On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Sousuke touka, Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings), the music video for the song “OZ“, interpreted by Yama. Like the provenance series, the video was produced by WIT Studio, with the address of Akino Fukuji and supervised by the anime director, Yousuke hatta. Fukuji also took care of the sets while Maiko okada and Kenta yamada they served as producers.
The series has been on air since last October 14 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of twenty-three episodes, while the platform Funimation will be in charge of the distribution of the animation project in the West. For his part, Touka began publishing the manga independently through the portal Manga Hack and other services in May 2017. Subsequently, the publisher Kadokawa began its publication on paper in the direct format of compiled volumes in February 2019.
- Yousuke hatta (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, Death Parade, One Punch Man) is in charge of the direction of the anime in WIT Studio.
- Taku kishimoto (Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Fugou Keiji: Balance: Unlimited, Haikyuu !!) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Atsuko Nozaki (Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki The Animation, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
- MAYUCO (Hataraku Saibou, Miira no Kaikata) is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Ousama Ranking Synopsis
The story centers on Bojji, a weak and deaf prince who cannot even hold a children’s sword. As the firstborn, he sustains his enormous desire to become the most powerful king in the world. However, the people around him refer to him disparagingly and have no intention of accepting him as king. Bojji gets his first friend, named Kage (shadow), literally a shadow on the ground who can somehow understand Bojji. In fact, Kage is a survivor of the “Kage” assassin clan that was eliminated, so he is no longer a murderer and survives by stealing. The story will follow Bojji making his own way towards his wish.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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