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The Royal Tutor
The Royal Tutor Volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of The Royal Tutor volume 1 by Square Enix
王室教師ハイネ
(Ōshitsu Kyōshi Haine)
Genre Comedy, Historical fiction
Manga
Written by Higasa Akai
Published by Square Enix
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly G Fantasy
Original run November 2013 – present
Volumes 8
Anime television series
Directed by Katsuya Kikuchi
Produced by Tomokazu Iizumi
Kiwa Watanabe
Satoshi Umetsu
Mika Shimizu
Tarō Iwahana
Takeshi Nakagawa
Motoo Kawabata
Koutaro Nakayama
Shunsuke Matsumura
Kenichi Morikawa
Satoshi Kubota
Haruka Kakutani
Written by Kimiko Ueno
Music by Keiji Inai
Studio Bridge
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo, TVO, AT-X, BS Japan
Original run April 4, 2017 June 20, 2017
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
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The Royal Tutor (Japanese: 王室教師ハイネ, Hepburn: Ōshitsu Kyōshi Haine) is a Japanese manga series by Higasa Akai. It started serialization in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in November 2013. It has been collected in eight tankōbon volumes as of March 2017. Yen Press has licensed the manga and distribute monthly chapters digitally. An anime television adaptation by Bridge that started from April 4, 2017 to June 20, 2017. A stage play has been announced as well.[1] A new project has been announced.[2]

Plot[edit]

Heine Wittgenstein, a man often mistaken for a small child, has been summoned to the royal palace of Glanzreich by the king to act as the royal tutor to the four younger princes—Kai, Bruno, Leonhard, and Licht–turning them into capable candidates to the throne. However, he finds his task difficult because of the complicated personalities of his charges, who had managed to cause every tutor they had to quit.

Characters[edit]

Main Characters[edit]

Heine Wittgenstein (ハイネ・ヴィトゲンシュタイン, Haine Witogenshutain)
Voiced by: Keisuke Ueda[3] (Japanese); Micah Solusod[4] (English)
The titular royal tutor. Heine is an adult man who is often mistaken for a child due to his short stature. In contrast to his childlike looks, he's a very serious person who doesn't show much emotion, except when it comes to being mistaken for a child. He has a multitude of talents, and is stern but kind towards his charges. Not much is known about his past, except that he apparently knew the king long before he came to the palace to take up his duties, used to tutor at a church (he still does), and was a violent man in the past. He also was accused of being a criminal in the past, which turns out to be a false accusation.
Kai von Glanzreich (カイ・フォン・グランツライヒ, Kai Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Yūya Asato[3] (Japanese); Daman Mills[4] (English)
The 17 year old second prince, nicknamed "The Glaring Prince". He has a reputation of being aloof and scary, and it's rumored that he was kicked out of the military academy for getting into brawls. As it turns out, he was suspended because he beat a student who bullied and abused his brother Bruno. He's actually a kindhearted, introverted young man who's bad at social interactions and likes cute and soft things. He likes Heine because he's the first tutor to actually talk to him, and because he thinks of him as a cute pet. He is mistaken as scary because he has trouble speaking and often looks as if he is glaring due to his naturally sharp eyes. In the later chapters of the manga, Kai has returned to Military Academy and is currently away on a training trip.
Bruno von Glanzreich (ブルーノ・フォン・グランツライヒ, Burūno Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Yūto Adachi[3] (Japanese); Christopher Wehkamp[4] (English)
The 16-year-old third prince, nicknamed "The Browbeating Brainiac Prince". He's considered to be a child prodigy and a genius. At first, he's dismissive of Heine because he never went to university and assumed that there's nothing that he could teach him, but his attitude changes when Heine beats him soundly in all the challenges he imposes on him, such as chess and mathematics. He starts to idolize him after that and calls him "master", much to Heine's chagrin. In the later chapters of the manga, he has left the palace to travel to his admired professor's country as a consort.
Leonhard von Glanzreich (レオンハルト・フォン・グランツライヒ, Reonharuto Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirose[3] (Japanese); Alejandro Saab[4] (English)
The 15-year-old fourth prince, nicknamed "The Everest-Pride Prince". He considers himself the most beautiful person on the continent. However, it's quickly revealed that behind his haughty demeanor, he is actually a very childish person prone to sulking and running away from his problems. He's a slow learner, and has an intense hatred of teachers because he was abused by them, though this slowly starts to change because of Heine's influence. He looks up to his older brother Bruno. He is extremely athletic and appears to love torte. Although he is not too intelligent, his simplistic way of thinking actually helps in creating solutions to certain problems. He often acts as a tsundere, pretending to be mean but in actuality wanting to be paid attention to and particularly enjoys being praised.
Licht von Glanzreich (リヒト・フォン・グランツライヒ, Rikuto Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi[3] (Japanese); Stephen Sanders[4] (English)
The 14-year-old fifth and youngest prince, nicknamed "The Playboy Prince". He's very cheerful and easy-going, and is fond of being surrounded by beautiful women. He has a tendency to sneak out into town, because of his secret job as a waiter at a café. He's surprisingly a perceptive and serious young man despite his image as a playboy. Recently, he has moved out of the palace as he realizes he had half-hearted feelings towards being a king as he grew to love his job as a waiter, and decided to no longer be a king but instead live independently and as a normal person working as a waiter.

