Kings Anime Ranking Wins Galaxy Monthly Award for Outstanding Programs

The excellent WIT Studio adaptation of Sousuke Toka Ranking of kings the manga may be over, but it’s never too late to honor his accomplishments. One of the ways the show is recognized is through the Japanese Broadcast Critics Association Galaxy Rewardsand he won one of four awards available for the month of March.

The awards celebrate outstanding programs, individuals, and groups with the goal of improving Japan’s audiovisual culture since 1963. Ranking of kings was chosen because of its multi-layered story, the depth of its characters, the complex feelings expressed, and the remarkable action scenes exhibited.

Beyond this monthly win, the series will also be eligible for the annual Galaxy Awards when the time comes.

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Crunchyroll streamed the Ranking of kings anime as it aired and describes it as follows:

How prosperous is your nation, does it have powerful warriors and how heroic and strong is its king. It is these criteria that go into the system known as the Ranking of Kings.

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 he can’t even swing a sword. As a result, his own servants and the public consider him completely unfit to be king.

That’s when Bojji finds his first friend, Kage, and Bojji’s life takes a dramatic turn…

Source: Association of Broadcast Critics Going through Anime News Network


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