Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine, also known as The Royal Tutor in English, originated as a shounen manga created by Higasa Akai. Yen Press currently handles its publication.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine has been adapted into an anime under the same title. Studio Bridge took care of the series’ production. It has 12 episodes which was aired from April to June 2017. Each of them runs for 24 minutes.
Viktor von Glanzreich, the King of Glanzreich, ascended the throne at a young age. He now has five sons and 1 daughter. While his first son serves as the legitimate heir to the throne by birth right, he thought as a king that it would be best to hone the skills of the other 4 princes just in case something bad happens to his successor.
To ensure that his four princes are given equal attention, all of them were assigned the same royal tutor. However, the princes always manages to have their tutor quit. Having this in mind, the king summons Heine Wittgenstein to the palace to teach his sons.
How will the new royal tutor Heine manage Prince Kai, Bruno, Leo, and Licht? Will Heine be able to shape each of them into excellent candidates for the throne?
Zien’s Thoughts on Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine:
The story is simple with each episode concentrating on the teacher-student relationship between Heine and the princes. At first, the only mystery that made me look forward to watching this series is the mystery behind Heine’s past. After all, Heine did not have any formal education and yet the king has entrusted him with his sons. (Heine exemplified his seemingly endless knowledge though.. since he even defeats the third prince, Bruno von Glanzreich, when it comes to different exams.) I enjoyed every moment as the series moved on however. I like how each of the princes’ personalities were being developed.
Every character in this series is certainly eye-candy. I love how all of them were drawn! Each of them fits his/her own roles. Of course, the princes look majestic too albeit each having his own unique set of traits.
Among all the lessons Heine thought the princes, I love his moment with Prince Licht most. The prince was about to quit his work when Heine said:
Before quitting on something you want to do, you should explore alternative solutions.
I find this quote inspirational yet realistic at the same time.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine‘s episodes opens with Shougo Sakamoto’s song entitled Shoppai Namida. I think what makes this song nice to listen to is that it is not too fast nor too slow. Its lyrics also captures the emotions of the princes.
Meanwhile, Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine’s episodes ends with the song Prince Night~Doko ni Ita no sa!? MY PRINCESS~ by P4 with T. I love the beat of this song. Even the rap part blended well with the whole song and I think it was cool.
Over all, Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine is an enjoyable series to watch. While its art did capture my attention, the story itself has a nice blend of serious and not-so-serious moments. It has jokes which would make you laugh from time to time. Yet, it also has those moments in which lessons in life are given out.