The official Twitter handle of Kingdom stage play revealed striking costume visuals of the main cast members on Oct 10, 2022.
As previously revealed, Hiroki Miura and Akira Takano have been cast to play the protagonist Li Xin. Ying Zheng will also be played by two actors, Yuta Koseki and Hikaru Makishima.
The costume visuals of the four actors in their roles are as follows:
Hiroki Miura as Li Xin
Akira Takano as Li Xin
Yuta Koseki as Ying Zheng
Hikaru Makishima as Ying Zheng
Kingdom stage play will be performed in Japan on Feb 5-27, 2023.
Kingdom stage play will open at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. The play will adapt the first 5 volumes of the manga.
The website has also revealed the staff involved in the stage play adaptation of Kingdom:
- Director: Kazuya Yamada
- Scriptwriter: Bunou Fujisawa
- Music: KOHTA YAMAMOTO
- Production: TOHO
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-five tankōbon volumes as of June 2022.
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.
The series was adapted into a four-season anime television series by studio Pierrot. The first season of 38 episodes aired from June 2012 to February 2013. A second season aired for 39 episodes from June 2013 to March 2014. A third season by Studio Signpost and Pierrot aired for 26 episodes from April 2020 to October 2021.
The fourth season premiered in April 2022.
A live-action film was released in April 2019; a sequel film premiered in 2022. The franchise is reportedly getting a third live-action film.
As of June 2022, the Kingdom manga had over 90 million copies in circulation, 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.