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: 8.581 (scored by 255122255,122 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #388
Members: 491,782
Favorites: 10,862

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Bojji

Main
Hinata, Minami
Japanese

Kage

Main
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese

Hiling

Supporting
Satou, Rina
Japanese

Despa

Supporting
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese

Desher

Supporting
Shimoyama, Yoshimitsu
Japanese

Miranjo

Supporting
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese

Ouken

Supporting
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese

Bebin

Supporting
Ueda, Youji
Japanese

Dorshe

Supporting
Tadokoro, Hinata
Japanese

Daida

Supporting
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese

Staff

Okada, Maiko
Producer, Production Manager
Hatta, Yousuke
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fuchigami, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director


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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)



Mar 24, 2022
Is it better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all?

I wish I could spend this whole review showering WIT Studio with praise for the gorgeous animation, outstanding sword fight choreography, consistently on-model character designs, and grand orchestral music, as many already have and will continue to. But unfortunately, while these features certainly made Ranking of Kings a spectacle and never boring to watch, the presentation isn't enough to make up for the disappointing writing.

(Spoilers in a marked section of the review.)

Underdog stories have always appealed to me, which drew me into Ranking of Kings premiere. The plot follows Boji, a ...
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 ...

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