If you’re like me and you’ve seen both Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu and Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 and you’re wondering which one out of the two goes about doing a better job. Then you’re in luck, because I think that Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu was the better kingdom building anime. Let me tell you about it.
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.
Now I will admit, at first I thought that Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu wasn’t going to turn out all that great. As a matter of fact, I also didn’t think that the characters would be all too interesting. However, Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu is one of those anime where it’ll take an episode or two for you to really warm up to it. As time went on, I found myself liking the anime and its characters more and more. I can now comfortably say, that it’s a decent kingdom building anime.
What first appealed to me was that we had a Prince Regent, Wein, who started out as someone who merely wanted to raise the value of his kingdom so he could sell it off and live a retired life. However, much of what he did was akin to the story about Midas. Everything Wein touched turned to gold. In the first few episodes he tried his best to make his kingdom turn their back against him, whether that be talking up unrealistic demands, or by putting his military at a disadvantage. However, every single time, Wein managed to come out of it even better and more highly touted as a royal. The opposite of his original intentions.
Then as the episodes progressed the same person who wanted to sell of his kingdom, turned into someone who wanted to take full advantage of his triumphs and victories so that he could live a lavished life for as long as possible. This switch in mentality brought out a more serious side to Wein, one that care more for his allies and for his people and that was something I did enjoy a lot. While he disliked being a royal, he enjoyed the perks that came with it and who wouldn’t?
My biggest dislike I had with Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu was that the episodes didn’t feel long enough. Everything felt pretty crammed in and it was a feeling that I didn’t like. Furthermore, the anime seemed to introduce a worthy antagonist in the form of Caldmellia who is part of the “Holy Elites”. In the latter episodes, she seemed to be pulling a lot of the strings and I thought that she was going to be playing a serious role in the anime. I thought she was going to be that one antagonist that was going to give Wein a run for his money, but alas, that wasn’t the case.
Instead she faded away into the distance and the person which I thought would have added a lot to the overall story stopped being used. I think that was the biggest disappointment for me, because the one thing I thought Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu lacked was a serious threat to Wein.
Overall, I’d say that Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu was a decent anime. It did have its high points, but it also had its lows. There was a decent amount of action, but it also had its fair share of conversation. But I thought for the most part, it was pretty balanced in its approached. I’m content with how the anime played out, but there will always be this feeling of “What could have been” if the “Holy Elites” played a bigger role in how the anime played out.
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