The anime adaptation of the light novel and manga series The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt will premiere on January 11th as part of the Winter 2022 anime season.
The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt follows a young prince whose father the king has become bedridden and he the de facto ruler of his small kingdom. The prince is talented, beloved, and with a good nature with only flaw. He’s eager to be rid of his responsibilities and betray his own kingdom for a leisurely life.
With the kingdom under his control, the prince does his best to try and create situations where he can “sell” his nation as a vassal state to the greater empire neighboring his own kingdom. However his schemes and plots end up backfiring and he places his nation in an even stronger position with each and every attempt he makes.
— 『天才王子の赤字国家再生術』TVアニメ公式 (@tensaiouji_PR) November 19, 2021
This series follows a new trend in the fantasy and isekai genres where main characters take on high profile roles as nation builders and nobles and use their talent and virtue to great effect.
A synopsis of the series from MyAnimeList can be found below.
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!!!
The light novel series is licensed in English by Yen Press