One of the many isekai shows for the anime summer slate, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, also known as Re: CONSTRUCTION - The Elfrieden Kingdom Tales of Realistic Brave or Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki, is already picking up the interest of the fans of fantasy comedy. Because of this, many are wondering how many episodes will there be for Season 1.
Based on the Japanese light novels of Dojyomaru illustrated by Fuyuyuki published by J-Novel Club and Seven Seas Entertainment, it also has a shōnen manga adaptation by Satoshi Ueda which became digitally available from the same publisher. The light novels have 13 volumes while the manga has 5 to date.
The anime adaptation of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom by J.C. Staff is directed by Takashi Watanabe, written by Gō Zappa and Hiroshi Ōnogi, characters designed by Mai Otsuka, and music by Akiyuki Tateyama wherein the show opens with “Hello Horizon” by Inori Minase, and ends with Aimi’s “Kazanear.”
It follows the story of Kazuya Sōma who has been summoned by the Kingdom of Elfrieden when they performed a ritual for a brave man to arrive. Kazuya lived his previous life as a humanities student and he has knowledge of realism and Machiavellianism before getting transported to another world. King Alberto, the ruler of the kingdom, saw the qualities he had and why he was the one summoned. Now, Kazuya would have to deal with the problems of the kingdom applying his knowledge from his former life.
The show releases new episodes weekly online through Funimation, and despite having no confirmation yet as to the English dubbed version, it is available with English subtitles on top of the original Japanese dub. Those with premium access on Funimation for the price of $5.99 per month or $59.99 a year get first dibs of the runs of the show.
There are 13 episodes for How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom as confirmed by its DVD and Blu-ray release which will be on a 3-disc set. The series will run on a single-cour for the summer anime season and there would be no breaks in between, not counting the intervals of the weekly release.