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Boku Kou
Chinese Mu Gong
Kanji 穆公
Romaji Bokku Kou
Biographical Information
Deceased (Ageing)
Marital Status Single
Gender Male
Hair Black
Skin Pale
State Qin
Residence You City
Location You City
Professional Information
Classification King (Former)
Affiliates Qin Government
Manga Debut Chapter 16 Flashback
Anime Debut Episode 4 Flashback

King Boku Kou was a former King of the State of Qin, who reigned 400 years prior to the current storyline.


Although he has yet to make a frontal appearance in the manga, his silhouette shows that he was a man of average built with short, brown hair. He was dressed in a royal mantle and wore the Qin official's head decorations.


Boku Kou was one of the rare benevolent lords of Chinese history. He loved people from the bottom of his heart and showed the same level of respect be it a noble or an enemy prisoner.


He was the reigning Qin monarch from 4 centuries ago. After a battle, Boku Kou's warhorse was killed and eaten by some savage tribe in the mountains. The king, instead of punishing the savages, he offered some liquor that tastes good with horse meat. With that act of benign, he gained their respect and managed to form an alliance. As thanks, the mountain people built a summer getaway for him.

After a 13 year reign, the neighboring state of Jin was experiencing a famine(widespread scarcity of food). Although Jin was the enemy, Boku Kou pitied the peasants. He lent them a vast amount of food; an unbroken chain of boats and carts from Qin carrying food. Later referred to as the "Fan Zhou Zhi Yi". However, when it was Qin that was suffering from a famine, Jin takes advantage of this and invades Qin.

Boku Kou was so enraged that he led the army himself against Jin. In the initial stage, Qin fought on equal grounds with Jin, but the scarcity in food made Qin suffer from hunger and eventually from fatigue. Jin gained the upper hand and Boku Kou was surrounded. However, 300 mountain people came to Qin aid in order to repay the favor of wine and horse meat. Not only did they route the Jin forces, but the also managed to capture the enemy king and bring him before Boku Kou.

This is later called the story of "Horse and Liquor War". After his death, he would be buried at the Summer Getaway constructed for him by the mountain people. Unfortunately, his alliance with them was broken by Qin after his death and wouldn't be revived until 4 centuries later under his descendant, Ei Sei, and the young king of the Mountain tribes, Yo Tan Wa.


Boku Kou takes no part in the story, as he passed away many years before the start of the current era.


His skills as a leader and his love for humans lead him to establish a cordial relation with the Mountain People which was very crucial in future battles.



Horse and Liquer for 300 foreward.JPG
Boku Kou's appearance with Yo Tan Wa's ancestor in the one-shot


Boku Kou's War Horse anime portrait.PNG
Boku's war horse
Boku Kou Bows Before An Enemy Slave anime S1.PNG
Boku Kou bows before an enemy slave
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Boku Kou forms an alliance with the mountain dwellers
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Boku Kou received gratitude from the mountain dwellers


  • Boku Kou gave birth to the "Horse and Liquor" legend.
  • Besides being mentioned in Chapter 16 in the main story, he is also portrayed in the Horse and Liquor for 300 Soldiers one-shot that Hara Yasuhisa had written before Kingdom was serialized. The one-shot also named his favorite horses by the names, Qun and Lun, while depicting Yo Tan Wa's ancestor.

Royal Palace
Royal Family Rou Ai - Queen Mother

Government Chou Kou - Ko Reki
Generals Current
Han O Ki
Wa Tegi

Commanders Han Roki - Ha Mui - Bu Tai
Royal Palace
Royal Family Formerly
Shou Hei Kun

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Great Generals Kan Mei - Ka Rin

Generals Formerly
Rin Bu Kun

1000-Man Commanders Haku Rei - Kou Yoku
Great Generals Sei Kai

2000-Man Commanders Formerly
Leader Jo Elder

Civilian Shuu (Jo)
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Royal Family Ou Ken
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Royal Family Current
Ei Sei - Queen Mother - Rei - Rui
Boku Kou - Sei Kyou - Sho - Sou Jou

Government Current
Ri Shi - Ryo Fui - Sai Taku - Shi Shi - Shou Hei Kun - Shou Bun Kun
Ketsu Shi

Royal Harem Amin - Chou Kou - Kou - Rou Ai - You
Great Generals Current
Mou Bu - Tou
Chou Tou - Duke Hyou - Mou Gou

Six Great Generals:
Ko Shou - Kyou - Haku Ki - Ou Ki - Ou Kotsu - Shiba Saku

Generals Current
Do Mon - Heki - Kan Ki - Kan Ou - Ou Sen - Roku O Mi - Ryuu Koku - Shou Kaku
Dou Kin - Ei Bi - En Ka - Koku Gou - Ra Gen - Rin Bou - Ryuu

5000-Man Commanders Ou Hon - Shin

3000-Man Commanders Kyou Kai

2000-Man Commanders Mou Ten

1000-Man Commanders Curent
Hoku Shu - Gaku Rai - Kaku Un - Kan Jou - Ogiko - Ran Dou
Baku Koshin - Jou Han - Kaku Bi - Tai Un

100-Man Commanders Chu Tetsu - Den Ei - Den Yuu - Hai Rou - Kyo Gai - Ryuu Sen

10-Squad Leaders Bi Hei - Ro En - Ryuu Yuu - Seki - Suu Gen - Taku Kei

5-Squad Leaders Former
Batsu Ken - Bi Tou - Bun Ketsu - Hou - Kyou Ji - San Ka - Yuu Gi

Strategists Ka Ryo Ten - Kai Oku - Mou Ki
Mountain Tribe
King Yo Tan Wa

Elders Chouga Elders

Warriors Ba Jio - Fuji - Rankai - Shunmen - Tajifu - Toji
Royal Palace
Royal Family Kei Bin
Great Generals Current
Go Hou Mei
Seven Fire Dragons:
Gai Mou
Go Kei - Tai Roji - Shi Ei - Rei Ou - Shou Sen - Ba Tou

Generals Current
Fuu Haku - Kan Ei
Kyuu Gen - Haku Kisai - Ga Gyuu - Rinko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou

1000-Man Commanders Former
Dou Sei

Strategists Hyou Ki
Great Generals Current
Geki Shin - Gaku Ki
Royal Palace
Royal Family Tou Jou
Great Generals Three Great Heavens
Ri Boku - Hou Ken
Rinshoujou - Ren Pa - Chousha
Gaku Jou

Generals Current
Kou Son Ryuu - Ri Haku - Ki Sui - Ba Nan Ji - Shuu Sui Ju
Man Goku - Shou Mou - Fuu Ki - Rin Ko - Gen Bou - Kyou En - Kai Shi Bou - Kei Sha

Army Commanders Current
Ba Tei - Kin Mou - Gaku Ei - Kai Gou
Ryuu Tou

1000-Man Commander Gou Ran

Strategists Chousou

Commanders Kaine - Fu Tei

Others Gika

Merchants Former
Ryo Fui - Shi Ka - A Mon - Kou Shou