Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu

The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt

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Japanese: 天才王子の赤字国家再生術
English: The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2022 to Mar 29, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 130247130,247 users)
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Ranked: #23072
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Popularity: #877
Members: 276,151
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Preliminary Spoiler
Mar 29, 2022
Tensai Ouji is a way better rhetoric than Realist Hero. There, I've said it.

Honestly, I didn't even think that there was another work that could better refine the Realist side of things, and when Tensai Ouji by novelist Toru Toba dropped this season, I'm more than elated to say that more than Realist Hero finally having a legit competitor, the latter was a lot more heartful and soulful that kept me rather engaged than Dojyomaru's big-brained insanity of a drag on that has already spanned across 2 cours. Of course, this wasn't all without its drawbacks that hindered what could a better potential of a ...
Mar 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Hmm, how to make a smart Main character interesting? Make him whine all the time?

“He is as interesting as a Wein(er)” ~ Secretary fujiwara.

This MC is the worst character in the entire season for me.

1)He predict things but they always go wrong but hell naw “He is the smartest”
2)” I am smort so I will cri but make sure to do the right thing anyhoo”~Weiner
3)any flahm/ninym insult just makes him seem like an immature child with a crown who heard a yo mama joke. He loses reason, and one day itll bite him in his ass.
Jan 25, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu contain :
1. A waifu material
2. Trap that I welcome open heartedly
3. A normal brocon siscon relationship. "I'm looking at you tatsuya."
4. A good fantasy story with an actual plot from each episode.
5. Good art design from the environment to the character itself. You know what I mean.
6. Sound from the fight is 7/10 which mean good but I feel like something's missing. A bit bland from the background music (not the ost but the actual background sound)
7. Good and enjoyable character. Especially in certain part. (I know what I say and I ...
Mar 29, 2022
There's probably a lot of strange thoughts going in your head as you read the title and premise of this show. After watching that preview, you may be asking yourself if someone capable as Wein can do the job as a ruler. Even if he is a genius, ruling a kingdom is no easy task. There's followers to control, rules to be upheld, and above all else, Wein has to keep his kingdom afloat on a tight budget. Sounds like a recipe for a lot of drama if you consider the stakes. That being said, I do believe this anime marked its potential and somehow ...
Jan 25, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Having tried and not completed a number of other first episodes prior to starting Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu my mood was pretty low and seeing it was primarily listed as a comedy didn’t exactly set my spirits soaring given how hit and miss I find comedy anime to be. As the episode opened I was more or less just wondering if I’d get to the end of the episode or even bother writing anything about it particularly as the other comedy fantasy anime I started didn’t actually make it ten minutes before I pulled the pin (Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to).

And while ...
Mar 29, 2022
How could clickbait have come this far? Going over the Winter 2022 animes in an attempt to find something to tickle my fancy, I pick up a few animes, one with promising visuals, one show that looked to be for babies, and this show, which promised me something which I never got, and that was comedy.

As I had read the synopsis of this show I had come to think of this show as to be the next KonoSuba in comedy, promising in its synopsis and satisfactory in its deliverance, however, with The Genius Princes Guide to Raising a Nation out of Debt (or ...
Apr 22, 2022
The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) or “The average prince with idiots around him.”

It was really painful for me to watch the show. I had no idea if the author of the novel really did try to make the prince look like a genius or if the novel was a parody or satire of idiots being placed in high positions.

The military strategies and events were mind fuckingly stupid. I mean even some decent commander would’ve figured out pretty common battle tactics of the prince, right? I mean enemy generals studied battle strategy, right? Nope, they’re ...
Apr 1, 2022
This started off really well. And I mean REALLY well. The premise was curious and the protagonist's goal was something that made everything fun... For 3 episodes. When the season began I thought this would be the series that would show the 'Realist Hero' how it's done, and much to my surprise, it was the exact opposite. The show that started strong, got weaker and vice versa. It went from our MC being a legitimately genius strategist coming up with interesting tactics, to me going "You're joking, right?"

A story's ending matters a lot, and the final twist of the show, the genius move our genius ...
Mar 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“A wise king never seeks out war. But he must always be ready for it.” - Odin from Thor (2011).

May contain spoilers.

There's not much I can say about the anime because the title is so long to read and particularly pretty hard to spell out from the get-go. I was a bit unsettled when the anime was adapted from a light novel, which usually spells out 'trash show', however, it is quite relieving to know that my assumptions were wrong and having thoroughly watched it, it's definitely better than what I originally expected, just not the type of high quality that you would get from ...
Feb 19, 2022
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Its comparable to realist hero as a leader for a country.

Sadly I have to say its like realist hero but without theory.

A stupid person's idea of what a genius is.

All methods of game theory of outsmarting the opponent and powerplay, is so shallow. its presented as just thinking ahead but without the proper execution or context. Such as Past experiences, past mistakes, research, strategical theories, understanding of human behavior. If present it just is mentioned briefly as if its for Stupid people who may not understand it.

