New Ousama Ranking Trailer Previews King Gnu Opening, Story

The upcoming Ousama Ranking anime has received a new trailer, previewing its story and the opening song “BOY” by King Gnu.

The show, which is set to release in October, also announced additional cast members, with Kenta Miyake as Boss, Takako Honda as Sheena, Maaya Sakamoto as the magic mirror, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Desha, and Takahiro Sakurai as Despa.

Ousama Ranking is based on the manga by Sōsuke Tōka, which began in 2017 and has 10 tankōbon volumes as of April 2021.  The story follows Bojji, a prince of the Bosse Kingdom and the first son of King Bosse, who is seventh in the Ranking of Kings. Bojji is deaf, unskilled with a sword, and not highly thought of by the kingdom’s people. Things begin to change when he meets Kage, who becomes his first friend.

Ousama Ranking‘s 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 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.

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) are the main animators, while Wit Studio is in charge of the animation production.

As for the previously announced cast, it includes Minami Hinata as Bojji, Ayumu Murase as Kage, Yūki Kaji as Daida, Rina Satō as Hilling, Takuya Eguchi as Domas, Hiroki Yasumoto as Apis, Hinata Tadokoro as Drushi, and Daiki Yamashita as Hokuro.

Source: Ousama Ranking Twitter

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years starting from his college days. Now, he primarily focuses on anime-related content, although he also writes about games, light novels, manga, and VTubers sometimes. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences.
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