Kenja no Mago

Wise Man's Grandchild

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Philosopher's Grandson, Magi's Grandson
Japanese: 賢者の孫
English: Wise Man's Grandchild
German: Wise Man's Grandchild
Spanish: Wise Man's Grandchild
French: Wise Man's Grandchild
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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: Funimation
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 344494344,494 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #372
Members: 596,874
Favorites: 2,979

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In the kingdom of Earlshide, Merlin Wolford 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.

As Shin Wolford adjusts to his high school life in the capital, 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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Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Ultimate☆MAGIC (アルティメット☆MAGIC)" by i☆Ris

Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


Jun 27, 2019
Oh no! Another isekai harem show that does not bring anything new to the table and is just lost in the sea of all the other isekai harem shows that the industry is already pumping out! That was definitely what I was thinking when I saw the genre, poster, and synopsis. But this anime proved itself otherwise. Do not come into this anime expecting for a complex plot with heavily fleshed out characters. This show was designed to fool you into thinking that it follows the usual anime tropes but suddenly it pulls out something totally unconventional. It's not exactly ...
Jan 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This show had so much potential. Sadly for us, the viewers, authors of this anime were high on summer shoe fumes when they wrote the script. Premise is not bad at all and main character being stupidly overpowered doesn't necessarily mean a bad show, just look at One Punch Man.

However they messed up every single character to insurmountable degree. Everyone is constantly buys ooo-ing and wow-ing our protagonist that they are lack time to use their brains for a moment. Grandson is no better either. One moment he'll get lectured not to show off as that could cause international scandal, very next moment he goes ...
Jun 17, 2024
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 does little but talk about how awesome he is. 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 ...

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