Wein seems to have finally met his match in The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Episode 11, and it’s not who you might think. Let’s see who’s the hidden mastermind behind Natra’s problems is in this review!
The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Episode 11 Overview
The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt, or Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu in original Japanese, is a comedy and fantasy anime that is a part of the Winter 2022 season of anime. It is based on a Light Novel of the same name written by Tooru Toba and Fal Maro. This episode is also known as Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu Episode 11 in original Japanese.
The anime is being produced by Yokohama Animation Lab, a studio that has been primarily known for creating short-form anime series, such as Miru Tights and Monster Strike, alongside some full length shows like MAGATSU WAHRHEIT. The show is being directed by Makoto Tamagawa, who has been involved with the productions of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. You can check out our review of the previous episode as well!
– Tensai Ouji no Akaji Episode 11 Review does not contain spoilers –
The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Episode 11 Review- Peace And War
The latest arc in Genius Prince is one of failure and coming to terms with your weaknesses. After all these victories that Wein achieved through hook or crook, this plotline is designed to expose some of his faults and exploit the confidence he has gained throughout the course of the show. It plays Wein’s prejudices and underestimating his opponents against him to present him with his toughest challenge yet, one which is going to require a lot more than just convincing someone to take back their decisions.
There has been a recent phenomenon among shows which is perplexing, to say the least. It involves fantasy-based shows, all having interesting concepts in their inception but slowly moving away from them in favour of a much simpler and generic story. The most recent example one can think of this happening is How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom, but Genius Prince has also been showing some signs of this, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Since the titular “debt” has already been settled, and his kingdom is in a much more comfortable position than before, Wein’s character has switched dramatically from someone who couldn’t give a damn about governing to someone who adores his position of power and would do everything to keep it. While this is certainly character development done well by the show, one can’t help but wonder if some of the show’s charm was lost due to its main concept being left behind in favour of a much more plain and generic storyline with a smart main character.
Taking the current storyline in The Genius Prince’s Guide Episode 11 as an example, it involves the trade issues of the previous episode with the religious issues of the ones before, and while it isn’t a bad storyline by any means, it is quite plain in nature and something that we’ve seen before in the show already. The travelling, talks of forming an alliance, having ulterior motives, and regret are all themes that we have experienced in plenty of other episodes before, including ones from this show. It doesn’t even involve reluctance from Wein’s side to do anything, the primary driving force behind most of his earlier decisions.
However, it was still not a bad episode from the show. The position Wein has been put in is unique and interesting, and his foe this time around seems to be every bit his equal and not someone he can just stomp over with his tricks. If nothing else, that’s a challenge for once that Wein will have to work for and not something he can just solve using plot armour and out of the box tactics. The lack of Ninym in Genius Prince Episode 11 also hurt it somewhat because the chemistry that carries the episodes was generally absent.
The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Episode 11 was a fine outing that fell into the series’ recent pitfalls and not doing anything worthwhile with its fantastic concept.
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