How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom - Recommendations

Alt title: Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

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benzie123 benzie123 says...

both anime begin with well averaged human who end up in another world and us there knowledge of earth to better their current worlds.They both end up leading great nations t a rater better future

Littlesilverwolf Littlesilverwolf says...

Both anime starts with main sent to isekai. They build a kingdom and improve it based on their knowledge in their formal world.

JordanJas JordanJas says...

Both of these shows are kingdom-building in a world that the main character is not used to being in. They build up their towns and kingdoms using modern knowledge and their wits. Neither main character is idealistic. They both know what is coming and have begun to prepare for it. 

Fantasy world meets a kingdom builder game. fun times.

twynde twynde says...

Both anime have a similar feel. if you like one you'll like the other. Both involve otherworlders trying to better the world they have found themselves in

The Genius Prince's Guide To Raising a Nation Out of Debt

The Genius Prince's Guide To Raising a Nation Out of Debt

Prince Wein is ready to commit treason. And who can blame him? Faced with the impossible task of ruling his pathetic little kingdom, this poor guy just can't catch a break! But with his brilliant idea of auctioning off his country, this lazy prince should be able to retire once and for all. Or that was the plan...until his treasonous schemes lead to disastrous consequences-namely, accidental victories, and the favor of his people!

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twynde twynde says...

The art style is so similar that I got a little confused as I started both at the same time. Both main characters are trying to better their countries. They come across obstacles and those who underestimate them and try to take advantage of them.

The battle scenes are very similar, but that may be due to them both being placed in a similar world/time range.

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Littlesilverwolf Littlesilverwolf says...

Both anime start with main character trying to fix a country. Both main character did well in running the country.

Genius Prince is more towards comedy while realist hero is reincarnated series.

Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone

Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens. Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing... Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!

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CodexScript CodexScript says...

"Dr. Stone" and "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" have some similarities, despite their different settings and themes:

  1. Intellectual Protagonists: Both series feature protagonists who rely on their intelligence and knowledge to make significant changes in their worlds. Senku in "Dr. Stone" uses his scientific knowledge, while Kazuya Souma in "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" uses his understanding of economics and governance.

  2. Problem-Solving: In both anime, the main characters are faced with complex problems and challenges that require innovative solutions. Senku uses science to revive civilization in a post-apocalyptic world, and Kazuya uses his realist and pragmatic approach to improve a fantasy kingdom's governance.

  3. Technological Advancement: Both series involve the advancement of technology. In "Dr. Stone," the characters rediscover and recreate various scientific inventions, while in "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom," modern-day concepts and technology are introduced to a fantasy world.

  4. Teaching Others: The protagonists in both series take on the role of educators. Senku teaches scientific principles and methods to others in "Dr. Stone," and Kazuya imparts his knowledge of governance, economics, and technology to the people of the kingdom.

  5. Society Rebuilding: While the settings differ greatly, both anime involve the protagonists working to rebuild society in their respective worlds. "Dr. Stone" focuses on the revival of humanity and rebuilding civilization from scratch, while "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" centers on modernizing a fantasy kingdom's infrastructure and governance.

  6. Teamwork and Collaboration: Both series emphasize the importance of teamwork and collaboration among characters to achieve their goals. Senku relies on a group of friends and allies with various skills, while Kazuya consults with advisors and engages with others in political and economic matters.

  7. Exploration of Knowledge: Both anime explore the concept of knowledge and its power to shape the world. In "Dr. Stone," knowledge of science is crucial for survival and progress, while in "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom," knowledge of governance and economics leads to societal improvements.

Despite these similarities, it's important to note that the two series have distinct settings, themes, and tones. "Dr. Stone" is a science-driven, post-apocalyptic adventure with a focus on scientific discovery, while "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" is a political and economic fantasy with a focus on governance and nation-building.

Hutai Hutai says...

Though the story is quite different, both main characters are very intellectual and chill, and in a world that is still experiencing the early stages of civilized and intellectual society, they apply their abilities and knowledge to teach others, create new tech, etc.  You can see the advancement of the world and the people who live there. Some action and comedy as well. 

TayyabSethar TayyabSethar says...

Though the story is quite different, both main characters are very intellectual and chill, and in a world that is still experiencing the early stages of civilized and intellectual society, they apply their abilities and knowledge to teach others, create new tech, etc.  You can see the advancement of the world and the people who live there. Some action and comedy as well. 

The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

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Sparklight0708 Sparklight0708 says...

both anime have mc who use modern knowledge to survive and givea similar vibe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .

