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Light Novel 'Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja' Gets TV Anime

by Vindstot
May 26, 2020 10:24 PM | 50 Comments

Publishing company Micro Magazine announced a television anime adaptation of Hirotsugu Ryuusen's fantasy light novel series Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja (She professed herself the pupil of the wise man.) on Wednesday.

Synopsis
Sakimori Kagami plays a VRMMORPG called Arch Earth Online. He is a veteran player with the name and appearance similar to an elderly bearded wizard from a certain book about a ring.

One day he purchases an appearance change item as a last resort to spend expiring currency and gets the idea of choosing what he would want to look like if his character was ever a girl.

Falling asleep should have suspended the game, but Kagami wakes up still online and feels the game has has gotten a bit more realistic. Did Arch Earth Online finally get a long-awaited update? (Source: Novel Updates)

Ryuusen originally launched the novel, also known by its short name WashiKawa, on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2012. Micro Magazine began publishing the novel with illustrations by Choko Fuji (Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!) under its GC Novels imprint in June 2014. The 13th volume is scheduled to ship on May 29.

Comic Ride began serializing a manga adaptation by Dicca Suemitsu in July 2016. Micro Magazine released the sixth volume on January 30. The light novel and manga combined have a cumulative circulation of 1 million copies.

Novel special site: https://gcnovels.jp/pupil/

Source: PR Times

Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja on MAL

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neokiva said:
RobertBobert said:


Well, nowadays, many authors simply choose the all-female platonic yuri to transfer all the "romance" to shippers. This allows you to expand the audience due to the removal of the yuri tag, so now a huge number of all-female titles do this.



Wait what? Is there a homosexual reproduction in this title?


Lol no luminaria is a guy in real life aka plays females in mmorpgs.


the only girls in the 9 wise men as far as i know were kagura artesia and meyrin and yes luminaria is a guy in a real life

Nov 23, 2020 5:21 AM by freedom891

RobertBobert said:
Kamiluck said:
@Fabris She does not have any harem, because her appearance as a girl only allows her to catchfriends, I think that the author used the gender bender for 2 options; He wanted to have a kawaii girl as the protagonist, but he did not know how to give him an appropriate personality for the type of stories where he required a mature character and did not want to have a generic mc with a companion loli, or because he wanted to focus on the story and the worldbuilding avoiding any romance with the different girls he meets.


Well, nowadays, many authors simply choose the all-female platonic yuri to transfer all the "romance" to shippers. This allows you to expand the audience due to the removal of the yuri tag, so now a huge number of all-female titles do this.

neokiva said:
actually he is a gentleman, so doesn't generally do that. His friend bakanaria (luminaria) is a dedicated g.i.r.l who is deep into it to the point of having gotten pregnant in a game and given birth and loves being a woman. Danbulf himself though is more worried about his reputation than being female, though he is ultimately resistant to acting girly (the castle maids regularly use him as a dress up doll for their goth loli clothes.) Though as it goes on his disposition and his "awareness of his femaleness" does change as he gets used to his new sex. To the point he starts imagining his real life form as an older female version of his loli form.


Wait what? Is there a homosexual reproduction in this title?


Lol no luminaria is a guy in real life aka plays females in mmorpgs.

Sep 26, 2020 5:43 PM by neokiva

YES !! F I N A L L Y !!!!!

Sep 2, 2020 9:26 PM by SadMadotsuki

KitsuYurikano said:
no news from my summoner loli? :(


From what I heard they announced VA, but I don't know where people got this information from.

Aug 31, 2020 12:56 PM by RobertBobert

no news from my summoner loli? :(

Aug 20, 2020 7:44 AM by KitsuYurikano

A must watch for me cause I'm a summoner myself in video games and the story for light novel/manga is fantastic. I just hope it gets the Overlord treatment (except for Season 3) with amazing color palettes and character design. There's only one studio that I want this to be animated by, and its White Fox.

