Ulterior Motives At Play – Ousama Ranking Ep 8 Review 

As King Bosse makes moves, Miranjo plots to remove those she perceives to be standing in his way. This is a review and discussion for Ousama Ranking Episode 8.

Check out our previous episode review here

Wow! 

I am growing more impressed with this show after each episode. 

Okay so, we got the confirmation that King Bosse definitely did make a pact with a demon for a living blood relatives’ strength, and that happened to be Bojji.  

I was wrong in last week’s review when I speculated that Bosse might have had another firstborn son, and was using his body. Turns out Bojji is the first, and Bosse ended up building the kingdom the day he was born. 

So with that demon’s help (and the shady Miranjo’s influence) it seems Bosse rose in the Ranking of King’s quite quickly. I know it was already established within the story that he did, but the fact that Bojji can’t be older than sixteen or even eighteen means King Bosse really put in some work. 

And ultimately…he did it all for his firstborn, Bojji. 

Bojji was always meant to inherit the throne, as Bosse seemed to experience extreme guilt over the outcome of his demonic pact.  

Now whether or not the demon was laughing because Bojji was meant to be his next host, or due to witnessing just how tiny he was after being cursed is another story… 

I’m just really excited to see what happens next. 

The long-chinned Chad Bebin lives! From Ranking of Kings Ep 8
The long-chinned Chad Bebin lives! From Ranking of Kings Ep 8

Bosse nonchalantly agreed to Miranjo’s plan to murder Hiling, but then goes down to ‘test the strength’ of the monsters intended to kill her. 

Bosse tests the strength of Hiling’s Queens Guard Dorshe randomly, before whispering sweet nothings into the ears of his loyal subjects.  

It’s clear he has a plan – and that plan does not directly involve Miranjo, or Apeas for that matter. 

Apeas and Miranjo are completely left out of the ongoing conversations in the courtyard. Ousama Ranking Episode 8
Apeas and Miranjo are completely left out of the ongoing conversations in the courtyard. Ousama Ranking Episode 8

I’m not sure where the magic mirror lady came from, or why the path to the underworld beneath the castle needs to be destroyed…but no doubt it’s all connected. 

Also, sorry this review is a bit shorter than usual.  

I watched the episode on time, then got distracted before I finished writing this. Now days later, I’m coming back with a slightly different train of thought and have no desire to rewatch the episode and notice even more things worthy of conversation. 

So, I’m going to end it here and proceed to the next installment of the best show this fall anime season has to offer. ☺ 

But, tell me your thoughts. 

A wholesome moment of newborn Bojji with his mother, the First Queen. I wonder what actually happened to her? Ousama Ranking Ep 8
A wholesome moment of newborn Bojji with his mother, the First Queen. I wonder what actually happened to her? Ousama Ranking Ep 8

Does King Bosse have an ulterior motive? 

Where did Miranjo really come from? 

And… 

Do you like Domas’ new haircut? 

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, we’d love to hear from you! Also be sure to follow us for more weekly Ousama Ranking reviews and discussions!   

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