Genjitsushugisha no Oukokukaizouki

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“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!

Genjitsushugisha no Oukokukaizouki average rating 4.6/5 - 883 user ratings
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
現実主義勇者の王国再建記
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Nvelist
New Nvelist rated it
July 21, 2017
Status: v1c0
I see a weak protagonist tag :( sigh ..... It would be fine even he's not op at least a strong protagonist but not. In a world of sword and magic living in a medieval age criteria even with his political, economy, business and knowledge of his modern world he should be strong as well for a king whether in physical strength or magic. He could handle assassins that might target him if his bodyguards cannot defend their king. Any situation relating physical force would be dire for him if... more>> he's not strong. Sigh.... what pathetic mc..... <<less
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VanAlex
VanAlex rated it
May 5, 2016
Status: --
Instead of Overpowered Protagonist in Action, it’s a story of an Overpowered Protagonist in Mind, at the same time, it’s well balanced and the series overall is one of the best world transfer fantasy.

First of all The story is really good, nice pacing and the arcs are well done, it’s a frame-up style which consist of at least 3 chapters to resolve a story, most of all the characters are interesting at the same time it’s one of the few unique novel out there which focuses on Domestic Affairs, Economy,... more>> Realistic Philosophy, Civil and World War, and many more, it’s not the same typical Weak MC gets Transfered and becomes OP, the best here is that It’s Realistic. The use of Literature techniques and the Individual Elements are well done, it’s almost Flawless since the only problem in this series was the slow release of translated chapters.

The Characters are all well rounded, most of them are not unique but they are exceptional to others. The Protagonist Souma can be considered a Cheat MC, despite of trying to have a chill life, he’s unexpectedly informative and probably the problem is that He’s too intelligent that supporting characters can’t compete against him, at least every character has its own spotlight. The Supporting characters are really good, not unique but also not flat one dimensional characters, they change too and they do unexpected things which balances the story, even the antagonist are well done and only few are foolish. Most of them are memorable and unpredictable.

Who can’t enjoy this one, if there are, then they are probably mindless people who enjoys typical series or the people who are trying to act intelligent that demands to nerf the protagonist, well the only problem that I’ve seen is the Overpowered Intelligent Protagonist, nothing more than that. This novel is not Flawless, but it was able to point out realistic development with the plot convenience of living in fantasy world. I’ve enjoyed this a lot since it’s really intelligent and there’s so much famous references made by historical icons.

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This is my post review after reading up to latest chapter(c3c5). My overall impression didn't change that much from the beginning but it has become less impressive in the recent chapters as of this late, at the very least, the "Harem" genre was tackled in political way.

I will point out some flaws in this novel as of now since I was not able to point it before, first of all, it's the 'smooth' and 'flawless' easy way of story telling in which plot convenience was used too much, so many problems was solved easily, it was so easy that I don't expect any threats or suspense in this story. Well it's more of a "Slice of Life" with "Politics" not a "Practical Political Novel" (unless you want to see Donald Trump's action hahaha). But it does not mean it's not possible to happen since the smooth political story was actually happening in my country (the awesome mother freaking Philippines) So I don't think having a smooth easy way of telling a political story was a problem, but I don't think it's entertaining enough for me unlike in my country or some country who loves "populism" like USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary or others. The Second flaw was the shallow characters which is quite predictable in this novel, they may be not typical compared to other Japanese novels, but it does not mean they have a big difference. As of now the only unpredictable characters I know was Prince Gaius VIII of Amadonia Principality and General, the Lion-faced beastman, Georg Carmine. They are so Manly that their Deaths was too good to ignore, while Gaius was a fool most of the time, but his death was a philosophical one trying to become the sole villain to all the sins of his country to prevent the Wrath of the Empire, while Carmine died to remove corruption of the noble corruption with him as a criminal in the history, both died Protecting their country, and both branded as a villains of their country. Third flaw was the introduction of entertainment industry, communication and technological advancement, the story has so much moments about the entertainment industry copying the media system service like the television always do, and there's a big difference on developing the communications and technologies, not that it's a demand (since a demand in a story is not a criticism) but there was too much entertainment that even after the war, the entertainment industry has become the biggest priority in this novel (to be honest I don't know whether this is a political novel or an Idol Novel) that it was again tackled in the latest chapter(c3c5). It's not a problem for me though since this is the only novel I know that uses entertainment industry in a Japanese fantasy novel.

