A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s Kyushu region today, and while the final episode of the Kingdom TV anime’s fourth season had to be postponed by 45 minutes to make way for coverage, that didn’t stop it from closing things out with a big announcement. The adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara’s hit manga will continue with season 5 in January 2024.
A new visual arrived along with the news:
そして…2024年1月～ #第5シリーズ 放送決定！
— TVアニメ「キングダム」第4シリーズ (@kingdom_animePR) October 1, 2022
The original Kingdom manga is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine. Crunchyroll currently streams the Kingdom TV anime and describes the story of the series as follows:
A nameless boy and a young king have grown up in a nation plagued by war. The boy, Xin, has countlessly proven himself on the battlefield, and although initially starting on bad terms, he and the young king, Zheng, have become comrades. Zheng wishes to bring all the warring states under Qin, while Xin climbs the ranks to become a Great General. Both of their ambitions will change history forever.
Source: Official Twitter