Dr. STONE’s Ruri VA Joins How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom TV Anime as Idol-Like Juna Doma


The official website account of the upcoming TV anime How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom announced today that Reina Ueda (Ruri in Dr. STONE) will be joining the cast as the idol of the Kingdom of Elfrieden, Juna Doma. The full character art of the diva was released alongside the announcement.


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Ueda joins Yusuke Kobayashi as the lead Kazuya Souma, and Inori Minase as Liscia Elfrieden (Subaru and Rem in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- respectively) in the Takashi Watanabe (Slayers) directed TV anime at J.C.STAFF. A teaser visual was previously released of Souma and Elfrieden.



The How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom light novel, written by Dojyomaru and illustrated by Fuyuyuki, has been releasing since May 2016 and has so far has 13 volumes in Japanese stores. J-Novel Club is releasing the series digitally in English, with Seven Seas Entertainment releasing it in print. J-Novel Club describes the series as such:


“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!


How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom is scheduled to premiere on Japanese TV in July 2021.


Source: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom on Twitter


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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