Ousama Ranking

Ranking of Kings

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Synonyms: King Ranking
Japanese: 王様ランキング
English: Ranking of Kings
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2021 to Mar 25, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Web manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.531 (scored by 314875314,875 users)
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Ranked: #1122
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Popularity: #340
Members: 601,431
Favorites: 12,271

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The people of the kingdom look down on the young Prince Bojji, who can neither hear nor speak. They call him "The Useless Prince" while jeering at his supposed foolishness.

However, while Bojji may not be physically strong, he is certainly not weak of heart. When a chance encounter with a shadow creature should have left him traumatized, it instead makes him believe that he has found a friend amidst those who only choose to notice his shortcomings. He starts meeting with Kage, the shadow, regularly, to the point where even the otherwise abrasive creature begins to warm up to him.

Kage and Bojji's unlikely friendship lays the budding foundations of the prince's journey, one where he intends to conquer his fears and insecurities. Despite the constant ridicule he faces, Bojji resolves to fulfill his desire of becoming the best king he can be.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The sign language depicted in Ousama Ranking is supervised by the Tokyo Foundation of the Deaf. The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD from January 12, 2022 to July 20, 2022.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hinata, Minami


Murase, Ayumu


Satou, Rina


Sakurai, Takahiro


Shimoyama, Yoshimitsu


Yusa, Kouji


Ueda, Youji


Tadokoro, Hinata


Kaji, Yuuki


Sakamoto, Maaya


Cook, Justin
Okada, Maiko
Producer, Production Manager
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Hatta, Yousuke
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"BOY " by King Gnu
2: "Hadaka no Yuusha (裸の勇者)" by Vaundy (eps 12-23)

Ending Theme

"Oz. " by yama
2: "Flare" by milet (eps 12-23)


Mar 24, 2022
From a classic folktale (The Emperor's New Clothes) to an allegory that's worth more than a thousand words, absolutely NO ONE ever could've fathomed that mangaka Sosuke Toka's work would become more than just a classic underdog story. And instead, it took us the audience to new foundations and heights that really stand amongst the best of the best in the only way that this relative unknown author could've done, teaching us cases of human charateristics in morality, friendship, sacrifice and so much more that we just underestimated how grand everything just naturally works in every step of the way. Simply, wow, and I mean, ...
Mar 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
TL;DR Ranking of Kings had several amazing first few episodes and if the rest of the series followed it could have easily been a 9. There were legitimate stakes, the mystery surrounding the characters was intriguing, and the struggles of the protagonists were well handled. The middle half of the show is not as gripping as the first handful of episodes. Character motivations get spelled out for the most part and they do not live up to the mystery and intrigue shown at the beginning of the show. There are also issues with pacing, an overuse of tropes, and some characters getting completely shafted in ...
Mar 24, 2022
Note: I tried to make everything as vague as possible but this review contains minor spoilers.

King's Ranking seems to have taken the community by storm due to its quirky, wholesome development and unlikely protagonist. However, it uses a disingenuous formula of gimmicky writing to shape moods by withholding information, or telling you the wrong set of facts, and it's a shame people still fall for this amateurish tactic. The show features the not very creatively named Bojji, a corruption of "bocchi" meaning a lonely person, a deaf prince that is underestimated by nearly everyone in his kingdom. All of the king's advisors, including ones that ...

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