Art Exhibition to be Held in “Kingdom” Creator’s Hometown


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Yasuhisa Hara’s manga series “Kingdom”, an exhibition based on the series will be held at the Saga Prefectural Art Museum, located in the creator’s hometown, on July 30th through September 4th.

The exhibition will provide a look back at the 10-year history of “Kingdom”, featuring original artwork, color illustrations, and storyboards, as well as a special 10th anniversary video. Cafe Tres, located inside the museum, will also be serving a special theme menu.

Set in China’s Warring States period, “Kingdom” tells the story of young boy Xin, who aims to become a “Great General of the Heavens” and unify China, and Ying Zheng, who later becomes Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of unified China. The manga is currently being serialized in Shueisha manga periodical Weekly Young Jump, and has sold over 23 million volumes. It has also been adapted into a popular anime series.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is free.

© Yasuhisa Hara / Shueisha

Manga series “Kingdom” is set in China’s Warring States period.

Kingdom Exhibition in Saga