kingdom may not have reached the same popularity in the west as it does in the east, with the anime series retelling the story of China through some fantastic events via Studio Pierrot and Studio Signpost, but it seems like the next episode of The Fantastic Series is going to be take a short break because of Typhoon Lupit. The storm that landed in Japan earlier this week was considered serious enough to change a number of plans, just as the Tokyo Summer Olympics celebrated the closing ceremony, which featured many anime franchises.
The third season of kingdom had to go through a number of troubles not only because of the recent typhoon but also thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that has thrown a number of large wrenches into countless anime franchises. With a number of television series and manga stories postponed since COVID-19 became a problem for the world, kingdom also fell victim to the pandemic and had to cancel its third season as a result. The third season of Kingdom began in the spring of 2020, but had to take an indefinite hiatus until it was announced that it would re-air earlier this year. Fortunately, the break from the typhoon will be short.
The official Twitter account of NHK, Nippon Housou Kyoukai or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation shared the unfortunate news that Kingdom The next episode of the third season, episode 17, had to be postponed to August 15th due to the preparations for Typhoon Ludit:
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While kingdom has not found the same popularity as such My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and others in the West, it will be interesting to see if this retelling of the history of China will find a niche of its own in North America at some point.
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