Prince Bojii in the Ranking of Kings anime. Pic credit: Crunchyroll

The anime Ranking of Kings (Ousama Ranking) has won the March 2022 “Galaxy Award for Television”. This was officially announced on the organization’s website on March 20, 2022.

although WHITE Studios great adaptation of Ranking of Kings Season 1 has come to an end, it is never too late to acknowledge his achievements. In addition to this monthly win, the series will also qualify for the annual Galaxy Awards.

What’s more, once Ranking of Kings manga Part 2 has enough chapters, it’s very possible that there will be a Ranking of Kings season 2 release date in the future.

The anime Ranking of Kings aired for 23 episodes starting October 14, 2021. Crunchyroll and Funimation will simultaneously broadcast the series live in Japan, while Funimation also broadcast an English version.

Winning the March Galaxy Awards

The television anime adaptation of Ranking of Kings (Ousama Ranking) manga earned one of four Galaxy Awards for March, according to the Japanese Broadcast Critics Association.

The Galaxy Awards have honored exceptional programs, individuals and groups since 1963. This is intended to raise the standard of Japanese broadcast culture.

The prizes are divided into four categories: television, radio, advertisements and news activities. The evaluation and selection period for the annual awards is defined as the period from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.

In the TV category, TV shows are the first to receive the monthly awards. In the first and second half of the year, the awards committee meets to select the annual winners from among the monthly winners whose names appear in the GALAC magazine.

Official press release of the Ranking of kings’ award win. GALAC/Twitter

The anime Ranking of Kings was chosen for its character depth, multidimensional plot, “remarkably excellent action sequences” and showing deep emotions.

The Galaxy Prize Committee explained why the prize was awarded as follows:

“We think a powerless prince who is deaf and unable to speak is a common succession story, but it digs deep into each character and is layered. A great story was made of it, and despite the simple design, they drew action scenes with amazing intensity and richly expressed complex emotions. It showed the brilliant possibilities of animation.”

Galaxy Awards

About Kings Anime Ranking

The anime is based on Sosuke Toka’s manga, which has been published in seinen Manga Hack magazine under the brand name Beam Comix since May 2017.

Yousuk Hatta directed the animation, while Maiko Okada was the producer. Taku Kishimoto was in charge of the series composition, while Atsuko Nozaki was in charge of character design. Mayuko was in charge of the music, while Yuji Kaneko was in charge of the aesthetic direction.

Yuuki Kaji portrayed Daida, Bojjiji’s half-brother, Rina Satou portrayed Hilling, Daida’s mother.

Also, Takuya Eguchi portrayed Domas, Bojji’s sword master, and Yoji Ueda portrayed Bebin, Daida’s sword master, in the cast.

Hiroki Yasumoto portrays Apis, as “the spear of the king” and a devoted gunman.

While Hinata Tadokoro portrays Druze, Hilling’s bodyguard and squire, and Daiki Yamashita portray Hokuro, a guard that Bojji admires.

Despite the series’ huge popularity, there is no official confirmation from the animation studio that a second season is in the works. Check back to learn more about Bojji’s journey.


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