How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
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|How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom|
Cover of the first volume.
(Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki)
|Original run||May 25, 2016 – present|
|Illustrated by||Satoshi Ueda|
|Original run||July 10, 2017 – present|
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (現実主義勇者の王国再建記 Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki) is a Japanese light novel series written by Dojyomaru and illustrated by Fuyuyuki. Digital publisher J-Novel Club has licensed the series for an English release.
"O, Hero!" With that cliched line, Kazuya Souma found himself summoned to another world and his adventure--did not begin. After he presents his plan to strengthen the country economically and militarily, the king cedes the throne to him and Souma finds himself saddled with ruling the nation! What's more, he's betrothed to the king's daughter now...?! In order to get the country back on its feet, Souma calls the wise, the talented, and the gifted to his side. Five people gather before the newly crowned Souma. Just what are the many talents and abilities they possess...?! What path will his outlook as a realist take Souma and the people of his country down? A revolutionary transferred-to-another-world administrative fantasy series starts here!
- Kazuya Souma (Souma Kazuya)
Protagonist who was summoned from his world to another world. He arrives in the Elfrieden Kingdom which held a hero summoning ritual at the behest of the Gran Chaos Empire as part of Mankind's efforts to defeat the Demon Realm. Souma quickly shows his knowledge and abilities, which causes King Albert to abdicate the throne to him and betroth him to his daughter.
His immediate goal is to stabilize the Elfrieden Kingdom, which is suffering from a number of crises: Food shortages, Refugees seeking a new land, lack of funds, a divided military, hostile neighbors, and an encroaching demon realm.
Princess Liscia Princess of the Elfriedon Kingdom and fiancée of Souma.
Hakuya Kwonmin Prime Minister of the Elfriedon Kingdom. One of the 5 people discovered during the gathering of Gifted People. Serves as Souma's right hand man and man of great insight into the human psyche.
Poncho Panacotta Minister of the Elfriedon Kingdom. One of the 5 people discovered during the gathering of Gifted People. Aided Souma in ending the food shortages.
Aisha Udgard Daughter of the Chief of the Dark Elves of the God Protected Forest. One of the 5 people discovered during the gathering of Gifted People. Serves as Souma's bodyguard and falls deeply in love with him. Becomes his second fiancée in recognition for her actions in war against the hostile Principality of Amidonia.
Juna Doma Also known as Lady Canaria of the Elfrieden Navy's Marine force. Grand-daughter of Duchess Excel Walters who was sent to spy on Souma when he was first announced as the new King. One of the 5 people discovered during the gathering of GIfted People. Aids Souma in both war and in peace by being the Prima Lorelai, Souma's new world's version of a Japanese Idol. Falls in love with Souma and eventually becomes his fourth fiancée.
Tomoe Inui A member of the Mystic Wolf race. One of the 5 people discovered during the gathering of Gifted People. She has the rare ability to speak to all manner of beasts and animals. Spoke to a demon and was recognized as a precious resource by Souma. Taken in to be former King Albert's adoptive daughter, she is Souma's sister in law and Liscia's adoptive sister. Aids Souma by communicating with animals to strengthen Elfrieden.
Roroa Amidonia Princess of the Principality of Amidonia. She is gifted in economics, her financial maneuvers kept the Principality from collapsing. After losing the war, she ignited internal rebellion across the Principality so that Elfrieden would have to conquer the territory, and marry her as a means of political stabilization to save her people. Aids Souma in economic and financial reforms, and funds more experimental work through her company Silver Deer. She becomes close to Souma and becomes his third fiancée.
The light novels are written by Dojyomaru and illustrated by Fuyuyuki, and are published by Overlap Bunko. The first volume was published in 2016. Digital English light novel publisher J-Novel Club announced their acquisition of the series on February 23, 2017. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the light novel in print.
- "J-Novel Club Announces Full E-Book Release Calendar for February and March 2017, Reddit AMA on Feb 18th". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
- "Rule Your Own Fantasy in Seven Seas' License of HOW A REALIST HERO REBUILT THE KINGDOM Light Novel Series". Seven Seas Entertainment. November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.