The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest is a light novel Shinkoshoto that’s getting an anime. The new show will air in Japan in January and then promptly after that on Crunchyroll.
It’s all about a powerful mage who’s reborn.
The light novel carries the following blurb.
His strength limited by the magical crest with which he was born, Mathias, the world’s most powerful sage, decides reincarnation is necessary to become the strongest of all. Upon his rebirth as a young boy, Mathias is thrilled to discover he’s been born with the optimal crest for magical combat on his first try! Unfortunately, the world he’s been born into has abysmally poor standards when it comes to magic, and everyone thinks he’s still marked for failure! Now it’s up to Mathias to prove everyone wrong… world’s strongest sage-style!
So, er, he dies for power? As you do.
There’s no sign of the page on Crunchyroll yet but it’ll come.
The light novel is popular enough to be found on Amazon in most markets. The UK listing has over 200 reviews and nearly 5/5 stars.
The sequel, nearly as popular, confirms the mage’s quest and social struggle. It’s blurb is;
In this manga adaptation of the popular light novel series, the world’s strongest sage will stop at nothing to get stronger… not even reincarnation! Once the worlds most powerful sage, reborn Matthias has gained the optimal crest for magical combat many thousands of years in the future. But with magical knowledge at an all-time low in this new era, no one recognises Matthias’s crest for what it is, and it will be an uphill battle for the twelve-year-old sage to prove his greatness to everyone! Fortunately, he’s well on his way, having enrolled at the Second Royal Academy as a scholarship student and begun his new school life with the lovely Lurie and Alma in tow!
- The light novel of The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest.
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