Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom Manga Has 20 Million Copies in Print

posted on by Jabulani Blyden

Sunday's issue of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper's morning edition featured a four-page spread of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga. The four-page spread featured the complete first chapter of the manga, in commemoration of 20 million copies being in print.

The historical manga centers around the slave boy, Xin, and his dream of becoming a great general for the state of Qin. Xin helps Ying Zheng, the young Qin king who shares his desire to unify China, rise to power within the state. The manga follows Xin as he does all that he can to become a superior commander of an army capable of defeating the Seven Warring States.

The record-setting manga has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump since 2006. Shueisha will ship the 40th volume on October 19. An anime series based on the historical manga premiered in June 2012 with a second premiering in June 2013. Funimation will release the first series, which it originally streamed in North America, on DVD in January.

Source: Comic Natalie

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