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Meet Bojji, 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.” Ranking of Kings Episode 8 2021. 

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Before Watching Ranking of Kings Episode 8 2021, Here is Everything you Need to Know:

Ranking of Kings Episode 8 (王様ランキング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 eleven tankōbon volumes by Enterbrain.

Manga Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Ranking of Kings Episode 8 ranked at the 6th place on the Tsutaya Comic Awards 2019. The 2020 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi!, which surveys professionals in the manga and publishing industry, named Ranking of Kings Episode 8 the seventh-best manga series for male readers. As of November 2021, the manga had 1.5 million copies in circulation.

Anime Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

In China, the anime received acclaim from viewers for its heartwarming story. The show received nearly 48 million views on Bilibili with only 4 episodes available.

Ranking of Kings Episode 8 Synopsis:

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.

Ranking of Kings Episode 8 Synopsis n.2:

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.” Bojji is able to make his first-ever friend, “Kage”—a literal shadow on the ground who somehow understands Bojji well.

Background of Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

The sign language depicted in Ousama Ranking is supervised by the Tokyo Foundation of the Deaf. The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD from January 12, 2022, to July 20, 2022.

Staff and Creators Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Okada, Maiko
Okada, Maiko
Producer
Hatta, Yousuke
Hatta, Yousuke
Director
Fuchigami, Makoto
Fuchigami, Makoto
Director
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director

Opening Theme Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

“BOY” by King Gnu

Ending Theme Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

“Oz.” by yama

Alternative Titles Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Ōsama Ranking (Japanese)
王様ランキング (Japanese)

Official Website Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Click&Watch a Fans Made Video about the Ranking of Kings Episode 8 and why you should watch it:

Characters Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Main Characters Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 

  • Bojji (ボッジ)

– A prince who is deaf and cannot speak.

  • Kage (カゲ)

– A creature from the shadow clan and Bojji’s companion.

  • Daida (ダイダ)

– Bojji’s younger half-brother and the current king.

  • Hiling (ヒリングHiring)

– The queen, Daida’s mother, and Bojji’s stepmother.

  • Bosse (ボッスBossu)

– The former king and father of Bojji and Daida.

Side Characters Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 

  • Domas (ドーマスDōmasu)
  • Bebin (ベビン)
  • Apeas (アピスApisu)
  • Dorshe (ドルーシDorūshi)
  • Hokuro (ホクロ)
  • Shiina (シーナShīna)
  • Magic Mirror (魔法の鏡役Mahō no Kagami)
  • Desha (デスハーDesuhā)
  • Despa (デスパーDesupā)
Ranking of Kings 2021

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Reviews&Ranking of the anime Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Nov 18, 2021
MihaiEXE (All reviews)

Looking at Wit studio’s passion projects, they always had quality but were short of being called a masterpiece. Probably knowing that they have to stick to mainstream hype anime rather than their passion projects. Wit Gave Everything In this project and did they make a classic.

Art Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 10/10
Looking at this season’s lineup when I was first looking at the cover of this anime. I thought this was some children’s cartoon lined up as an anime to make some more money here and there but after the 1st episode itself, you can see how beautifully the art gives the whole anime life and pushes it up to a higher level. Not to mention the animation, it’s so good which makes the important moments more impactful.

Story Telling Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 10/10
You cannot tell me this anime has storytelling that falls any short of a masterpiece. In my own opinion, this anime even tells the story better than Mushoku Tensei does. The storytelling is very consistent and what is seen like a normal line of character development is foreshadowing.

Sound Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 10/10

In the music department wit always gets it right. After they flexed on us with vivy. I had no doubt that wit would do it right. The music changes the entire vibe of vibe in just a minute. Plus the combat sounds absolutely beautiful.

Character Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 10/10

Character is a part that can make or break an anime. But wit has defined the character of every character very well and any sort of development is very well executed.

Enjoyment Ranking of Kings Episode 8: 10/10

The story, art, animation, the ost’s, and the characters come together to make a modern classic of our time and a weekly 20 minutes of wholesomeness, tension, and enjoyment.

