On the user’s Twitter account spankurecognized for making reliable leaks, it was revealed that the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Sousuke Touka, Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings), will have a new animated project. Among the leaked details it is mentioned that this new adaptation would be produced once again by the studios. Wit Studio in series format, however, it is ensured that this is not a second season.
Among fan theories, it is said that it could be an original story or a spin-off since the first season of the anime adapted 12 of the 13 volumes of the original manga, so adapting only the last volume to a series format would be pretty far fetched.
On the other hand, Touka has been serializing the manga on the independent site Manga Hack and elsewhere since May 2017, while Kadokawa published the twelfth compiled volume on December 10. The manga inspired an anime adaptation that premiered in October 2021 and aired for two continuous arcs (quarters of the year). Funimation handled distribution in the West.
Synopsis of Ousama Ranking
The people of the kingdom despise the young prince Bojji, who cannot hear or speak. They call him “The Useless Prince” while making fun of his supposed stupidity. However, although Bojji may not be physically strong, he is not weak at heart. When a chance encounter with a shadow creature should have left him traumatized, he instead leads her to believe that he has found a friend among those who only choose to look at his flaws. He begins to meet with Kage, the shadow, regularly, to the point that even the otherwise abrasive creature begins to warm to him. Kage and Bojji’s unlikely friendship lays the foundation for the prince’s journey, in which he seeks to overcome his fears and insecurities. Despite the constant teasing he faces, Bojji is determined to fulfill his wish to become the best king he can be.
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