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'Ranking of Kings' wins the March 2022 Galaxy Award for Television

The Galaxy Awards were established to honor outstanding programs that have significantly elevated the quality of Japanese broadcasting.

By: Nicole S. Castro on April 20, 2022 at 12:33 PHT

It has been announced that the anime for Sōsuke Tōka's Ranking of Kings has won the Galaxy Award for Television for the month of March 2022.

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The Galaxy Awards were established in 1963 by the Japanese Association of Broadcast Critics (Japanese: 特定非営利活動法人放送批評懇談会, or Houkon for short) to honor outstanding programs, individuals, and organizations that have significantly elevated the quality of Japanese broadcasting.

The awards are divided into four categories: Television, Radio, Commercials, and News Activities. The judging period for the Galaxy Awards takes place every April 1 until March 31 of the following year.

For the TV category, TV programs first win monthly awards. Then, the awards committee convenes during the first and second halves of the year to select the annual winners from the monthly winners whose information are published in the GALAC magazine.

The TV anime for Ranking of Kings was produced by Wit Studio and ran from October 2021 to March 2022 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block. It was divided into two cours, totaling 23 episodes.

The original manga series by Sōsuke Tōka has been serialized since May 2017. It is published in the seinen magazine Manga Hack under the Beam Comix imprint.

Source: Galaxy Awards official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.