RANKING OF KINGS: Wit Studio And Aniplex Team Up To Deliver A Brand New Series On Funimation Tomorrow

A brand new anime is set to premiere on Funimation tomorrow in the form of Ranking of Kings which follows a mute and deaf protagonist who meets a shadow that helps him find his strength and ascend to king.

The geniuses at Aniplex are best known for their work on Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sword Art Online, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. Wit Studio, meanwhile, is recognized for shows like Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga.

Both studios are known for their respective projects and now they are combining their talents to make an anime love-child titled Ranking of Kings. A touching story that follows a young boy named Bojji meant to be a king who is both deaf and mute and to make matters worse, he can't even wield a sword.

After meeting and befriending a shadow creature named Kage, the two embark on a journey filled with adventure, with Bojji's first real friend showing him where his true strength lies. Check out the poster image below for a taste of what to expect in the new animation.

Ranking of Kings will be premiering its first episode tomorrow on Funimation, joining the bursting 2021 Fall Line-Up. We've included both of the trailers and synopses leading to this point so that interested viewers can have full context ahead of tomorrow's launch.


Unable to hear or speak, Prince Bojji sets off on an adventure to prove that he’s a worthy heir...with the help of a shadow named Kage. Together with his new friend Kage, Bojji's setting off on a journey to show the world what true strength really is! 

What do you guys think? Will you be tuning in to Ranking of Kings when it premieres tomorrow? Check out the final trailer and synopsis below and be certain to share your thoughts in the usual spot!


Unable to hear, speak, or wield a sword, Prince Bojji doesn’t seem like a typical heir to the throne—and his kingdom agrees. But his fateful encounter with Kage, a shadow on the ground, gives him his first true friend. The two set off on a grand adventure and, together, form a bond that can overcome any obstacle… even being king.

Ranking of Kings premieres on Funimation tomorrow, October 14th.

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