The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Dojyomaru’s isekai fantasy light novel series Genjitsushugi Yusha no Oukoku Saikenki / How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom has posted a 100-second main PV to announce its premiere date of July 3, 2021.
The clip features the main character voices, including the protagonist Kazuya Souma by Yusuke Kobayashi (Subaru Natsuki in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-), and the OP theme “HELLO HORIZON” by Inori Minase (Rem in Re:ZERO), who is cast as the main heroine Liscia Elfrieden.
Also in the clip, four additional voice cast members are confirmed – Mugihito as the previous king of Elfrieden, Albert Elfrieden, Kikuko Inoue as the previous queen of Elfrieden, Elisha Elfrieden, Tetsu Inada as the sovereign prince of the Principality of Amidonia, Gaius Amidonia, and Kenji Nojima as the son of Gaius, Julis Amidonia.
— 「現実主義勇者の王国再建記」作品公式 (@genkoku_info) June 4, 2021
The OP theme “HELLO HORIZON” will be released as Inori Minase’s 10th single on July 21, 2021.
Takashi Watanabe, known for his directorial works for the long-running Slayer anime series since 1995, serves as director, alongside series character designer Mai Ohtsuka (Non Non Biyori) and screenplay writer Go Zappa (We Never Learn) and Hiroshi Onogi (GeGeGe no Kitaro Season 6). Akiyuki Tateyama (Laid-Back Camp) provides the soundtrack music, J.C.STAFF (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) works on anime production.
Main voice cast:
- Kazuya Souma: Yusuke Kobayashi
- Liscia Elfrieden: Inori Minase
- Aisha Udgard: Ikumi Hasegawa
- Juna Doma: Reina Ueda
- Roroa Amidonia: M.A.O
- Hakuya Kwonmin: Kazuyuki Okitsu
- Poncho Panacotta: Masaaki Mizunaka
- Tomoe Inui: Moeka Kishimoto
The series has been published from Overlap’s Overlap Bunko imprint since May 2016 and has released 13 volumes, printing 1,000,000 copies so far (print and digital combined). Its English edition has been released by J-Novel Club (digital) and Seven Seas Entertainment (print). The former introduces its story as below:
“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!
© Dojyomaru, Overlap / Genkoku Production Committee