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 began streaming the show’s teaser trailer on Thursday. The video reveals five more cast members, and reveals that i☆Ris will perform the opening theme song.
The five new cast members include:
- Shohei 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
- Yūsuke Kobayashi will star in the anime as Shin Wolford
The anime will premiere in April 2019. Masafumi Tamura (Two Car, Ange Vierge) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK, and Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Beatless, Eromanga Sensei) is overseeing the series scripts. Yuki Sawairi (Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Two Car) is designing the characters.
Virtual singer “Nanami Yoshi” won an audition and perform the ending theme song for the anime. Elements Garden is composing the song.
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 eighth volume on March 30, and will publish 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.
Shunsuke Ogata launched a manga adaptation on Kadokawa‘s Young Ace Up website in March 2016. Kadokawa published the manga’s eighth compiled book volume on October 4, and will publish the ninth volume on December 29.
Sources: Kenja no Mago anime’s website, Comic Natalie