So, I’m really excited about this anime! The main character is too OP for his own good, the special effects are dope and the artwork is great! The first 4 episodes were awesome and after having caught up in the manga, what’s to come is going to be more epic than what I’ve already seen! So, here’s what it’s about…
Shin Wolford, an adult in modern day Japan, dies in a car accident and is reborn in a new world where magic and monsters exist as an infant orphaned by a demon attack.
Adopted by the legendary hero and magician, Merlin, he excels in all magic and martial arts he is taught by the various mentors that dote on him as much as his adoptive grandfather.
His adoptive grandmother Melida, also legendary in her own right and former wife of Merlin, constantly admonishes the child for trying new and dangerously destructive spells (though they never harm him and almost always succeed).
Recalling the memories of his old world (in which he was an adult), Shin remembers the scientific knowledge of that time and applies it to the different types of magic he has already mastered to create innovative and nearly impossible (to those around him) applications to magic and its theories.
That was a mouthful…
Merlin decides to teach his charge how to hunt and defeat demonized animals at a very young age and the child does so flawlessly.
Later on, Shin finds out the importance of all of his mentors, Uncle Dis being a King of a country and many other important people at the table. It was like a diplomatic gathering in his grandparents’ kitchen!
Invited to the school of magic in Uncle Dis’ country, after a promise from the king that Shin would not be used for political or military gain, Shin learns common sense by socializing with the new friends he has gained upon arrival.
A classmate turns into a demon on campus and Shin is the only one around that can handle the situation, but something isn’t right…it seems the boy’s demonization isn’t normal. It is up to Shin and his group from the newly formed “Ultimate Magic Study Group” to uncover the dastardly plans of a newly discovered enemy!
The manga is literally a static form of the anime. The artwork is the same, the script is basically verbatim, I just get to see everything in action and full color every week!
Just a note though, the manga artwork is a lot more graphic than that of the anime, the death scenes are like super intense. The manga also has a lot more information in terms of the explanations surrounding the science behind Shin’s magic spells and his magical worldview.
I got totally hooked on the manga and the anime and eagerly await continuing episodes and chapters!
If you haven’t started watching it, you definitely should. You won’t be disappointed!
Until next time!