Following the broadcast of Ranking Of Kings special TV program, “Special Program Ranking of Kings – The Treasure Chest of Courage,” on June 22, 2023, its official Twitter account made an exciting announcement confirming the production of a new anime film.
Further details regarding the new Ranking Of Kings anime film are yet to be revealed.
Ranking Of Kings is a Japanese fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sōsuke Tōka. It has been serialized online via Echoes’ user-submitted Manga Hack website since May 2017 and has been collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes by Enterbrain.
An anime television series adaptation by Wit Studio aired from October 2021 to March 2022 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. The spin-off series Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage aired from April to June 2023.
Ranking of Kings won the “Galaxy Award for Television” for the month of March 2022.
Ranking Of Kings plot is described as:
The people of the kingdom look down on the young Prince Bojji, who can neither hear nor speak. They call him “The Useless Prince” while jeering at his supposed foolishness.
However, while Bojji may not be physically strong, he is certainly not weak of heart. When a chance encounter with a shadow creature should have left him traumatized, it instead makes him believe that he has found a friend amidst those who only choose to notice his shortcomings. He starts meeting with Kage, the shadow, regularly, to the point where even the otherwise abrasive creature begins to warm up to him.
Kage and Bojji’s unlikely friendship lays the budding foundations of the prince’s journey, one where he intends to conquer his fears and insecurities. Despite the constant ridicule he faces, Bojji resolves to fulfill his desire of becoming the best king he can be.