UPDATE: Just hours after I posted the news about Kingdom hitting theaters this August, FUNimation Films has now delivered the new North American Trailer. Check it out directly below!

Last week, I was invited to attend a special red carpet premiere of the new Japanese period epic Kingdom and while I was unable to attend, I still wanted to share with you the official tailer and some other goodies for the film that comes to us from director Shinsuke Sato who has also given us Bleach and Inuyashiki. His latest endeavor opened up in Japan this past April and is now ready to be unleashed in the U.S. on August 16th. Check it out below including the trailer and official images!

Synopsis: Orphaned by war, a young boy and his friend dream of changing their fate and becoming the world’s greatest generals. And after his friend sacrifices himself to protect the future emperor, the young boy’s path to greatness is set in motion.  Helping the King reclaim the throne puts the boy’s blade to the ultimate test as they go against deadly assassins, large armies, and the dangerous mountain clan. In a country torn apart by war, only they can fight to unite the warring states! Kingdom is a live-action motion picture based on the bestselling adventure-historical manga series of the same name created by Yasuhisa Hara and presents a fictionalized account of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

FUNimation Films is releasing the movie stateside and it stars Kento Yamazaki who also starred in JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure and also Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Kanata Hongō, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, and Takao Osawa.

Penned by Tsutomu Kuroiwa and Shinsuke Sato (based on the manga created by Yasuhisa Hara), the film was produced by Kôji Hirano, Naoaki Kitajima, Shinzô Matsuhashi, and Ryôsuke Mori.

Kingdom is already hitting the festival circuit so hopefully we will get more release details soon. In the meantime, check out the international trailer which is filled with all the epic battle action that you can handle along with some rather awesome character posters. For more info on the film, hit up the official website here! By the way, thanks for the invite to the premiere and my sincerest apologies for not being able to attend! Really looking forward to this one!

International Trailer

Official Character Posters!

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