Release date: 19 April, 2019
Directed by: Sato Shinsuke
Screenplay by: Kuroiwa Tsutomu, Sato Shinsuke, Hara Yasuhisa
Produced by: Sony Pictures Japan
Distributed by: Toho
Based on award-winning and best-selling manga “Kingdom” by Hara Yasuhisa
Official site: kingdom-the-movie.jp
Official twitter @kingdomthemovie
Set in the Warring States period of ancient China, “Kingdom” centers around a war orphan named Shin who aspires to become a “Great General under the Heavens”.
Yamazaki Kento as Shin
Yoshizawa Ryo as Hyou/Eisei
Nagasawa Masami as Youtanwa
Hashimoto Kanna as Karyoten
Hongo Kanata as Seikyou
Mitsushima Shinnosuke as Heki
Takashima Masahiro as Shoubunkun
Osawa Takao as Ouki
Kaname Jun as Tou
Making & Interview:
- This movie was first announced on 8 Apr 2018 via a handwritten statement by Hara Yasuhisa. He revealed that he took part in the screenplay and script meetings over the past year, that it’s an awesome script, high-budget and star-studded. He also wrote about it on his personal Twitter.
- 19 Apr 2018, Hara-sensei tweeted an illustration he did to celebrate the live action movie. This was also the release day of the 50th volume of the Kingdom manga. The live action movie will be released exactly a year later, on 19 Apr 2019.
- Filming took place in China from 8-27 Apr, and in Japan from 30 Apr to 13 Jun 2018.
- The movie is officially announced on 9 Oct 2018, along with a visual poster, a trailer and a making & interview clip. The announcement press conference was also held on the same day where the cast was unveiled. At this stage, the film is already in post production.