'The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt' light novel gets TV anime adaptation

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 31, 2020 at 7:37 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Toba Tooru and Fal Maro's "The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) / Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu - Souda, Baikoku Shiyou" light novel series has been announced on Sunday to receive a TV anime adaptation. The announcement was made through its official Twitter which also posted a teaser visual for the anime. No other details were revealed as of writing.

The series is based on the Japanese fantasy comedy light novel series written by Toba Tooru and illustrated by Fal Maro which was originally published as a web novel. It has been collected into 8 volumes as of December 2020 by SB Creative in their GA Bunko imprint with the first volume published on May 12, 2018.

Yen Press published the novel in English in their Yen On label since September 3, 2019.


GA Bunko describes the series as:

The prince of this small and weak kingdom strives for only one thing: selling out his country and living a quiet life in leisure! Sadly, the greatest obstacle he will ever face is his own genius...! As he achieves ever greater accomplishments, he earns more and more favor with the people of his kingdom...which makes fulfilling his own dreams all the harder!!!

Source: Tensai Ouji Official Website and Official Twitter

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