Main cast revealed for April 2019 TV anime adaptation about a young mage with zero common sense
A new teaser trailer and the main cast have been revealed for The Wise Grandson (known in Japan as Kenja no Mago), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of fantasy light novels written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi about a young man who reincarnates in another world only to be raised by a powerful magician with zero social skills.
The main cast for The Wise Grandson includes:
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Shin Wolford (previously announced).
Shohei Komatsu as August von Earlshide.
Rinna Honnizumi as Sicily von Claude.
Yūki Wakai as Maria von Messina.
Yusaku Yara as Merlin Wolford.
And Gara Takashima as Melinda Bowen.
Additionally, it was announced that the opening theme for The Wise Grandson is performed by i☆Ris.
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...
The Wise Grandson TV anime is directed by Masafumi Tamura and features animation production by SILVER LINK. The series will broadcast in Japan beginning in April of 2019.
Official The Wise Grandson TV anime home page (Japanese)
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