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: None found, add some
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 106550106,550 users)
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Ranked: #21122
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Popularity: #915
Members: 233,788
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Animeby Zacko

This stack contains non-isekai fantasy anime that you could easily mistake for being an isekai.

Isekai means "different world" and is a Japanese genre of portal fantasy and science fiction. It is a bit hard to define, but generally revolves around a person (or multiple people) who are transported or reincarnated into another world.
Since this definition is fairly broad, you'll find some shows like "Sonny Boy" or "Bakemono no Ko" that are technically isekai, but may not seem like it, as they do not share the most common tropes that you'll see in other isekai anime like “Death March”, “Kenja no Mago”, “Isekai smartphone” or “Mushoku Tensei”. While these shows are not completely identical, they do share a number of tropes, like having a male protagonist enter a medieval fantasy world filled with monsters and magic where they either start with powerful abilities or slowly gain them, similarly to progressing in a fantasy RPG. It is also common for similar isekai shows to include game mechanics like ability stats, skill names, UI screens or even an infinite inventory. Another common trope is for the protagonist to be a chosen or summoned hero who goes on a quest to save the world, ending up with great powers, great riches and a harem of love interests.

This is a list of shows that could be mistaken as isekai since they share a lot of the most common tropes, but missing the element of being transported to another world.

A great example is “Danmachi” where the protagonist already exists in a fantasy world, has a unique and powerful ability and explores a dungeon full of monsters, gaining new stats and skills as though he was the protagonist of a fantasy RPG. Other examples include powerful protagonists being reborn within the same world or shows mostly taking place within a VRMMO.

Feel free to send me a message if I’ve included an actual isekai by mistake, or if you have any suggestions!


50 Entries · Jan 14, 3:15 AM


Animeby O_T_T

No doubt all will be familiar with the archetypal Isekai setting. Everything runs on video game logic (if there isn't outright a magical HUD), the main city is a nondescript walled circle with a river through it, and the worldbuilding only goes as far as "there is a good kingdom with an adventurer's guild or magic academy, there's a demon king and that's about it." While these particular wounds constitute Isekai arguably as much as the whole being-brought-to-another-world part, the latter is considered the defining characteristic, leaving a host of shows that are, for all intents and purposes, exactly the same thing high and dry.

This collection endeavours to catalogue such television - anime that unmistakably feel like Isekai, with most or all of the same tropes, written with the same basic structure and setting, but that strictly speaking aren't actually Isekai. Common examples would include cases where the protagonist is instead actively playing a video game rather than being reborn in one, or is a character who reincarnated but originates from the same world. A male protagonist initially framed as weak but with some unique ability is also a common theme, as is their being out of familiar surroundings and with an almost exclusively female secondary cast.

It must be mentioned that this list is somewhat dynamic, since more Isekai and Isekai-like shows are announced on a practically weekly basis, and, sadly, will be for the foreseeable future. Attempts are made to keep this collection consistent, but occasionally shows that aren't really that Isekai-y may be phased out to make way for something far more egregious.

A disclaimer, there may indeed be one or two bona fide Isekai hidden down below, but this is only working from if it isn't already categorised as one, an operation which may yet be incomplete or debated over. Ultimately this is first and foremost just a collection of "Generic Fantasy usually adapted from Light Novels," so such an error will hardly be the end of the world. Sequels are omitted due to size constraints, but - predictably - many of the shows listed have continuations.

50 Entries · Jan 5, 6:00 AM


Animeby FurkanTurin12

Title explains itself.I hate romance.I said comedy but sometimes it can get serious like in some Gintama arcs but other than that they are very hilarous imo. Also if you don't like ecchi just search a bit on the net.I think you can find your answers there.

42 Entries · Jan 15, 6:35 AM


Animeby AnnaSartin

These anime and donghua feature members of a royal family. They may be rulers, royal heirs, or people who have become royalty by other means, such as marriage, divine decree, or simply taking the throne. In rare cases, an exceptional individual will actually build their own kingdom from the ground up. While some characters enjoy the wealth and privilege their position affords them, others may be trying to distance themselves from their royal responsibilities. More tragic figures include survivors of fallen kingdoms and exiled royals fighting to survive and, in some cases, reclaim what they have lost.

