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High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World (超人高校生たちは異世界でも余裕で生き抜くようです! Chōjin-Kokoseitachi wa Isekai demo Yoyu de Ikinuku Yōdesu!) is an ongoing 2015 light novel written by Riku Misora, the author of Chivalry of a Failed Knight and illustrated by Sacraneco, published by SB Creative under the "GA Bunko" imprint. It is also adapted into an ongoing 2016 manga series illustrated by Kōtarō Yamada for Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine, as well as a 2019 anime series by Project No.9.
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The series follows seven Japanese high-school prodigies who are expert in their own fields, who find themselves in a Fantasy World after their plane mysteriously crashes. While befriending the locals, the Prodigies learn this world isn't nice since the people suffered from the tyrancial and corrupt nobles of The Empire, who abuse and mistreat their subjects. While the Seven Prodigies try to find a way back home to Earth, they also help their new friends battle the evil nobles while helping its people with their knowledge and inventions from Earth.

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  • Alliterative Name: There's Keine Kanzaki and Shinobu Sarutobi.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: The nobility treat the lower class like crap with Bumans getting it the worst due to Fantastic Racism. Worse, some will go and kill an entire village for the crime of not paying their taxes despite the village suffering food shortages, or killing the village for finding a legal way to become rich without their permission.
  • Badass Crew: The Seven Prodigies are made of seven young high schoolers who are genius in their field which include:
    • Aoi Ichijō, the strongest swordswoman in the world.
    • Keine Kanzaki, a highly skilled Doctor.
    • Prince Akatsuki, a talented stage Magician.
    • Ringo Ōhoshi, a genius inventor.
    • Masato Sanada, a professional businessman.
    • Tsukasa Mikogami, a talented leader and politician.
    • Shinobu Sarutobi, a Ninja and the world's best journalist.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike most Isekai protagonists, none of the Prodigies can use magic or any "cheat" ability, though Tsukasa, Masato, Keine, and Shinobu display varying degrees of combat skills. That doesn't stop them from spearheading a revolution against a magic-using empire.
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  • Became Their Own Antithesis: The Azure Brigade was formed by Count Blumhardt and other like minded nobles who opposed the Empire's Might Makes Right policy against it's people and wanted to reform it so the commoners would not be mistreated and be ruled by good leaders. After Blumhardt dies and Count Conrad takes over the brigade, it is revealed many of it's members weren't interested in changing the status quo as they were happy to leave the horrible policies of the Empire as it is and only help attack Duke Gustav as they wanted his lands, money and Gustav was wasting valuable manpower and people to tax for his unfeasible projects. It's come to no surprise for some when it is revealed Conrad was the one who ordered Blumhardt's death and even orders a purge against those that remain loyal to the brigade's original goals like Jeanne as a sign of loyalty to the Empire.
  • Famed in Story: The Seven Prodigies were all world famous celebrities back on Earth. Once the rebellion in the new world starts, they are known as "The Angels of Akatsuki" within the Elm Republic.
  • Fantastic Racism: Bumans are treated like second-class citizens or worse, slaves by the humans.
  • Forced into Evil: Shinobu discovers a town ruled by Gustav were its people had to drug travelers and eat them because Gustav took all of their money and food for his personal projects and threaten the townsfolk to keep his "perfect town" clean no matter what despite having no money or food. Many of the townsfolk are disgusted on what they have done to the point one of them committed suicide.
  • Foreshadowing: When the Azure Brigade starts moving against Duke Gustav, he immediately and correctly assumes that Count Blumheart is behind them. It turns out he knows Blumheart rather well due to being an Evil Former Friend of the count.
  • Game Changer: The nicknamed "God's Thunderbolt". In truth, a powerful missile that surpasses the Fire Fall spear technique. Everyone seeing the aftermath of its attack knows that there is no going back now. Masato even calls it a beacon to signal they have entered a new era. Oh, and the manga confirms that the missiles are nuclear.
  • Giving Radio to the Romans: The Prodigies start revolution in the Empire by giving ideas and inventions from their world to help uplift the people of Freyjagard like proper health care, the idea of democracy and equal rights for all and even modern weapons like semi-automatic rifles to stand a chance against the Freyjagard Empire forces.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Lyrule ends up captured by Marquis Findolf who intends to make her his new plaything.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Many Freyjagard Empire nobles and soldiers join the Seven Heroes after seeing the good they have done to the people especially in warfare, medicine and economics with the latter happy they won't have to kill their own people.
  • Hollywood Atheist: The Freyjagard Empire banned and eradicate all religions in the continent prior to the arrival of the prodigies since it clashed with the Empire's social darwinist beliefs since they didn't like the idea of humans will never be above a Higher Power. Ironically enough, the Empire might be worshipping the Dragon that almost destroyed the continent since the Empire's emblem is the Dragon.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The nobles of Dormund spitefully pour wine over a missile system that the Seven Lights set up. This prevents the missile system from protecting their homes from Gustav's Fire Fall attack.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Bumans look similar to humans albeit with animal ears and tails.
  • Meet the New Boss: After the defeat of Gustav, the Azure Brigade took over his land. The prodigies note despite being on their side for now they are already corrupt.
  • Mutually Assured Destruction: Tsukasa has Ringo build a city-destroying missile and use it on Gustav's castle to prove that they have power rivaling L'age Soleil. This will make the empire think twice before using L'age Soleil on them and force them to recognize the newfound nation of Elm as an equal in military power.
