Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: December 25, 2021 at 12:30 PHT (GMT+8)
In anticipation of the second cour for the TV anime adaptation of Sōsuke Tōka's fantasy manga series Ranking of Kings (Romaji: Ōsama Rankingu), official channels have released a promotional video featuring the new opening and ending theme songs.
The second cour will air starting Jan. 6, 2022 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block.
The first cour just finished this December 2021 at 11 episodes with Bojji on his way back to the Kingdom of Bosse.
The opening theme for the second cour is Naked Hero 「裸の勇者」 by Vaundy while the ending theme is Flare by milet.
On the series' official Twitter, it was also announced that the role of Ouken will be voiced by Kōji Yusa (遊佐浩二).
Ranking of Kings (Japanese: 王様ランキング, Romaji: Ōsama Rankingu) is a Japanese fantasy manga series by Sōsuke Tōka. It has been serialized online via Echoes' user-submitted Manga Hack website since May 2017 and has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes by Enterbrain. The first cour of the anime television series adaptation by Wit Studio premiered in October 2021 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block.
Synopsis from MAL:
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.