The official Twitter account for the Ranking of Kings anime has announced that the special episode, Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage, is scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2023. The episode will tell a story that has not been seen in the original anime, and it will feature a returning cast and staff.

The story centers around Bojji, a deaf, powerless prince who cannot even wield a children’s sword. As the firstborn son, he strives hard and dreams of becoming the world’s greatest king. However, people mutter about him behind his back as “a good-for-nothing prince” and “no way he can be king.”

Bojji is able to make his first ever friend, “Kage” (shadow) — a literal shadow on the ground who somehow understands Bojji well. Kage is a survivor of the Kage assassin clan that was all but wiped out. No longer a killer, Kage now makes ends meet by stealing. The story follows Bojji’s coming-of-age as he meets various people in his life, starting with his fateful encounter with Kage.

The Ranking of Kings anime premiered in October 2021 and ran for two continuous cours (quarters of the year). FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan and also streamed an English dub.

Source: ANN