Jul 17, 2020 7:25 AM by LelouchXLuluko

Kamiluck said:
@Fabris She does not have any harem, because her appearance as a girl only allows her to catchfriends, I think that the author used the gender bender for 2 options; He wanted to have a kawaii girl as the protagonist, but he did not know how to give him an appropriate personality for the type of stories where he required a mature character and did not want to have a generic mc with a companion loli, or because he wanted to focus on the story and the worldbuilding avoiding any romance with the different girls he meets.


Well, nowadays, many authors simply choose the all-female platonic yuri to transfer all the "romance" to shippers. This allows you to expand the audience due to the removal of the yuri tag, so now a huge number of all-female titles do this.

neokiva said:
RobertBobert said:


Quite unusual, given the frequent motive "girl with a male soul" in such works. In any case, I wonder if fantasies about women's experiences are so popular among current otaku? I have a lot of funny thoughts about this, but this is just speculation.
actually he is a gentleman, so doesn't generally do that. His friend bakanaria (luminaria) is a dedicated g.i.r.l who is deep into it to the point of having gotten pregnant in a game and given birth and loves being a woman. Danbulf himself though is more worried about his reputation than being female, though he is ultimately resistant to acting girly (the castle maids regularly use him as a dress up doll for their goth loli clothes.) Though as it goes on his disposition and his "awareness of his femaleness" does change as he gets used to his new sex. To the point he starts imagining his real life form as an older female version of his loli form.


Wait what? Is there a homosexual reproduction in this title?

Jul 5, 2020 10:43 AM by RobertBobert

@Fabris She does not have any harem, because her appearance as a girl only allows her to catchfriends, I think that the author used the gender bender for 2 options; He wanted to have a kawaii girl as the protagonist, but he did not know how to give him an appropriate personality for the type of stories where he required a mature character and did not want to have a generic mc with a companion loli, or because he wanted to focus on the story and the worldbuilding avoiding any romance with the different girls he meets.

Jun 4, 2020 1:49 AM by Monzaemon

Fabris said:
Kiririn-tan said:

From what I know it doesn't have yuri.


Really? Almost hard to believe, 90%+ of 2010's LN isekais and pseudo-isekais/VRMMORPGs relies on harem hijinks, even if lowkey.
Is "does not have any yuri" as in no girl EVER falls in love for the MC, and he NEVER flirt with ANY of them, or s(he)'s just dense protagTM, collecting a harem with his/her salvations/OPness, yet without ever noticing it?

neokiva said:
same genre but no harem, fantasy comedy slice of life, MC is op but it's earned op.



Kirito theorically did earned his OP as well, he (supposedly) grinded hard in the right spots during the (multiple) timeskips of the first arc.

Are they gonna show multiple flashback from when (s)he was a n00b, and started learning how to GIT GUD SCRUB?

Also, does (s)he ever loses a fight across the plot? Or have at least realy hard fight? Sometimes is boring how those MCs stomp everything lowdif.
there are flashbacks, and there are explanations of why he got so good, but it's mostly exposition, other players or npc's turned human talking about him as a legend and fangirling/boying. as for yuri you could say there is a wholesome yuri love with mariana, but she's so innocent. essentially she has a bond with mariana the fearie girl, for faeries this bond essentially means they devote their life to serving another person and this is akin to betrothal as in marriage and apparantly faeries don't care about appearance. so yea she might be the only yuri ship (flicker another adventurer that likes little girls doesn't count)

May 31, 2020 4:55 PM by neokiva

Kiririn-tan said:
Rosary_Diva said:
so in this isekai the protagonist (male) is stuck in the game, but now (s)he a is cute girl? I only have one question, yuri for here?

From what I know it doesn't have yuri.


Really? Almost hard to believe, 90%+ of 2010's LN isekais and pseudo-isekais/VRMMORPGs relies on harem hijinks, even if lowkey.
Is "does not have any yuri" as in no girl EVER falls in love for the MC, and (s)he NEVER flirt with ANY of them, or s(he)'s just dense protagTM, collecting a harem with his/her salvations/OPness, yet without ever noticing it?

neokiva said:
chriskor022 said:
Looks like mix of SAO, Log Horizon, and Overlord.
same genre but no harem, fantasy comedy slice of life, MC is op but it's earned op.



