Nagi Yanagi, THE SIXTH LIE performing opening theme song “Level” for January 11 anime
Kodoani.com – The official website for the anime adaptation of Tōru Toba’s light novels is The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?)ensai Ōji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu – Sō da, Baikoku Shiyō) posted a new video for the anime on Thursday. The video introduces the opening song of the anime “Level” performed by singer Nagi Yanagi and the band THE SIXTH LIE.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS NTV, and AT-X on January 11. Funimation will stream the anime as it airs in Japan.
Yen Press is publishing the light novel in English and it describes the story:
The prince of this small and weak kingdom strives for only one thing: to sell off his country and live a quiet life in leisure! Sadly, the biggest obstacle he will face is his own genius…! As he achieves ever greater achievements, the prince gains more and more favor with the people of his kingdom… which makes realizing his own dream all the more more difficult !!!
The anime’s cast includes Sōma Saitō as Wein, Rie Takahashi as Ninym Ralei, Sayaka Senbongi as Falanya Elk Arbalest, and Nao Tōyama as Lowellmina Earthworld. Other cast members include Yōko Hikasa as Fyshe Blundell, Yuki Sakakihara as Nanaki Ralei, and Yuki Nakashima as Zeno.
Masato Tamagawa (Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō) is directing the anime at Yokohama Animation Lab with Xin Ya Cai as assistant director. Deko Akao (Noragami, Snow White with the Red Hair, Higehiro) is writing the series scripts, and Ryūnosuke Ōji is designing the characters. Yoshihiro Tsukashita is the 3D director. Hirotugu Kakoi is the art director, while Fusako Nakao is the color designer. Toshihiko Sahashi is composing music.
Mai Hasegawa (EditZ) is in charge of editing. Natsumi Uchida is the director of visual synthesis. Ryousuke Naya is the sound director at Studio Mausu. Yuuma Oogami is considered the anime producer.
Yoshino Nanjō will perform the ending song “Hitori to Kimi to” (Alone and With You).
SB Creative published the first volume of the novel series in May 2018 and the 10th volume on August 12. Toba writes the novels and Falmaro provides the art. Emuda has serialized manga adaptations on Square Enix’s Manga Up! website as of October 2019.