So far the 'realism' still in the element of the story, and the philosophical aspect of this story was still better than most of the novels(even the biggest classic novel "The Legend of the Galactic Heroes" which was praised by the elitist of the Anime Community for its classic themes and Political views along with the military strategy and romanticize elements) and this novel relies heavily on some of the most prominent people in the history like the Machiavelli's philosophy and Sun Tzu's art of war. For now It still deserves '5 out of 5' stars as a recommended novel, but I will rate it as '7.75 out of 10' for my personal judgement(one to five stars is few for me to rate this novel) And if you're planning to read it, treat as a "Slice of Life" Novel not as a "Political Novel"

Totally Recommended along with Ookami to Koushinryou, Rakuin no Monshou, Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha and Juuni Kokki, most of them are intelligent fantasy. <<less
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tallrice
tallrice rated it
November 13, 2016
Status: --
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this novel at all, despite it being the style I usually enjoy (e.g. Common Sense of a Duke's Daughter, Ascendence of a Bookworm, Release that Witch, Reincarnated Lord etc. If you prefer the advanced economics premise rather then Wolf and Spice or even Maou Maoyuu Yuusha - though I dropped this one too - might be rec's for you.)

The biggest issue is the characters. None of them have any depth of emotion or ties to the setting. They all act like 20th century Japanese manzai actors... more>> with anime stereotypes. The whole premise of the novel is based off a completely anachronistic behaviour of a royalty that apparently can just hand over a kingdom to some rando. The moe princess-knight falls into the MC's lap by the end of the 3rd chapter, and the various side characters spend all their time saying "kyaah, it's the amazing MC and his princess wife" or "well, they made a big music show with 20th century influences, must be good even though it has no connection with our culture, oh, and of course, it doesn't matter that they came and killed all our husbands in a big battle the other day".

I'm not sure I even have to mention that the setting is bad at this point. I don't usually mind if a setting is very similar to other novels in the genre. But the author doesn't seem to make any effort to give it any life. The whole world and all the characters are merely plastic props for the MC to display his "brilliance" (stated, not demonstrated). <<less
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Tian Long
Tian Long rated it
May 10, 2016
Status: --
Damn, Liecia in the cover is very hot.

Kingdom Building, Politics, Management, and etc. What more could you ask for? And oh, not an OP MC. Just a smart one. BONUS!
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Aoitenshi
Aoitenshi rated it
May 20, 2016
Status: v2c5
It's rare to see a protagonist referencing not only the Sengoku Era, but also Machiavellianism and Romance of the Three Kingdom. There is also a mention to Sun Tzu recently.

It really shows how hardworking he is despite self-proclaiming as an ordinary man with an ordinary life.

Oh, he is good at cooking, as well.
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keklel
keklel rated it
May 19, 2016
Status: v2c3
Unbelievably boring and inane. The main character's entire motivation is to not have to do anything. Essentially laziness. He hates action and hates having to go outside and hates working. His favorite activity is sleeping. His next favorite activity is paperwork. There is no action in this story whatsoever.

These 2 things is literally all he does all day. Paperwork and sleeping. That's it.

"Oh golly, whatever shall I do today?"
"OH I KNOW! LET'S DO SOME PAPERWORK!"
"GENIUS!!!"

Outside of paperwork and sleeping, the MC also likes to engage in... more>> discussions about politics and economics. Such EXCITEMENT! I just can't WAIT to read another chapter about fantasy world politics and economics.

These are the contents of a typical chapter:

- Discussions between political leaders about such exciting topics as sustainable forest management
- Introductions to random side characters whom we do not care about
- Descriptions of picnics, particularly food and lap pillows (I shit you not)
- Descriptions of road construction

I can go on, but I think you get the point. <<less
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Dusk
Dusk rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: v1c5
I'm not saying it's bad, actually it's an okay kingdom building novel, an okay read but I really don't get the super high ratings. It's pretty interesting actually, the author puts in lots of knowledge from today's time, fully using the use of "Summoning from another world".

But the thing is, the usual JP trope preetty much exists here too, although not too bad. Characters could have totally been fleshed out better,, few things are just too nonsensical ( like the attitude of the people, character of the mc, etc.... more>> ), this is what lots of JP novels are bad in, the nonsensical are soo bad.

