The official Twitter account for “Ousama Ranking” (King Ranking) has unveiled a new trailer for the anime, featuring the show’s opening theme “BOY” performed by King Gnu. The anime was previously announced for October 2021, and WIT Studio is in charge of the production. You can check out the new trailer on the official Twitter account, or on Aniplex YouTube, though the latter is restricted for select regions.
A new key visual is also available:
The newly announced cast includes:
- Kenta Miyake as Boss
- Takako Honda as Shiina
- Maaya Sakamoto as Magic Mirror
- Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Death-har
- Takahiro Sakurai as Death-par
Ousama Ranking (King Ranking) Anime Synopsis
The story centers around Bojji, a deaf, powerless prince who cannot even wield a children’s sword. As the firstborn son, he strives hard and dreams of becoming the world’s greatest king. However, people mutter about him behind his back as “a good-for-nothing prince” and “no way he can be king.”
Bojji is able to make his first ever friend, “Kage” (shadow)—a literal shadow on the ground who somehow understands Bojji well. (Kage is a survivor of the Kage assassin clan that was all but wiped out. No longer a killer, Kage now makes 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.
“Ousama Ranking” (King Ranking) anime will premiere this October, and we’ll be able to see more than the trailer soon. WIT Studio’s last anime was “Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-“, and it will come after a 1-season break.
Source: Official Twitter & Aniplex YouTube
©Sōsuke Tōka., KADOKAWA / “Ousama Ranking” Production Committee