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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Ranked: #76232
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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


Jan 10, 2024
The player spent time and resources building one of the most powerful characters, based on his two favorite movie wizards, in a VRMMO that allows users to affect the world. He plays a very venerable and dignified summoner, and stays in character as much as possible. Just to use it before he losses it, he plays with an online vanity box and changes his avatar to a cute little girl. Then he falls asleep before he can change it back.

The player wakes up to find he is his character with the new vanity changes and 30 years in the future ...
Dec 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
So I watched five episodes and wrote this review. Now I've seen all of it and while I at first I thought that writing a review after only seeing five episodes that perhaps it was a bit early to make a review of the series I have retained most of the old one.
Why is that, you ask? Well...

-- Story & Writing
The premise is pretty good and has the quality of being the kind of premise you can do quite a lot with. Not much is actually done with it, however. The writing is cookie cutter and bland with a bunch of the usual tropes. Not ...
Jul 12, 2022
Why am I even reviewing this?

I have to say that this is a prime example of one of the worst shows I have ever seen to this day, and I purposely watch shows that are the lowest rated on MAL from time to time.
First I’ll go over the one redeeming factor for this entire show. The main character is cute, and they make a point to force the story to dress her up in as many ways as they can in a short timeframe.
Outside of that, I cannot think of a single thing that someone would really enjoy about it. If you like power ...

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