Other members of the Glanzreich Family[edit]

Viktor von Glanzreich (ヴィクトール・フォン・グランツライヒ, Vikutōru Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa[5] (Japanese); David Wald[4] (English)
The current King of Glanzreich and the father of the five princes and princess. He ascended to the throne at a young age and is known for his wisdom. He gets surprisingly emotional when seeing his children after a long time away.
Adele von Glanzreich (アデル・フォン・グランツライヒ, Aderu Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Michi Matsui (Japanese); Jad Saxton[4] (English)
The youngest child of the Glanzreich family and the only girl. She is a cheerful, playful three-year-old who enjoys coloring and playing with the royal dog, Shadow. She is already engaged to a foreign prince.
Eins von Glanzreich (アインス・フォン・グランツライヒ, Ainsu Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum[6] (English)
The eldest prince. He is a genius who is the overwhelming favorite to succeed the throne. However, Viktor considers him to be unfit for the throne due to reasons not yet explained.
Maria von Granzreich (マリア・フォン・グランツライヒ, Maria Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama (Japanese); Linda Leonard[6] (English)

Other Characters[edit]

Maximilian Rosenberg (マクシミリアン, Makushimirion)
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana[7] (Japanese); Dallas Reid[4] (English)
A palace guard from a well-to-do family. He has a cheerful demeanor. He's known as the greatest fencer among the guards. He's Ernst Rosenberg's cousin.
Ludwig Steiner (ルートヴィヒ, Rūtowiku)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa[7] (Japanese); Jarrod Greene[4] (English)
A palace guard from a commoner family. He has a serious demeanor.
Ernst Rosenberg (エルンスト・フォン・ローゼンベルグ, Erunsuto Fon Rozenberugu)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[8] (Japanese); Joel McDonald[6] (English)
A count who's also the high steward of the eldest prince Eins. He's been behind many of the obstacles that stand between the four princes and their paths to the throne, such as being the one to tell on Licht's secret job as waiter to his father, and introducing Bruno to the professor he admires in hopes that he removes himself from the race to the throne in order to study abroad in the professor's country. He's Maximilian's cousin.
Ralf von Fuchs (ラルフフォンフックス, Rarufu fon Fukkusu)
Voiced by: Keito Okuyama
A former student of the military academy that Bruno and Kai used to attend. He was jealous of Bruno's success at the academy leading him to wrongfully believe that he earned his grades because of his royal lineage. He attacked Bruno, and Kai got into a fight with him leading to his expulsion from the academy, while Kai got his violent reputation from that fight. Kai later attempted to apologize, only for Ralf to capture him, Heine, and Maximillian and threaten them. He is currently in prison for his attempt of kidnapping Kai.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga is written and illustrated by Higasa Akai. It debuted in the December 2013 issue of Monthly GFantasy.[9] Square Enix has published the compiled volumes since June 27, 2014. Currently there are seven volumes. Yen Press had announced its license of the series in 2015,[10] and they are currently releasing translated chapters monthly digitally.

