Anime continues to gain momentum with series having the ability to reach audiences around the world through various streaming services that have risen to prominence on the internet. While some of this year’s most-watched anime so far are predictable, with Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan leading the charge, a new contender has risen through the ranks with Ranking of kings. Debuting last year and currently having over twenty episodes in the bank with its anime, it looks like Wit Studio is having a big hit with the story of Bojji, the mute/deaf prince who made quite an impression.
Ranking of kings was the third most-watched anime series in Japan for 2022, which isn’t just surprising considering it’s one of the most recent anime series to hit the scene, but also because the royal series was able to exceed Jujutsu Kaisen. With the Shonen series created by Gege Akutami skyrocketing following the release of its prequel film in Japan late last year, it’s a sure surprise to see Bojji succeed in overtaking Yuji Itadori and his fellow Jujutsu wizards. Tech in popularity. Perhaps even more surprising is that Ranking of Kings was also able to eclipse the likes of One Piece, Pokémon and Closed Case.
If you haven’t had a chance to catch Wit Studio’s latest anime powerhouse, Crunchyroll has an official description of it. Ranking of kings which you can view below:
“How prosperous is your nation, how many mighty warriors it has, and how heroic and strong is its king. These are the criteria that go into the system known as the Kings Ranking. The main character, Bojji, was born the first prince of the kingdom ruled by King Hunchback, who is ranked number seven. But Bojji was born unable to hear and is so helpless that he cannot even wield a sword. As a result, his own servants and the public despise him as completely unfit to be king. That’s when Bojji reunites with his first friend, Kage, and Bojji’s life takes a dramatic turn.
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