The official website for the #Kingdom anime posted a new trailer for the 3rd season of the anime on Wednesday. The trailer features the many emotions that run throughout the series, such as camaraderie, pride, resolve, and the bond between a parent and a child.
The anime returns from hiatus starting from episode 1 on April 4.
#Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine has been publishing special interviews with the Kingdom anime staff over four weeks, starting with this year's 14th issue on March 4. Director Kenichi Imaizumi and the producers tell stories from producing anime in the studio during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss highlights from the season in the first interview. In the second interview published in the 15th issue last Thursday, sound director Kisuke Koizumi talks about recording the dialogue while dealing with restrictions due to COVID-19. In the third interview published in the 16th issue this Thursday, lead cast members Masakazu Morita and Jun Fukuyama discuss the story's appeal to them and how they are dealing with the production during COVID-19.
The third season of the anime of Yasuhisa Hara’s Kingdom #manga premiered on NHK General last April. The anime's production committee announced last April that it was delaying the broadcast from episode 5 and later episodes of the 3rd season. The committee explained that production had been going forward with enough time allotted, but the Japanese government's state of an emergency declaration against the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted the production schedule. The #anime was later rescheduled to return in April 2021.
#Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.
The new season covers the manga's Alliance Arc.
Hara's historical manga centres around the slave boy Xin and his dream of becoming a great general for the state of Qin. Xin helps Ying Zheng, the young Qin king who shares his desire to unify China, rise to power within the state. Xin does all he can to become a superior commander of an army capable of defeating the Seven Warring States.