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The Key to the Kingdom (manga)

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Alternative title:
Ohkoku no Kagi (Japanese)
The Key of Kingdoms
王国の鍵 (Japanese)
王國之鑰 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Plot Summary: The kingdoms of Landor, Romul, and Certes were once one kingdom but they split into three warring states. When the king of Landor and his eldest son are killed in battle, the next in line to the throne is the bookish Prince Astarion. He has no interest in being king and the people think he is a poor choice as well. A contest is held to choose the king. Anyone of royal blood can become the next ruler if they can find the Key to the Kingdom, a quasi-mythical object which has the power to make the country flourish. It must be found within two years. Asta decides to accept the challenge, accompanied by a trusted military officer named Badd.
User Ratings: 21 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Excellent: 9 votes (Eng:6, dub:2, sub:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (Eng:5, sub:1)
 Good: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Decent: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 So-so: -
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (Eng:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 37 users, rank: #1828 (of 6742)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.048 (Very good), std. dev.: 2.0348, rank: #792 (of 7479)
Weighted mean: 8.344 (Very good+), rank: #585 (of 7479) (seen all: 8.56 / seen some: 7.21)
Bayesian estimate: 8.241 (Very good+), rank: #181 (of 3491)
Number of tankoubon: 6
Number of pages: 185
Vintage: 2003-05-29
Release dates: We have 12
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Graphic novel
    The Key to the Kingdom (GN 1) 2007-09-19 (from $24.99)
    The Key to the Kingdom (GN 2) 2007-11-28 (from $6.47)
    The Key to the Kingdom (GN 3) 2008-02-27 (from $2.48)
    The Key to the Kingdom (GN 4) 2008-06-17
    The Key to the Kingdom (GN 5) 2008-09-16 (from $25.59)
    The Key to the Kingdom (GN 6) 2008-12-30 (from $32.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Kyoko Shitou
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
English staff
English cast
Translation: Sheldon Drzka

Adaptation: Sheldon Drzka
Design: Larry Berry
Jim Chadwick
Roland Mann (vols. 3-6)
Editorial Director: Jim Lee
English companies
Lettering: Andworld Design
Licensed by: CMX Manga
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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