Kingdom (Japanese: キングダム, Hepburn: Kingudamu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. The manga provides a fictionalized account of the Warring States period primarily through the experiences of the war orphan Xin and his comrades as he fights to become the greatest general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in 500 years. The manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump since January 2006 and collected into 62 tankōbon volumes as of July 2024.


Chapter 688 Recap:

In Chapter 688 titled ‘A Match of Speed,’ Shin finally figured out a way to defeat Gakuhaku and called Bihei to the front.

He asked Bihei to hold his glaive and told him to take care of it while he unleashed his sword. Gakuhaku also picked up his moon blade and told Shin that he was wise to move on to the sword. Shin found it difficult to keep with his giant opponent and encouraged himself by remembering how he used to fight with the sword.

He then realized that he should make his whole body move faster and started to attack Gakuhaku with his full speed, surprising everyone.

Meanwhile, Akakin decided to charge into the enemy’s rear army with his troops to buy some more time for Shin at the cliff. As Shin fights with Gakuhaku with his sword, Gakuhaku commands Choukou to bring over his moon blade. He tells Shin that the decision to let go of his glaive was a wise one. He adds that his sword is the ideal weapon to bring out his technique’s full potential and asks if Shin can keep up. Shin remembers how he used to fight with the sword and tells himself to go ahead.

He fiercely starts to attack Gakuhaku and even increases his speed but gets injured by Gakuhaku. He then realizes that he should not rely solely on the sword and make his whole body move faster. Suugen observes the fight and murmurs that Shin is creating his own martial art skills through self-discipline. Shin’s soldiers are stunned by his unique self-taught swordsmanship skills.

In the end, Bihei comments that their captain became a general because of his dedication to the sword.

Kingdom Chapter 689 Release Date:

Chapter 689 of the Kingdom (2024) manga has been released as of Saturday, Aug 14, 2024.

Kingdom Chapter 689 Raw scans:

Kingdom Raw Scans are manga chapters by the manga artists themselves, they are untranslated and are thus in the Japanese language.

Raw scans for Chapter 689 of the Kingdom manga have not yet been released. These scans usually surface on the internet 1-2 days before the weekly release day. The scans will likely probably be released by August 16.

Where to Read Kingdom Chapter 689:

This action-packed manga series is a must-read for all war fanatics. The manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump since January 2006. One can read this series online on several sites like and Stay tuned to know more!