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The Royal Tutor
The Royal Tutor Volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of The Royal Tutor volume 1 by Square Enix
(Ōshitsu Kyōshi Haine)
GenreComedy, Historical fiction
Written byHigasa Akai
Published bySquare Enix
English publisher
MagazineMonthly G Fantasy
Original runNovember 2013 – present
Anime television series
Directed byKatsuya Kikuchi
Produced byTomokazu Iizumi
Kiwa Watanabe
Satoshi Umetsu
Mika Shimizu
Tarō Iwahana
Takeshi Nakagawa
Motoo Kawabata
Koutaro Nakayama
Shunsuke Matsumura
Kenichi Morikawa
Satoshi Kubota
Haruka Kakutani
Written byKimiko Ueno
Music byKeiji Inai
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo, TVO, AT-X, BS Japan
Original run April 4, 2017 June 20, 2017
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Directed byKatsuya Kikuchi
Written byKimiko Ueno
Music byKeiji Inai
StudioTear Studio
ReleasedFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)
Runtime60 minutes
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The Royal Tutor (Japanese: 王室教師ハイネ, Hepburn: Ōshitsu Kyōshi Haine) is a Japanese manga series by Higasa Akai. It started serialization in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in November 2013. It has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes as of December 2019. Yen Press has licensed the manga and distribute monthly chapters digitally. An anime television adaptation by Bridge that started from April 4, 2017 to June 20, 2017. A stage play has been announced as well.[1] A new project has been announced.[2] On September 17, 2018, it was announced that a film produced by Tear Studio would be released on February 16, 2019.[3]


Heine Wittgenstein, a man often mistaken for a small child, has been summoned to the royal palace of Glanzreich by the king to act as the royal tutor to the four younger princes—Kai, Bruno, Leonhard, and Licht–turning them into capable candidates to the throne. However, he finds his task difficult because of the complicated personalities of his charges, who had managed to cause every tutor they had to quit.


Main Characters[edit]

Heine Wittgenstein (ハイネ・ヴィトゲンシュタイン, Haine Witogenshutain)
Voiced by: Keisuke Ueda[4] (Japanese); Micah Solusod[5] (English)
The titular royal tutor. Heine is an adult man who is often mistaken for a child due to his short stature. In contrast to his childlike looks, he's a very serious person who doesn't show much emotion, except when it comes to being mistaken for a child. He has a multitude of talents, and is stern but kind towards his charges. Not much is known about his past, except that he apparently knew the king long before he came to the palace to take up his duties, used to tutor at a church (he still does), and was a violent man in the past. He also was accused of being a criminal in the past, which turns out to be a false accusation.
Kai von Glanzreich (カイ・フォン・グランツライヒ, Kai Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Yūya Asato[4] (Japanese); Daman Mills[5] (English)
The 17-year-old second prince, nicknamed "The Glaring Prince". He has a reputation of being aloof and scary, and it's rumored that he was kicked out of the military academy for getting into brawls. As it turns out, he was suspended because he beat a student who bullied and abused his brother Bruno. He's actually a kindhearted, introverted young man who's bad at social interactions and likes cute and soft things. He likes Heine because he's the first tutor to actually talk to him and because he thinks of him as a cute pet. He is mistaken as scary because he has trouble speaking and often looks as if he is glaring due to his naturally sharp eyes. In the later chapters of the manga, Kai has returned to Military Academy and is currently away on a training trip.
Bruno von Glanzreich (ブルーノ・フォン・グランツライヒ, Burūno Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Yūto Adachi[4] (Japanese); Christopher Wehkamp[5] (English)
The 16-year-old third prince, nicknamed "The Browbeating Brainiac Prince". He's considered to be a child prodigy and a genius. At first, he's dismissive of Heine because he never went to university and assumed that there's nothing that he could teach him, but his attitude changes when Heine beats him soundly in all the challenges he imposes on him, such as chess and mathematics. He starts to idolize him after that and calls him "master", much to Heine's chagrin. In the later chapters of the manga, he has left the palace to travel to his admired professor's country as a consort.
Leonhard von Glanzreich (レオンハルト・フォン・グランツライヒ, Reonharuto Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirose[4] (Japanese); Alejandro Saab[5] (English)
The 15-year-old fourth prince, nicknamed "The Everest-Pride Prince". He considers himself the most beautiful person on the continent. However, it's quickly revealed that behind his haughty demeanor, he is actually a very childish person prone to sulking and running away from his problems. He's a slow learner and has an intense hatred of teachers because he was abused by them, though this slowly starts to change because of Heine's influence. He looks up to his older brother Bruno. He is extremely athletic and appears to love torte. Although he is not too intelligent, his simplistic way of thinking actually helps in creating solutions to certain problems. He often acts as a tsundere, pretending to be mean but in actuality wanting to be paid attention to and particularly enjoys being praised.
Licht von Glanzreich (リヒト・フォン・グランツライヒ, Rihito Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi[4] (Japanese); Stephen Sanders[5] (English)
The 14-year-old fifth and youngest prince, nicknamed "The Playboy Prince". He's very cheerful and easy-going and is fond of being surrounded by beautiful women. He has a tendency to sneak out into town, because of his secret job as a waiter at a café. He's surprisingly a perceptive and serious young man despite his image as a playboy. Recently, he has moved out of the palace as he realizes he had half-hearted feelings towards being a king as he grew to love his job as a waiter, and decided to no longer be a king but instead live independently and as a normal person working as a waiter.

