Welcome to The Royal Tutor anime review! I'm only doing the anime and not comparing the manga since I have no knowledge of the manga. The anime is adaptation of Higasa Akai's manga series of the same name. The anime is produced by Studio Bridge, directed by Katsuya Kikuchi, and written by Kimiko Ueno. It's 12 episodes long. I could have reviewed without spoilers but I couldn't analyze the show without mentioning the ending which can affect your overall enjoyment.
Plot: Heine is appointed as the royal tutor by the king of Glanzreich, known as Viktor von Glanzreich, to help make four of his sons (there is a fifth one): Kai, Bruno, Leonhard, and Licht to mold into candidates for the throne.
The anime rating is PG, nothing dark and gritty. It's light hearted even during the serious scenes. At most, we had a fight scene or two with Heine and Viktor's backstory involving blood shed. It's pretty age appropriate. The anime spends quite a bit of time on each of the prince at least an episode. Some get 2 episodes of spotlight such as Kai which alludes to Heine's backstory. To be fair, the way they tease I thought Heine's backstory would be awesome or tragic. It was a decent story involving a misunderstanding. The only character we haven't gone any details was the oldest prince who is Eins. We glossed over the antagonist who is not really a bad guy. He just uses shady means to get Eins to the throne. The ending of the anime is decent and very conveniently resolved of conflicts while showing the maturity of the four princes who fought to get Heine who had no credentials such as a degree to be a royal tutor.
Animation and music - not an in-depth person. It's not a high budget anime like Madhouse's One-Punch Man since it doesn't deal with action. The animation is fine and very vibrant especially with the characters' eyes. For music, the theme songs are more memorable than the ambience and soundtrack of the show. Some of you guys might like the opening or the ending. It's easy for it to get in your head and you start to hum along with unconsciously.
It was a good ending despite its original source is still ongoing. This is pretty much how you predict will end after Heine left. They are going to get him back. No prince is selected for the throne if that is the end goal. Not sure if the manga will go a step further.
The anime is short, good for folks who don't have a time to spend. It's pretty straightforward, character driven slice of life show. I recommend to anyone.
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