The Wise Grandson TV Anime Casts its Spell in April of 2019

Key visual, main staff, and cast member revealed for upcoming fantasy light novel adaptation


Previously announced back in September of 2017, it has now been revealed that the TV anime adaptation of Kenja no Mago ("The Wise Grandson"), an isekai fantasy light novel series written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi, will debut in April of 2019. The main staff for the series has been revealed, including:


  • Director: Masafumi Tamura
  • Series composition: Tatsuya Takahashi
  • Character design: Yuki Sawairi
  • Animation production: SILVER LINK


Additionally, voice actor Yūsuke Kobayashi plays the lead character, Shin Wolford, and an official website and Twitter feed (@kenja_no_mago) have been published for the series.



The original Kenja no Mago light novels are published in Japan by Enterbrain (a division of Kadokawa) under their Famitsu Bunko imprint. The story follows Shin Wolford, a young man who was originally from Japan, but who was reborn with his memories intact in a magical world, where he was adopted and raised as the grandson of the great sage Merlin Wolford. Unfortunately, Shin was raised in isolation and Merlin forgot to teach him basic common sense...




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