The world feels like it is totally on the mc's hand and everything he would do will lead to a "right" decision, that's very bad too, and it's not like he's very smart either, I don't get it, the world doesn't play out like you think.

Then, I don't get why the author decides to tell the reader their future positions, to me it's a really..dumb move. It just takes the slightest bit of tension away, turning it into a completely 100% Slice of life easy read, I really don't get it.

But anyways it's a good novel for those who can handle the few tropes and wants some kingdom building-slash-slice of life read. Not for me though, can't handle the trope >.< 6.9/10. This could have been a better read if the author has more common sense Intergated to the story. <<less
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swordnoob
swordnoob rated it
March 25, 2017
Status: v1c2
Its hard to get into. The author doesn't understand rudimentary supply and demand.

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Take for example the country's famine problems. The author's explanation is that the increased demand for cotton caused by the Demon King's expanding territory resulted in a increase in the price of cotton. As such, farmers stopped producing grain and started producing cotton which resulted in a famine.

This is nonsense. As the supply of grain falls just as with cotton the price of grain would increase. The inverse would then occur with cotton. As the farmers flood the market with cotton the price would fall. When this happens the farmers would start producing gain again. Unless they're price controls on grain or the cotton is some kind of mythical giffen good I can't see how any famine would result because of an increase in the price of cotton.

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spotmarkedx
spotmarkedx rated it
January 27, 2016
Status: --
Things I like about the series:

Hero summoning is certainly a common theme amongst web/light novels. I do enjoy the straightforward plotline where the world traveler gets embroiled into fighting the demon lord, or starting as an adventurer, or otherwise diving headlong into a standard role within the world (even if they fulfill that role in an exceptional way). Even more, however, I like stories where the MC uses their modern knowledge to such an extent that you can tell that the changes that they make will make long-lasting... more>> improvements to the lives of the citizens of the world. Not just through destructive means such as eliminating an evildoer that threatens the world, but through constructive means such as helping to eliminate famine, disease or poverty.

This is one of those such stories.

The MC is likable enough. Hard-working and humble, but he also does realize his worth to the world. He has a little of protagonist-blindness, but he isn’t 100% dense, so I can forgive him for that. The surrounding characters that he pulls together to assist him are also likable, and varied enough that they can give a number of fresh perspectives on the world.

While it is still early in the series at the time of this review (Chapter 4), so far the world seems well built. There are a number of different countries that seem well rounded enough to be potential antagonists without being evil only for the sake of the story (i.e. they seem to have reachable goals and actions).

Things I don’t like about this series:

The only very minor complaint that I have is that the harem candidates for the MC seem to be fairly standard. It’s not that they aren’t well written, but I would have preferred some more a little out of the mold.

Maybe I’m overreacting since there probably isn’t much in the way of harems that hasn’t been explored.

Overall Evaluation:

Read this story if you are looking for a different take on the hero summoning tale. Be aware there is a scarcity of direct combat, so this is not going to fulfill any of your shounen needs. But, if you like politics, nation-building, and tales where a modern person uses their knowledge to their advantage, then this will be a perfect fit. <<less
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TheJudge
TheJudge rated it
October 31, 2016
Status: --
Decent writing at certain chapters, but very slow and boring, and like almost all jp novels, MC is very passive and beta like.

One thing I can't stand is the author gave the MC a very strong ability, and even demonstrated in one of the chapters on how op it is, but refused to take advantage of it because it's "too powerful". Yes, basically the MC wants others to leave his little nation alone so he can move on with his life, living a pleb, but refuses to take the... more>> appropriate measures.

Not going to bother reading an half ass MC/author that refuses to take full advantage of the skills given to them because it makes them "op". Why bother even telling how op he could've been at all? <<less
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shuiko
shuiko rated it
November 15, 2015
Status: --
Really really awesome story. It's also fun and light hearted with good comedy, and interesting mix of ideas with a magical world with modern ideas.
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Dream Seeker
Dream Seeker rated it
May 19, 2016
Status: --
This an example of well written story that compels you to read and then read again. Worry not, The reviews here are not basis, the characters are somewhat life like even the tertiary ones and they don't flex to the hero nor plot, the plot is complex with more then one dimension to it. You don't fill like any of chapters are fillers even if they aren't epic or cliffs, so the pace is great. Only bad thing about this one is the premise or novel summary really doesn't... more>> do it justice.

