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: 7.401 (scored by 131972131,972 users)
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Ranked: #25092
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Popularity: #873
Members: 279,232
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The king of Natra has fallen ill, leaving the only hope for his kingdom to his son, Prince Wein Salema Arbalest. Known to be capable and wise, he is the perfect candidate to become the prince regent. However, if the prince has anything to say about the matter, he would rather sell off the Kingdom of Natra to the highest bidder!

Since he wields the authority of the throne, no one can stop Wein from auctioning off the country and using the profits to retire in comfort. All he needs to do is raise the value of the small kingdom to maximize his gains. But whether Wein's grand plan will succeed remains to be seen, as his wit often surpasses even his own expectations—much to the benefit of the oblivious citizens of Natra.

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Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu was released on Blu-ray in four volumes from March 30, 2022 to June 29, 2022.

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May 8, 2024
tl;dr: The hilarious story of a prince whose plans turn out surprisingly successful, though without much substance beyond that.

This anime is centered around Wein Salema Arbalest, crown prince of the nation of Natra, who upon his father falling ill comes to lead the nation. This anime chronicles the various problems that Natra is faced with and how Wein uses them as stepping stones to grow Natra. The world this anime takes place in is a fantasy world. However, there’s no magic, dragons, demons or anything like that. It’s going for something more grounded, and while the result certainly isn’t a realistic medieval society, it’s still ...
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 1, 2024
This show has a lot of trouble letting the main character fail, but it also never lets him succeed as a character.

The show has a decent premise, the ruler of a kingdom who isn't really the most enthusiastic about being said ruler, and would rather use the new position to enrich himself, possibly to the realm's detriment. I thought this was a pretty decent plot, fantasy is a very saturated genre and having a non-altruistic protagonist is usually a fresh breath of air.

Unfortunately, the show doesn't seem to care much for this plot, and focuses much more on the interpersonal politics between members of the ...

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