The Kingdom 2 live-action movie sequel reveals new characters in the forthcoming film in a new Kingdom 2 trailer. The story of Kingdom is best known by its anime TV series, which is already up to Kingdom Season 4 in 2022.
Now it’s preparing for the release of the next live-action motion picture with a new teaser hyping up all the new characters jumping right 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 become greater with the release of its original anime adaptation (which is now in the midst of its fourth season run this spring). It also made its debut with its live-action movie picture a few years ago.
Kingdom 2 trailer
This initial live-action movie was such a success with fans. Afterward, it was announced shortly after that the franchise will be getting a second feature. This new picture, called Kingdom II: To Distant Lands, is set to enter cinemas throughout Japan later this summer.
Fans have gotten another big indication of what to anticipate from it. The new teaser shows off more of the new film before it opens! You can see it here:
In this sequel, Yusuke Hirayama plays Mou Bu, Hiroshi Tamaki plays Sho Hei Kun, Koichi Sato plays 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’ll be joining Kento Yamazaki as Shin, Ryo Yoshizawa as Ei Sei, and Kanna Hashimoto as Ka Ryo Ten, who were already announced to return.
Kingdom live-action sequel crew and more
Shunsuke Sato (who previously directed Bleach, Gantz, and is presently attached to Legendary Pictures’ My Hero Academia film) comes back to direct the live-action Kingdom sequel. He co-wrote it with the original creator of the series Yasuhira Hara and One Piece Film: Red writer Tsutomu Kuroiwa.
The theme song, “Ikiro,” will be performed by the popular band Mr. Children.
Kingdom 2 is based on Yasuhisa Hara’s manga series and takes place during China’s Warring States period. The narrative portrays two young men, one of whom aspires to be a top commander and the other to become Emperor of China.
Unfortunately, while Kingdom II is set to hit Japanese theaters on July 16th, there has been no word on whether it will receive an international release. It happened in the first film, so there’s a chance it would happen again!
What are your thoughts? So far, how do you think Kingdom II looks? What were your thoughts on the first live-action film? What are your thoughts on live-action films against anime and manga releases? Let us know what you think in the comments section!