I recommend this to anyone slightly interesting in the concept. <<less
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animanaicT
animanaicT rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: v2c5
Refreshing story, funny characters, lovely setting with a lot of good anecdotes from history.
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ChaoStaxx
ChaoStaxx rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: v2c5
This is so great! The way it's written makes me think of all those documentaries about people where they insert whatever videos of those people and in-between you have people making comments about what that person did and why it was important.

The characters are well written and each have their own motivations which makes (most of) them relatable; there are bad ones ... more>>
Spoiler

the king and prince of a neighboring country for instance

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but those are few and far between.

The characters I love the most are King Souma, our MC, and Kaede as the two have such great chemistry whenever they are together. But while this is shaping up to be a harem novel it does seem t develop the characters and not just pair the MC with every girl as Kaede is more a friend to Souma than anything else.

Long story short, this is a great read and I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes. <<less
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RoyalTwinFangs
RoyalTwinFangs rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: v2c5
This story is great. The MC is is more brain than brawn as in he out smart his opponents and uses the history and classic literature from his old world to effectively built and rule his kingdom.
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Ujer
Ujer rated it
April 29, 2016
Status: --
Great plot, great MC, good side character....For theme of transported hero, it is quite fresh to read. Surely, it is not perfect but it is good enough.
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Vidolin
Vidolin rated it
April 15, 2016
Status: --
Yep! This is great!

Smart and likable MC, interesting and charming characters, engaging story. Even in points where other WN normally drop the ball, this one doesn't.
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LairoftheEast
LairoftheEast rated it
April 11, 2016
Status: --
Great series. I enjoy every chapter, and find myself coming back to reread them while I wait for new ones. MC tackles real problems as he modernizes the kingdom that summoned him. The demon lord is out there somewhere, but the internal issues of the country comes first. Excellent management, decisions made with modern world knowledge backed by our experiences and sciences. This book is so good. Just read it.
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DDark
DDark rated it
January 17, 2017
Status: --
I tried. Quite a while back I read this novel, it was ok. It felt bland, I didn't get any character or personality from the people, they felt shallow. I decided to give this series another chance again now due to comparisons to "Release that Witch"(from here on RtW) a novel which I think has been written quite well so far.

With renewed expectations I went in and once again I came out disappointed. There is a little too much glorification of the MC, and the author seems to be a... more>> little too into replacing decent people with harem members instead of people. In RtW, even with the abundance of female cast it doesn't feel like a harem and those people are elaborated and given space to show character, they are just much more likable than the single trait characters of this novel. Here the harem and female cast feels forced whereas in RtW they are a natural fit, here everyone is forced into a defining trait whereas in RtW the traits fit the person naturally and they are more than just that trait.

The world building is quite decent, I was able to get some form of mental image of the rough position of the nations. Not entirely sure where the narrative arc is going, its filled with short-term goals rather than anything long term. The writing style is honestly quite bland and boring to read, its not compelling.

I don't know, I tried to like it but its very jarring for me. In the end the best I can call this novel is mediocre, its painfully mediocre. It stays in a realm where it wants me to take it seriously but it can't take itself seriously.

All ratings are default at half value and depending on merits and demerits the scores are added or subtracted.
World Building: 7/10
Character/s: 4/20
Narrative: 17/40
Writing Style/Quality:9/20
Depth: 4/20
Rating: 41/100 <<less
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xp32
xp32 rated it
April 29, 2016
Status: --
Got summoned to another world, forced to be a king of a kingdom which had many problems as quest (food, money, corruptions, war, politics and etc etc +demons ), plus get the princess as his future wife queen. Now, what and how will the MC solve the “quest”, is the main story which is just great. If you prefer this kind of genre, this one must be put on your reading list.
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MondoX
MondoX rated it
April 29, 2016
Status: --
The MC was summoned as a hero, and the King did not hide the reason for the summoning. Then, something happen and the King gave up his position to the summoned hero, that is a first for summoning stories. The MC was hoping for some cheat like powers, but did not receive any. Therefore, he started to rely on his knowledge from his old world. Anything from agriculture, economics, civil engineering and military knowledge he uses, and what he does not know, he asks. I... more>> like the MC because he is trying to building a strong kingdom, since he can not be an OP hero and fight other nations or the Devil King himself. <<less
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