As how anime is now this anime is not getting enough spotlight mainly in the west we can see that this anime has half the members of Mushoku Tensei and 86 despite being the top airing. But to anyone who has seen this anime. This is a modern masterpiece. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

Nov 18, 2021
Arvanitis (All reviews)

Perfection is and will always be subjective; but to me, the beginning of Ranking of Kings Episode 8 is pure perfection. That’s the reason I’ve written my first preliminary review, just to tell you guys and to remember how amazing my first experience with Ranking of Kings Episode 8 was. Please note that my score may change in the future, but I am reviewing episodes 1 to 6 – and it’s a solid 10.

For starters, let me make it clear; Ranking of Kings Episode 8 takes place in a medieval-looking world and looks like a fairytale. It is full of colors; green, blue, yellow, light brown. I think it’s adorable-looking and what we’d call the epitome of wholesomeness. That’s the reason some people compare it to Disney or Studio Ghibli – not me, anyway. To me, it’s a unique story with a unique execution, so far.

It also has its dark side and there are always uncomfortable events happening, hindering the protagonists’ journey. I cannot describe the way evil is portrayed in this anime – the use of evil figures is mysterious, and there are always good-willed people that end up making evil deeds as well. But what makes this fairytale special is the feeling of hope it radiates, as well as assurance that there will be joy, love, and positive or meaningful outcomes as the story proceeds.
Episodes 4-6 were darker and focused mostly on the world build-up, which was something totally different from your average anime series. Until now, the story is full of morals and beautiful metaphors. The fantasy, as well as the emotional impact this anime, succeeds in making always amaze the watcher. There’s no doubt this show is special, its early near-9 mean score says it all. Ranking of Kings Episode 8The following paragraph contains some minor spoilers about the story and it is not really important in my opinion – unless you want to know some basic things that happen in the first episodes, I suggest you’d skip it.

With a powerful and emotional start that even made me cry at times, Bojji’s journey to becoming the king begins. Bojji is a kind-hearted child, but there’s something that makes his life harder; he’s deaf and incapable of speaking clearly. He is one of the two sons of the kingdom’s king, who is seriously ill. His little brother, Daida, does not believe in him and acts egoistically, looking for ways to sabotage Bojji and become the next king.
Almost nobody believes in Bojji, but fortunately, he is not alone. He has made a new friend; Kage, who is a small black, mysterious creature with an interesting backstory I am not going to spoil. As the story proceeds, it is clearly seen that many characters such as Daida, his mother, Bebin, Domas are deeper than they seem and hide a side that’s not easy to be seen from the first episode. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

This kind of character writing is written with care and uses an effective technique to make the audience excited with plot twists unexpected turns of events. But like I said, this paragraph was not important because you can’t feel Wit studio’s great execution just by reading about it. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

The soundtrack deserves to be mentioned too, especially the OP and ED songs. The famous Japanese band King Gnu, who is one of the most popular j-bands out there due to their huge success with Hakujitsu, return to anime after their debut on Banana Fish (2018). Their OP is great here, but Yama’s heartwarming ED is even more amazing to me; the song fits the anime so well that it makes the end of the episode even more emotional.

To summarize Ranking of Kings Episode 8’s introduction, I’m already convinced this is going to be an unforgettable anime. Even if it is set in a fantastic world, its morals are touching and important for our 21st-century society which, at times, may not be as developed as it should be. So, have a seat and enjoy Bojji’s journey until the end. You will definitely love that little boy and his story.

Nov 18, 2021
Tanooshii (All reviews)

Ah yes, another Manichean story that is taking advantage of- Wait, good characters? An interesting universe? No lines of expository and long-winded dialogues? A great production? What is it? Ranking of Kings Episode 8

How can I set Ranking of Kings Episode 8? Imagine if Yoshiro Kimura and Akihiro Hino in a bar talk to create a story in collaboration, while Kimura would be in charge of creating characters and Hino a fantastic universe.

That’s the only feeling I can get when watching a new episode of this show.

In the beginning, the story that Ranking of Kings Episode 8 wants to tell is not original and I’m sure this will turn someone away, I felt that feeling at first of having a “medieval naruto” first, but after seeing all the other episodes, I was happy to see the story following different steps than I would imagine. Of course, even though the story goes in different directions, still has clichés and although I was aware of it, the clichés are executed decently enough that the projection of the story isn’t a demerit at all.

