Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja

The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest

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Synonyms: The Strongest Sage of Disqualified Crest, Shikkakumon no Saikyokenja
Japanese: 失格紋の最強賢者
English: The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2022 to Mar 26, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.231 (scored by 122237122,237 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #83282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #987
Members: 249,549
Favorites: 1,183

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At birth, mages randomly acquire one of the four "crests" that represents the extent of their magical capability. Equipped with a crest specializing in creation, a man named Gaius reached the ceiling of his potential, becoming known as the world's strongest sage. Despite his overwhelming power, he is unsatisfied with his abilities and desires to possess the mark suitable for close combat. Knowing that a person's crest is unchangeable, Gaius decides to reincarnate far into the future, hoping to alter his fate.

Thousands of years later, Gaius is reborn as Mathias Hildesheimer, successfully obtaining his long-coveted crest. However, he is surprised to learn that in these times, magic has vastly waned, and the techniques that were once widely used are now nothing more than just a speck of legend. Moreover, the crest that he painstakingly strived to attain is now considered the weakest—merely dubbed the "Crest of Failure."

Nevertheless, Mathias naturally exceeds all expectations. He enrolls into the royal capital's Second Academy, acing every trial that comes his way. But soon after, Mathias discovers the dark truth behind humanity's downfall into magical mediocrity—demons—and endeavors to remedy the consequence of his millennia-long absence once and for all.

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Opening Theme

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"Leap of faith" by fripSide

Ending Theme

"Day of Bright Sunshine" by Yuki Nakashima

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Mar 26, 2022
for a tl;dr
I LOVE LURIE, she is everything an anime girl means to me! Story moves interestingly, enjoyable around the quick pacing, and I am in complete agreement to how Matty does things, leader type strong and wise with much foresight. I like to see this type of goodness happening with my Isekai anime XD

Onto the actual review,
I worked exceptionally hard on this review because The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest is my favorite anime and I further associate it as the perfect anime that describes me and why I love anime.

Lurie is adorable and bit of an airhead. She got such a ...
Mar 26, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Well at least it's not another isekai” –stupid pea-brain anituber (and their bandwagoners)

This may be rather blunt but this is just plain old power fantasy anime, where the character is just on New game +.

This anime is too lazy to even be an isekai XD

In every situation there is this single asspull, “I know this because of my previous life, hence trust me bro / I did this in my previous life/I know this chic from previous life / I made this shit in previous life hence it's strong”

Now power fantasies can be great, many may forget due to their focus on comedy but One ...
Mar 26, 2022
Have you ever played a difficult game and wish you could've defeated a boss easier? Ever wish you could've just cleared a game without dying once? Well, look no further than Gaius, aka Matthias Hildesheimer who reborn as a sage embedded with powerful magic and skills. Welcome a show about a young man who was once powerful still remains powerful.

Now, I don't want to knock down expectations but just reading the synopsis invokes a dull feeling. You're likely expecting a character who's going to treat every fight like a walk in the park. And honestly, you're not wrong from the truth. You see, Mathias represents ...

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