Kingdom Season 1 & 2 Plot:
China’s Warring States period, a raging dragon that would raze the land for 500 years, saw many kingdoms rise and fall, making way for the next generation of kings and generals to fight for supremacy.
Eventually, seven powerful states emerged from the endless cycle of warfare. In the kingdom of Qin, Li Shin, a war-orphaned slave, trains vigorously with fellow slave and best friend, Piao, who shares his proud dream of one day becoming a Great General of the Heavens. However, the two are suddenly forced to part ways when Piao is recruited to work in the royal palace by a retainer of the King. After a fierce coup d’état unfolds, Piao returns to Xin, half dead.
Kingdom follows Shin as he takes his first steps into the great blood-soaked pages of China’s history. He must carve his own path to glory on his long quest to become a Great General of the historic Seven Warring States.
Kingdom anime gets a lot of criticism, but I don’t agree with the majority. The anime is disliked because it is less gory and mature as compared to the manga. Yes, I have to agree that the manga is better in this case, but the anime on its own is absolutely brilliant. The animation of this anime is very fluent.
There were some issues with the animation in the first season but it was improved immensely in the second season. The voice actors have done a great job in portraying each character too and you can seriously feel the energy. The battles are very beautifully animated and they make you feel like you are in the battleground with the characters. This anime is a must-watch.