Kingdom (Manga) Written by: Yasuhisa Hara Genre. : action, history, drama Volumes : 42 (476 chapters) Anime. : 38 episodes (season 1) 39 episodes (season 2) Synopsis - Born in the warring states period of ancient China, Xin and Piao are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin who dream of becoming "Great Generals of the Heavens" to rise from their lowly stations in life. One day, however, Piao is taken to the palace by a minister to be used for an unknown purpose, leaving Xin alone as a household slave in a peasant village. A few months later, Piao returns to the village on the verge of death, urging Xin to travel to another village. A fictionalised account of the warring states period in China.