Kingdom Manga Volume 55 Release Promoted With New Web Series ‘Mingdom’

20.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME

To celebrate the release of volume 55 of Yasuhisa Hara’s historical adventure and fantasy manga series Kingdom on August 19, Shonen Jump TV launched a new web series entitled Mingdom on their official YouTube channel.

The video series brings together people who have never read the manga before and encourages them to do so and talk about it.

The first video in the series has them all read the first five volumes of the manga―and all of them end up loving it. The second episode will be released on August 21 where they will read volumes 6 to 10 and the third episode on August 23 where they will read volumes 11 to 16.

The moderators of the discussion are comedian Takashi Yoshimura, Yumi Wakatsuki of Nogizaka46, and comedian Kodai Ito, all of whom are well known for being a huge fans of Kingdom. The line-up of those reading the series for the first time in the video includes 9 well-known faces of varying ages, including Takashi of the comedy duo Trendy Angel, model and actress Kotoko Yamaga, model, singer and actor Shintaro Yamada, and professional wrestler, bodybuilder and idol Reika Saiki among others.

Have you read Kingdom yet?


©Yasuhisa Hara / Shueisha


  • Lipovitan D Energy Drink Collaborates With ‘Kingdom’ Anime Series

    20.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    The Japanese energy drink Lipovitan D is collaborating with the anime series Kingdom to release a line of drinks with character illustrations on the bottles. The drinks will be available in packs of 10 and sold on Amaozn and elsewhere from March 29 to May 29.


    The theme of the drink pack is Shutsujin, or “departure for war.” There are 15 character designs in total spread across 3 categories each of which have 5 character designs in them. The categories for these limited edition bottles are ShutsujinChishou (“Resourceful General”) and Daishougun (“General”).


    The packs also come with paper crafts to create paper versions of items that appear in the anime series.

    The Shutsujin pack comes with an almost 2-meter long sword.


    The Chishou pack comes with a Ka Ryo Ten helmet you can actually wear.


    The Daishougun comes with a detailed Yo Tan Wa mask that can also be worn.


    The collaboration’s website lists different ways you can utilise these fun items. The manufacturers put their all into making them and made the following comments.

    Lead Developer

    “There’s a lot of adversity in the office. I wondered to myself if there was something Lipovitan D could do to face this adversity… that’s when we arrived on a collaboration with Kingdom. We worked hard on this so that people can pluck up the courage to face any adversity head on just like the protagonist Xin, and we made is so it can be used even in the business scene.”


    Developer A

    “Not everybody holds the same courage and motivation to never lose like the characters in Kingdom. The helmet is the item those people need to gain the courage to take a step forward.”


    Developer B

    “I was always a fan of Kingdom. I thought and planned long and hard to grant my dream of wanting to someday work under somebody like Yo Tan Wa. I got some laughs out of the office wearing the Yo Tan Wa mask, even out of my always-strict superiors. It changed their impression of me into something mysterious.”