Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki or the Realist Hero’s kingdom Restoration Chronicles is a medieval fantasy Japanese light novel write by Dozeumaru and Fuyuyuki as it’s art illustration. The novel This light novel has different prime story line than other novel that I ever read. Story line usually evolves around main or protagonist character doing and tend to be subjective only describes plot around him or her without tells about world or culture shifting around them due their action either in detail or brief.
Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki has different plot that able to hook reader even more to read it. If Koshaku Reijo no Tashinami on the previous review only evolves around Domestic Governance, Business, Entrepreneurship and limited Foreign issue then Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki has broader scope which include Domestic Affairs, Economy, Realistic Philosophy, Civil and World War, and many more in it’s story line.
The Realist Hero’s kingdom Restoration Chronicles have background world where humanity under threat of monster civilization encroaching in northern part of the world. The world called Randia continent is looks small to medium size world with single continent and some islands archipelago on Southeast and Northwestern. There are eleven countries in this world with kingdom or empire governance in each country. The continent has same size as Australia continent. If reader take closer look Elfrieden kingdom has same location as Victoria and New South Wales states located in Australia.
There wide variety of characters in Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki. It’s main story centered around Souma Kayuza, the 14th King of Elfrieden, an earthling who summoned to Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki’s world. He is supported by Liscia Elfrieden, Aisha Udgard, Hakuya Kwonmin, Juna Doma, Poncho Panacotta, Tomoe Inui, Hulbert Magna, Kaede Foxia, and many more.
Liscia Elfrieden is Souma’s fiance and princess of Elfrieden previous king. Meanwhile, Aisha Udgard is Souma’s personal guard and dark elves who pledge her loyalty to Souma after he help find solution for elves tribe. Hakuya Kwonmin is Souma’s prime minister and main advisor for his realm. In addition, Juna Doma is an Elfrieden navy officer and singer who often help Souma in his endavour. Poncho Panacotta is a fatso turned becomes Elfrieden agriculture and development minister under Souma leadership. While, Tomoe Inui is a Mystic wolf tribe girl who later become step sister of Liscia. Hulbert Magna and Kaede Foxia are a pair childhood friend soldiers who later become famous officers in the Elfrieden Royal Army.
The first arch story focus on domestic, agriculture and public service issues around Elfrieden kingdom after Souma Kazuya appointed as new king by Liscia’s father, Alberto. Souma made various domestic reformation inside Elfrieden Kingdom government by dismissed corrupt nobles, appointed competent government officials, introduces better public service, promote new agriculture and alternative cuisines for kingdom’s subject.
Most importantly, Souma has been successfully safe and improve Elfrieden kingdom economy, social and cultural standing through innovative government reform and program which never heard in Randia countries.
The Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki second arch story is more interesting due it’s depict foreign invasion and medieval fantasy warfare based on ancient Chinese war philosophy, such as, Romance Three Kingdoms or Sun Tzu – The Art of War. Elfrieden Kingdom was under attack by it’s neighbour kingdom, Amidonia Dukedom, who use opportunity of Elfrieden civil war.
Souma brilliantly use his strategic maneuver and deception to deploy Elfrieden’s royal army for pacify Vargas Duchy and Carmine Duchy whose rebel against him quickly in single swoop march then head to Amidonia capital city, Vannes, in order to create panic among Amidonia’s army who lay siege at Altomura, South Elfreiden, at same time.
As result, Amidonia’s army quickly retreat from Altomura thus end their siege and invasion plan for conquer South Elfrieden. Souma don’t let his enemy take break by allow Amidonia’s army for return and reinforce their capital, Vannes. Instead, Souma move three-quarter of Elfrieden Royal Army to South of Vannes for intercept Amidonia’s Army while rest of Elfrieden Army move encircle Vannes in order to keep the defender in check so it cannot launch join pincer attack against him.
Elfrieden Royal Army intercept Amidonia’s Army at several miles South of Vannes by surrounded it in join flank attack at same time. The main force lead by Elfrieden main knight, Ludwin, left force led by Glaive Magna (Hulbert’s father) and right force led by Liscia. This three join attack routed Amidonia’s Army result of the death of Amidonia ruler, Gaius VII. This military maneuver by Souma is well known as “the victory of Elfrieden Army at five days battle” recorded in the history of Kingdom Elfrieden.
Nevertheless, the greatest Souma’s achievement and successful innovation is introduction of Elfrieden Royal Broadcast (EBC) system which similar to British Broadcasting Company (BBC) where he able to inspire, attract and unify Elfrieden’s citizens into better, solid and democratic public through entertainment programs, include, news bulletin (Public announcement), cuisine program (gourmet and cooking), idols gathering (talent and entertainment) and kingdom broadcast (live event program).
In summary, The Realist Hero’s kingdom Restoration Chronicles have interesting arch stories that tells reader how to proper manage a country and public through mass media, reform culture through new cuisine and food stuff, organize emergency and social service for disaster prevention and anticipation, road infrastructure improve road network for communication and goods distribution, etc.
While, it’s story line tells reader what and how interaction between main character with his friends and subject in comedy and Shounen theme. There also romance and friendship or comradeship in it too. Souma’s action and description in the story looks like he want to humanize king as the highest hierarchy in Elfrieden Kingdom that he has same level as his subject and he willing to listen other opinion and people can opposite his judgement if he make mistake.
Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukokusaikenki or The Realist Hero’s kingdom Restoration Chronicles is much better light novel than Koshaku Reijo no Tashinami for anyone who want read Shounen or Seinen story with broader plot and scope various aspect in domestic, warfare and diplomatic inside a country.