When Ranking of Kings came out in 2021, it enthralled anime lovers with a beautiful euro-fantasy ambience and an inspirational story about the young deaf Prince, who was born with the ability to hear.
In the first season, the show was a modern classic in animation writing. It provided a sophisticated, provocative story about heroism (and what heroes look like) throughout 23 episodes while keeping viewers guessing the whole time. In addition, it’s stunning in every way.
The First Season Is in the Books, So What’s Next for the Show Now That It’s Finished?
Let’s start with the most difficult section first. No official word from WIT Studio or Fuji TV (the Japanese broadcaster) on whether or not the second season of Ranking of Kings is in the works at the time this article was written.
A 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an increase in manga sales following the series’ debut, suggests that this is unlikely to continue for long. Nonetheless, this is still the case.
Bojji’s Conversation With Kage in the Scenario Where the Kings Are Ranked
Season 2 of Ranking of Kings is expected to premiere sometime in the future.
Who knows when everyone’s favourite boy-king will be back in season two? How long it took us to get the first set of episodes is a good starting point.
The first season of Ranking of Kings covers the first 12 volumes (156 chapters) of the original manga, which is now referred to as ‘Part 1′. Even though the series’ creator, Sasuke Tka, began writing it in 2017, the first volume was released in February of this year and the twelfth in December. At least three years of work by Tka were required for the current adaptation.
Vol. #13, which marks the beginning of Part 2, is scheduled to be released in the next several weeks. There are currently 191 chapters in the Ranking of Kings, for those keeping score at home.
So it looks like fans will have to wait about two and a half years for a second season of the anime when Bojji has gone on enough adventures. Season two, if approved, might debut as late as 2024 if we’re being hopeful. If WIT Studios opted to develop a 12-episode second season instead, this may happen sooner.
However, there is one more thing you need to know! The Tokyo International Forum will host a ‘Summer Festival Special Event’ day on July 10th, 2022, for those who want to know what the future holds for anime. We wouldn’t be surprised if some type of statement about Bojji and Kage’s future was made at this event, which is now merely a celebration of Ranking of Kings with panels including the voice cast.
A Look at the Upcoming Second Season of Kings’ Cast
Expect to see all of the pals Bojji made during his first tour if there is a second season. Here are the Japanese and English voice actors for Ranking of Kings’ main characters, in case you were curious:
- Minami Hinata (Japanese) / Emily Fajardo (Spanish) (English)
- “Kage” (Japanese: ) / “SungWon Cho” (English)
- Rina Sato (Japanese) / Luci Christian (English) (English)
- Yûki Kaji (Japanese) / Justin Briner (English) (English)
- When it comes to music, Miranjo is one of the most popular artists in the world (English)
- A. J. Locascio and Takuya Eguchi’s Domas (English)
- “Dorshe” – Brent Mukai & Hinata Tadokoro (English)
- Luis Bermudez & Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese): Apeas (English)
- Christopher Wehkamp as Bebin – Yji Ueda (in Japanese) (English)
- “Despa” by Takahiro Sakurai and Christopher R. Sabat (Japanese/English) (English)
- Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese) / Gabe Kunda (English) (English)
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- It’s Kenta Miyake / Cris George for King Bosse (English)
- Ranking of Kings season one was also produced by an all-star crew, including main director Makoto Fuchigami (Soul Eater), director Yousuke Hatta (Death
- Parade, One Punch Man), and associate director Arifumi Imai (Attack On Titan).
What Will Happen in the Second Season of Ranking of Kings?
Season one of Ranking of Kings concluded with the resolution of the majority of the show’s significant storylines. Finally, King Bosse succumbed to his wounds and floats away gracefully, having been given control of his body for the first time in a long time. Also, in case you missed it, Daida asked Miranjo to be her husband.
The stakes have been adjusted, so it’s hard to predict where the tale will go if there is a second season. However, there may be a few hints in the show’s last seconds. Several important events take place, including Boji’s abdication of the kingdom and Desha’s appointment as the new number one king. With his brother, Desha, they both vow to find a solution to save Ouken (who was just squashed into a ball and yelled into a lake, FYI).
In light of these two developments, we can’t wait to learn more about the mysterious organisation behind the ‘rankings,’ especially.
According to Sasuke Toko, the show’s creator, the supposition is the only thing we have to go on “Because I have a soft spot for stories that have happy endings,
you can bet that I enjoy them. If it’s possible, I’d like to make everyone happy. Sadly, I’m not able to do that for the criminals. That’s all there is to it.”
King Desha and his guards are on their way home, and this moment is ranked among the best.
Season 2 of Ranking of Kings Has Been Released With a Trailer. When Can I Watch It?
The first Ranking of Kings season one teaser was released about five months before the first episode aired,
so if our prediction of a late 2024 release date is right,
we should expect a season two trailer around April 2024. Whatever the case may be, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn more.
There were no English subtitles on FUNimation’s international streaming of the first season’s Ranking of Kings (not Crunchyroll, VRV, Netflix, or Hulu). Amazon Prime Video Japan was the only place to watch it in Japan.