Ranking of Kings: Yuuki no Takarabako Main Trailer Released, Begins on April 13

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A main trailer has been released for the upcoming Ranking of Kings: Yuuki no Takarabako (Treasure Chest of Courage) anime, which has been revealed to have a Japanese premiere date of April 13 (effectively April 14 at 1:55 AM JST).

It was also announced that PEOPLE1 is performing the opening song “GOLD” while Aimer is singing the ending theme “Atemonaku.” Both songs are previewed in the trailer.

The main Ranking of Kings series aired from October 2021 to March 2022. Ranking of Kings: Yuuki no Takarabako, which is also produced by Wit Studio, will depict events that were not shown in the main series.

The returning staff includes:

• Director: Yousuke Hatta

• Chief episode director: Makoto Fuchigami 

• Series composer: Taku Kishimoto

• Character designer and chief animation director: Atsuko Nozaki

• Art director: Yuuji Kaneko

• Color designer: Satoshi Hashimoto

• Photography director: Noriyuki Ueda

• Music composer: MAYUKO

Osamu Murata is replacing Maki Kawake as sub-character designer for Ranking of Kings: Yuuki no Takarabako.

Ranking of Kings is based on the manga by Sousuke Touka, which began in 2017 and has 14 tankoubon volumes as of August 2022. It is serialized on Manga Hack with tankoubon volumes published under Kadokawa’s BEAM COMIX label. Booklive’s English release was suspended in 2022 due to typographical and translation errors.

Crunchyroll describes the main anime series as:

How prosperous your nation is, how many powerful warriors it boasts, and how heroic and strong its king is. These are the criteria that factor into the system known as the Ranking of Kings. The main character, Bojji, was born the first prince of the kingdom ruled by King Bossu, who is ranked number seven. But Bojji was born unable to hear and is so powerless that he can’t even swing a sword. In consequence, his own retainers and the public, look down upon him as completely unfit to be king. It is then that Bojji finds his first friend, Kage, and Bojji’s life takes a dramatic turn…

The Ranking of Kings 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: @osama_ranking

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