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: 6.231 (scored by 117542117,542 users)
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Ranked: #81952
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Popularity: #992
Members: 241,230
Favorites: 1,176

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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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Jan 18, 2023
This is a nice diversion, a wholesome piece of simple entertainment and an all around fun few hours of showtime.

The main characters are goofy and likable with Mathias being close enough to omniscient but needing to start from the beginning to compete for power in all the combat and warfare. He does it intentionally, hoping to overcome limitations he couldn't surpass while still being at the top of the world.

It's a decent premise that neither brings you out of immersion nor brings any deep or true points to bear. It's just... entertainment. The genre is OP main character goes through new life like ...
Nov 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
TLDR: My thoughts... this is an anime for kids to help them get into anime for what it is, which means it makes a killer anime to watch while working if you need background noise.

Is the story unique? If it was predictable, did you enjoy it anyway because you like this genre/set-up?
The story was fairly predictable if you've watched any kind of kids show. It follows the same anime troupe with a hero and fantasy.

Do you think the art style is fitting for the story?
Yes, but I can't remember when an anime's art style didn't match for the story it was telling.

Were the characters ...
May 13, 2023
The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest

This anime is one of the reasons why quality control is needed. Why are the voice actors and animators paid for something so inferior? Surely there are better uses for the money and surely better manga, manwha, or novels to adapt.

I have to admit at least one thing, the basic idea with the seals and the banishment of "wordless magic" was interesting. The demons weakening and controlling the human world in this way is a nice touch. But why is everything else so disappointing? And I'm not talking about the bad animations or pacing, no that's the least of ...

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