I would say that this anime doesn’t have a concrete “worldbuilding” but an “expansion” and I have to say that I felt immersed in the universe that Ranking of Kings Episode 8 demonstrated in a few episodes, it’s a bit ironic that compared to the fantasy animes of the year, this is the universe that comes closest to a common PS1 decade JRPG than the most frustrating attempts of Light Novels,

Although it lacks a bigger construction, the passion the author has in exploring it through the perspective of Bojji, creating a conflict between a boy’s innocence and a world ruled by adults turns interesting. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

Ranking of Kings Episode 8 has two types of narrative regarding this universe, “show, don’t tell” which was used very well in the first two episodes, and “don’t show, don’t tell” during episodes 3 and 4, lower quality than the first episodes, the main flaw of the anime, I assume that this is not the author’s fault but rather the hasty adaptation of its events, events that are important and end up losing their impact and their moment breather to build individually.

Even with these flaws as an adaptation for a few episodes, Ranking of Kings Episode 8 shows good qualities and I would say that a good part of them are the characters and how they drive the main plot, I would like to highlight the most interesting character of this show as Domas (yes, feel free to throw stones here) and the conflict is evident between empathy and loyalty in your actions, even though are a character that people hate.

The writing is quite acceptable to develop your motivations for your actions and do so get into a conflict, the story working on a depth character like this fascinating me, many of his characters do not have a derisory morality like “evil guy” and “good guy”, breaking the chains of Manicheism, obviously, Domas is not the only character but still is one of the biggest points of how this story is committed to building characters as it progresses with the plot.

Of course, the story has major flaws such as Bojji’s deafness being quite incoherent which ends up facilitating the narrative rather than creating a challenge and the structure of flashbacks as a way of telling stories, the idea itself is not bad, but it becomes little repetitive on the structure of the narrative, although the anime writer is struggling to make it “less repetitive”, but in general I say that Ranking of Kings Episode 8 has more qualities that end up generating successes than defects.

Last week I told how Platinum End was Manichean who made his whole beginning complete trash and I didn’t expect a shounen from the same season to break these patterns in an interesting way, some people might call this something “predictable” but this doesn’t impact the story in general, after all these are the points that provide layers to the characters and their qualities are evident in the trajectory.

Characters like Hilling and even Daida are getting construction and I value how the story establishes the time for the entire structure, Hilling as a character who promised to be an “evil generic stepmother” has become a human character given his connection to Bojji, although justifying the characters actions by flashback is such a common trope, I value the characters overall and how their actions objectively reflect the perspective of the world. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

About the dramas, it becomes difficult for me to analyze, a lot of reasons from me being a rock for things like that and being aware of how authors exaggerate the concept, although personal reasons and even factors that include me not getting emotional, I always I try to look beyond this drama to focus on the characters. One of the reasons why Vivy turned out to be such a disappointing story for me is because the authors were more focused on creating a drama without a solid foundation of their characters (I’ve spelled that in my Vivy review, in case you want to read), finishing them all as superficials characters and without screen time.

Here the opposite happens and I’m relieved about it, even if the drama is exaggerated it is possible to attribute value to what it provides to the characters, although part of Ranking of Kings Episode 8 does this (by an emotional protagonist) it is undeniable how much of it builds the characters and define a new stage for them to act, for example, characters like Hokuro, even though he is the least interesting character in the story.

He gains his prominence based on backstory dramas, but his whole idea of ​​being a counterpoint to Domas is convincing, his actions and emotions are understandable thanks to what the drama provided, thus building part of your character for the climax event, obviously, this is not something innovative but it is very conscious to be pleasant, after all, it is a story that is willing to add layers to its characters.

The production is easily the most ambitious of Wit Studio in years and I’m glad everyone on the staff has enough passion to carry this show, the amazing backgrounds by the talented Yuji Kaneko, and the simple designs by Atsuko Nozaki make an interesting combination.

