about Sei? Can you give coherent arguments without needing glowy ancestor spirituality to show he is right?

Guys come on, don't cross the line,  we do not bring real life political warfare to the table especially in manga comments sections, although it is understandable because of the politicals frictions in the story, you better link thhat text wall to the manga in some way before actually posting it.

The link is that power, military might, violence rules the world not money (money can be used as a form of power and vilence but is a lesser one, that depends on the sustenance and belief of constructed system), a bomb can crush more than currency, it all bowls down to the power to kill.

Guys come on, don't cross the line,  we do not bring real life political warfare to the table especially in manga comments sections, although it is understandable because of the politicals frictions in the story, you better link thhat text wall to the manga in some way before actually posting it.

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.

 

Nope, just busy setting up puppet governments to control entire nations and bombing the heck out of the people of those nations who refuse to accept said puppet governments. This is especially about to come to a boil in Yemen.

 

Also, it's currently the other way around in the Ukraine. Roughly 46% of Ukrainians are native Russian speakers, although less than 20% claim to be ethnic Russian (the rest are Tatars, transplanted Caucasian nationalities moved there in Soviet times, and Cossacks). The problem right now is that the Maidanist revolution, which the vast majority of those 46% ALSO supported, has been hijacked by Ukrainian ultranationalists who are forcing through stupid "reforms" like telling the Russian Orthodox Church in the Ukraine to merge with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and forcing people to speak the Ukrainian language to replace the Russian language when in fact only 45% of Ukrainians speak it as their primary language. In short it's actually the ultranationalists who are claiming land and people that do not belong to their vision of a monolithic Ukraine and this is the reason Russia has been able to get free reign, Putin laughing all the way at those idiots in Kiev. See, when there's a giant angry bear staring you down next door, you generally don't want to alienate half the guys sharing your house, especially if they've been friendly with the goddamned bear. 

 

The situation is now getting more ridiculous with the Poroshenko faction in Kiev making an asset grab to steal what Kolomoisky believes to be his. Basically, there are a bunch of hopelessly greedy, insulated, self-serving, ultranationalistic morons in Kiev trying to steal everything they can get their paws on while the country burns. It's especially exasperating and unfair when you think about how the spoiled oligarch Poroshenko has been sitting comfortably in faraway Kiev while Kolomoisky, the more patriotic and daring oligarch, is actually SITTING IN THE GODDAMNED FRONT LINES WATCHING HIS FRIENDS AND ALLIES GET MURDERED BY RUSSIANS, and then forced to back down as he watched the greedy bastards steal his assets. The heck, Ukraine? Why the goddamned fuck are you trying so hard to lose this fight?

 

If I were Ihor Kolomoisky I'd march my batallions on Kiev and string up those greedy fuckers off the nearest clock tower. It's actually impressive how much restraint he's shown in this situation. 

 

Yes, Putin is making a land grab, but you know that saying about two dogs fighting over a bone and the third one running away with it? He's that third dog.

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.


Surely the U.S. isn't falsely flagging or creating false information to justify greater involvement in other countries' politics. I mean it is hard to believe that the media has been manipulating the public and riling the masses into blind patriotism didn't happen at all. I mean it didn't just happen that a dangerous us versus them mentality popped up and all the reasonable people who didn't want another war were denounced as traitors and cowards who won't fight terrorism. I mean now we're just paying for all these weapons to liberate those backwards countries. Thank god for these proxy wars as well, surely the contractors need more customers.

*cough*USA*cough* muche more then russia sooo...... yeahhhh*cough*USA*cough*

The US isn't currently claiming land that isn't theirs and dropping bombs on said land when it isn't freely given.

As you said. It's more than just wealth. But I disagree that it's better, since offering money will only further encourage people to kill you for it. <-- By the way, proven many times in history.

 

Ryofui's idea of manipulating human greed is to give people money and because of money, they'll want to be at peace with you. But reality is, they'll only be at peace with you if they can't kill you. In other words, military might. Even today, when most countries economies are dependent on one another (thus hesitant to war with one another), there are still nations that don't give 2 flicks about going to war, when they can. *cough*Russia*cough*

*cough*USA*cough* muche more then russia sooo...... yeahhhh*cough*USA*cough*

Ryofui's idea ...

 

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It's kind of obvious that this isn't going to work out in a feudal society in which the majority of the population is in a situation that's not that different from that of slaves.

to rely on nothing but wealth as your deterrent is actually really stupid. whats stopping other from taking it for themselves? whats stopping others from taking the means of which you make money? the industries which makes the goods, the roads, waterways which you transport goods and people? or even taking the people of your country as their own? without a military that at least matches the rest of potential opponents there is nothing to prevent incursion.

 

If a force starts to invade and money is given to them, they may retreat, but eventually they will notice that its too easy to get rich that way and continue to it. At which point, it comes down to how effective is the system at making money to keep the aggressor pacified. Not to mention the feeling of humiliation of the people that often accompanies this kind of diplomacy.

 

It may work during times of peace, but in this era, where there are grudges from hundreds of years of warfare, it would be nigh impossible. In countries like Wei where they have suffered incredibly at the hands of Qin, mere money would not heal their humiliation and grief  

 

It sounds like a good idea on paper, but in real life it comes with its own truckloads of problems.