Kirito theorically did earned his OP as well, he (supposedly) grinded hard in the right spots during the (multiple) timeskips of the first arc.

Are they gonna show multiple flashback from when (s)he was a n00b, and started learning how to GIT GUD SCRUB?

Also, does (s)he ever loses a fight across the plot? Or have at least realy hard fight? Sometimes is boring how those MCs stomp everything lowdif.

May 31, 2020 4:45 PM by Fabris

neokiva said:
chriskor022 said:
Looks like mix of SAO, Log Horizon, and Overlord.
same genre but no harem, fantasy comedy slice of life, MC is op but it's earned op.
from the looks of it, its definately a rip off. Still and OP character.

May 31, 2020 11:59 AM by chriskor022

Mazyad said:
"Elderly bearded wizard from a certain book about a ring" lul
and a dignified head teacher of a certain school from a book about a certain boy who lived. His name is danbulf gandadore

May 31, 2020 9:55 AM by neokiva

RobertBobert said:
Kiririn-tan said:

From what I know it doesn't have yuri.


Quite unusual, given the frequent motive "girl with a male soul" in such works. In any case, I wonder if fantasies about women's experiences are so popular among current otaku? I have a lot of funny thoughts about this, but this is just speculation.
actually he is a gentleman, so doesn't generally do that. His friend bakanaria (luminaria) is a dedicated g.i.r.l who is deep into it to the point of having gotten pregnant in a game and given birth and loves being a woman. Danbulf himself though is more worried about his reputation than being female, though he is ultimately resistant to acting girly (the castle maids regularly use him as a dress up doll for their goth loli clothes.) Though as it goes on his disposition and his "awareness of his femaleness" does change as he gets used to his new sex. To the point he starts imagining his real life form as an older female version of his loli form.

May 31, 2020 9:52 AM by neokiva

MegamiRem said:
Is this a gender bender ?
yes and it's isekai and vrmmorpg fantasy slice of life comedy.

May 31, 2020 9:43 AM by neokiva

Rosary_Diva said:
so in this isekai the protagonist (male) is stuck in the game, but now (s)he a is cute girl? I only have one question, yuri for here?
it's mostly bait as of volume 3 so if any relationships actually developed I don't know. However there is a girl character that loves little girls (flicker) and then there is the fairy bond he has with Mariana his fairy assistant which for fairies is akin to betrothal. That's where most of the bait has come from so far.

May 31, 2020 9:41 AM by neokiva

GalacticMagna said:
Wow. Reading the synopsis, kinda surprise he becomes a girl instead of a demon king.. Hmm I think I'm gonna like this one.
well the premise is in game he is a one of nine wise men a high level and respected magic user, in game who support the magic casters of arkite, and act as it's military heavy hitters/hero units. Dunbalf gandadore is the wise man of summoning (yes he is a fan of Harry potter and lotr he likes dignified magic casters. His loli is his ideal woman, a dignified loli).

May 31, 2020 9:38 AM by neokiva

chriskor022 said:
Looks like mix of SAO, Log Horizon, and Overlord.
same genre but no harem, fantasy comedy slice of life, MC is op but it's earned op.

May 31, 2020 9:32 AM by neokiva

Kiririn-tan said:
Rosary_Diva said:
so in this isekai the protagonist (male) is stuck in the game, but now (s)he a is cute girl? I only have one question, yuri for here?

From what I know it doesn't have yuri.


If have yuri ship between Mira and Mariana the assistant fairy.

May 29, 2020 2:14 AM by KitsuYurikano

He turns himself INTO a LOLI. Funniest shit I've ever read.

May 29, 2020 12:55 AM by Bookworm_319

Finally. Was wondering when this gonna get anime since Fujichoko seem to favor this series over her other LNs (like 8th son). She uploads every new book cover art and they all invariably top the Pixiv daily rankings. Hope it gets good animation even if it's just another isekai story.

May 28, 2020 10:35 PM by tsog

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