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Light Novel 'Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu: Souda, Baikoku shiyou' Gets TV Anime

by Vindstot
Jan 31, 3:07 AM | 12 Comments
The GA Fes 2021 announced a television anime adaptation of Tooru Toba's Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu: Souda, Baikoku shiyou (The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?)) light novel on Sunday. SB Creative opened an official website, revealing a key visual (pictured).

Voice actor Souma Saitou (Yuukoku no Moriarty) is starring as the protagonist Wein.

It ain't easy being a genius...

Prince Wein is ready to commit treason. And who can blame him? Faced with the impossible task of ruling his pathetic little kingdom, this poor guy just can't catch a break! But with his brilliant idea of auctioning off his country, this lazy prince should be able to retire once and for all. Or that was the plan...until his treasonous schemes lead to disastrous consequences-namely, accidental victories and the favor of his people! (Source: Yen Press)

Toba began writing the comedy fantasy light novel under the GA Bunko label in May 2018, featuring illustrations by Fal Maro. SB Creative published the eighth volume on November 12. The light novel reached a cumulative circulation of 250,000 copies with the release of the sixth volume on February 14.

Square Enix's Manga UP! web magazine began serializing a manga adaptation by Emuda last October. The second volume shipped on November 7.

Yen Press licensed the light novel in English last February and released the first volume in September that year. The fifth volume shipped on December 15.

Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu: Souda, Baikoku shiyou placed fourth in the New Works category in the 2019 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings.

Official site:
Official Twitter: @tensaiouji_PR

Source: GA Bunko official Twitter

Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu on MAL

12 Comments Recent Comments

wow just how, how is this getting adapted

Jul 11, 10:53 PM by Leo_TheSilent

I hear in this LN there's romance between the genius prince and his faithful "commoner" ally/subject. Is that true? If so, why didn't they add the romance tag since it's included in the LN?

Mar 10, 3:42 PM by Hanzatsu92

Too anxious to watch this anime.

Feb 1, 9:12 AM by Kinyoubi

Love how the logo looks suspiciously like Konosuba's.

Feb 1, 9:09 AM by ArcherWA

ninka22 said:
Looks interesting, Is this harem?

English LN reader here. There's 2-3 love interests that have appeared so far (five volumes translated as of December 2020, though I haven't read the fifth one yet). The romance stuff is barely present and is basically background fluff at this point in the story, though there are rare moments where the girls' feelings for the MC are either briefly touched on or are part of a comedic moment. The plot and the comedy are the main focuses of the story.

Jan 31, 4:18 PM by CommanderEverest

I might try to read this first see if I like it.

Jan 31, 11:42 AM by aPleb

Looks interesting, Is this harem?

Jan 31, 6:58 AM by ninka22

Liked the manga, the MC is funny af at times, glad to see an adaptation

Jan 31, 4:51 AM by Aikotoba

More fantasy is always good.

Can't wait for someone down in the comment calling this isekai and that they're sick of them, even though this is just normal fantasy lol.

Jan 31, 4:28 AM by FullyCharged

It's honestly funny seeing the anime industry's attention focusing on fantasy light novel adaptations, then seeing people get really upset about it.

I am guessing this will suck but it will be a good laugh, directly and indirectly. Will watch this.

Jan 31, 3:30 AM by NextUniverse

Wait this is a comedy anime? Still interesting thou.

Jan 31, 3:18 AM by MegamiRem

Wein's face looks really different

Finally the adaptation of one of the LNs I really enjoy. I hope they don't rush the anime now

Jan 31, 3:11 AM by AnonymousGuy9