Today’s article would discuss about the Kingdom manga. For those of you new readers, this manga was epic. It was written and illustrated by Hara Yasuhisa since 2006. This manga has won the grand prize for Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2013. If you haven’t read this manga, I will personally tell you all about it. Million of years have passed since the time of legends, when the world of man and gods was still the same. In these times, it was the desires of man that moved the world. This era was known as the warring states period (475-221 BCE).
This manga follows the journey of Shin. Shin and Hyou were war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on the battlefield when they grew up. Before it could happen, Hyou was taken to the palace by a minister. However, being on the losing side of a power struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village though barely alive. Before he died, Hyou told Shin about a boy closely similar to Hyou, named Ei Sei. He was the young king of Qin but soon he was going to be Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor who unified China.
The story tells us about the journey of Shin or later known as Ri Shin. He joined the military and rapidly climbs through the ranks using his strength and accomplishments. He got promotions based on his martial prowess and the amount of enemy’s generals slain by his own hands. Eventually, he established the formidable Hi Shin Unit and playing key roles in several major battles. He became the commander of a 5000 man army. Shin’s personality was extremely hot headed and brash but he carried the heart of gold that hold an extreme amount of determination. He was also very loyal to his friends. Shin showed his exceptional level of charisma which not just encouraged and lead his unit with his words, but also able to impress several great generals. Shin’s goal was to become the strongest general in the kingdom. This manga was full with war scenes and political stuff. Its battle tactics and artwork were awesome and the war didn’t drag on (as sometimes happen in war manga). If you’re into this genre, you can read Kingdom manga in various reliable websites online and see for yourself whether you got addicted in reading it or not.