The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sousuke Touka’s comedy fantasy manga Ousama Ranking has posted an 80-second teaser PV, and also announced its main voice cast and staff.
The manga has been serialized on Echoes’ user-submitted Manga Hack website since May 2017, and its gentle illustrations, worldview, and profound story have drawn attention on SNS. Its tankobon volumes released by KADOKAWA Beam Comics has sold over 1.2 million copies. As WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan)’s tenth-anniversart title, its TV anime adaptation is set to premiere on Fuji Television Network’s “Noitamina” programming block in October 2021.
Minami Hinata (Tetsu Kiyota in Yo-kai Academy Y: Close Encounters of the N Kind) is cast as the protagonist Bojji, the first prince of the Kingdom of Bossu, who dreams of becoming the most splendid king in the world even though he is deaf and powerless to wield a sword, while Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata in Haikyu!!) plays Kage, a survivor of the assassination group “Shadow Clan” who steals for a living but later becomes Bojji’s friend.
- Director: Yosuke Hatta (Boogiepop and Others sub director)
- Series comopsition: Taku Kishimoto (The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited)
- Character design/Chief animation director: Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)
- Sub director: Arifumi Imai (Attach on Titan Season 1-3 action animation director)
- Music: MAYUKO (Cells at Work!)
- Anime production: WIT STUDIO (GREAT PRETENDER, Attack on Titan Season 1-3)
Illustration by the character designer/chief animation director Atsuko Nozaki:
Minami Hinata / Bojji:
Ayumu Murase / Kage:
— 王様ランキング 公式 (@osama_ranking) April 7, 2021
Source: Aniplex press release
© Sousuke Touka, Published by KADOKAWA/Anime “Ousama Ranking” Production Committee