Other members of the Glanzreich Family[edit]

Viktor von Glanzreich (ヴィクトール・フォン・グランツライヒ, Vikutōru Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa[6] (Japanese); David Wald[5] (English)
The current King of Glanzreich and the father of the five princes and princess. He ascended to the throne at a young age and is known for his wisdom. He gets surprisingly emotional when seeing his children after a long time away.
Adele von Glanzreich (アデル・フォン・グランツライヒ, Aderu Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Michi Matsui (Japanese); Jad Saxton[5] (English)
The youngest child of the Glanzreich family and the only girl. She is a cheerful, playful three-year-old who enjoys coloring and playing with the royal dog, Shadow. She is already engaged to a foreign prince.
Eins von Glanzreich (アインス・フォン・グランツライヒ, Ainsu Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum[7] (English)
The eldest prince. He is a genius who is the overwhelming favorite to succeed the throne. However, Viktor considers him to be unfit for the throne due to reasons not yet explained.
Maria von Glanzreich (マリア・フォン・グランツライヒ, Maria Fon Gurantsuraihi)
Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama (Japanese); Linda Leonard[7] (English)

Other Characters[edit]

Maximilian Rosenberg (マクシミリアン, Makushimirion)
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana[8] (Japanese); Dallas Reid[5] (English)
A palace guard from a well-to-do family. He has a cheerful demeanor. He's known as the greatest fencer among the guards. He's Ernst Rosenberg's cousin.
Ludwig Steiner (ルートヴィヒ, Rūtowiku)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa[8] (Japanese); Jarrod Greene[5] (English)
A palace guard from a commoner family. He has a serious demeanor.
Ernst Rosenberg (エルンスト・フォン・ローゼンベルグ, Erunsuto Fon Rozenberugu)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[9] (Japanese); Joel McDonald[7] (English)
A count who's also the high steward of the eldest prince Eins. He's been behind many of the obstacles that stand between the four princes and their paths to the throne, such as being the one to tell on Licht's secret job as waiter to his father, and introducing Bruno to the professor he admires in hopes that he removes himself from the race to the throne in order to study abroad in the professor's country. He's Maximilian's cousin.
Ralf von Fuchs (ラルフフォンフックス, Rarufu fon Fukkusu)
Voiced by: Keito Okuyama
Ralf is a former student of the military academy that Bruno and Kai formerly attended. Jealous of Bruno's success at the academy, Fuchs wrongfully believed that Bruno's grades were unjustly granted due to his royal lineage. This led him to attack Bruno. Kai, having defended his brother, was suspended from the academy and branded as violent. Despite this, Kai later attempted to apologize. Ralf von Fuchs is currently in prison for abducting and threatening Kai, Heine, and Maximillion.
Ivan Alexandruwitsch Romano (イヴァン・アレクサンドルヴィチ・ロマーノ, Iban Arekusandorubichi Romāno)
Voiced by: Shohei Hashimoto[10]
An original character created for The Royal Tutor: The Movie, Ivan is the first prince of the Romano family who Heine nicknames the "Jack-knife Prince." He is abrasive and quick to dismiss performance arts due to his strict upbringing and pressure brought upon by his father.
Eugene Alexandruwitsch Romano (ユージン・アレクサンドルヴィチ・ロマーノ, Yūjin Arekusandorubichi Romāno)
Voiced by: Shogo Sakamoto[10]
An original character created for The Royal Tutor: The Movie, Eugene is the second prince of the Romano family and Ivan's younger twin brother. Heine nicknames him the "Darkside Prince", and despite Eugene's even temperament, he gives up easily. He is talented at singing, which he keeps hidden from his father.