I talked little about Bojji and Kage, although they are protagonists with a solid story, much of what makes their stories convincing to the public is in the commitment to great animation, the smallest details are filled in thanks to a strong production team, details these like the person who cheated on Kage when he was younger crying after being killed, it can be quite “melodramatic” but it adds humanity without having to force a backstory or stuff like that, very conscious writing by an author along with people who love animation doing scenes like these impactful.
SpRayquaza11 (All reviews)

Ranking of Kings Episode 8 had almost everything going against it, a very poorly planned release schedule of Oct 15th which made it get overlooked as it got a release date which was a bit late, A very childish and plain art style that made a lot of folk mistakes it as a children’s show. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

it’s kinda funny because the show is about the underdog’s rise to success, the anime also kind of falls in the same underdog of the season category xD.

It’s hard for people to not get invested in an underdog story, there is always this magical feeling we get when the underdog beats the favorites against all odds, it’s hard to describe but it’s truly special(Leicester city anyone ?). So the first episode does a very good job of establishing bojji , the main character as the underdog of the story, now this could have made it a good anime by itself, but I guess I underestimated the scale and ambition of the creators. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

The underdog is just different, actually not weak. bojji has his own strengths, He is is no underdog it’s just he was born and built differently. The show boldly retconned its own ending and gave us something really fresh. We are all guilty of believing that bojji stood no chance and the interesting twists it provides are more than enough to make up for the retcon.

People may be moved by the emotional aspect of the story but for me, the story is what sealed the deal! The usual tropes are played brilliantly toke us get used to character archetypes but then it boldly shatters them all. It gets hard to differentiate ally from foe. All the characters are complex and not actually the one-dimensional archetypes they seemed to be in their initial introductions. The heavily Disney-inspired art style may cloud your judgment but there is no GOOD and EVIL person in here there are just, people.

I tried my best to highlight this hidden gem.
Now for the review, Ranking of Kings Episode 8:

Art and animation (9/10) Honestly, a very tough call to make by the mangaka and Wit studio. The art style is low budget sure, there is no doubt it is inspired by Disney movies of old. However, I believe it does a very good job of creating preconceived tropes about certain characters, And then breaks these tropes royally XD, It almost feels like it snubbing Disney lol. The animation is very tame during action scenes.

Fluid and well-choreographed swordplay realistic and common sword/spear techniques even us common folk are aware of are used and definitely set the fact that despite appearances the show is really High budget, and the animators behind it (Wit studio is already pretty famous for its quality)clearly know their stuff. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

Story(10/10) by far, the strongest point of the entire anime, the plot may be simple at first kings are ranked according to their ability in multiple aspects, which serves as a very grim reminder of how unlikely a candidate bojji really is. However, the story suddenly and quite brilliant transitions into a much deeper mystery, I will prefer not to dive into it because it is best if you experience it by yourself.

Characters (9/10) tropey at first, Although there is a lot more to them than seems to be. No one character is truly unlikeable. This is like game of thrones pre-season 6 level good characters. Every character is neither good nor bad, everyone does everything for a reason, There is deceit, betrayal, redemption, and more! The show does what many others fail to do – make the characters human. There are some force sob stories that may break the realism at some points but that’s just me I guess.

Sound and VA (10/10) Bojji is a mute and deaf kid, the use of sign language in this anime is pretty apt and very well done. The VAs do their part rather well the emotions really can be seen in their voices during tense scenes and add a very good depth to emotional scenes.

OP is fantastic and has some really good music the art and animation in it are also very polished and well done (although I feel the lighting in OP is much better than what we see in the actual anime which kinda sucks). The ED is also a very good song and a personal favorite, but the art in it is rather weak. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

This anime is really good I can recommend it to everyone without hesitation, if it is able to have a firm grasp on its story and characters like it has so far, I can assure you it has the potential to be one of the greatest anime series to come out in all time and surely the rating so far reflects that. It tends to have cliffhanger endings so if you can wait, wait for all episodes to come out and binge away. Ranking of Kings Episode 8

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Ranking of Kings, King Ranking, 王様ランキング
Rating 8.83
Status: Ongoing Network: Studio: Released: 2021 Duration: 23 min. per ep. Season: Country: Type: TV Episodes: 23 Fansub: anime1st Censor: Censored Director: , Casts: ,
Meet Bojji, 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." Ranking of Kings 2021. Ranking of Kings (Ousama Ranking, Ôsama Ranking, King Ranking, 王様ランキング) anime 2021 all full episodes for free in high-quality streaming. ANIME1ST – The Official Source of Anime and Drama. The best streaming anime website with all the new exclusive content for you to watch every day. [caption id="attachment_9382" align="aligncenter" width="360"]Ranking of Kings 2021 Ranking of Kings 2021[/caption]

Before Watching Ranking of Kings 2021, Here is Everything you Need to Know:

Ranking of Kings (王様ランキング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 eleven tankōbon volumes by Enterbrain.

