Announced in TV special on Thursday
Kodoani.com – Thursday TV special for anime adaptations of manga Ranking of Kings (Ōsama Ranking) by Sōsuke Tōka has announced that production on a brand new film has been green-lit.
The web manga revolves around Bojji, a deaf, helpless prince who can’t even wield a children’s sword. As the first son, he tries his best and dreams of becoming the greatest king in the world. However, people whisper behind his back about him being “a useless prince” and “there’s no way he could be king.”
Bojji is able to befriend his first friend, “Kage” (darkness) – a real shadow on the ground who somehow understands Bojji very well. (Kage is a survivor of the almost wiped out Kage assassin clan. No longer an assassin, Kage now makes a living stealing.) The story follows Bojji’s growth as he encounters many different people in life, starting with a fateful encounter with Kage.
Tōka has been serializing the manga on the user-submitted manga website Manga Hack and other locations since May 2017.
Anime Ōsama Ranking premiered in October 2021 and ran in two consecutive waves (quarters of the year).
The Anime The Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage (Ōsama Ranking: Yūki no Takarabako) premiered on April 13 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina.