Wise Man’s Grandchild

Alt title: Kenja no Mago

TV (12 eps)
3.86 out of 5 from 16,381 votes
Rank #2,242

A young man dies in a car accident and is reborn in a magical new world. The old, yet wise Merlin finds the boy, names him Shin, raises him from infancy, and teaches him combat and powerful magic along the way. 15 years later, Shin is ready to travel the globe on his own, but Merlin forgot to teach him something major—common sense!

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A Babe in the Woods Goes to the Capital

Episode 1

A Babe in the Woods Goes to the Capital

The Unconventional New Student

Episode 2

The Unconventional New Student

An Emergency Arises!

Episode 3

An Emergency Arises!

The Name of the Instigator

Episode 4

The Name of the Instigator

A Pioneering New Hero

Episode 5

A Pioneering New Hero

Outbreak of War and a Joint Training Exercise

Episode 6

Outbreak of War and a Joint Training Exercise

Let's Go to Camp!

Episode 7

Let's Go to Camp!

A Starlit Pledge

Episode 8

A Starlit Pledge

The Grandchild, the Magic Gear,  and the Engagement Party

Episode 9

The Grandchild, the Magic Gear, and the Engagement Party

The Fall of the Empire

Episode 10

The Fall of the Empire

The Mightiest Corps of Magicians Ever

Episode 11

The Mightiest Corps of Magicians Ever

And So, Off into the World...

Episode 12

And So, Off into the World...

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Reviews

Meliodas1
5

Beginning This show kinda looked good at the start but after watching the 2nd episode I kinda got bored. It is an isekai genre, that I enjoy watching, but the problem is it's cliche story and uninteresting characters. In the next points, I will go deeper to the problems. Story Another boy which reincarnates into the new world and became a mage although at the start it looked somehow decent, because of the magic and practice at the beginning, but when we get a little deeper into the show it becomes flat. The main protagonist becomes the most powerful person in the universe and there isn't anyone, who would at least equaled him a little. One day some demonoids(demonized people) appear and they want to conquer the world. how else is it going be then the main hero is going to destroy them so easily, with his humdrum friends which he pitied and learned them to use a little of his magic power. Animation The animation is great, still, it could have been better. Sound Sound isn't bad at all, but it could have been better. I am also gonna mention the intro and outro there even still it's kinda irrelevant and I don't know where to exactly put it. On the first hand, the opening is bad. but on the other hand, I kinda liked the ending. That had also changed my rating on sound and animation Characters The main protagonist name is Shin a typical isekai hero and there is nothing special about him, then there are his friends from the magic academy who are so so uninteresting. In the group of his friends, there is a girl which almost an exact copy of aqua from "Konosuba" and the main villain look lot alike Kaname Tōsen from "Bleach". There are also some guards and townspeople which are irrelevant. His step-grandpa and step-grandma are considered the greatest magicians but in no literally time he surpassed them. Overall The show is bad and uninteresting I recommend to not waste time and to skip this anime to go and find a better one.

ShuuKurei
4

If you asked this show, what it is, it would tell you that it doesn't know "Am I an Isekai? Only technically. Am I an SoL? For the most part. Am I a battle-shounen? I try to, but I fail miserably. Am I trying to be Konosuba? Yes, but I don't even get close." I do not mind a show bringing different genres together. Most shows do that, anyway. But the number of genres you can squish into a show without making it a mess is limited. First of all, this show starts off as an Isekai. Random guy gets run over and gets reborn in another world. And that is pretty much where the Isekai part ends. Throughout the show there are 2, maybe 3 instances, where it is hinted, that the MC originally is from Earth. And even in those few cases, explaining those things with the MC being the overpowered genius he is would have sufficed as an explanation. In other words: there is absolutely no reason for this being an isekai and it makes one wonder if that element was just thrown in there due to the current popularity of Isekai-Anime. Second, the background story is all but uniteresting. Nobleman who tried to not treat commoners like trash gets his wife and unborn child killed by said commoners after they fell for a plot of other nobles who didn't like him. In turn he swore revenge. However, instead of sholwing us the details about that, we see bits of it here and there and get the background story explained in the last third of the show. What do we get to see instead? Slice of Life with MC ovvassionally oneshotting extremely dangerous demons. "But there surely are people out there that he will have to fight and will give us interesting battles, no?" Wrong. There are exactly 2 fights in this show that had the potential to become interesting. Both of them ended prematurely with the baddies running away. You get it: the story, the whole reason most of the things in this show happen, is barely touched in the show at all. An just when you think "now it's getting interesting" you'll be let down instantly because the more intriguing parts of this show are either rushed or immediately aborted or both. Thus, story-wise, this is 240 minutes of wasted potential. The only positively outstanding thing about this show is the antagonist. Didn't snap for a bullshit reason or self gloryfication and even intended to stop being a baddie once he reached his goal. Well, until the last episode that is. TL;DR: This show doesn't know what it is and this is noticeable throughout every minute of it. All the interesting parts are rushed. The characters don't develop, they and their relations change in the blink of an eye (not that there are many instances of that to begin with). No buildup, no tension, no nothing. You don't even get the chance to get excited. This could have been an SoL with a serious undertone. The potantial was there. Had it not been as poorly executed as it was. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for a second season. 4/10

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