  • Never My Fault: The corrupt members of the Azure Brigade and General Neuro want Gustave out of the picture because he'll starve the commoners to death and prevent the nobles from taxing them. They still subscribe to the empire's darwinistic philosophy and try to reason that Gustav is the weak one for his lack of Pragmatic Villainy rather than admit that their philosophy enabled his unsustainable policies.
  • No-One Could Have Survived That: What Tsukasa says when he sees the wreckage of their plane.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The fires caused by Fire Fall immediately extinguish once the lance is destroyed.
  • One-Man Industrial Revolution: More like seven-people industrial revolution, but the arrival of the prodigies brought lots of changes to the world, like democracy, cars, Japanese-style bathhouses, modern firearms, homing missiles, etc. It is also a bit subverted. Despite the heroes having the ability to just make everything fully automated, they know at some point they will be going back to their home world leaving the residences of this world without a clue how to continue making the products when the machines break down. Therefore they made it a point to show the people how to make everything by hand.
  • Original Position Fallacy:
    • After the prodigies overthrow Marquis Findolf, many of the aristocrats still cling to the empire's social darwinism. When the higher-ranking Duke Gustav decides to wipe Findolf off the map, he's fine with killing all the aristocrats still in that territory, since he considers them failures for losing to the prodigies in the first place. Zest Do Bernard tells the nobles that according to the empire's principles, Gustave's attempt to kill them is perfectly consistent and that they should let the duke kill them if they still intend to follow the empire's ways.
    • Subverted with the mayor of Coconono Village. He's the one who told the villagers to resort to cannibalism in order to survive, but never intended to be one of the survivors. Instead, he kills himself so that he'll be the first meal.
    • Also subverted with Duke Gustav, who is so devoted to the empire's ideology that he considers the Blue/Azure Brigade's successful betrayal of him to be consistent with that ideology and therefore okay. Unfortunately, the Brigade learns the hard way that he'll still be offended by the broken emperor statue.
  • Pool Scene: One of these occurs early on when the public bath is first installed. For reasons that are largely unexplained, the characters treat this as a pool of sorts, including wearing swimwear (though this is poked fun at later, as it is technically a bath, not a pool).
  • Public Bathhouse Scene: A later scene with the public bath is a fairly typical case of this. The earlier scene may also qualify.
  • Reality Ensues: Even if the prodigies hadn't arrive to Freyjagard, the Empire's oppressive treatment of the populace would still eventually result in rebellion followed by revolution. On the flipside, the revolution would either be suppressed or become a lot bloodier due to the Empire's use of Warcraft spells, which the rebels wouldn't be able to counter without the prodigies giving them nukes to serve as a deterrent.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: The Azure Brigade, who planned to betray the Prodigies for the Empire, are killed by Gustave after he is shown the destroyed golden statue of the Emperor.
  • Rocket Ride: Aoi does this to destroy the source of the spreading cursed flames in their city and as it is the only missile they have left she volunteers to guide it herself in this style, but Gustave makes it quite difficult for her. Fortunately, she manages to pull off some very impressive braking/maneuvering with herself along with the missile. As the missile is locked on target to destroy the accursed flame lance embedded into the ground, Gustave uses his last resort to block it with his fiery visage's hands that enclose upon the missile, but Aoi uses her Art of Void: Dew Blade Draft to literally cut off his arms as they wrap around the oncoming missile, with the wind tunnel safely encircling the projectile, successfully hits the lance, destroying it and cutting off the source of the flames.
  • Stranded with Edison: One of the core themes of the series. As a result, this trope manages to be Zig-Zagged, Exaggerated, sometimes Parodied, occasionally Lampshaded, and very frequently Discussed, all at the same time.
  • The Magic Versus Technology War: What the revolution essentially is, with the Empire using spells, sorcery and dragons and the rebels using modern weaponry provided by the Prodigies. This is downplayed in that the prodigies have at least two mages among their allies and the empire is developing firearms, albeit ones that are more primitive than the ones used by the prodigies.
  • Treachery Cover Up: Even after the Azure Brigade's defeat, the Seven Luminaries keep their corruption a secret and make them into martyrs instead while absorbing the remaining good members.
  • White Man's Burden: This series isn't the first isekai where the protagonist tries to spread modern technology and political ideology among the people of a feudal fantasy world, though the prodigies are portrayed as a Well-Intentioned Extremist group rather than straight-up heroes because they're using a Scam Religion and do questionable things like arming their allies with nukes. In Tsukasa's case, he believes he's obligated to do so to repay Elm Village for saving his and his friends' lives and believes he's just accelerating an inevitable revolution, though he secretly admits that giving them nuclear technology and democracy will result in consequences in the long run. After conquering parts of the Freyjagard Empire and establishing a republic, Tsukasa still insists on staying despite being given an opportunity to return home, since he doesn't believe the republic is ready to stand as a major power without him, showing a subtext of Condescending Compassion. To be fair, the republic was established very recently and Neuro is obviously scheming to defeat the republic through other means.
  • World of Jerkass: The Freyjagard Empire core beliefs in Might Makes Right where the strong make and dictate the rules and the weak have no say and must follow the orders of the strong or be exterminated. Thus explaining the evil behavior of some the nobles like Duke Oslo El Gustave who treat his subjects like crap, believing it's his right to do whatever he wants with them and kill them should they try to fight back, but even this world will not last forever as revolution is imminent and inevitable, and also violent.

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