Full US Trailer for Japanese Action Film 'Kingdom' Based on the Manga

July 9, 2019
Source: YouTube

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"Someday, I'll be the most powerful Shogun there ever was!" Funimation Films has debuted an official US trailer for a Japanese live-action manga adaptation titled Kingdom, based on the series by Yasuhisa Hara. This is an epic Japanese action film that is actually set in ancient China - hopefully that's not too confusing. Orphaned by war, a young slave boy and his friend dream of changing their fate and becoming the world's greatest generals of the Qin Kingdom. Starring Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Kanata Hongō, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, and Takao Osawa. This is directed by veteran Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Sato, who made the live-action Bleach movie last year, as well as The Princess Blade, Gantz, and Inuyashiki. The movie is actually getting a theatrical US release next month, for those interested in seeing it on the big screen. It looks seriously epic and awesome from this trailer. Enjoy.

Here's the first US trailer (+ poster) for Shinsuke Sato's Kingdom, direct from Funimation's YouTube:

Kingdom Movie

Kingdom Poster

Orphaned by war, a young boy and his friend dream of changing their fate and becoming the world’s greatest generals. And after his friend sacrifices himself to protect the future emperor, the young boy’s path to greatness is set in motion. Helping the King reclaim the throne puts the boy’s blade to the ultimate test as they go against deadly assassins, large armies, and the dangerous mountain clan. In a country torn apart by war, only they can fight to unite the warring states! Kingdom is a live-action motion picture based on the bestselling adventure-historical manga series of the same name created by Yasuhisa Hara and presents a fictionalized account of ancient China during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC). Kingdom is directed by Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Sato, of films including The Princess Blade, All About My Dog, Gantz & Gantz 2, Library Wars, I Am a Hero, The Last Mission, Death Note: Light Up the New World, Inuyashiki, and Bleach. The screenplay is by Tsutomu Kuroiwa and Shinsuke Sato, based on the manga by Yasuhisa Hara. Funimation will debut Sato's Kingdom in select US theaters on August 16th.

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Well that's how you ruin a trailer with music

Jon Odishaw on Jul 9, 2019


I couldn't finish watching the trailer because the music was so awful.

Electronic Eric on Jul 9, 2019


I'll say it a third time, that choice of music....NOT GOOD. DID NOT WORK. Hopefully the score is much better than that sh*t.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 9, 2019


Maybe it's a new trend. Wait... choice... music... Can we get a razzies version of The Music Choice Awards. Just hand out statues of a crying face with its hands over its ears. Do the razzies have a category for "worst music in a trailer?".

Akirakorn on Jul 9, 2019


If not, they should. Seems to happen a lot more these days than before.

grimjob on Jul 10, 2019


I can't bring myself to watch a film unless it's dubbed in English.

Cam Colt on Jul 9, 2019


I hate subtitles, because I always feel like I'm spending the whole time reading and missing everything else, but at the same time dubbed voices drive me nuts. I always choose subtitles over dubbed, because I prefer to get the original performance, but it's at a cost. It's why I have to be in the right mood to watch a foreign film.

grimjob on Jul 9, 2019


Is that a joke? Please tell me that's a joke.

Efterklang on Jul 9, 2019


Looks awesome, but as already stated, godawful choice in music.

grimjob on Jul 9, 2019


One of the good messages from the Game of Thrones is that throne should matter less and less. Stories like this one still haven't reached that level of awareness ... Looks boring to me ... And yes, the enemy of this film probably has chosen the music in this trailer ...

shiboleth on Jul 9, 2019


Yeah, I just won't ever understand their choices when editing trailers. From the rock/pop music to the award show title graphics, and then graphic callouts overlayed onto the footage, I lose any connection to the film. The action is dope and the quality looks actually good. Just kind of kills the joy of trying to connect to it.

Nick Sears on Jul 9, 2019


This could've been a decent trailer with some orchestral music I think. A buddy of mine saw a poster for this when we were in Japan a couple of months ago, one of his favorite mangas, so he's excited for this I guess. Doesn't look half bad on mute.

Efterklang on Jul 9, 2019


I think this trailer got hacked and someone Rick rolled it with a horrible sounding shit-ballad. Did anyone else hear that?? 😉

Whichhalfofthewit on Jul 9, 2019

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