Manga Ranking of Kings:

Ranking of Kings ranked at the 6th place on the Tsutaya Comic Awards 2019. The 2020 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi!, which surveys professionals in the manga and publishing industry, named Ranking of Kings the seventh-best manga series for male readers. As of November 2021, the manga had 1.5 million copies in circulation.

Anime Ranking of Kings:

In China, the anime received acclaim from viewers for its heartwarming story. The show received nearly 48 million views on Bilibili with only 4 episodes available.

Ranking of Kings Synopsis:

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.

Ranking of Kings Synopsis n.2:

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." Bojji is able to make his first-ever friend, "Kage"—a literal shadow on the ground who somehow understands Bojji well.

Background of Ranking of Kings:

The sign language depicted in Ousama Ranking is supervised by the Tokyo Foundation of the Deaf. The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD from January 12, 2022, to July 20, 2022.

Related Anime to Ranking of Kings:

Staff and Creators Ranking of Kings:

Okada, Maiko
Okada, Maiko
Producer
Hatta, Yousuke
Hatta, Yousuke
Director
Fuchigami, Makoto
Fuchigami, Makoto
Director
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director

Opening Theme Ranking of Kings:

"BOY" by King Gnu

Ending Theme Ranking of Kings:

"Oz." by yama

Alternative Titles Ranking of Kings:

Ōsama Ranking (Japanese)
王様ランキング (Japanese)

Official Website Ranking of Kings:

Click&Watch a Fans Made Video about the Ranking of Kings and why you should watch it:

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J15x2g1bTXI[/embed]

Characters Ranking of Kings:

Main Characters Ranking of Kings: 

  • Bojji (ボッジ)
- A prince who is deaf and cannot speak.
  • Kage (カゲ)
- A creature from the shadow clan and Bojji's companion.
  • Daida (ダイダ)
- Bojji's younger half-brother and the current king.
  • Hiling (ヒリングHiring)
- The queen, Daida's mother, and Bojji's stepmother.
  • Bosse (ボッスBossu)
- The former king and father of Bojji and Daida.

Side Characters Ranking of Kings: 

  • Domas (ドーマスDōmasu)
  • Bebin (ベビン)
  • Apeas (アピスApisu)
  • Dorshe (ドルーシDorūshi)
  • Hokuro (ホクロ)
  • Shiina (シーナShīna)
  • Magic Mirror (魔法の鏡役Mahō no Kagami)
  • Desha (デスハーDesuhā)
  • Despa (デスパーDesupā)
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Reviews&Ranking of the anime Ranking of Kings:

