[Honey's Crush Wednesday] 5 Shin Wolford Highlights - Kenja no Mago (Wise Man’s Grandchild)

Discover just how off the scale you are.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Action, Comedy. Fantasy, Magic, Romance
  • Airing Date: April 2019 – June 2019
  • Studio: Silver Link

Kenja no Mago (Wise Man’s Grandchild) Preview (No Spoilers)

A young salaryman unexpectedly dies and is reborn as a baby in another world—one filled with magic. Found by the sage Merlin as the only survivor in a village destroyed by an evil being, Merlin adopts the boy, names him Shin Wolford, and raises him as his own grandchild. Shin soaks up all of Merlin’s teachings and far surpasses what anyone thinks is capable in the world of magic. However, the fifteen year old has no common knowledge about the outside world and now goes to school to learn about how “off the scale” he truly is.

Shin Wolford Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)

1. His Skills Are Amazing.

Shin’s use of magic is unparalleled. The way he visualizes the magical components to create new spells is unlike what others can comprehend. He loves creating new magic, such as gates and floating magic. Often times his magic is quite explosive and destructive, like in episode 2 when he demonstrates what “holding back” means for him. The best thing about Shin is that while he takes pride in his magic, he also helps others to improve theirs and offers up his expertise to help train his classmates. In addition to his magic skills, he’s great at enchanting objects and was trained by the Swordsaint himself. Combining everything he knows makes him one of the most powerful mages in existence.

2. Shin Takes Down Demons Like Slicing Bread.

Shin has taken down numerous demons before he even becomes an adult. When he gets to school and one of his classmates actually becomes demonized, he takes him down pretty easily. However, when he fails to take down Oliver Schtrom, he is forced to up his game so he can take him down the next time they meet. Shin really shows his classmates and knights in training just how powerful he is when he “lets off some steam” and takes down over a hundred demons with one blow in episode 7.

3. He’s Cute.

Shin treats everyone the same which makes him quite friendly and likable. While he is socially adept in some ways, many times he’s just socially awkward or dense. He’s unused to romantic feelings especially, making his actions and words toward Sizilien quite adorable as he likes her but doesn’t know how to express it properly. When they finally confess their love to each other in episode 8, things get rushed a bit due to politics in this world so they have to announce their engagement at the end of episode 9. However, the two are a pretty adorable couple and seem to have a deeper connection than what’s shown in the anime.

4. He Wants to Better Everyone.

Being at the top of his class is a given for Shin Wolford, Sage Merlin’s grandson. His classmates recognize that Shin is an atypical mage and don’t want to be a hindrance to him or left behind, so they create a new club in episode 3 called the Ultimate Magic Study Group with Shin put in charge of it. There, he teaches his classmates how to expand their magic like Merlin taught him and also tries to explain the way he visualizes magic. Later on, when more and more demons start to appear, Shin, Merlin, and Melinda take his class on a training camp to improve their magical prowess (episode 7).

5. He’s Got Depth.

Shin’s originally from another world and although he doesn’t let on just how much he remembers of that world, he does let some things slip, like in episode 6 when he lets slip out “so you do have sprouts in this world!” This implies that he does have some memory of his previous world and isn’t completely blind to how things work in this one—it’s just different and he doesn’t have much experience with it yet. On top of that, Shin is often portrayed as being quite laid back, but he’s got quite a serious streak that’s seen during important moments, like fighting demons and demonoids in episodes 3, 4, and 6. He thinks things through more thoroughly than what others realize, just like in episode 9 when he agrees to get engaged with Sizilien.

Final Thoughts

Lots of girls have a crush on Shin Wolford because he’s Sage Merlin’s grandson and the world’s newest savior, but we at Honey’s love him for so many more reasons. Strength, wit, and kindness that surpasses all in this new world. If there was a picture next to the definition of “ideal hero,” Shin’s picture would be right next to it. He never stops growing and never ever gives up! If you have a favorite Shin moment that we’ve missed, let us know in a comment. This young prodigy needs all the love he can get.

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Author: Jessica

As a full-time freelancer (translating, proofreading, and writing) and coffee-lover, I’ve turned into a complete workaholic. People often say “work hard, play hard” but I’m not about that life. While I love traveling and working on the go (like going to cons), I’m more often than not holed up in a coffee shop or at home, multi-tasking more things than I should.

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