“Ōsama Ranking” Anime Reveals 1st Teaser Video, Main Cast & Staff

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The TV anime adaptation of Sōsuke Tōka’s “Ōsama Ranking” (王様ランキング) fantasy comedy manga reveals a teaser PV, staff and cast. It will debut in October 2021.

Minami Hinata plays the protagonist Bojji, a deaf powerless prince who dreams of becoming the finest king. Ayumu Murase plays Kage, a shadow from an assassination clan that becomes Bojji’s friend.

“Boogiepop and Others” assistant director Yousuke Hatta directs the series, while “Moriarty the Patriot” and “Haikyu!!” script writer works on the series composition. “Tokyo Magnitude 8.0,” “The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky” Atsuko Nozaki is the character designer and chief animation director. The anime is a work celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wit Studio.

▼ An illustration by the anime’s character designer and chief animation director Atsuko Nozaki

Character Design

■ Bojji – CV: Minami Hinata

■ Kage – CV: Ayumu Murase


Bojji is a deaf, powerless prince who cannot even wield a children’s sword. As the firstborn son, he strives hard and dreams of becoming the world’s greatest king. However, people mutter about him behind his back as “a good-for-nothing prince” and “no way he can be king.”

It follows Bojji’s coming-of-age as he meets various people in his life, starting with his fateful encounter with Kage, a literal shadow on the ground who somehow understands Bojji well.

Staff and Production

Original Work: Sōsuke Tōka [Beam Comics/ KADOKAWA]
Director: Yousuke Hatta
Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Atsuko Nozaki
Sub Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Masaki Kawake
Assistant Director: Arifumi Imai
Chief Line Director: Makoto Fuchigami
Main Animator: Masaru Oshiro, Shin Ogasawara, Nozomu Fujii
Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
Art Settings: Kazushi Fujii
Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Kazuto Izumita, Noriyuki Ueda
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Sound Effects: Yasunori Ogata
Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
Animation Producer: Maiko Okada
Animation: Wit Studio


■ Bojji – CV: Minami Hinata
■ Kage – CV: Ayumu Murase

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