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kingdom anime 2012 poster. Pic credit: IMDB.

The Kingdom 2 live-action movie sequel reveals new characters in the upcoming movie in a new Kingdom 2 trailer. The story of Kingdom is best known for the anime TV series, which is already on season 4 of Kingdom in 2022.

Now it’s gearing up for the release of the next live-action movie with a new teaser that whips up all the new characters jumping straight to the big screen. Hara’s original manga has been a huge success since its debut in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump.

It’s only gotten bigger with the release of the original anime adaptation (which is in the middle of its fourth season this spring). It also made its debut with its live-action movie image a few years ago.

Kingdom 2 trailer

This first live-action film was such a success with the fans. Shortly after, it was announced that the franchise will be getting a second feature. This new movie, called Kingdom II: To Distant Lands, will hit theaters across Japan later this summer.

Fans have been given another big indication of what to expect from it. The new teaser shows off more of the new movie before it opens! You can see it here:

遥かなる大地へ』予告②90秒【2022年7月15日(金)公開】

In this sequel, Yusuke Hirayama plays the role of Mou Bu, Hiroshi Tamaki plays the role of Sho Hei Kun, and Koichi Sato plays the role of Ryo Fui. Also Amane Okayama plays Bi Hei, Takahiro Miura plays Bito, Takayuki Hamatsu plays Taku Kei, Nana Seino plays Kyo Kai, Tsutomu Takahashi plays Kyu Gen, Yukiyoshi Ozawa plays Go Kei, Etsushi Toyokawa.

They join Kento Yamazaki as Shin, Ryo Yoshizawa as Ei Sei and Kanna Hashimoto as Ka Ryo Ten, who have already been announced to return.

Kingdom live-action crew sequel and more

Shunsuke Sato (who previously directed Bleach, Gantz and is currently attached to Legendary Pictures’ My Hero Academia film) is returning to direct the live-action Kingdom sequel. He co-wrote it with original series creator Yasuhira Hara and One Piece Film: Red writer Tsutomu Kuroiwa.

The theme song, “Ikiro”, will be performed by the popular band Mr Kids

Kingdom 2 is based on Yasuhisa Hara’s manga series and is set during the Warring States period in China. The story portrays two young men, one of whom wants to become a top commander and the other emperor of China.

Unfortunately, while Kingdom II will hit Japanese theaters on July 16, there’s no word on whether it will get an international release. It happened in the first movie, so there’s a chance it might happen again!

What are your thoughts? What do you think Kingdom II looks like so far? What did you think of the first live-action movie? What do you think of live-action movies versus anime and manga releases? Let us know what you think in the comments!


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