The manga is written and illustrated by Higasa Akai. It debuted in the December 2013 issue of Monthly GFantasy.[11] Square Enix has published the compiled volumes since June 27, 2014. Currently there are twelve volumes. Yen Press had announced its license of the series in 2015,[12] and they are currently releasing translated chapters monthly digitally.

Volumes List[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 June 27, 2014[13]978-4757543454August 18, 2015 (ebook)[14]
May 23, 2017 (print)[15]
2 August 27, 2014[16]978-4757544048August 18, 2015 (ebook)[17]
July 18, 2017 (print)[18]
3 February 27, 2015[19]978-4757545755September 29, 2015 (ebook) [20]
September 19, 2017[21]
4 July 27, 2015[22]978-4757547032October 6, 2016 (ebook)[23]978-0316270502
5 November 21, 2015[24]978-4757548176
6 April 27, 2016[25]978-4757549685
7 October 27, 2016[26]978-4757551428
8 March 27, 2017[27]978-4757553002
9 July 27, 2017[28]978-4757554252
10 January 27, 2018[29]978-4757556089
11 July 27, 2018[30]978-4757557963
12 January 26, 2019[31]978-4757559912


An anime television series adaptation by Bridge aired from April 4, 2017 to June 20, 2017.[8] The opening theme is "Shoppoi Namida" (しょっぱい涙, Salty Tears) by Shogo Sakamoto, and the ending theme is "Prince Night (Doko ni Ita no Sa!? My Princess)" (Prince Night〜どこにいたのさ!? MY PRINCESS〜) by cast members Keisuke Ueda, Yūya Asato, Yūto Adachi, Daisuke Hirose, and Shouta Aoi under the name P4 with T.[32] Funimation has licensed the series in North America.[33]

No. Title[a] Original air date[34]
1"The Royal Tutor Arrives"
"Ōshitsu kyōshi, kuru" (王室教師、来る)
April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
2"The Prince Interviews"
"Ōji mendan" (王子面談)
April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11)
3"You Don't Need to Accept Me"
"Mitomenakute mo īnode" (認めなくてもいいので)
April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)
4"The Princes Go To Town"
"Ōji, machi e iku" (王子、街行く)
April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)
5"Assailed by the Greatest of Trials"
"Saidai no shiren, shūrai" (最大の試練、襲来)
May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
6"At Café Mitter Mayer"
"Kafe mittā maiyā nite" (カフェ・ミッター・マイヤーにて)
May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)
7"The Whereabouts of a Dream"
"Yume no arika" (夢の在処)
May 16, 2017 (2017-05-16)
8"A Timid Heart"
"Okubyōna kokoro" (臆病な心)
May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)
9"The Price of the Past"
"Kako no daishō" (過去の代償)
May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)
10"The Professor I Don't Know"
"Boku no shira nai Sensei" (僕の知らない先生)
June 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)
11"The Pair's Promise"
"Futari no Yakusoku" (二人の約束)
June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13)
12"The Last Lesson"
"Saigo no Jugyō" (最後の授業)
June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)


The series has inspired two musicals, with the voice cast of the anime reprising their roles. The first play ran in 2017.[35] The second play ran in April 2019 as a tie-in to the anime film, with Shohei Hashimoto and Shogo Sakamoto reprising their roles.[10]


The Royal Tutor: The Movie was announced in November 2018 and cast Shohei Hashimoto and Shogo Sakamoto as Ivan and Eugene, two original characters made for the film.[10] The film was released nationwide in Japan on February 16, 2019. Crunchyroll distributed the film for English release on its release day.


  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.


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  31. ^ "王室教師ハイネ(12)". Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved December 16, 2019.
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  33. ^ "Funimation Announces English Dubs for 8 More Simulcast Titles, Brave Witches (Updated)". Anime News Network. April 25, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
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