A Small Look | The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?

Another Isekai anime and I’ve been drawn to them lately I think shield hero and That time I got reincarnated as a slime got me into this genre. The story starts out introducing you to a Salaryman named Shingo Ichinomiya who is reborn as a 6 year old boy, into a another world filled with magical a complicated social class system and lots of politics. He is reborn as Wendelin von Benno Baumeister and is the 8th son of a family of poor nobles. He eventually finds out that he has a natural ability for magic. Brantack Lyngstad who is wandering the forest senses this and take on Wendlin as his student and teaches him to control is magic before he is turned into of one of the whispering dead. Wendlin is later forced to use holy magic to kill him. A few years later he leaves his village and family to the Adventurer’s Academy to become an adventurer. There he gets into the politics of the country and starts his journey as an adventurer.

This anime is another one of those that I just started watching out on a whim. I thought this anime Wiseman’s Grandchild which has a similar story and tone to the series. The overall story isn’t that bad and the characters are likeable. I just wish it had better character development, the only real character development was Wendlin and maybe his brother Kurt who is important to the series later on. When I look at this series as a whole, it’s one of those series that you watch when there is nothing more on to watch. It’s a 12 episode series and can be watched in at least a 3 hour binge session. I hope there is a season 2 to maybe expand on the world and characters, since those are the things I think this series lacked. I did like the anime opening, though, It has that Attack on titan-esque type of music to it, which I like. I give this series, maybe a 3 out of 5 and its a enjoyable watch.

What do you think of this anime?

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