The winter 2022 anime adaptation of the Kenja no Deshi o Nanoru Kenja light novel series went with the English title of She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man. With the series making a January 11th, 2022 debut, the series is now getting some new distribution as part of the merger going on as Crunchyroll has now added the complete season to its service in its original Japanese language with English subtitles and the English language dub.
The series saw Keitaro Motonaga directing it based on the scripts overseen by Takamitsu Kouno. Kumi Horii handled the character designs with Studio A-Cat handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Nichika Omori as Mira, Ayumu Murase as Solomon, Minami Hinata as Luminaria, Yūko Natsuyoshi as Emera, Yae Sakura as Frikka, Hiroki Yasumoto as Asbal, Junichi Saitou as Zef, and Kanomi Izawa as Tact.
Tia Ballard is directing the dub with Matt Shipman handling the scripts for it. The English cast includes Felecia Angelle as Mira, Mick Wingert as Danblf, Kristine McGuire as Amalette, Jacob Browning as Cleos, Brianna Roberts as Lythalia, Xanthe Huynh as Marianna, Stephanie Young as Narrator, and Brandon McInnis as Solomon.
The series features the opening theme song is “Ready Set Go!!” by Asaka, and the ending theme song is “Ambitious” by Erabareshi.
The novel series began in 2012 and is ongoing with thirteen volumes in print so far by Hirotsugu Ryusen. A manga adaptation began in 2016 by Dicca Suemitsu that has six volumes out.
Plot Concept: She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man follows Sakimori Kagami, a young man who’s spent four years perfecting his avatar in the online VRMMORPG Arch Earth Online.
Going by the name Dunbalf, he’s known across the land of this virtual world. But one night before bed, Kagami uses an in-game vanity case that’s about to expire—opting to create his ideal version of a female Dunbalf avatar for fun.
Waking up, he’s surprised to find that he’s now in the body of the avatar he created the night before, and he’ll have to work his way from the bottom up! So he’s a young dude, playing an old dude, who is now playing a young girl—who is still that old dude.
Mira is described as a beautiful summoner who identifies herself as Dunbalf’s pupil. And if you’ve been keeping up, you’ll remember that she is Dunbalf, which means her abilities are the same as his. Despite her youthful appearance, she speaks like an old man.