Everyone had a growth arc in Ranking of Kings, but few were as satisfactory as Daida’s. Originally presented precisely like Joffrey (Game of Thrones), he proved not only to be a pretty alright guy, but grew into the type of young man that could become a great king, represented by coming to Miranjo’s aid. ★… Read More Fanart Friday: Daida Saves Miranjo
The second cour of Ranking of Kings has come to an end! What an emotional and heartfelt journey! Though, as this illustration reminds us, the tale has room to continue—and I wonder if we’ll see more of this anime in the future! ★ 【K-SUWABE】「 オウケン 」 ☆
It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week two of AniMarch Madness 2022! Below are are the fourth and final set of first round matches, two from each of our four regions: 2021 Anime, Critical… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4
While there are far fewer new anime this winter 2022 season than in the fall, there’s no shortage of wonderful openings! So many, in fact, that we couldn’t include many of our favorites, settling on these five awesome OPs: “Naked Hero” by Vaundy (Ranking of Kings) “Sansan Days” by Spira Spica (My Dress-up Darling) “Kaze… Read More Five Best Openings (OPs) of the Winter 2022 Anime Season
Although it’s a good deal less violent and more light-hearted than Game of Thrones, Ranking of Kings at times seems to draw inspiration from that series, such as the similarities between the stories of Domas from the latter and Jaime from the earlier. Other moments or characters also come to mind, including Despa, featured in… Read More Fanart Friday: Ranking of Kings, Game of Thrones?
They made us laugh; they made us cry. They wowed us with their artistry, inspired us with their soundtracks, and moved us with their depth of emotion. But most of all, they prompted us to reflect on life, faith, and what it means to be alive in this world of ours at such a time… Read More BtT’s Top 10 Anime of 2021
It’s not often I feel shown up by an anime—especially when it comes to my faith. But the Hunter King in Ranking of Kings episode 4 does just that. As I watched him lead Bojji in a dance of thanksgiving, I realized that I had a thing or two to learn from this wild animist. … Read More Dancing of Kings: What the Hunter King Taught Me about Thanksgiving