6 Anime Like How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom [Recommendations]

Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom) has wowed us here at Honey’s Anime! Despite being yet another isekai—this genre might be getting a bit oversaturated—How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom goes against the typical format for a rather unique series. It can be quite difficult to find anime similar to Realist Hero but luckily our hive at Honey’s Anime is an encyclopedia of all things anime! We have found six of the most similar anime to Realist Hero and we know fans will love these anime recommendations! Now let’s dive into a new list of the 6 Anime Like Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki!

Similar Anime to Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki / Similar Anime to How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

1. Log Horizon

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: October 2013 – March 2014

Thirty thousand gamers were excited to boot up Elder Tale and see what was new in the latest update. However, these gamers—like Shiroe—soon learned booting the MMORPG up would change their lives forever. Transported into the game’s world, Shiroe and other players now must learn how to survive in their favorite game as there aren’t any keyboards to rely on here! Can Shiroe discover how to live in this game he’s once mastered and if there is a means to escape?

Log Horizon begs the question, could you survive in your favorite game world? As cool as the idea of being teleported into a game sounds, Log Horizon examines the truly detailed problems that being in a MMORPG would have. Like How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Log Horizon looks at how economics can change a world for better and why law and order are quite needed even in a gaming world. Log Horizon has just had a third season finish airing recently so now is a good time to go and binge this fun isekai show!

Log Horizon Trailer

2. Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen (Ascendance of a Bookworm)

  • Episodes: 14
  • Aired: October 2019 – December 2019

Bookworm Urano Motosu has found her life ending after a tragic accident befalls her. Just as death takes her, Urano prays to be able to read more in whatever life she’s given next. When Urano opens her eyes next, she discovers her wish was granted and now she’s in a new body with a new name, Myne. Unfortunately, Myne realizes books in this medieval world are almost non-existent and that leaves her hopes a bit dashed. Unwilling to give up her one and only passion, Myne decides to create books herself and make sure the world she’s in discovers what a bookworm is truly capable of!

As avid readers ourselves here at Honey’s Anime—especially light novels—we understand the drive to read as much as humanly possible. That’s why Ascendance of a Bookworm struck a very real chord with us. Similar to Realist Hero, Ascendance of a Bookworm delivers an isekai experience that is calm but still quite fantastical. Myne’s journey of making books and brining the beauty of reading to all this new world is magical in of itself! We here at Honey’s Anime want more people out there reading so after you watch some Ascendance of a Bookworm make sure to read the light novel series too!

Ascendance of a Bookworm

3. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: January 2019 – June 2019

Naofumi Iwatani finds himself transported to another world after picking up a strange book in his local library. Alongside three others, they have been given legendary weapons that they must use to save their new world. However, Naofumi has been given the worst weapon in the form of a shield and quickly discovers he’s hated for being the Shield Hero. Tricked and considered a rapist/fiend, Naofumi now must get stronger despite having no offensive capabilities. The long journey of revenge begins for our ill-fated Shield Hero but maybe this young man can prove to the world that defense is sometimes the best form of offense!

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom can be sometimes a bit slow due to its nature so we can understand if you want a different isekai with just a tad more action/drama. Enter The Rising of the Shield Hero which is truly one of our favorite isekai anime of all time! This dark fantasy filled with drama and action reinvented the isekai genre in many ways by thrusting our hero into a world that didn’t welcome him with open arms and OP abilities. However, The Rising of the Shield Hero isn’t all about intense battles and does provide audiences with amazing character narrative/development and some clever storytelling that will keep your attention from start to finish. The time to catch up on The Rising of the Shield Hero is right now seeing as how season 2 is releasing in fall 2021 and you won’t want to miss a single episode!

The Rising of the Shield Hero Trailer

Any Anime Like How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom? / Any Anime Like Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki

4. Amagi Brilliant Park

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: October 2014 – December 2014

Seiya Kanie thought he was the luckiest guy in the universe when the beautiful Isuzu Sento invited him to what he thought was a date at an amusement park. Sadly, Isuzu’s true intention was to get the smart Seiya to the park so he could be crowned the new owner! The owner—Princess Latifa Fleuranza—begs Seiya to save her kingdom as it only has a few more months to meet a specified guest quota. Seiya’s reluctance to take over is removed when he then learns the so-called Amagi Brilliant Park is home to a race of otherworldly beings who only wish to intermingle with the humans in their world and bring joy to all they come across. Can Seiya use his narcissistic but clever personality to save the park or will the curtains fall on this amazing magical amusement park?

Despite not being an isekai, Amagi Brilliant Park cradles the idea of our world mixing with a fantasy setting by being in a big fantastical amusement park. Filled with goofy comedy, silly characters, and beautiful women—there are a lot of waifu to be found—Amagi Brilliant Park is a stellar anime that truly can be compared to Realist Hero thanks to its many economical focuses. Seriously, though, the amount of waifu in this anime is unreal…be prepared for nosebleeds galore when you start it up!

Amagi Brilliant Park Trailer

5. Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu! (High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2019 – December 2019

Several talented high school students set off on a plane but would find their trip anything but uneventful. The plan ends up crashing but the students don’t end up in the afterlife but instead in a new world! Known as Freyjagard, this medieval-like world has two races—the byuma and hyuma—coinciding together despite their diverse looks and abilities. After being rescued by a small village, the students decide to help their new home and seek a means of returning to their original world. Luckily, these teens are led by Tsukasa Mikogami who despite being only a teen, is the current prime minister of Japan and believes with their skills, they can change this world entirely!

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World (or CHOYOYU for its title in Japanese) was a hidden gem from the fall 2019 season of anime. While most isekai utilize hapless students, CHOYOYU instead throws smart/gifted individuals in a world that is technically inferior to their own! Every episode was a testament to how isekai doesn’t need to be formulaic and can shy away from tropes we often see in the genre. Don’t fret though, there is occasional action and tons of drama to be found in CHOYOYU which makes it a truly well-balanced isekai anime!

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World Trailer

6. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Maoyu)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2013 – March 2013

The Hero has decided to make his move! After a stagnating fifteen-year war, our Hero decides to take his party into the heart of enemy territory. However, instead of an epic final battle between Demon Queen and Hero, our righteous warrior learns the queen wishes to align with our confused Hero. With the hopes of saving both races, the Hero and Demon Queen will unite under one house and find a new means of ending this pointless conflict. A new battle begins, but this one will be filled with love and hope!

Maoyu isn’t a well-known series but it has its charms that make it a worthwhile watch. Despite a rather epic beginning which leads you to believe a giant battle is about to occur, Maoyu instead introduces a well-endowed female Demon Queen and quickly shows this series aims to be something else entirely. Watching as the Hero falls in love with the Demon Queen—and vice versa—we loved their cute struggle to manage a romance and the fate of the world. Maoyu is a fun series that will be well-liked by those who are loving the idea of Realist Hero and we recommend it whole heartily.

Maoyu Trailer

Final Thoughts

Since the days of anime like Spice and Wolf—which was another great economics-themed series—there have been tons of anime that explore a different side of the isekai format. Rather than being all about action and drama, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom explores how ideals from our world could be implemented in a fantasy setting. That’s why the anime above will no doubt intrigue viewers who might want to see anime go against the usual clichés found in the fantasy/isekai ideology.

We listed our anime picks but now we ask for your input. Are there any more similar anime to How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom that we didn’t talk about? Comment below to let us and other otaku know! For even more similar anime lists be sure to keep stuck to our otherworldly hive here at Honey’s Anime!

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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