Nov 18, 2021
MihaiEXE (All reviews)
Looking at Wit studio's passion projects, they always had quality but were short of being called a masterpiece. Probably knowing that they have to stick to mainstream hype anime rather than their passion projects. Wit Gave Everything In this project and did they make a classic. Art Ranking of Kings: 10/10 Looking at this season's lineup when I was first looking at the cover of this anime. I thought this was some children's cartoon lined up as an anime to make some more money here and there but after the 1st episode itself, you can see how beautifully the art gives the whole anime life and pushes it up to a higher level. Not to mention the animation, it's so good which makes the important moments more impactful. Story Telling Ranking of Kings: 10/10 You cannot tell me this anime has storytelling that falls any short of a masterpiece. In my own opinion, this anime even tells the story better than Mushoku Tensei does. The storytelling is very consistent and what is seen like a normal line of character development is foreshadowing. Sound Ranking of Kings: 10/10 In the music department wit always gets it right. After they flexed on us with vivy. I had no doubt that wit would do it right. The music changes the entire vibe of vibe in just a minute. Plus the combat sounds absolutely beautiful. Character Ranking of Kings: 10/10 Character is a part that can make or break an anime. But wit has defined the character of every character very well and any sort of development is very well executed. Enjoyment Ranking of Kings: 10/10 The story, art, animation, the ost's, and the characters come together to make a modern classic of our time and a weekly 20 minutes of wholesomeness, tension, and enjoyment. As how anime is now this anime is not getting enough spotlight mainly in the west we can see that this anime has half the members of Mushoku Tensei and 86 despite being the top airing. But to anyone who has seen this anime. This is a modern masterpiece. Ranking of Kings
Nov 18, 2021
Arvanitis (All reviews)
Perfection is and will always be subjective; but to me, the beginning of Ranking of Kings is pure perfection. That’s the reason I’ve written my first preliminary review, just to tell you guys and to remember how amazing my first experience with Ranking of Kings was. Please note that my score may change in the future, but I am reviewing episodes 1 to 6 – and it’s a solid 10. For starters, let me make it clear; Ranking of Kings takes place in a medieval-looking world and looks like a fairytale. It is full of colors; green, blue, yellow, light brown. I think it’s adorable-looking and what we’d call the epitome of wholesomeness. That’s the reason some people compare it to Disney or Studio Ghibli – not me, anyway. To me, it’s a unique story with a unique execution, so far.
It also has its dark side and there are always uncomfortable events happening, hindering the protagonists’ journey. I cannot describe the way evil is portrayed in this anime - the use of evil figures is mysterious, and there are always good-willed people that end up making evil deeds as well. But what makes this fairytale special is the feeling of hope it radiates, as well as assurance that there will be joy, love, and positive or meaningful outcomes as the story proceeds.
Episodes 4-6 were darker and focused mostly on the world build-up, which was something totally different from your average anime series. Until now, the story is full of morals and beautiful metaphors. The fantasy, as well as the emotional impact this anime, succeeds in making always amaze the watcher. There's no doubt this show is special, its early near-9 mean score says it all. Ranking of Kings The following paragraph contains some minor spoilers about the story and it is not really important in my opinion – unless you want to know some basic things that happen in the first episodes, I suggest you’d skip it.
With a powerful and emotional start that even made me cry at times, Bojji’s journey to becoming the king begins. Bojji is a kind-hearted child, but there’s something that makes his life harder; he’s deaf and incapable of speaking clearly. He is one of the two sons of the kingdom’s king, who is seriously ill. His little brother, Daida, does not believe in him and acts egoistically, looking for ways to sabotage Bojji and become the next king.
Almost nobody believes in Bojji, but fortunately, he is not alone. He has made a new friend; Kage, who is a small black, mysterious creature with an interesting backstory I am not going to spoil. As the story proceeds, it is clearly seen that many characters such as Daida, his mother, Bebin, Domas are deeper than they seem and hide a side that's not easy to be seen from the first episode. Ranking of Kings
This kind of character writing is written with care and uses an effective technique to make the audience excited with plot twists unexpected turns of events. But like I said, this paragraph was not important because you can’t feel Wit studio’s great execution just by reading about it. Ranking of Kings The soundtrack deserves to be mentioned too, especially the OP and ED songs. The famous Japanese band King Gnu, who is one of the most popular j-bands out there due to their huge success with Hakujitsu, return to anime after their debut on Banana Fish (2018). Their OP is great here, but Yama's heartwarming ED is even more amazing to me; the song fits the anime so well that it makes the end of the episode even more emotional. To summarize Ranking of Kings’s introduction, I’m already convinced this is going to be an unforgettable anime. Even if it is set in a fantastic world, its morals are touching and important for our 21st-century society which, at times, may not be as developed as it should be. So, have a seat and enjoy Bojji’s journey until the end. You will definitely love that little boy and his story.
