On Thursday, the official website for The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt light novel series began streaming a new promotional video for the anime. The video features singer Nagi Yanagi and the band THE SIXTH LIE performing “Level,” the anime’s opening theme song.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS NTV, and AT-X on January 11th. The anime will be streamed by Funimation when it airs in Japan.
Masato Tamagawa is directing the anime, with Xin Ya Cai as the assistant director at Yokohama Animation Lab. The series scripts are written by Deko Akao, while the characters are designed by Rynosuke Oji. The 3D director is Yoshihiro Tsukashita. The art director is Hirotsugu Kakoi, while the color designer is Fusako Nakao. The soundtrack is being composed by Toshihiko Sahashi.
The anime series is based on a light novel series by Toru Toba with Falmaro as the illustrator. SB Creative first published the light novel series in May 2018. Yen Press is publishing the novel series in English, and it describes the story as:
It ain’t easy being a genius…– Yen Press
Prince Wein is ready to commit treason. And who can blame him? Faced with the impossible task of ruling his pathetic little kingdom, this poor guy just can’t catch a break! But with his brilliant idea of auctioning off his country, this lazy prince should be able to retire once and for all. Or that was the plan…until his treasonous schemes lead to disastrous consequences-namely, accidental victories and the favor of his people!