The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaption Ousama Ranking has posted an 80-second teaser PV. Also, they announced their main voice and staff. You can watch the trailer further down in the article.
Ousama Ranking: Release Date
The series is being directed by Yousuke Hatta (episode director of One-Punch Man) in Studio WIT. Ousama Ranking is expected to be released in October 2021.
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Ousama Ranking: The Promo!
Ousama Ranking’s promo takes him to the cheerful childhood days of Boji, where he is playing around with his friend Kage. Kage is a mere shadow-like creature, who is a survivor of the Kage assassin clan.
However, Boji’s life isn’t as happy as it looks. Life becomes hard for him as he tries to reach his goal to become a king despite of all the back talking. Also, he shoulders the prince’s responsibility, even more so he is deaf and powerless.
Ousama Ranking: The Cast
The heading roles are Ninami Hinata (Tetsu Kiyota in “Yo-Kai Academy Y: Close Encounters of the N Kind,” as Bojji. Ayumu Murase (Shoyi Hinata in Haikyu) as Kage. Ousama Ranking is scheduled to air on Japanese from October 2021.
Ousama Ranking: The Staff
- Yousuke Hatta is responsible for the direction of the anime in WIT Studio. Previously he served for, ACCA: 13-Ku Kansatsu-ka, Death Parade, and One-Punch Man.
- Taku Kisimoto is responsible for writing and monitoring the scripts. Previously he served for, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Fugou Keiji: Balance Unlimited, and Haikyuu.
- Atsuko Nazoki is responsible for the character design and the direction of the animation. Previously he served for Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki The Animation, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.
- Mayuco is responsible for composing the soundtrack. Previously he served for Hataraku Saibou & Miira no Kaikata.
The story revolves around Bojju, a deaf, feeble prince who can’t even swing a sword for children. As the firstborn son, he tries very hard and dreams of becoming the best king of all time. However, behind the back, there is a murmur about him that he is a useless prince. Also that there is no way he can become a king.
Despite these circumstances, he manages to find a first friend Kage, a shadow on the floor who somehow understands Bojji well. Kage is a survivor of the Kage assassin clan who was almost completely wiped out.
Ousama Ranking manga has been serialized on Echoes’ user-submitted Manga Hack website since May 2017. Its gentle illustrations, worldview, and profound story have drawn attention to SNS.
Ousama Ranking manga’s tankobon volumes released by KADOKAWA Beam Comics have sold over 1.2 million copies. As WIT Studio (Attack on Titan)’s the tenth-anniversary title, its TV anime adaptation is set to premiere on Fuji Television Network’s “Noitamina” programming block in October 2021.
The fan-favourite anime studio is back with another story of an underdog prince, Bojji who is too weak to wield a children’s sword.
However, Ousama Ranking aka King’s Ranking anime isn’t anything like Wit Studio’s other dark & intense works. The studio is trying a unique style of animation that they haven’t tried before.
The anime is pretty light-hearted and it blends adventure, fantasy, and child-like wonder in a way that you may even mistake it for a Studio Ghibli work.
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