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A guy who's used to the modern world ends up in a fantasy realm where he uses his knowledge and skills to survive and make the most of it.

Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.

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alp2va alp2va says...

It's early in the show's runtime that I'm writting this, but I've gotten some strong Spice and Wolf vibes from Realist Hero so far. Both shows focus heavily on the economics and social systems of the world they exist in. Both also feature romance plots between two people from different worlds (God in Spice and Wolf and isekai in Realist Hero), though that's more prominent in Spice and Wolf.

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!

Seven high school students are involved in an airplane crash. When they woke up, they found themselves in a parallel world where magic and beastmen exist. Of course, they panicked at their sudden unexpected predicament... or not? Instead, they create a power plant in a world that doesn't have electricity, they did a little extra work and managed to take economic control over a metropolis, they managed to repay their gratitude to some oppressed citizens by upending a corrupt government, and basically do whatever they feel like?!

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Littlesilverwolf Littlesilverwolf says...

Both anime about main towards isekai and focus on politic, strategy and war. They use their knowledge of their originaal world to improve the isekai world

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

Yuuto Suoh is a boy from modern times who accidentally ended up in the warring world of Yggdrasil. In a world where various clans fight for supremacy and survival of the fittest rules supreme, Yuuto managed to use his modern knowledge as a weapon and the age of sixteen, managed to become a Patriarch with a force of thousands. Welcome to an exhilarating battle fantasy chronicle about a young man who became a king in a parallel world and the beautiful battle maidens who swear absolute fealty to him!!

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Littlesilverwolf Littlesilverwolf says...

Both anime is about main character reincarnated into another world and hold a responsible to maintain a kingdom. Both anime has the element of sword and magic.

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

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CodexScript CodexScript says...

While "Ascendance of a Bookworm" and "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" have distinct differences in their premises and themes, there are a few similarities between the two anime series:

  1. Isekai Genre: Both anime belong to the isekai genre, where the protagonist is transported from their ordinary world to a different fantasy realm. In both cases, the protagonists bring their knowledge from their previous lives to affect change in their new worlds.
  2. Intellectual Protagonists: Both anime feature protagonists who rely on their intellect and knowledge rather than physical strength or magical abilities. Myne in "Ascendance of a Bookworm" and Kazuya Souma in "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" use their intelligence to address challenges in their respective worlds.
  3. Focus on Society and Governance: While the primary focus of each anime differs, both touch on aspects of societal change and governance. Myne's efforts to promote literacy and Kazuya's strategies for rebuilding the kingdom involve impacting the societies they find themselves in.
  4. Economic Considerations: Economics plays a role in both series. In "Ascendance of a Bookworm," the value and scarcity of books have economic implications, while "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" explores economic strategies for revitalizing the kingdom's economy.
  5. Character Interaction: Both series involve interactions with various characters who play important roles in the development of the story. Relationships with other characters influence the decisions and actions of the protagonists.
  6. Gender-Nontraditional Roles: Both anime challenge traditional gender roles to some extent. Myne in "Ascendance of a Bookworm" defies expectations by pursuing her passion for books, while Kazuya in "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" adopts a role more commonly associated with female characters in fantasy settings—being a ruler.

While these similarities exist, it's important to note that the two series differ significantly in their settings, themes, and narrative priorities. "Ascendance of a Bookworm" focuses on literacy, books, and the personal journey of its protagonist, while "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" leans more toward nation-building, politics, and governance.

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside

Red was once a member of the Hero's party, a powerful group destined to save the world from the evil forces of Taraxon, the Raging Demon Lord. That is, until one of his comrades kicked him out. Hoping to live the easy life on the frontier, Red's new goal is to open an apothecary. However, keeping the secret of his former life may not be as simple as he thinks. Especially when the beautiful Rit, an adventurer from his past, shows up and asks to move in with him!

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Rayz9989 Rayz9989 says...

both titles focus greatly on the relationship between people in a fantasy world, although How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom is much more geopolitical, both worlds manage to feel fleshed out and expansive, I especially recommend Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside if you're looking for that one romance that finally wraps up with a happy ending in the first season. these both fuel imagination and are diamonds in the rough when it comes to quality.

Tearmoon Empire

Tearmoon Empire

The Tearmoon Empire has fallen. As the flames of revolution scour the land, the empire’s ever-selfish princess, Mia, is publicly executed by way of the guillotine...only to wake up in the past as her twelve-year-old self! The empire’s back, the revolution is a distant memory, and sweets are once again on the table!

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