Bulshit. EU exists because hey have common enemies - Russia and China. Any and every alliance in history needs common enemy or breaks down the moment it ceases to be hostile to something. Remember story with Greece?

 

EU is an economic and political union. You are thinking of Nato and WEU. Because of interdependence, the EU countries have too much incentive to stay together that they won't leave. Even if right wing parties in various countries think so.

Human greed exceed just wealth tho (fame/power etc.) so i dont think by offering money would stop other people from aiming for your money tree. but i still agree its better than just planning to use violence from the start.

 

As you said. It's more than just wealth. But I disagree that it's better, since offering money will only further encourage people to kill you for it. <-- By the way, proven many times in history.

 

Ryofui's idea of manipulating human greed is to give people money and because of money, they'll want to be at peace with you. But reality is, they'll only be at peace with you if they can't kill you. In other words, military might. Even today, when most countries economies are dependent on one another (thus hesitant to war with one another), there are still nations that don't give 2 flicks about going to war, when they can. *cough*Russia*cough*

Human greed exceed just wealth tho (fame/power etc.) so i dont think by offering money would stop other people from aiming for your money tree. but i still agree its better than just planning to use violence from the start.

I believe Ryo Fu, Junjiro and Moruno are right because they are looking at the same thing from different points of view. Now I'd like to add something: I personally think the important part here is "value". Even the complex monetary system we have today, the first trade system, the prehistoric work-food system and the subduing rules, everything is based on the "value" of things or actions.

-A man with money trades that money for other things.

-A man with something trades that something with a different thing of the same "value".

-A man works and gets food as an exchange or is paid.

-A man uses violence to subjugate others and to rule over them. Thus, exchanging the "value" of his strength for things.

Also violence not necessarily means physical aggression. Violence can be psychological, emotional, political, cultural, etc influence or power. Always useful as long as it is subordinated to "value" so it can be used to obtain things.

"Value" is far greater than money and violence since it can change how much they are needed depending on the circumstances. Additionally, "value" isn't restricted to just monetary and control systems.

Right here you're mixing two-sided transactions with one-sided ones. One-sided transactions aren't exchange, they're theft, robbery and extortion. And yes they include goverments which are basically huge crime syndicates with country-wide protection racket as a core.

well ICBM proves that strategy is wrong... lol

It simply changes the theory by adding fear of getting dirty.

Guys, Ryofui's theory in how to create peace, is functional. In fact it is in effect today. It is the theory of interdependence. The theory that making the nations of china economically interdependent on each other (with some help from bribery, public pressure and diplomacy), war will no longer happen. It is the same as the European Union. Qin being Germany, leading the other nations with its giant economy and dominating them. Being the heart of industry will make Qin perpetual Hegemon of all the nations.

 

So, yes. Ryofui has the better theory. However, Europe had to go through two world wars to make the EU possible. The fault with Ryofui is wether he has the capabilities to make that happen. Given that this is a historical manga and fiction, we know the anwer. However the theory behind all he says is perfectly sound.

Bulshit. EU exists because hey have common enemies - Russia and China. Any and every alliance in history needs common enemy or breaks down the moment it ceases to be hostile to something. Remember story with Greece?

Actually, considering the history of which the story takes place, I believe the author made him too intelligent. He expands on the topics of Human self-interest, and how it can be utilized as a power; this is the fundamental driving force of capitalism, a concept that was not invented in the real world for more than a millennium and a half, in Europe. 

 

Your comment on his clueless-ness when it comes to human nature is frankly baffling. How could he have such a fearsome and capable group of retainers if he was "utterly clueless"? Or be at the cusp of imperial power, despite being a petty, humble merchant in the beginning? Sure, psychology and neuroscience haven't been invented yet in the history, but to say he's utterly clueless makes me think you're merely fishing for likes because people tend to hate Ryofui and so will blindly like your comment or whatever. 

 

You shouldn't pretend to be wrong to be popular on a manga aggregate.

 

Yeah, yeah. I want all of them Likes.

 

I'm mainly talking about things like this.

Spoiler

 

It's as you said, Ryofui have too modern a mindset. The things he said can/may only happen for a societies like ours (And even then, if you look around, it's barely working). Only after everything from the spread of education, to the environment which we grow up in, to the change in culture; how we view war and such (talk a lot, condemn violence, blah blah). So he knows a damn lot, if he's put in our world, that is. But the character isn't in our era, he's back in ancient China, and that makes the stuff he said really, very weird. Also, some things he said don't even work in our era, let alone his. Like, the stuff in the third panel.

 

In actual history, there's a dynasty that did something like that (the page in the spoiler tab). It's the Tang Dynasty. And seeing as I'm naming it as an example, you can pretty much guessed what happened. I guess they were totally awesome, like Ryo Fui when it comes to understanding the human nature, eh.

 

Also, about how he had such a "fearsome and capable group of retainers", it's because the author said so. Nothing more. Those people weren't really "his". Take Ri Shi, to be exact, he's Sei's.


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