Nov 18, 2021
Tanooshii (All reviews)
Ah yes, another Manichean story that is taking advantage of- Wait, good characters? An interesting universe? No lines of expository and long-winded dialogues? A great production? What is it? Ranking of Kings How can I set Ranking of Kings? Imagine if Yoshiro Kimura and Akihiro Hino in a bar talk to create a story in collaboration, while Kimura would be in charge of creating characters and Hino a fantastic universe. That's the only feeling I can get when watching a new episode of this show. In the beginning, the story that Ranking of Kings wants to tell is not original and I'm sure this will turn someone away, I felt that feeling at first of having a "medieval naruto" first, but after seeing all the other episodes, I was happy to see the story following different steps than I would imagine. Of course, even though the story goes in different directions, still has clichés and although I was aware of it, the clichés are executed decently enough that the projection of the story isn't a demerit at all.
I would say that this anime doesn't have a concrete "worldbuilding" but an "expansion" and I have to say that I felt immersed in the universe that Ranking of Kings demonstrated in a few episodes, it's a bit ironic that compared to the fantasy animes of the year, this is the universe that comes closest to a common PS1 decade JRPG than the most frustrating attempts of Light Novels, although it lacks a bigger construction, the passion the author has in exploring it through the perspective of Bojji, creating a conflict between a boy's innocence and a world ruled by adults turns interesting. Ranking of Kings Ranking of Kings has two types of narrative regarding this universe, "show, don't tell" which was used very well in the first two episodes, and "don't show, don't tell" during episodes 3 and 4, lower quality than the first episodes, the main flaw of the anime, I assume that this is not the author's fault but rather the hasty adaptation of its events, events that are important and end up losing their impact and their moment breather to build individually. Even with these flaws as an adaptation for a few episodes, Ranking of Kings shows good qualities and I would say that a good part of them are the characters and how they drive the main plot, I would like to highlight the most interesting character of this show as Domas (yes, feel free to throw stones here) and the conflict is evident between empathy and loyalty in your actions, even though are a character that people hate.
The writing is quite acceptable to develop your motivations for your actions and do so get into a conflict, the story working on a depth character like this fascinating me, many of his characters do not have a derisory morality like "evil guy" and "good guy", breaking the chains of Manicheism, obviously, Domas is not the only character but still is one of the biggest points of how this story is committed to building characters as it progresses with the plot. Of course, the story has major flaws such as Bojji's deafness being quite incoherent which ends up facilitating the narrative rather than creating a challenge and the structure of flashbacks as a way of telling stories, the idea itself is not bad, but it becomes little repetitive on the structure of the narrative, although the anime writer is struggling to make it "less repetitive", but in general I say that Ranking of Kings has more qualities that end up generating successes than defects. Last week I told how Platinum End was Manichean who made his whole beginning complete trash and I didn't expect a shounen from the same season to break these patterns in an interesting way, some people might call this something "predictable" but this doesn't impact the story in general, after all these are the points that provide layers to the characters and their qualities are evident in the trajectory.
Characters like Hilling and even Daida are getting construction and I value how the story establishes the time for the entire structure, Hilling as a character who promised to be an "evil generic stepmother" has become a human character given his connection to Bojji, although justifying the characters actions by flashback is such a common trope, I value the characters overall and how their actions objectively reflect the perspective of the world. Ranking of Kings About the dramas, it becomes difficult for me to analyze, a lot of reasons from me being a rock for things like that and being aware of how authors exaggerate the concept, although personal reasons and even factors that include me not getting emotional, I always I try to look beyond this drama to focus on the characters. One of the reasons why Vivy turned out to be such a disappointing story for me is because the authors were more focused on creating a drama without a solid foundation of their characters (I've spelled that in my Vivy review, in case you want to read), finishing them all as superficials characters and without screen time.
Here the opposite happens and I'm relieved about it, even if the drama is exaggerated it is possible to attribute value to what it provides to the characters, although part of Ranking of Kings does this (by an emotional protagonist) it is undeniable how much of it builds the characters and define a new stage for them to act, for example, characters like Hokuro, even though he is the least interesting character in the story.
