The upcoming Ōsama Ranking anime has released a new character introduction trailer. The anime is set to release in October.
The characters in the trailer include Bojji (Minami Hinata), the first prince of the Boss Kingdom who is deaf and unskilled with a sword; Kage (Ayumu Murase), a survivor of an eradicated assassin clan; Daida (Yūki Kaji), Bojji’s half-brother and the second prince of the kingdom; and Hilling (Rina Satō), Daida’s mother and the second wife of the king.
The other introduced characters are Domas (Takuya Eguchi), Bojji’s sword instructor and a Heavenly King with the title of Swordmaster; Bevin, Daida’s sword instructor and a Heavenly King with the title of Snake Charmer; Apis (Hiroki Yasumoto), a Heavenly King with the title of “The King’s Spear”; Drushi (Hinata Tadakoro), a Heavenly King with the title of “The Queen’s Shield” who serves as Hilling’s escort; and Hokuro (Daiki Yamashita), a soldier who idolizes Bojji.
Ōsama Ranking is based on the manga by Tōka Sōsuke, which began in 2017 and has 10 tankōbon volumes as of April 2021. The story follows Bojji, who is ranked seventh in the King’s Ranking and is not thought highly of by the kingdom’s people. Things begin to change when he meets Kage, who becomes his first friend.
The staff includes Yōsuke Hatta (Boogiepop And Others assistant director) as director, Taku Kishimoto (Moriarty the Patriot second cour) as series composer, Atsuko Nozaki (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky The Animation) as character designer and chief animation director, and Maki Kawake (Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow clothes designer) as sub-character designer and chief animation director.
Other staff include Masaru Ōshiro (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish key animator), Shin Ogasawara (Pokémon: Twilight Wings character designer) and Nozomi Fujī (Blade of the Immortal key animator) as main animators, Yūji Kaneko (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) as art director, Satoshi Hashimoto (Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro) as color designer, Kazuto Izumida (Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight movie) and Noriyuki Ueda (Sirius the Jaeger co-photograhy director) as photography directors, and MAYUKO (“Mission! Health Comes First!” from Cells at Work!) as music composer. Wit Studio is in charge of the animation production.
Source: Aniplex YouTube channel