'The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt' TV anime announces January 2022 debut

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: August 12, 2021 at 11:41 AM 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 announced on Thursday that the previously-announced TV anime adaptation of the manga will begin broadcasting in January 2022.

The series is produced by NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan and animated by Yokohama Animation Laboratory, with Makoto Tamagawa serving as the series director and Xin Ya Cai serving as Tamagawa's assistant director. Deko Akao is handling the series composition, Ryūnosuke Ōji is designing characters, and Toshihiko Sahashi is composing the music.

The cast includes:

  • Soma Saito as Wein Salema Arbalest

  • Rie Takahashi as Ninym Ralei

  • Sayaka Senbongi as Falanya Elk Arbalest

  • Nao Touyama as Lowellmina Earthworld

The teaser visual revealed last January:

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 under 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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