He gains his prominence based on backstory dramas, but his whole idea of ​​being a counterpoint to Domas is convincing, his actions and emotions are understandable thanks to what the drama provided, thus building part of your character for the climax event, obviously, this is not something innovative but it is very conscious to be pleasant, after all, it is a story that is willing to add layers to its characters. The production is easily the most ambitious of Wit Studio in years and I'm glad everyone on the staff has enough passion to carry this show, the amazing backgrounds by the talented Yuji Kaneko, and the simple designs by Atsuko Nozaki make an interesting combination.
I talked little about Bojji and Kage, although they are protagonists with a solid story, much of what makes their stories convincing to the public is in the commitment to great animation, the smallest details are filled in thanks to a strong production team, details these like the person who cheated on Kage when he was younger crying after being killed, it can be quite "melodramatic" but it adds humanity without having to force a backstory or stuff like that, very conscious writing by an author along with people who love animation doing scenes like these impactful.
SpRayquaza11 (All reviews)
Ranking of Kings had almost everything going against it, a very poorly planned release schedule of Oct 15th which made it get overlooked as it got a release date which was a bit late, A very childish and plain art style that made a lot of folk mistakes it as a children’s show. Ranking of Kings it’s kinda funny because the show is about the underdog’s rise to success, the anime also kind of falls in the same underdog of the season category xD. It’s hard for people to not get invested in an underdog story, there is always this magical feeling we get when the underdog beats the favorites against all odds, it’s hard to describe but it’s truly special(Leicester city anyone ?). So the first episode does a very good job of establishing bojji , the main character as the underdog of the story, now this could have made it a good anime by itself, but I guess I underestimated the scale and ambition of the creators. Ranking of Kings The underdog is just different, actually not weak. bojji has his own strengths, He is is no underdog it’s just he was born and built differently. The show boldly retconned its own ending and gave us something really fresh. We are all guilty of believing that bojji stood no chance and the interesting twists it provides are more than enough to make up for the retcon. People may be moved by the emotional aspect of the story but for me, the story is what sealed the deal! The usual tropes are played brilliantly toke us get used to character archetypes but then it boldly shatters them all. It gets hard to differentiate ally from foe. All the characters are complex and not actually the one-dimensional archetypes they seemed to be in their initial introductions. The heavily Disney-inspired art style may cloud your judgment but there is no GOOD and EVIL person in here there are just, people. I tried my best to highlight this hidden gem. Now for the review, Ranking of Kings: Art and animation (9/10) Honestly, a very tough call to make by the mangaka and Wit studio. The art style is low budget sure, there is no doubt it is inspired by Disney movies of old. However, I believe it does a very good job of creating preconceived tropes about certain characters, And then breaks these tropes royally XD, It almost feels like it snubbing Disney lol. The animation is very tame during action scenes.
Fluid and well-choreographed swordplay realistic and common sword/spear techniques even us common folk are aware of are used and definitely set the fact that despite appearances the show is really High budget, and the animators behind it (Wit studio is already pretty famous for its quality)clearly know their stuff. Ranking of Kings Story(10/10) by far, the strongest point of the entire anime, the plot may be simple at first kings are ranked according to their ability in multiple aspects, which serves as a very grim reminder of how unlikely a candidate bojji really is. However, the story suddenly and quite brilliant transitions into a much deeper mystery, I will prefer not to dive into it because it is best if you experience it by yourself. Characters (9/10) tropey at first, Although there is a lot more to them than seems to be. No one character is truly unlikeable. This is like game of thrones pre-season 6 level good characters. Every character is neither good nor bad, everyone does everything for a reason, There is deceit, betrayal, redemption, and more! The show does what many others fail to do - make the characters human. There are some force sob stories that may break the realism at some points but that’s just me I guess. Sound and VA (10/10) Bojji is a mute and deaf kid, the use of sign language in this anime is pretty apt and very well done. The VAs do their part rather well the emotions really can be seen in their voices during tense scenes and add a very good depth to emotional scenes.OP is fantastic and has some really good music the art and animation in it are also very polished and well done (although I feel the lighting in OP is much better than what we see in the actual anime which kinda sucks). The ED is also a very good song and a personal favorite, but the art in it is rather weak. Ranking of Kings This anime is really good I can recommend it to everyone without hesitation, if it is able to have a firm grasp on its story and characters like it has so far, I can assure you it has the potential to be one of the greatest anime series to come out in all time and surely the rating so far reflects that. It tends to have cliffhanger endings so if you can wait, wait for all episodes to come out and binge away. Ranking of Kings
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