Tags for searchability: Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Emperors, Empresses, Demon Kings, Demon Queens, Maoh

36 Entries · Oct 7, 2022 4:25 PM


Animeby Drxcxrys

Confident and lead capable based mcs.

38 Entries · Nov 7, 2022 2:59 PM


Fantasy anime that are less about slaying a demon lord and more about managing a kingdom or business.

10 Entries · Sep 9, 2022 1:26 AM


Animeby Mega_Mega

Anime where smart / clever characters engage in high-stakes battles of wits using galaxy brain level strategy and 4D-chess moves to defeat their opponents.

(one entry per franchise)

• High stakes
• Emphasis on strategic thinking
• Well-thought out, well-executed, and well-explained plans

(let me know if I missed anything that fits this stack!)

11 Entries · Oct 12, 2022 12:11 PM


Animeby -Maple

26 Entries · Jul 4, 2022 9:07 AM


Animeby johnnyfriend

give me more recommendations

5 Entries · Jul 5, 2022 12:31 PM


Animeby berreJona

love kingdom building anime / country building and just seeing them improve the country i also enjoy the political aspect

If you have any shows you feel deserve to be on the list feel free dm me.

5 Entries · Aug 5, 2022 4:09 PM


Animeby gakuendo

this list of anime of smartass main character who are arrogant or sometimes are a bit of quiet and humble but they are always thinking ways to outsmart his opponents with clever ideas.


Im building up this list... open to recommendations xD so feel free to share some others ideas or if you are enthusiastic just name that anime that you want to nominate...

Rudeus greyrat is a mastermind... a leader from young age we can whats he is thinking the dude is smart.

this list currently on the work... some are from my memory so Im ordering my ideas some of it is because the anime let us know the thinking process or we can see the cleverness of the character.

Naofumi is a strategist and smart dude but was also naive.

anyways this list if you are looking for smartass dude stories.. here goes the list if I fail or some are not considered very smart let me know... some of the animes I saw it a long time ago so if my memories did fail... then I will make the correction

29 Entries · Jan 12, 5:50 PM


Animeby gremblo025

Some good, some bad, some barely isekai. (Only what I have seen and ordered alphabetically)

50 Entries · Jan 17, 10:26 AM


Animeby John_William

Politic, Government, Power over people? In real life these topic always get attention right?
The influence of the person or some of people running the government and how they handle it is very interesting.

Here I suggest you to watch Anime with Government, Politic, or How to Deal with Nation in Different ways

15 Entries · Jan 19, 2:55 AM


Animeby Ecchlord

Continuation of https://myanimelist.net/stacks/12544

21 Entries · Nov 17, 2022 4:39 AM


Animeby AnimeGeekAsif

6 Entries · Oct 15, 2022 2:13 AM


Animeby FutureWarLord

Anime where you watch the characters steps to becoming the nobility of their own Nation and conquer.

8 Entries · Jan 20, 10:55 AM


Animeby anjkiso

Another batch of anime-binge for us all!

You can check-out first part of the list here https://myanimelist.net/stacks/11258.

Enjoy as always everyone!

42 Entries · Jan 18, 1:10 AM


Animeby Sylicone

551-558. And finally done. Whew. That was a lot of fun. To think that this interest stack topic would lead to me to basically add nearly half of my completed list. Lol. Glad to realize that I can connect so much anime together. Then there's my on-hold... Lol. That's for another time. Time to continue watching Heartcatch Precure! lol. Its OP and ED are neat.

First part: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/18851
Second part: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/18950
Third part: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/18951
Fourth part: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/18954
Fifth part: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/18956
(Now to 1 in-between. Neat.)

24 Entries · Dec 5, 2022 7:52 PM


Animeby Theannoy3rd1

The year is coming to a close and I felt that this year contained a lot of hype sequels, especially in Fall. As such I decided to shed more light on some of the new shows I particularly enjoyed during the entirety of 2022.

I have divided it into the best in their particular genre to make it as inclusive as possible.

45 Entries · Jan 24, 9:26 AM