Ranking of Kings is a Japanese fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sōsuke Tōka. It has been serialized online via Echoes’ user-submitted Manga Hack website since May 2017 and has been collected in sixteen tankōbon volumes by Enterbrain. The story follows the adventures of a little prince named Bojji, who was born deaf and tiny in size, and his friend Kage, a survivor of a wiped-out assassin clan, who understands Bojji’s words despite him being unable to speak. An anime television series adaptation produced by Wit Studio aired from October 2021 to March 2022 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. The spin-off series Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage aired from April to June 2023. An anime film adaptation has been announced.
Will there be Ranking of Kings Season 3?
The first season of Ranking of Kings consisted of 23 episodes, covering the first eight volumes of the manga. The spin-off series Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage consisted of 10 episodes (19 segments), featuring short stories about the characters and their pasts. As of July 30, 2023, the manga has 16 volumes, with the latest one released on June 30, 2023. This means that there is enough source material for a third season of the anime, which could adapt volumes 9 to 16 of the manga.
However, there has been no official announcement or confirmation about Ranking of Kings Season 3 yet. The anime film adaptation, which is expected to be a sequel to the first season, is scheduled to premiere in 2024. It is possible that the film will serve as a bridge between the first and the third season, or that it will conclude the story altogether. Fans will have to wait for more information from the anime staff or the manga author.
Ranking of Kings Season 3 Release Date
Since there is no official announcement about Ranking of Kings Season 3 yet, there is no release date either. However, based on the production schedule of the previous seasons and the film, we can make some predictions. The first season aired from October 2021 to March 2022, with a six-month gap between its announcement and its premiere. The spin-off series aired from April to June 2023, with a three-month gap between its announcement and its premiere. The film is scheduled to premiere in 2024, with a one-year gap between its announcement and its premiere.
Assuming that the anime staff will follow a similar pattern, we can expect that Ranking of Kings Season 3 will be announced either after the film’s release or during a special event. If that happens, we can estimate that Ranking of Kings Season 3 will premiere either in late 2024 or in early 2025.
Where Can You Watch Ranking of Kings?
Ranking of Kings is available for streaming on various platforms, depending on your region. In North America, you can watch Ranking of Kings on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu. In Europe, you can watch Ranking of Kings on Wakanim and Anime on Demand. In Australia and New Zealand, you can watch Ranking of Kings on AnimeLab. In Southeast Asia and South Asia, you can watch Ranking of Kings on Muse Asia and iQIYI.
Ranking of Kings Season 3 Plot
The plot of Ranking of Kings Season 3 will depend on how the anime film adaptation will end. However, based on the manga source material, we can expect that Ranking of Kings Season 3 will continue the story of Bojji’s journey to become the greatest king in the world. Along the way, he will face new challenges and enemies, as well as discover more secrets about his past and his destiny. He will also meet new allies and friends, such as Apis, a young boy who can communicate with animals; Bebin, a former assassin who becomes Bojji’s bodyguard; and Hilling, a mysterious woman who claims to be Bojji’s mother.
Ranking of Kings Season 3 will also explore more aspects of the world and its history, such as the origin and purpose of the ranking system; the role and power of the gods; and the fate and legacy of Bosse, Bojji’s father and the former king.
Ranking of Kings Season 3 Trailer
There is no trailer for Ranking of Kings Season 3 yet, as the anime has not been officially announced or confirmed. However, you can watch the trailer for Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage below:
Ranking of Kings Characters, Cast & Anime Staff
I. Characters & Cast
The main characters and cast members of Ranking of Kings are:
- Bojji, the first prince of the Kingdom of Boss, who is deaf and small, but has a big heart and a strong will. He is voiced by Hinata Minami in Japanese and Emily Fajardo in English.
- Kage, a survivor of the Shadow Clan, who is Bojji’s best friend and partner. He can understand Bojji’s words and use his shadow to fight. He is voiced by Ayumu Murase in Japanese and SungWon Cho in English.
- Daida, the second prince of the Kingdom of Boss, who is Bojji’s younger brother and rival. He is strong and arrogant, but also insecure and lonely. He is voiced by Yuki Kaji in Japanese and Justin Briner in English.
- Domas, the captain of the royal guard, who is Bojji’s mentor and protector. He is loyal and brave, but also strict and harsh. He is voiced by Takuya Eguchi in Japanese and A.J. LoCascio in English.
- Hokuro, a young swordsman who is Bojji’s friend and rival. He is skilled and confident, but also kind and respectful. He is voiced by Daiki Yamashita in Japanese and Bryce Papenbrook in English.
- Magic Mirror, a mysterious entity that resides in a mirror in Bojji’s room. It can show Bojji the ranking of kings and other information. It is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in Japanese and Brianna Roberts in English.
- Apeas, a giant ape-like creature who is Bojji’s friend and ally. He can use his strength and size to help Bojji. He is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto in Japanese and Luis Bermudez in English.
- Bebin, a former member of the Shadow Clan, who becomes Bojji’s bodyguard and friend. He is loyal and devoted, but also sarcastic and cynical. He is voiced by Yoji Ueda in Japanese.
- Apis, a young boy who can communicate with animals. He becomes Bojji’s friend and ally. He is cheerful and curious, but also naive and reckless. He is voiced by Rie Kugimiya in Japanese.
- Hilling, a mysterious woman who claims to be Bojji’s mother. She has a mysterious power and a hidden agenda. She is voiced by Rina Sato in Japanese.
II. Anime Staff
The anime staff members of Ranking of Kings are: