Japanese actor Kento Yamazaki will be reprising his role as Shin in the sequel of the historical war film Kingdom, alongside co-actors Ryo Yoshizawa as Eisei, and Kanna Hashimoto as Ten.
Shinsuke Sato will also be returning to direct the film. Sato is known for various live-action movies like Gantz, Death Note: Light Up The New World and Bleach.
Kingdom 2 recently dropped a teaser visual and trailer that seems to boast majestic, action-packed scenes.
Adapted from a manga of the same name, Kingdom follows the story of a war orphan Shin (Kento Yamazaki), who aspires to escape his status as a slave and become a great general. The story is also based on the life of Li Xin, a general of Qin during the Warring States period of ancient China.
Owing to the pandemic, the production of Kingdom 2, which features landscapes in both Japan and China, had to proceed in stages. Filming began in June 2020 and finally wrapped up in October 2021, with a scheduled release this summer in Japan.
Yamazaki announced the release of the teaser on his Instagram, which triggered a slew of excited comments from Japanese and international fans.
It's been three years since the first instalment of Kingdom — now available on Netflix — which has been a relatively long wait for eager fans.
Yamazaki visited Singapore in May 2019 to promote Kingdom. Although there is no news yet about the international release of Kingdom 2, it would be amazing if Yamazaki can do a promotional tour again.
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