A young man who had surely died in an accident, was reborn in another world as a baby! After that, he was picked up by the patriot hero "Sage" Merlin Wolford and was given the name Shin. He was raised as a grandson by Merlin and soaked up Merlin's teachings, earning him some shocking powers; however, when he became 15, his grandfather Merlin said, "I forgot to teach him common sense!"
An "abnormal" boy's unconventional other world fantasy life starts here!
Dude gets rekted by an oncoming vehicle and dies in the first episode. But at least he wasn’t wearing a green, Hillary Clinton jumpsuit with his hair slicked back like Fonzie.
OOOOHHhhhhh, it’s Mr. Spirit Gun your girl!
In an age where originality is sparse to non-existent and numerous studios rely on shocking revelations to draw in viewers. It’s refreshing to watch an anime that pushes the boundaries on what is possible. By innovating the method in which they present the story, creating interesting character dynamics, and presenting thematic elements relevant to the current culture. Philosopher’s Grandson, on the other hand, does nothing
of the sort. It is the epitome of trite, unambitious entertainment. In fact, the abundance of Isekai in recent years has watered down the standards, making past travesties look tolerable in comparison to the new train wrecks.
Overpowered characters are a hindrance toward a story’s overall success. Especially when the character is altruistic, ‘nice,’ and lacking in common sense. Whether it’s Goku, Rimuru Tempest, Kirito, et al., there are certain tendencies (tropes, if you will) that become duplicated so often, that the characters are carbon copies placed in a different world with unique powers to conceal their banality.
Shin Wolfwood, the main character for “Kenja no Mago,” is the personification of an overpowered, stereotypical do-gooder. Nothing he says or does resonates with the viewer, given the artificial nature of his character. As a consequence, the various side characters — whom rely on Shin as a leader and moral compass — are relegated to Shin’s ‘cheering’ section. This dynamic precludes the various side characters from receiving their own development; thereby, rendering them absent of a genuine personality.
In summation, “Kenja no Mago” is an amalgamation of ‘simple’ themes, recycled character tropes, subpar animation, and zero innovative flare. Strip away its magical facade and it has no identity. Add in the predictable character motivations, and “Kenja no Mago” is a dry work devoid of creativity.
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This is one of the most uninspired jobs I've seen in my life.
Any cliche of a light novel that you can think, occurs here.
There are hundreds of Isekais with an Op MC, how is this anime different from those others? For absolutely nothing, it is the same stupid fantasy of empowerment with an escapist message. At least Overlord and Shield Hero try to be their own thing, but this anime does not even try.
Creativity is more important than originality. But this anime does not have any.
The protagonist is your typical Gary sty self-insert without personality. He don't
have a defined characterization so it can act in the way that the script says without contradicting anything, because there is nothing to contradict.
He lacks an opinion of his own and is reactive to everything. The story revolves around him but he does not move it, the other characters are the ones who do it.
I don't care about the history failure of this thing, the mere fact that the prota is OP (and that this isn't comedy), already makes the story and the protagonist softer and not interesting at all.
The first caps are spent masturbating to the protagonist self-insert, or rather, to the viewer that is OP, isn't arrogant and did not ask anything of that so you do not feel bad about you are OP. He's better than everyone of the same age, is better than everyone else, get the beautiful girls, is raised by the greatest heroes, etc. How can you have tension with such a character?
By the way, is not it curious how he says to keep all his memories of his past life but acts like an ignorant who does not even know how to buy?. Plot holes~ (Remember everything except how he died although that is not really important)
It is even more stupid as it is he did not know that kings and heroes lived with him. Perhaps he never asked them: Who were they? o What do they do in their day to day?
And that shitty comedy with exaggerated faces and screaming people is not funny, well, maybe for someone 13 years old. It's like going back 10 years ago where comedy was very bad.
The rest of the characters are just one-dimensional archetypes just as empty as the protagonist.
The animation and the soundtrack is mediocre.
A recommendation? Literally, almost any other anime is more entertaining and creative than this one.
That is all.
Este es uno de los trabajos más desinspirados que he visto en mi vida.
Todo cliché de novela ligera que se te pueda ocurrir ocurre aquí.
Hay cientos de Isekais con un protagonista Overpower, ¿De qué se diferencia este anime de esos otros? Por absolutamente nada, es la misma estúpida fantasía de empoderamiento con un mensaje escapista. Al menos Overlord y Shield Hero intentan ser su propia cosa, pero este anime ni siquiera lo intenta.
La creatividad es más importante que la originalidad. Pero este anime ni tiene ninguna.
