• Souma and his troops reach Van
  • Gaius wants to defend Amidonia
  • "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" Episode 12 is airing Saturday

Souma and Gaius are ready to battle on the plains of Van in "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" Episode 12.

The official website has released the synopsis of Episode 12 hinting at Souma taking steps that no one expected.

He will be advancing his troops to the front of the capital of Amidonia named Van. Meanwhile, Gaius desperately orders his army to protect Amidona from its opponent forces.

In the last episode of "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom," Souma and his friends confronted Vargas who was aware that Souma knew about the underground routes.

Vargas and Souma came face to face and the former explained that Tolman had nothing to do with the current situation.

Meanwhile, Vargas had no plans of surrendering as he drew his sword and attacked. Aisha intervened and engaged with Vargas.

During the fight, Souma used Musashibo to shock Vargas and block the attacks. At that time, Liscia appeared and froze Vargas while Aisha launched an attack.  

Vargas accepted defeat and asked Liscia if Souma was a good king. Liscia assured him that Souma was excellent and she wanted him to be the king.

“Souma and his entourage confront Vargas in his castle before hurrying off to Randel to regroup with the Forbidden Army. A stunning truth about Georg is revealed by Glaive, leading to a dramatic turn of events with Gaius and his forces at Altomura,” read the official synopsis of "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" Episode 11, according to Funimation.

The cast of the anime includes Inori Minase as Liscia Elfrieden, Yuusuke Kobayashi as Kazuya Souma, Yui Ishikawa as Jeanne Euphoria, Yui Horie as Excel Walter, Taiten Kusunoki as Georg Carmine, Tetsu Inada as Gaius Amidonia, Mugihito as Albert Elfrieden, Reina Ueda as Juna Doma, Moeka Kishimoto as Tomoe Inui, Masaaki Mizunaka as Poncho Panacotta, M.A.O as Roroa Amidonia, Kikuko Inoue as Elisha Elfrieden, Kenji Nojima as Julius Amidonia, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Hakuya Kwonmin, Jun Fukuyama as Castor Vargas and Hisako Kanemoto as Maria Euphoria.

Fans can watch "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom" Episode 12 online Saturday on Funimation. The episode will live stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

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