YMMV / Kingdom

  • Fridge Brilliance: The 3D rendering, while distracting during the first part of the series, actually works well with the large-scale warfare scenes during the second part.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kanki and Tou. They are so ridiculously popular to the point that fandom pay more attention to their arcs than the main characters'.
  • It Was His Sled: Karyo Ten and Kyo Kai turning out to be women.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The treatment Zheng and his mom had to endure at the hands of the scorned Zhao countrymen.
    • Anything related to the "Chouhei curse" for that matter (The previous example is partially related to this incident) has some pretty intense imagery.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Due to well-established Character Development, the manga is prone to turn utterly despicable characters into much more likable characters down the line. A prime example being Seikyo who developed into a much more respectable member of Qin royalty after seeing Sei's growth.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Shin/Ten vs Shin/Kai. The former had an accidental kiss, while the later wished to bear Shin's children.
  • Too Cool to Live: General O Ki and Duke Hyou. Both of which were key figures in Shin's development as a military commander.