Kings Anime Episode 1 Promo Video Previews Rankings – News


The official website and Twitter account of the TV anime of Sosuke Toka‘s Ranking of kings (ÅŒsama ranking) manga began airing a promotional video for the first episode on Friday.

The web manga centers around Bojji, a deaf and helpless prince who cannot even wield a child’s sword. As the eldest son, he strives and dreams of becoming the greatest king in the world. However, people murmur about him behind his back as “a good-for-nothing prince” and “in no case can he be a king”.

Bojji is able to make his very first friend, “Kage” (shadow) – a literal shadow on the floor who understands Bojji well. (Kage is a survivor of the Kage Assassin Clan who was all but wiped out. No longer a killer, Kage now manages to make ends meet by stealing.) The story follows Bojji’s coming of age as ‘he meets various people in his life, starting with his fateful encounter with Kage.

Minami hinata plays the protagonist Bojji, and Ayumu Murase plays Kage, a shadow who becomes Bojji’s friend.

Other cast members include:

  • Yuuki kaji as Daida, Bojji’s half-brother
  • Rina Satou as Hilling, Daida’s mother
  • Takuya Eguchi as Domas, Bojji’s sword master
  • Yuji ueda as Bebin, Daida’s sword master
  • Hiroki yasumoto like Apis, “the king’s spear” and faithful man of arms
  • Hinata Tadokoro as Drusi, bodyguard and shield bearer of Hilling
  • Daiki Yamashita like Hokuro, a valet who admires Bojji
  • Kenta miyake as Boss, ruler of the Boss Kingdom, and father of Bojji and Daida
  • Takako Honda as Shiina, Bojji’s late mother and former queen
  • Maya sakamoto like the Magic Mirror which secretly advises Daida
  • Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Death-har, the king of the afterlife
  • Takahiro Sakurai like Death-par, Death-har’s little brother

The series will air on October 14 at 12:55 a.m. (effectively October 15) in Fuji TV‘s Noitamina time slot. The anime will also air on affiliate stations of the network. It will air in Japan on Amazon Prime Video, one hour after its broadcast on television, before broadcasting on other services. The anime will run for two continuous Classes (quarters of the year).

Funimation will start airing the anime with English subtitles on October 15, and it will also air an English one dubbing.

Yousuke Hatta (Man with a fist episode director, Boogiepop and others assistant director) directs the anime at Studio spirit, with Arifumi Imai as assistant director. Taku Kishimoto (91 days, Basket of fruits 2019, Moriarty the patriot) is in charge of the scripts of the series. Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, The Legend of the Heroes: Trails in the Sky) designs the characters, while Masaki kawake is the sub-character designer. Both are credited as chief animation directors. Makoto fuchigami is the chief line manager. Masaru Oshiro, Shin ogasawara, and Nozomu Fujii are the main animators. MAYUKO compose the music.

Yoji Kaneko is the artistic director, while Kazushi fujii manages the artistic framework. Ken hashimoto is the key artist of color. Kazuto Izumita and Noriyuki Ueda are both directors of photography. Kiyoshi Hirose is editing. Yasunori Ebina is the audio director, while Yasunori Ogata manages sound effects. Maiko okada is credited as an animation producer.

The group Wildebeest King (first Banana fish ending) perform the opening theme song “BOY”. Yama performs the ending theme song “Oz”.

Tōka serializes the manga on the user-submitted manga website Manga Hack and other sites since May 2017. Kadokawa published the 11th volume of the compiled book on August 12. The manga circulation has reached over 1.3 million copies.

Sources: Ranking of kings anime website and Twitter Account, Comic Nathalie


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