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Funimation Nabs WIT Studio’s Ranking of Kings Anime


The latest from anime production house WIT Studio (Attack on Titan seasons 1-3, Vinland Saga) is Ranking of Kings, and it’s officially on the way to Funimation in subbed and dubbed form. Based on the high fantasy manga by Toka Sosuke, the series is directed by Yosuke Hatta (One-Punch Man, Death Parade), with character designs by Atsuko Nozaki (Lupin the 3rd, Samurai Champloo, Attack on Titan), and music by MAYUKO (Cells at Work!), and the subtitled version will make its debut on October 15.

The opening theme song will be “BOY,” as performed by King Gnu.

Per the press release, Funimation will stream each of the subtitled and dubbed episodes of the Ranking of Kings anime in “all Funimation territories, including the United States and Canada; the United Kingdom and Ireland; Australia and New Zealand; Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru; and all of Wakanim’s territories throughout Europe.” 

Check out the new promotional trailer:

And Funimation’s description:

Ranking of Kings is based on Tōka Sōsuke’s beloved high-fantasy manga, which debuted in 2017. How prosperous your nation is, how many powerful warriors it boasts, and how heroic and strong its king is. These are the criteria that factor into the system known as the Ranking of Kings. Bojji, was born the first prince of the kingdom ruled by King Bosse, who is ranked number seven in the Ranking of Kings. But  Bojji  was  born  unable  to  hear  and  is  so  powerless  that  he  can’t  even  swing  a sword. In consequence, not only his own retainers, but also the public, look down upon him as completely unfit to be king. It is then that Bojji finds his first friend, Kage. His fateful encounter with Kage ignites a tiny spark of courage, and their lives both take a dramatic turn.

Stay tuned for more information on the dubbed version’s launch plans.