News Historical Manga Kingdom Gets TV Anime in 2012
posted on 2011-11-14 06:30 EST
This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that a television anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's historical manga Kingdom has been green-lit. The story, set in China nearly 2,500 years ago, will run on the public broadcaster NHK next year. The studio Pierrot is producing the anime.
The story follows Li Xin and Hyō, two boys without families in the Warring States Period when China has been embroiled in war for five centuries. Despite living like slaves, the boys strive to realize their dream of becoming warlords.
The manga has been running in Weekly Young Jump since 2006, and the 24th volume will ship in Japan on Friday.
[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]
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