Kenja no Mago
Wise Man's Grandchild
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Alternative Titles

English: Wise Man's Grandchild
Synonyms: Philosopher's Grandson, Magi's Grandson
Japanese: 賢者の孫


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Silver Link.
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, MagicMagic, RomanceRomance, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.671 (scored by 105912105,912 users)
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Ranked: #50112
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Popularity: #525
Members: 215,496
Favorites: 1,384
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In the kingdom of Earlshide, Merlin Walford was once regarded as a national hero, hailed for both his power and achievements. Preferring a quiet life however, he secludes himself deep in the rural woods, dedicating his time to raising an orphan that he saved. This orphan is Shin, a normal salaryman in modern-day Japan who was reincarnated into Merlin's world while still retaining his past memories. As the years pass, Shin displays unparalleled talent in both magic casting and martial arts, much to Merlin's constant amazement.

On his 15th birthday however, it becomes apparent that Shin only developed his combat skills and nothing else, leaving him with blatant social awkwardness, a lack of common sense, and a middling sense of responsibility. As a result, Shin enrolls in the kingdom's Magic Academy to hone his skills and mature among other teenagers. However, living a normal life is impossible, as he is established as a local celebrity almost as soon as he arrives.

Kenja no Mago follows Shin Walford's high school life in the capital as he makes new friends, learns about the world, and fights off the various forces of evil surrounding him and his city.

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Tamura, Masafumi
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Takahashi, Tatsuya
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Kikuchi, Seiji
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"Ultimate☆MAGIC (アルティメット☆MAGIC)" by i☆Ris

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"Attouteki Vivid Days (圧倒的 Vivid Days)" by Nanami Yoshi. (吉七味。)

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Jun 26, 2019
RebelPanda (All reviews)
“The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.”

God, I’m tired.

I’m tired of all the carbon-copied isekai light novel adaptations like Kenja no Mago, but Japan keeps pumping them out because it’s what makes money.

I’m tired of the same ubiquitous ‘isekai truck’ killing some random asshole before he even gets a single character trait, all for the sake of reincarnating him in an otaku power-fantasy wet dream.

I’m tired of narcissistic overpowered protagonists, lacking any personality, only existing to be praised and loved by every cardboard cutout character in the show.

I’m tired of 12-year old level writing quality; the story read more
Jun 26, 2019
Sayanora12 (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

Simply put, this is garbage.
Kenja no Mago is a show with neither originality nor personality. Usually, I merely skip shows like this and just move on to shows that truly deserve my time, but this time, I was somewhat intrigued by the idea of Kenja, and that drove me to take the deep plunge and give it a try. The show is about a Japanese salary-man who gets hit by a car and dies, which in turn causes him to go to another world (haha yes, how original). He then reincarnates into a baby and ends up being taken care of by Merlin Walford, read more
Jun 26, 2019
Mythologically (All reviews)
After being killed for no reason whatsoever, an average salary-man is reincarnated into a fantasy world. Upon his reincarnation, he meets one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Entering a familial relationship with this being, the protagonist becomes extremely overpowered. Following this, every character who knows about the MC's awesomeness jerks off to his amazing powers. All the while, we have an insanely bland cast of side characters and really generic art, with barely any overarching plot.

Some dude from an insanely influential family enrolls in a magic high school. Turns out, this dude is the most overpowered creature in the universe. Not only read more
Jun 26, 2019
Ryuseishun (All reviews)
In the words of Charles Barkley:

Okay, seriously, people…why does it have to be so GOD DAMN hard to write an actual good fantasy story nowadays? Where’s the sense of originality? Where’s the sense of creativity? Apparently as of right now, anime is under a mini-crisis, and it involves the all-too-familiar infamous genre of “isekai”. It’s not the genre itself that is bad, it’s just the endless supply of all these cheap knockoff shows, written and produced purely for the sake of easy cash grabs and light novel promotions. Now, in all honesty, I will not condone the lack of originality in a series as read more

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