Kenja no Mago Anime Casts Toshiyuki Morikawa
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tsuyoshi Yoshioka's Kenja no Mago (The Wise Grandson or lit. The Sage's Grandson) novels revealed on Tuesday that Toshiyuki Morikawa will play Oliver Schtrom.
The previously announced cast includes:
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Shin Wolford
Shōhei Komatsu as August von Earlshide
Rina Hon'izumi as Sicily von Claude
Yūki Wakai as Maria von Messina
Yūsaku Yara as Merlin Walford
Gara Takashima as Melinda Bowen
Masafumi Tamura (Two Car, Ange Vierge) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK, and Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Beatless, Eromanga Sensei) is overseeing the series scripts. Yuki Sawairi (Masamune-kun's Revenge, Two Car) is designing the characters.
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 this particular world. And so, Shin goes the capital of the Alsheid Kingdom to enroll in the capital's magic academy.
Yoshioka 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 ninth volume on December 29. The company published an "Extra Story" volume in November 2017. Seiji Kikuchi (Mayo Chiki! light novel illustrations) draws the illustrations for the novels.