Three years since actor Kento Yamazaki took the spotlight for a ceremonial three-minute short celebrating the hit manga franchise, Kingdom, the JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure star is finally poised for a North American event screening on August 16.
Niche distro banner Funimation Films acquired North American theatrical rights a few months ago to the Shinsuke Sato-directed action adventure epic which stars Yamazaki with actor Ryo Yoshizawa, and garnered upward of ¥5 billion after releasing in Japan back in April.
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!
Peep the announcement below, and with the film currently making the festival rounds at AX XXVII and at Fantasia XXIII, expect reviews!
In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general.
KINGDOM is coming to select theaters in the US and Canada starting August 16!
— Funimation 🚒🔥 @ AX (@FUNimation) July 4, 2019
Hat tip to Comicbook.com for the news!