Ousama Ranking


Ranking of Kings

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: King Ranking
Japanese: 王様ランキング
English: Ranking of Kings
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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.511 (scored by 347227347,227 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #326
Members: 655,826
Favorites: 12,785

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Synopsis

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]

Background

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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Bojji

Main
Hinata, Minami
Japanese

Kage

Main
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese

Hiling

Supporting
Satou, Rina
Japanese

Despa

Supporting
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese

Desha

Supporting
Shimoyama, Yoshimitsu
Japanese

Ouken

Supporting
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese

Bebin

Supporting
Ueda, Youji
Japanese

Dorshe

Supporting
Tadokoro, Hinata
Japanese

Daida

Supporting
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese

Miranjo

Supporting
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Okada, Maiko
Producer, Production Manager
Inoue, Megumi
Producer
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


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Opening Theme

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

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

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Reviews

Jul 10, 2024
The story sets in a medieval timeline yet it is a remarkable story of a prince. He is deaf which creates a few challenges for him but his bright and positive mindset allows him to become a remarkable person.
It was an emotional story mixed with comedy. Bojji's character development was subtle and slow-paced, which made me better for the story. Watching this anime helped me relax, especially after watching more high and fast-paced anime.
Seeing the graphics, I assumed that the anime was older but it was a new anime, released in early 2020's. I liked the idea of using what appears to be older ...
May 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Osama Ranking is a disappointment with a lot of wasted potential. It is a show with a nice premise and a strong opening trio of episodes that slowly descends into an average revenge story and bad Deus Ex Machina.

Let me explain:
(Minor spoilers ahead)

Bojji is a mute-deaf Prince in a medieval European setting with the dream of being the best King in the world.
The first impression is that the story is going to be about the emotional journey of Bojji overcoming abuse and prejudice of society and family, doing the best for his kingdom despite his disabilities. The first emotional aspect is that Bojji is ...
Dec 11, 2023
Boring. Cliche. Lame. Ousama Ranking is extremely predictable and has zero stakes involved, a majority of the show are flashbacks where it just drags and drags and bores the viewer with "character development" for characters you don't care about.

The author failed to tell a coherent story past the first part and it inevitably ends up as a convoluted mess where nothing matters in the end. Every character is as bland as wet toilet paper. The premise of the story gets thrown away halfway through and the idea of "Ranking of Kings" just ends up being an Bojji powercreep journey

Do not watch this show if ...

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