Ranking of Kings 2nd Cour Previewed in New Trailer and Visual

Image source: Ranking of Kings Twitter

With Ranking of Kings set to begin its second cour on January 7, a new trailer that provides a peek at the anime’s upcoming events and battles has been released. The trailer also previews the new opening song “Hadaka no Yuusha” by Vaundy and the new ending song “Flare” by milet.

A new visual was also released.

Ranking of Kings is based on the manga by Sousuke Touka, which began in 2017 and has 12 tankoubon volumes as of December 2021. It is published under the BEAM COMIX label.

iQiyi describes the anime as:

The story revolves around the main character, Bojji. Born deaf, weak, and unable to wield even a child’s dagger, he dreams to become the best king in the world. The country’s richness, the number of strong men, and whether the country’s king itself is as strong as a hero are the conditions to evaluate the ranking of kings of each country, which is also known as the Ranking of Kings. The main character, Bojji, is the first prince of the kingdom ruled by King Boss, who is ranked seventh in the kingdom. However, Bojji was born deaf, weak, and unable to wield even a child’s dagger. Bojji is scorned not only by his courtiers, but also the people for not being worthy of being a king. Though the kind and strong Bojji is hurt by these words, he still faces life positively as he wants to fulfill his promise with his late mother. He then befriends his first and only friend, Kage, who makes a huge change in his life. 

Image source: Ranking of Kings Twitter

Ranking of Kings‘ staff includes Yousuke 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 Yuuji 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 Ooshiro (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish key animator), Shin Ogasawara (Pokémon: Twilight Wings character designer), Nozomi Fujii (Blade of the Immortal key animator), and Kanako Yoshida (Sonny Boy and Mob Psycho 100 II key animator) are the main animators, while Wit Studio is in charge of the animation production.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Minami Hinata as Bojji, Ayumu Murase as Kage, Yuuki Kaji as Daida, Rina Satou as Hilling, Takuya Eguchi as Domas, Hiroki Yasumoto as Apis, Hinata Tadokoro as Drushi, Daiki Yamashita as Hokuro, Kenta Miyake as Boss, Takako Honda as Sheena, Maaya Sakamoto as the magic mirror, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Desha, and Takahiro Sakurai as Despa.

Source: Ranking of Kings website

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