‘The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest’ is a series of Japanese fantasy fiction light novel series written by Shinkoshoto and illustrated by Huuka Kazabana. It kicked off in 2017 with SB Creative and Square Enix handling the manga publication. It was picked up by the Tokyo-based animation production J.C.Staff with Crunchyroll announcing that they had acquired the license to release an English dub.
The show will star Kayleigh McKee (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as protagonist Matthias Hildesheimer, a sage who reincarnates thousands of years in the future of his fantasy world.
Joining McKee is Amber Lee Connors (A Silent Voice) as Lurie Abendroth and Lizzie Freeman (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform) as Alma Lepucius. David Walsh will serve as the voice-over director.
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Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“In a world of magic, the powers and future of a mage are predetermined at birth through so-called “Marks”, four symbols that categorize a human’s aptitude for magic as well as he has reincarnated as the 4th crest and has had the other 3 crests. Lamenting the fact that his mark was considered ill-suited for combat and only useful for magic augmentation, an incredibly skilled sage decided to reincarnate thousands of years in the future.
Reborn as Mathias Hildesheimr, a six-year-old boy and the third son of a duke’s family, he attains the mark of close combat he always desired.
Unfortunately, it is also discovered that mankind’s knowledge of magic and swordsmanship has drastically deteriorated in this era; only shoddy magic equipment can be sporadically found, while even the most basic spells have been forgotten. To add insult to injury, his current mark, once hailed as the most powerful, is now viewed as the worst.
When Mathias becomes 12 years old, his unrivaled swordsmanship lands him in the Second Royal Academy. Shattering prejudices, he promptly makes ripples in the academy and beyond. However, the former sage uncovers signs of dark forces working in the shadows, and with humanity weaker than ever, it is up to Mathias to thwart their evil plans.”
The dub is set for release on February 19th, 2022.
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