The live action sequel of Kingdom manga, Kingdom II: Harukanaru Daichi e (To The Distant Lands), unveiled a new trailer featuring theme song, and new cast members for the movie on Friday, May 6, 2022.
The theme song, performed by Mr. Children, is titled “Ikiro”.
New cast members include (from left to right in the image above)
- Yusuke Hirayama as Mou Bu
- Koichi Sato as Ryo Fui
- Hiroshi Tamaki as Sho Hei Kun
Kento Yamazaki, Ryō Yoshizawa, and Kanna Hashimoto are reprising their respective characters Shin (Xin), Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), and Ka Ryō Ten (He Liao Diao) from the previous film.
Other cast members are:
- Amane Okayama as Bi Hei
- Takahiro Miura as Bito
- Takayuki Hamatsu as Taku Kei
- Nana Seino as Kyо̄ Kai
- Tsutomu Takahashi as Kyū Gen
- Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Go Kei
- Etsushi Toyokawa as Lord Hyō
- Kiyohiko Shibukawa as Baku Koshin
- Chihiro Yamamoto as Kyō Shō
Shinsuke Sato, who is directing the film, urged everyone to watch the movie saying that the screening would only be for a limited time during the release period and that the movie would be most suitable to watch in the theatres.
“It’s a limited-time screening only during the release period, and if you miss this opportunity, you won’t have a chance to watch it before or after.” Kingdom 2 “, which is suitable for a huge screen and overwhelming sound, Please take a look at it in the best environment. “
Tsutomu Kuroiwa will collaborate with Satou and original author Yasuhisa Hara on the scriptwriting, and Yutaka Yamada is composing the soundtrack.
The movie is set to release on July 15, 2022, and will be screened at IMAX, MX4D, 4DX, DOLBY CINEMA.
The first film, Kingdom was released in Japan in April 2019 and grossed 690,219,500 yen (about US$6.17 million) in its first three days, selling 506,861 tickets. The picture later sold a total of 4.11 million tickets for 5,471,938,400 yen (about US$50.42 million), earning a total of 5.73 billion yen (approximately US$53.2 million).
Kingdom is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump since January 2006, with its chapters collected in sixty-four tankōbon volumes as of February 2022.
The series was adapted into a three-season anime television series by Studio Pierrot. A fourth season will premiere in April 2022.
As of February 2022, the Kingdom manga had over 87 million copies, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. In 2013, the manga won the Grand Prize of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Kingdom provides a fictionalized account of the Warring States period primarily through the experiences of the war orphan Xin and his comrades as he fights to become the greatest general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in 500 years.