The BEST episodes directed by Kiichi Takaoka

The Qualities of a King
23 votes

#1 - The Qualities of a King

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 15

A faceoff with Cheng Jiao awaits, but before that can come, Ying Zheng, facing death at General Wang Yi's hand, must convince the "Strange Bird of Xin" that his vision of the future makes him a worthy successor to his great-grandfather, King Zhao.

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22 votes

#2 - Succession

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 38

As the war between Qin and Zhao comes to an end, the Middle Kingdom witnesses the dawn of a new era.

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An Act of God
16 votes

#3 - An Act of God

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 30

Wang Yi smells something fishy about Zhao's sudden retreat, but his endgame remains the same: find and kill Pang Nuan. Xin and Qiang Lei give him a little inadvertent help.

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Wang Yi Intrudes
22 votes

#4 - Wang Yi Intrudes

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 20

Just when it seems the battle on the She Gan Plain is finally going their way, Qin's forces are suddenly surprised by the advent of three generals: their own, the enemy's... and one who's not even supposed to be there!

A Fierce Battle Begins
23 votes

#5 - A Fierce Battle Begins

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Blocked by Wei Xing's elite crossbowmen, the forces of Zheng and the mountain folk split up. Xin accompanies a smaller force to seek out the usurper Cheng Jiao in the palace... but their way, too, is blocked, by the deadly assassin Zuo Ci and his men.

The Path to Becoming a General
26 votes

#6 - The Path to Becoming a General

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Xin hears a tale of Piao's heroism during Wang Yi's ambush, but he also learns that King Zheng has even fewer allies than he'd been told. With little time left to forestall a civil war, Zheng decides on a dangerous path, to seek out unlikely allies.

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Commanding Generals Face to Face
17 votes

#7 - Commanding Generals Face to Face

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 35

Wang Yi and Pang Nuan begin their showdown at last. Meanwhile, Lord Changwen tells Zheng the truth about Liao.

Pang Nuan, God of War
19 votes

#8 - Pang Nuan, God of War

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 26

Xin y sus compañeros marchan a la guerra de nuevo. Esta vez será el gran general Wang Yi quien esté al frente. Mientras tanto, el palacio sospecha que existe una razón detrás por la cual Wang Yi decidió participar en esta batalla en particular.