The exhibition "Kingdom Exhibition- Shin-" of the manga "Kingdom" based on Yasuhisa Hara is being held at the Ueno Royal Museum in Ueno, Tokyo. * The session is from June 12th (Sat) to July 25th (Sun), 2021.
"Kingdom Exhibition-Shin-" created under the full supervision of the author
The popular manga "Kingdom" serialized in "Weekly Young Jump" (Shueisha) is set in China during the Spring and Autumn Warring States period, with a former servant boy, Shin, who aims to become a general in the world, and Qin, who later becomes Qin Shi Huang. This is a story about the young king, Qin Shi Huang, aiming to unify China.
This "Kingdom Exhibition-Shin-" was planned to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the serialization of "Kingdom". This is the largest exhibition of original paintings ever, allowing you to immerse yourself in a powerful work world.
Under the full supervision of the author, Mr. Hara, the story of the main character, Shin, is reconstructed, and the story of encounters, battles, and farewells from the first episode "The Boy With No Name" to the 438th episode "The Time of Yuhi" is 400. It is a content that will be followed with a handwritten original picture with more than a point and a huge graphic.
20 original drawings! Introducing the exhibition contents and venue of "Kingdom Exhibition-Shin-"
This exhibition is divided into areas consisting of Chapters 0 to 13 + ending.
In Chapter 0 "The Boy With No Name", which introduces the beginning of Shin's story, Shin and his best friend Hyo, who were orphans from the war, talk about their dreams of becoming a general in the world and the original picture of the farewell scene is exhibited. It has been. In this exhibition, 20 original drawings drawn for this exhibition are exhibited, but about 1/3 of them are concentrated in this chapter 0! Newly beautifully drawn faith and days spent drifting … I feel Mr. Hara's strong commitment.
In Chapter 1, "Battle of the Dakan Heigen", Shin's first battlefield is fully reproduced with a graphic panorama based on the newly drawn original picture and battle BGM.
In the following Chapter 2, "The Phantom Bird of Qin," a huge original drawing (Japanese paper panel) of the general of Qin, Wang He, who meets Shin in the "Battle of the Snake Sweet Plains" and chases his back. Will show up. The size is about 3m in height and about 1.5m in width, which is a powerful score!
In the 66th episode of the original story, when I first met Wang He, I was overwhelmed by the size of his existence, saying, "This … this guy … is too big to solve!" One can look up at the royal knight from the same perspective as Shin.
In Chapter 3, "Mayo Defense Battle," which focused on the activities of Shin's unit, which was named "Hishin Corps" by Wang He, Zhao's enemy general, Feng He, made a slight gap after a fierce battle. The highlight is that it expresses one of the most famous scenes in which Shin defeated) with a three-dimensional structure.
And the exhibition is Chapter 4 "Wang He and Pang Nuan", which pursues the death battle between Wang He and his related enemy, Pang Nuan, and the fifth, which shows the final scene of Wang He moistly with only a series of original drawings. We will continue to Chapter "Inheritors" and Chapter 6 "Aiming for Generals", which introduces those who have emerged in Qin.
The battle of Shin is extremely fierce, with Chapter 7 "Battle of Sanyo" and Chapter 8 "Battle of Kankokukan". In particular, the exhibition of "Battle of Hakotani Seki", in which the five countries of Wei, Zhao, Han, Yan, and Chu became joint forces and invaded Qin and despaired many readers, is an enemy country that changes rapidly in 15 days. The highlights of each battlefield are tightly packed and very impressive!
The battle between Qin and the combined forces involves the exhibitions in Chapters 9 and 10. Chapter 9 "Great Flame", which expresses the burning flames of the fiery battle of General Lord Biao, who was the first battlefield commander for Shin, on the red wall is also exciting, but it was struck by In the final phase, Chapter 10 "Battle of Buds" introduces the battle in "Sai", which has no end if you lose.
Looking sideways from the original picture depicting the figure of Shin, who was exhausted by repeated death battles, lost Lord Biao, and was about to break his heart, he was confident that he came to the dead ground despite being a king. The scene that appears in front of you appears with a graphic on the entire wall. It had a presence as if Shi Huang was right in front of him, and it was a nice production where he could experience the light that reached the darkness and the impression that Shin received.
Chapters 11-12 are a moving gem arrangement
The original drawings have been arranged in chronological order up to Chapter 10, but at the end of the exhibition, after Chapter 11, it is an original development only for this exhibition.
From Chapter 11 "Question of Lu Buwei" to Chapter 12 "The essence of human beings is light", the Qin dynasty fighting for supremacy and hegemony, which was drawn in episodes 423 to 427 of the original story.・ Based on the questions and answers about the pros and cons of unifying China by Lu Buwei.
War is an unmistakable manifestation of the essence of human beings, and the background of why Qin Shi Huang, who strongly denies Lu Buwei's idea that war will not disappear, "the essence of human beings is light" came to that idea. Is introduced in a vast space.
A woman named Shi Huang who saved her childhood politics, drifting, royal knights and Lord Biao, and unnamed people. Impressive scenes of characters who have met, supported, entrusted their thoughts, and died by shining the light inside themselves appeared like a magic lantern, shaking the tear glands of the original reader. I will.
The arrangement that makes it more dramatic without spoiling the charm of the famous scene that was the most exciting in the original is excellent. It may be said that this chapter is the biggest highlight of this exhibition.
Color originals and one-shot names
The final chapter, Chapter 13, "The Time of Yuhi," features a remake of the future of Shin, who became a shogun, drawn at the beginning of the first episode. The story exhibition ends when Shin and Shi Huang, who have overcome their harsh fate, take a new step.
At the end of this exhibition, the "ending" that core fans will be pleased with awaits the viewers. "Bonus original picture selection" that introduces famous scenes that could not fit in each chapter with author's comments, color original pictures including newly drawn exhibition key visuals, one-shot "golden wings" name that can be said to be a prototype of "Kingdom", Valuable items such as rough sketches were lined up.
"Kingdom Exhibition-Shin-" where you can fully enjoy the writing condition of the original drawings, such as the realistic battle scenes, which is one of the greatest attractions of "Kingdom", and the facial expressions of characters full of vitality.
This exhibition, where you can walk with the feeling of "reading" rather than seeing, should allow both light and core fans to enjoy the story of Shin from the beginning with a fresh feeling. Please come and visit us.
Outline of "Kingdom Exhibition-Shin-"
|Session||June 12th (Sat) -July 25th (Sun), 2021|
|Venue||Ueno Royal Museum|
|Opening hours||10: 00-20: 00 * Last admission is 1 hour before closing|
|closing day||Monday (However, the room is scheduled to open on July 26th, August 2nd, and August 9th)|
|Admission fee|| All-day date and time designation system Please check the official website for details.
|Organizer||Shueisha, Asahi Shimbun|
|Sponsorship||Kyodo Printing, Lawson Ticket|
|Contact||050-5541-8600 (Hello dial from 9:00 to 20:00 all day)|