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
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.241 (scored by 7160471,604 users)
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Ranked: #77752
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Popularity: #1232
Members: 156,515
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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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Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja was released on Blu-ray in two volumes from March 30, 2022 to April 29, 2022.

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Nakashima, Yuki
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"Leap of faith" by fripSide

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"Day of Bright Sunshine" by Yuki Nakashima

Mar 26, 2022
SpRayquaza11 (All reviews)
“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 read more
Mar 26, 2022
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Isekai, or rather, reincarnation shows can be both good and bad. Case in point, the recent most famous of them all: Rifujin na Maganote's Mushoku Tensei, which is the undeniable platinum standard to follow. And over the years, many people have become mangakas and novelists just to have their ideas shuffled into the ever growing source material form, and one such person of interest is novelist Shotou Shinkou (or going by his official pen name, Shinkoshoto). This madlad has penned no less than 8 series to his name, and all of them (LN and manga adaptations combined) are released year after the next circa. 2015 read more
Mar 26, 2022
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 26, 2022
ESER10 (All reviews)
Oh what's that? You think this is another generic power fantasy isekai? Well think again, because in this show, the MC gets reincarnated into the SAME world, making this pure fantasy. Checkmate isekai haters.

Yeah this is basically just another power fantasy isekai.

In this case, the gimmick is the crest that everyone is born with. MC reached his limit, and wanted a reroll to get the crest best suited for combat. However, once he is reincarnated he comes into a world that thinks the strongest crest is instead the weakest, and magic in general has regressed significantly since the time he was alive. To the shows read more

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