Kingdom 10th Anniversary Promotional Video

Young Jump aired a 3min live action video of Kingdom on 18th April 2016 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kingdom. The video was a collaboration between Japan and China, with actors and staff from Japan and scenes shot in China. If you haven’t watch the video, here are the links:

Promotional Video:


Behind the scenes of the above video:

Kyokai’s sword dance

In my opinion, the video video is very well produced. It captured the iconic moments of Kingdom from the point of view of Shin through his flashback during his duel with Houken at the Battle of Sai. Fans will immediately identify these iconic scenes while non-fans or newer readers don’t get spoiled by the major spoilers. It’s really amazing how the video included the spoiler moments without actually spoiling those who do not know. Well, one thing that i didn’t really like was that Houken looks quite ugly and slightly underwhelming.

I personally got goosebumps at almost all the scenes, especially the “View of the General” scene when Shin was riding with Ouki.

Generally, the story of the video is when Shin was knocked down by Houken during their duel at the Battle of Sai, with Shin having flashbacks of his journey from the very beginning of the story.

I will list down the scenes from the manga that were showed in the video below. Some were obvious and some were less obvious due to the lighting and stuff.


0:00-0:18
Ch349, p9-10
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/9.html
s1.png


0:19-0:26
No scenes that look exactly like the one in the video but there were 2 sword fights between Shin and Hyou.
Ch1, p8-9 (http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v01/c001/8.html)
s2.1.png

and p18(http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v01/c001/18.html)

s2.2.png


0:29-0:34
Death of Hyou
Ch1, p53
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v01/c001/53.html
s3.png


0:38-0:43
Ch349, p9-10
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/9.html


0:44-0:46
Ch47, p15
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v05/c047/15.html
s4.png


0:47-0:50
Ch47, p1
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v05/c047/1.html
s5.png


0:54-0:55
Shin crawling back up
Ch349, p11
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/11.html
s6.png


0:57-1:02
Kyokai dancing.
No idea where this came from.


1:06-1:11
Shin still crawling back up
ChCh349, p11
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/11.html


1:12-1:18
General’s View
Ch171,p6
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v16/c171/6.html
s7.1.png

Ch171,p13-15
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v16/c171/13.html
s7.2.png
s7.3.jpg


1:22-1:23
Shin still crawling back up…
Ch349, p11
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/11.html


1:24-1:27
Shin killing Rinko
Ch231, p18
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v22/c231/18.html
s8.png


1:30-1:32
Shin still crawling back up…
Ch349, p11
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/11.html


1:33-1:36
Shin hugging Kyokai, thinking she’s dead
Vol 22 Cover and Ch232, p17
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v22/c229/1.html
s9.0.png

Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v22/c232/17.html
s9.png


1:39-1:40
R.I.P. Duke Hyou
Ch325, p7
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v30/c325/7.html
s9.1_1.png


1:41-1:44
Flashback of the first night as HSU strategist. (Thanks Ascot for pointing this out)
Ch249,p17

Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v23/c249/17.html


1:47-2:20
Shin vs Houken at Sai
Ch349, p12-18
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v32/c349/18.html
s12.png


2:22
Kyokai’s smile
Ch350, p7
Link: http://mangafox.me/manga/kingdom/v33/c350/7.html
s13.png


Hope you guys liked the video and the original panels from the manga!
The video is not a trailer to a live action movie. It is just a video to celebrate Kingdom’s 10th anniversary of serializing in Young Jump.

I do hope they make a live action movie in the future(that does not suck).

EDIT (25 Dec 2017): It turns out they are making a live action movie starring the same actor for Shin in the short video. Refer to this post for more details.

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3 thoughts on “Kingdom 10th Anniversary Promotional Video

  1. Live action movie usually are quite bad. Its hard to maintain the tension throughout the movie, and the director is often persuaded to defuse the scenes with some slapstick humor. And somehow the trailers would always be good, yet leave u sorely disappointed after the movie

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    • I agree. I am glad this is just a promotional movie and not a full-fledged movie. There are too many examples of bad live-action adaptations and even crappy anime adaptations. That is why I wish Kingdom will never be adapted into live action and season 3 of Kingdom anime will never be made, unless they are produced by renown studios known for producing quality works. If the coalition invasion in the anime is made with Kingdom season 1 and 2 quality, it will be a total insult to everyone who loved this manga.

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  2. Actually that ten and shin holding hand scene, it was around the moment ten joined hi shin as their new strategy, right after kyoukai left and they became 1000 man unit. That moment came when they won their first campaign with their new strategy and the night of celebration shin asked ten to came out of her tent to join the celebration since ten was all tense for preparing all the stuff.

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