A stupid person's idea of what a genius is, is someone who is just smart without research and study, ...
Jul 7, 2022
Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu

After the first 3 humiliating and bad episodes, I thought I was going to be subjected to torture. Thank God the anime improved well enough from episode 4 on to be almost underwhelming. Not only does the plot consist entirely of clichés, but the constantly repetitive progression of events and the embarrassing performances and comedy moments of the characters is unbearable pain.

There is another anime with a relatively similar theme, which is however an isekai. "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom".
Unfortunately, I can hardly say which of the two has been worse. Both have massive weaknesses ...
Feb 12, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Absolutely ridiculous if you look at the war from a military perspective! (There is a war in the anime but it is started in the first episode so it’s not a spoiler).
The enemy does every possible mistake they can. Traps? Basic tactics? Don’t exist. The MC looks way to intelligent but not because he is ( obviously he’s not dumb) but because the enemy is way too imbecile. They don’t consider traps, they think having a numerical advantage means absolute victory no matter what. The enemy has a well-built fortress made of wood so is easily flammable and they have nowhere to retreat because ...
May 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
If you like Fire Emblem but are not a fan of the romance-sidestories in that one, this here might be for you.

As next entrance in the line of "I can't believe it's not Isekai"-type shows, Tensai Ouji is actually somewhat refreshing in its approach to tactical warfare and kingdom management. I was initially a little off-put by the protagonist claiming to want nothing to do with all this, whining about having to attend to his duties and basically planning to retire in luxury as soon as he can, but when he is forced to step up, he is actually fun to watch. At his core, ...
Apr 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu (2022)

This is essentially a different version of 'How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom'. Perhaps this is going to be a new phase of shows that we see, just like how many Isekai exist too.

The story is fine and does a nice job with its flow and keeps on track for the most part with the aims and expectations of the show. It does get a bit confusing at times with how quickly it tries to progress.

The art is the biggest issue, one minute it is fantastically average then suddenly it nosedives through the floor. Battles ...
Apr 17, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
Half season length, over explanative title and generic premise are pretty good indication of what kind of show this would be- a flick I would binge on weekend evening remembering nothing about it by next morning. Unfortunately binging only really lasted for 8 episodes as after getting cup of tea I had no interest in finishing the rest of the show.

There is a trend in Isekai and fantasy shows where story concept which is worth at most a single episode being stretched out to entire or half season, Realistic hero did it, overly cautious hero did it and Genius prince is ...
Jan 27, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Takahashi Rie is VA of Ninym it is enough reason to follow this series. And the VA of Wein is the VA of Kojiro too in the series of Orient that airing in this season you might want to check that series too.

I just hope this series is better version of Realist Hero, and it teach other author that you don't need to have transported heroes to lead good story. It is enough of isekai protagonist.

After eps 3 drop I am afraid this series will not the same as 2 first eps. I mean from this point the story it will only get ...
Feb 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Premise sounds lame, because if being a genius is the only thing going for him and it is used as justification for all plot resolutions, as it is the case, then story become stale pretty fast for my taste. Still, this is much better than to see the use of "modern knowledge" which is the case in some trash isekais, when author own knowledge of subject is based on reading 5 minute wikipedia article on it. Anyway, amount of ass pulls and "smart" moves is pretty high here.

Poor premise aside, politics portrayed here are main plot line and good enough to capture attention. Second ...
Feb 16, 2022
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
When I first read the light novels, I fell in love with the series and how Wein was always to out strategize everyone else. Also, the interactions/relationship between Ninym and Wein is so cute. I really like the dynamic between the two characters. Reminds me of Romeo/Juliet. 2 people who care (love) for each other deeply. However, they can't truly express how they felt due to the difference in status and outside perceptive. Ninym coming from a race where half the world enslaves them and Wein the prince regent of Natra.

When the first few episodes aired, I thoroughly enjoyed each episode. However, the initial ...
Mar 29, 2022
So after watching all 12 eps I can safely say this

This was one heck of an anime, you this badass and extremely smart MC who has the balls to do everything. On his side he has a beautiful waifu ( mommy Ninym) an smart and outstanding waifu which is perfect for the MC. Both together make the perfect duo and with hints of romance it all stays spicy. Story and plot is so dam good. You can't expect anything because the MC is 200 IQ. Personally I was unable to get anything right. So many good plot twists that keep you in. Making you ...
Mar 29, 2022
Please note this review is intended to be read by those that have finished watching The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation out of Debt and while care has been taken to minimize story related spoilers there may still be spoilers within character analysis. You have been warned.

Based on a popular light novel series of the same name Tensai Oji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu better known to Japanese audiences as Tensai Oji and to western audiences as the Genius Prince is a fantasy and comedy genre anime that gives us the unique opportunity to see what will happen if one day due ...