Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu | Episode four and five: Always one step ahead.

In a way, I feel as though Wein has forgotten his ultimate plan of selling off his kingdom so he can live a retired life. At the start of the anime, it’s made clear as day that Wein wants to sell his kingdom and will do everything in his power to raise the stock of his country to sell it for as much as possible. However, as he gets more involved with the daily running and politics that goes with being the crown prince to a kingdom, we see Wein put more and more effort into his royal responsibilities.

As a result, by the end of episode five. It seems as though he’s having fun being a royal, despite his strong urge to live an everyday life. But, I think when all is said and done, we’re going to have a different Wein by the end of the anime. A prince that no longer wants to sell his kingdom, but a prince who would like to rule proudly over his domain.

Episodes four and five were pretty entertaining episodes. In particular, I enjoyed watching the squabble between Wein and Lowa. You could tell that they had a great understanding of each other. Both Wein and Lowa could tell what the other person was thinking without a word being uttered. This competitive side was something I very much welcomed. Who could outsmart the other? Who can stay one step ahead? Ultimately we know what the answer is. This is Wein’s show; we play by his rules. That being said, it wasn’t made so blatantly obvious that it ruined the fun, no.

My favourite part of the anime was when Lowa stopped her little squabble with Wein. Instead of getting him to do as she wanted (regarding her wanting to claim her country’s throne). It would be easier if she instead teamed up with Wein to crush the rebellion that sought to take the throne from right under her nose. Even during their scheming together, Wein was always one step ahead. He had already thought about the various outcomes and had already gone through all the different scenarios. Episodes four and five taught me that Wein is very calculated and clinical despite his loose cannon behaviour at times, and it’s starting to vibe well with me. I will be the first to admit that I thought Wein was a very normal character, but as the episodes progressed, my opinion of him has changed.

My favourite part about Wein now is that he will always keep his promises and will always make sure to take care of those close to him. That’s the type of person I can definitely get behind. Overall, I’ve enjoyed episodes four and five, and I hope that things continue to get better.