The upcoming The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest anime has received its first trailer, offering a taste of the fantasy show’s contents and the characters’ voices.
Additionally, it was revealed that the show will debut in January 2022.
The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest is based on the light novels written by Shotou Shinkou and illustrated by Huuka Kazabana. The light novels began publication in 2017 and have 13 volumes as of March 2021. The story originated as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou.
A manga adaptation began in 2017 and has 16 volumes as of September 2021. Penguin Random House describes the manga as:
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!
The staff of The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest includes Noriaki Akitaya (ORESUKI Are you the only one who loves me) as director, Huuka Kazabana (The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest light novel illustrator) as original character designer, Mina Oosawa (I-CHU) as character designer, and Hiroki Uchida (Date A Live III) as series composer. J.C.Staff is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Nina Tamaki as Mathias, Sayumi Suzushiro as Lurie, Haruka Shiraishi as Arma, and Shiori Izawa as Iris.
Source: NBCUniversal Anime/Music YouTube channel