El protagonista es tu típico Gary sty autoinsertable sin personalidad. No tiene una caracterización definida por lo que puede actuar de la forma que el guión diga sin contradecir nada, porque no hay nada que contradecir.
Carece de una opinión propia y es reactivo a todo. La historia gira alrededor de él, pero él no la mueve, los otros personajes son los que lo hacen.
No me importa la historia de esta cosa, el mero hecho de que el prota sea OP y esto no sea comedia ya lo hace menos interesante. Los primeros caps se la pasan masturbando al protagonista autoinsertable, o mejor dicho, al espectador de que es OP, no es arrogante y no pidió nada de eso para que no te sientas mal de que eres Op.
Es mejor que todos los de su misma edad, consigue a las chicas lindas, es criado por los más grandes héroes, puede hacer cualquier cosa, etc. ¿Cómo puede tener tensión con un personaje así?
Por cierto, ¿No es curiosos como dice conservar todos sus recuerdos de su vida pasada pero actúa como un ignorante que ni siquiera sabe comprar?. Plot holes~ (Recuerda todo menos como murió aunque eso no es importante realmente)
Es incluso más estúpido como es él no sabía que reyes y héroes vivían con él, acaso nunca les pregunto ¿Quienes eran? o ¿Qué es lo que hacen en su día a día?
Y esa comedia pedorra con caras exageradas y gente gritando no es graciosa, bueno tal vez para alguien de 13 años. Es como volver hace 10 años atrás donde la comedia era muy mala.
El resto de personajes son solo arquetipos unidimensionales igual de vacíos que el protagonista.
La animación y la banda sonora es mediocre.
¿Una recomendación? Literalmente, casi cualquier otro anime es más entretenido y creativo que este.
So if you happen to be one of those intellectuals who watch anime to reach a higher state of consciousness, basing their life on the morals and lessons learned from anime, picking girls by learning pickup lines from One Piece, then sorry this seriously ain't for you
This is a decent show, If you're okay with the fact that not every show will be a onepunch man or hero academia then you can give it a watch.
Now I don't mean that it's a great show, it's just an okay show. The story is simply a bare-bones isekai, if you've watched enough isekai (read
as "over 3-4 isekai titles") then you pretty much know the whole plot. A guy dies, reincarnated in anther world, there are demons and stuff, protagonist blasts everything out of the way, yada yada yada. The twist they've added in their iteration of isekai is MC going to school. The characters cover all the tropes needed for school anime. You can call it a isekai'ed Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei.
Having read till here if you think that there's nothing for you to watch then its okay, but if you feel the need for a simple no-brainer show you can watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon then give it a try.
Despite being a generic show, it delivers itself well enough that although not reaching the levels of Overlord and Slime it's much more enjoyable than Death March and Smartphone tomo ni. Having read it's manga too (yeah I had nothing better to do), I believe that if the producers work it out well, it would be a 7-7.5 for most people.
Coming to the ratings:
Like I said it's pretty generic so don't expect much
Its pretty good, I won't complaint about it, It doesn't have flashy scenes or breathtaking CGI but whatever they've done is done decently enough.
Again, not amazing but well enough that I can't complaint.
Generic characters, don't expect much
Maybe because I watched it without any expectations but I enjoyed it enough to check out it's manga (which is the main goal of such anime adaptations)
If I were to nitpick then I sure would find many flaws but that's not the point of this. Every title isn't out there to take down One Piece, it's a pretty watchable show so give it a try. If you like it then continue else move on.
"Oh boy! I can't wait for the next anime isekai!" -Trash taste Weeb.
I've seen pretty much every isekai that anime has to offer, and meanwhile some of them were not that great, I believe that I'm in the minority that truly enjoys most isekais.
Kenja no Mago follows the typical isekai storyline of being reborn in another world as an OP MC. While I personally enjoy these types of anime, I understand why the majority of weebs out there are sick of this non-unique and generic concept with only slight differences in the story. I'll say upfront that if you are one of the people that
despises isekais, then this is without a doubt not the anime for you.
The art for this anime is pretty generic and there isn't really anything in particular that stands out, as far as the art style goes. I don't really mind it, but I know that other people out there will believe the contrary.
The soundtrack isn't anything special either and the characters are as generic as an isekai anime could get.
Even with all these flaws, I for some reason really enjoy watching Kenja no Mago, and while I must admit that I have a "shit-taste" in anime, I believe that Kenja no Mago is a good anime.
Overall, I'm giving this anime a solid 7/10. <3