A Word To the “Wise”

October 20th, 2022 in Anime, General Reviews by

Another magic show. I know that I really shouldn’t be sniping too hard about them, but it’s just that it runs in cycles and everyone seems to be cranking out a magic show. At least this one puts a rather odd take on things, to the point that it might be a bigger fantasy than that there are people can do magic. This is “The Wise Man’s Grandchild.” (“Kenja no Mago”).

We are in the mystical, future-past land of Grandurnia. High up in the mountains, off a hidden path, where no one, not even the lost people go, live Merlin Wolford and Melida Bowen. Now, as we later learn, these two are wizards of great bearing and noble gestures and the stuff that legends are made from. They have given up the mundane world and choose to live as they do, mostly training their grandson, Shin Wolford (him to the far left).

Now, we never find out whatever happened to Mom or Dad (I am going to assume that they were felled in some magnificent battle against the Forces of Pure Evil and these two took charge of their charge), but his training has been of such a degree that he easily could and can outshine what these old geezers do.

But the time has come, as the time usually does, for him to make his way to the capitol and learn the ways of becoming a magicien extraordinaire for all the world. It is determined that he will enter the Earlshied Magic Academy, to learn about society and make friends. The series is about Shin’s new life and adventures.

So this is a typical magical person show, with the one exception that Shin is continents ahead of everyone else. The fact that he thinks nothing of what he can do is what stuns people. Many magicians need decades to learn and aren’t even a tenth of Shin, but there you go.

The people he does make friends with are really interested in what he can do and want to be that strong and powerful. The enemies he makes are in both awe and terror of what he can do. At least Grams and Gramps are there to guide him properly. If you like magical shows, then you will dote on this one. It’s just the ‘scary’ parts aren’t all that scary, just full of action.

The ‘gee, whiz’ aspect of it wears a bit, but it is still a good show to watch, especially when you are waiting for the second season of “Spy x Family” to start.

Oh, yeah, you binge this. This is a show that was made to be binged, so I suggest you oblige them fully.


On a scale of 1 to 10:

Artwork           8 (Solid artwork)
Plot                  7 (Rather typical)
Pacing              8 (Almost too comedic)
Effectiveness   8 (Tells it quite well)
Conclusion      5 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service     0 (A similar show would be “Honey and Clover”)
Bingeability   10 (It wants it)

Overall            8 (Good story, sometimes seems slight)

And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. We are ready!

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