Will There Be a Season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt? What We Expect to Happen After Tensai Ouji Ends

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Close-up of a smiling Prince Wein.
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The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Season 2 centers on the wise and charismatic Prince Wein Salema Arbalest. When his father, King of Natra, falls ill, he is given the responsibility to look after the kingdom, and nobody thinks him to be undeserving in the least.

However, when he's sure that nobody's looking, the capable Prince Wein takes off his façade and reveals his true nature: a lazy youngster who thinks reigning over a poor kingdom is a chore and would rather sell it off so he could live in undisturbed comfort until the last of his days.

Here's the catch: Prince Wein doesn't give himself enough credit. As he tries to pretty up the kingdom with his trusty aide, Ninym Ralei, so he can sell it for a high price, he ends up making it better in every way. This interesting plot is revealed just minutes into the first episode without giving away what else is to come.

Will There Be a Season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt?: Prince Wein and Ninym
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Fans of anime series revolving around a quick-witted leader who brings a community together, such as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, and Overlord, would do well adding this show to their list of must-sees. The similarities don't end with the familiar plotline, as their pace and storytelling are also reminiscent of each other.

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The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt is based on a light novel of the same title written by Toru Toba and illustrated by Fal Maro. It has received fairly high ratings because of the refreshing balance it hits between fantasy and comedy.

The anime also fared well, with fans already asking about a second season now that the first one has ended.

Related: Where to Watch The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt: Is it on Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation, or Hulu in English Sub or Dub?

Will There Be a Season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt?

Will There Be a Season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt?: Ninym pinning Wein to the ground.
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As of this writing, the anime's creators are yet to confirm a season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt.

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However, since the original light novel is still ongoing, there's a good chance the first season won't be the last time we'll get to see Prince Wein and Ninym on screen. Not only because there's plenty of source material to adapt, but also because an anime would definitely boost sales for the light novel and the manga.

Don't worry, we'll let you know as soon as information becomes available!

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What Could Happen in The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Season 2?

Will There Be a Season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt?: Prince Wein looking surprised, with Ninym standing behind him.
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Season 1 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt ended with Prince Wein's strategic attempts at offsetting the steps made by Sirgis and Gruyere. The success of these counter moves made by Prince Wein owes largely to the decisions that he had made in previous situations—a laudable series finale that brilliantly puts everything together and shows how great an anime can be if a character's actions actually matter.

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The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt will focus on Prince Wein's exploits in the Patura islands as he tries to strike up the best deals with potential trade partners. Things won't go as easily as he would have hoped as he unexpectedly finds himself behind bars after a single misstep.

This misfortune ends up working in Prince Wein's favor, as he meets an interesting character while in prison who turns out to be the exact person he needs to help him gain total control of Patura.

While we wait for news about season 2 of The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt, the continuation of Prince Wein and Ninym's adventures are yet to unravel. In the meantime, check out the best shows to watch out for in Spring 2022, as decided by our anime team!