Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

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Synonyms: Kendeshi
Japanese: 賢者の弟子を名乗る賢者
English: She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio A-CAT
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, Magical Sex ShiftMagical Sex Shift
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Popularity: #1806
Members: 111,116
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With a dignified veteran's body and a long white beard, summoner mage Dunbalf was one of the strongest player characters in the virtual reality online multiplayer roleplaying game Ark Earth Online, even heralded as a one-man army. Together with the "Nine Wise Mages" and King Solomon, they formed the mage player Kingdom of Alcait. But one day, Dunbalf and the other Nine Wise Mages suddenly go missing, leaving no trace behind.

In an effort to spend his expiring credits, Dunbalf had purchased a cosmetic kit and tinkered with his character; however, he accidentally fell asleep during the customization process. Upon waking up, Dunbalf not only notices that the world of Ark Earth Online has become more realistic, but also discovers that he has turned into a cute girl! After reaching Alcait, he learns it has been 30 years since he supposedly disappeared.

Now tasked with finding the other missing mages by King Solomon, the avid role player proclaims his new identity as Mira—the Pupil of the Wise Man Dunbalf—and ventures forth to prove his legacy.

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Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja was set to premiere in Fall 2021 but was delayed until January 2022.

The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes from April 27, 2022 to June 24, 2022.

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"Ambitious" by Erabareshi

Mar 29, 2022
I watched this since it was there in Muse Asia, and I had never thought id ever have a more enjoyable time watching YT ads than anime.

Bad CGI is forgivable but the laughable amount of still frames, the same soundtrack being used everywhere even though it does not even fit, convoluted storytelling with several boring infodumps that only get MORE convoluted and stupid as the show progresses. everything about this show is lazy. The only plus I could see is MC having a pretty nice wardrobe and looking anywhere from slightly adorable, to the borderline-hentai-manga-loli type of cute in her numerous outfits.

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Mar 29, 2022
A good way to judge the quality of a show is seeing how many characters or plot points you can name off the top of your head. The fact that the only character I remember is Mira, and I don’t remember any plot points except the utter abomination of the first episode speaks volumes about how forgettable this series was to me.

The first episode of any series is an extremely important one, you hit it, the watcher will be hooked, but if you miss it, the watcher will either leave, or continue with less enthusiasm. I would be someone in that latter category. I was ...
Mar 29, 2022
The show where the "old man transforms into a loli" story plot becomes a reality, and all that nuttiness...amounts to nothing.

Tuesdays in the Winter 2022 season are allocated to gender-bender Isekai (well, except for Tensai Ouji) shows, and having 2 series go head-to-head against each other and airing one after the next, was a real treat: Fantasy Bishoujo a.k.a FabiNiku vs. Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja a.k.a She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man. While FabiNiku ultimately won the battle being the better executed show, Kenja no Deshi lost the war badly by being a somewhat worse adaptation of the source material, and ...

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