The BEST episodes of Kingdom (2012)

Every episode of Kingdom (2012) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Kingdom (2012)!

In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi.

Last Updated: 5/25/2024Network: NHKStatus: Continuing
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Roar of Pride
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9.06
16 votes

#1 - Roar of Pride

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/17/2024

Huan Yi's top commanders question his latest bizarre decision. Wei Ping has a crisis of conscience. Xin and Qiang Lei react to a gruesome discovery.

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Misfortune
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8.69
16 votes

#2 - Misfortune

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/10/2024

Qing She considers his debt to Li Mu as he faces Xin on the battlefield. Devastating events drive Ji Hui to pursue a new tactic in defending Heiyong.

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Wei Ping and the Fei Xin Force
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8.38
13 votes

#3 - Wei Ping and the Fei Xin Force

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/24/2024

The standoff with Huan Yi continues until Wei Ping intervenes, but Xin learns a disappointing fact that paints his loyal friend in a whole new light.

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Zheng Speaks
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8.33
21 votes

#4 - Zheng Speaks

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/30/2021

It's up to King Zheng to convince the people of Zui to fight, defending Xianyang and Qin itself. Li Mu's arrival makes them second-guess themselves.

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The Small Hours Before a Showdown
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8.31
13 votes

#5 - The Small Hours Before a Showdown

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/31/2024

General Huan Yi shows that his cutthroat reputation is well deserved as he tightens the screws on Ji Hui and forces him to make an agonizing decision.

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The Silent Battlefield
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8.20
50 votes

#6 - The Silent Battlefield

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2013

Zhao's master tactician Li Mu is forced into negotiations with Qin's crafty Lü Buwei. What will the outcome mean for the future of their kingdoms?

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Running For Your Lives
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8.19
21 votes

#7 - Running For Your Lives

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/4/2022

The court ladies make a run for it when their safety is compromised. Shang Lu's ailing army is just barely keeping the enemy out of the royal capital.

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Succession
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8.19
27 votes

#8 - Succession

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 2/25/2013

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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Cai Ze's Honor
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8.17
12 votes

#9 - Cai Ze's Honor

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/31/2024

Cai Ze returns to Xianyang with not one, but two unexpected guests. Zheng is put on the spot about his plans for a post-unified Middle Kingdom world.

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A New Era
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8.11
53 votes

#10 - A New Era

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/8/2013

Former servant Xin now commands 300 troops in the formidable Fei Xin Force--and the big battle he's itching for may be right around the corner.

Directors: Akira Iwanaga
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Reversal Rush
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8.09
23 votes

#11 - Reversal Rush

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/11/2022

Qin army high commander Lord Changping shows what he's made of on the battlefield with an all-or-nothing maneuver meant to immobilize Duke Rongdi.

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An Era Undiminished
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7.96
23 votes

#12 - An Era Undiminished

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired 1/12/2014

Meng Ao encourages Lian Po to leave the past behind and embrace a new era. Bai Guixi gets an unexpected visitor that could turn the tables on Wei.

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Unprecedented Aid
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7.96
23 votes

#13 - Unprecedented Aid

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/27/2021

Reinforcements arrive for Qin, and not a moment too soon. But even the most ferocious mountain warriors are no match for one of Zhao's Three Greats.

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The Stench of the Battlefield
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7.93
14 votes

#14 - The Stench of the Battlefield

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/21/2024

As the fighting gets underway in Heiyong, Qiang Lei's scouts make a disturbing discovery, Xin goes for broke, and Huan Yi brings out the big guns.

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The Battle of Hangu Pass
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7.92
26 votes

#15 - The Battle of Hangu Pass

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/2020

Qin sends its troops to defend Hangu Pass, sole gateway to the kingdom. An impressive array of military might is on display as the battle kicks off.

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In an Instant
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7.92
12 votes

#16 - In an Instant

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/3/2024

The Battle of Heiyong reaches a fever pitch as Huan Yi's men target Qing She--who in turn is looking to slay Xin. Xin comes up with an audacious plan.

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With All We Have
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7.91
23 votes

#17 - With All We Have

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/20/2021

The castle town of Zui is struggling to stand strong in their drawn-out battle, suffering serious setbacks that put Li Mu on the path to victory.

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The Tragedy of Liyǎn
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7.91
11 votes

#18 - The Tragedy of Liyǎn

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/25/2024

Qiang Lei learns about Ji Hui's background. Frustration mounts in the face of Huan Yi's inaction. Qing She decides to take matters into his own hands.

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Raging Battle
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7.91
32 votes

#19 - Raging Battle

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/8/2012

The Fourth Army's victory against the chariots gives Lord Biao an idea. How far can he push behind enemy lines if the infantry's survival is no object?

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The Qualities of a King
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7.90
29 votes

#20 - The Qualities of a King

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/10/2012

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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Rise of a Young General
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7.88
24 votes

#21 - Rise of a Young General

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/3/2021

As the Wei army tackles the mighty Hangu Pass, the allied army of Meng Wu and Teng are battling the Chu army--and there are old scores to be settled.

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The Chariot Squadron's Menace
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7.86
28 votes

#22 - The Chariot Squadron's Menace

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/1/2012

The battle heats up as Wei's forces bring out their trump card. This isn't going to be a fair fight--but luckily, Xin isn't looking for one.

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Two Battlefields
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7.85
26 votes

#23 - Two Battlefields

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2020

Lord Biao's army finds itself in a bad situation soon after fighting begins. The Wei army brings in equipment that has Zhang Tang rolling his eyes.

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A Wasteland Riddled with Holes
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7.82
22 votes

#24 - A Wasteland Riddled with Holes

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/17/2021

The horrors of Changping nearly two decades ago have spurred Wan Ji and his army to seek revenge against Qin, with Xianyang slated for annihilation.

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A Time for Venturing Forth
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7.82
22 votes

#25 - A Time for Venturing Forth

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/25/2022

The rebels and masterminds behind Ai's uprising meet their fates--or rather, most of them do. Zheng discusses his vision for Qin's future with Xin.

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