Volumes List[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 June 27, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4757543454August 18, 2015 (ebook)[12]
May 23, 2017 (print)[13]
ISBN 978-0316439794
2 August 27, 2014[14]ISBN 978-4757544048August 18, 2015 (ebook)[15]
July 18, 2017 (print)[16]
ISBN 978-0316562843
3 February 27, 2015[17]ISBN 978-4757545755September 29, 2015 (ebook) [18]
September 19, 2017[19]
ISBN 978-0316441001
4 July 27, 2015[20]ISBN 978-4757547032October 6, 2016 (ebook)[21]ISBN 978-0316270502
5 November 21, 2015[22]ISBN 978-4757548176
6 April 27, 2016[23]ISBN 978-4757549685
7 October 27, 2016[24]ISBN 978-4757551428
8 March 27, 2017[25]ISBN 978-4757553002

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation by Bridge aired from April 4, 2017 to June 20, 2017.[7] The opening theme is Shoppoi Namida (しょっぱい涙, Salty Tears) by Shōgo Sakamoto, and the ending theme is Prince Night ~Doko ni Ita no Sa!? MY PRINCESS~ (Prince Night〜どこにいたのさ!? MY PRINCESS〜) by Keisuke Ueda, Yūya Asato, Yūto Adachi, Daisuke Hirose, and Shouta Aoi.[26] Funimation has licensed the series in North America.[27]

No. Title[a] Original air date[28]
1 "The Royal Tutor Arrives"
"Ōshitsu kyōshi, kuru" (王室教師、来る) 
April 4, 2017
2 "The Prince Interviews"
"Ōji mendan" (王子面談) 
April 11, 2017
3 "You Don't Need to Accept Me"
"Mitomenakute mo īnode" (認めなくてもいいので) 
April 18, 2017
4 "The Princes Go To Town"
"Ōji, machi e iku" (王子、街行く) 
April 25, 2017
5 "Assailed by the Greatest of Trials"
"Saidai no shiren, shūrai" (最大の試練、襲来) 
May 2, 2017
6 "At Café Mitter Mayer"
"Kafe mittā maiyā nite" (カフェ・ミッター・マイヤーにて) 
May 9, 2017
7 "The Whereabouts of a Dream"
"Yume no arika" (夢の在処) 
May 16, 2017
8 "A Timid Heart"
"Okubyōna kokoro" (臆病な心) 
May 23, 2017
9 "The Price of the Past"
"Kako no daishō" (過去の代償) 
May 30, 2017
10 "The Professor I Don't Know"
"Boku no shira nai Sensei" (僕の知らない先生) 
June 6, 2017
11 "The Pair's Promise"
"Futari no Yakusoku" (二人の約束) 
June 13, 2017
12 "The Last Lesson"
"Saigo no Jugyō" (最後の授業) 
June 20, 2017

Note[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Royal Tutor Stage Musical's Cast Visual, September Debut Revealed". Anime News Network. April 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Royal Tutor Official Twitter Account". Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Royal Tutor TV Anime Reveals Cast, Visuals, Stage Play". Anime News Network. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for The Royal Tutor Anime". Anime News Network. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Royal Tutor Anime Casts Toshiyuki Morikawa as Victor". Anime News Network. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "English Cast Announcements – Spring SimulDubs 2017". Funimation. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "The Royal Tutor Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Shōgo Sakamoto's Opening Theme". Anime News Network. February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Royal Tutor Anime Casts Takuya Eguchi as Rosenberg". Anime News Network. March 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ "「葬儀屋リドル」の赤井ヒガサ、Gファンタジーで新連載". Comic Natalie. November 18, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Yen Press Licenses Yowamushi Pedal, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, 11 More Manga". Anime News Network. April 4, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(1)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  12. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 1". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  13. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 1". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  14. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(2)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  15. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 2". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  16. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 2". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  17. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(3)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  18. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 3". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  19. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 3". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  20. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(4)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  21. ^ "The Royal Tutor, Vol. 4". Yen Press. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  22. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(5)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  23. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(6)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  24. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(7)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  25. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(8)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Main Cast Performs Ending Song for The Royal Tutor Anime". Anime News Network. April 3, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Funimation Announces English Dubs for 8 More Simulcast Titles, Brave Witches (Updated)". Anime News Network. April 25, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  28. ^ "The Royal Tutor". TV Tokyo (in Japanese). Retrieved April 5, 2017. 

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