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Kenja no Mago Fantasy Novels Get Anime

posted on 2017-09-22 00:20 EDT
Story about reincarnated boy who grows up with magical talent but no common sense debuted in 2015

Kadokawa began streaming a promotional video for Shunsuke Ogata's manga adaptation of Tsuyoshi Yoshioka's Kenja no Mago (The Wise Grandson or lit. The Sage's Grandson) novels on Friday. The video reveals that the story is getting an anime adaptation. The announcement did not reveal the anime's format.

The original story begins when a powerful wizard and sage, who has saved his world from calamity many times, comes upon a baby whom he adopts and names Shin. The baby is actually a man from our world reincarnated into the sage's world. The sage raises Shin, separated from the rest of society, and teaches him in the ways of magic. It is only when Shin turns 15 years old and sets out on his own journey that the sage remembers that he forgot to teach Shin the common sense and ways of the world. And so, with no experience at all in interpersonal communication and common society, Shin goes the capital of the Alsheid Kingdom to enroll in the capital's magic academy.

Ogata began posting the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Be Novelists) website in January 2015, and continues to publish chapters for the story there. Kadokawa began publishing the story in light novel volumes with the first volume in July 2015. Kadokawa published the sixth volume on March 30, and will publish the seventh novel on September 30. Seiji Kikuchi (Mayo Chiki! light novel illustrations) draws the illustrations for the novels.

Ogata launched the manga on Kadokawa's Young Ace Up website in March 2016. Kadokawa published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on July 25, and will publish the fifth volume on October 24.


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