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

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