First Look: Promo Video For ‘The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?’ Anime

by Sage Ashford

The first trailer for the upcoming anime The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? has been revealed. Based on a light novel series by Choco Fuzi, the series is an isekai following a 25 year old salaryman named Ichinomiya Shingo. One night after Shingo passes out after work, he awakens to find himself in the body of a five year old in another world. The five year old’s body is that of Wendelin von Benno Baumeister, the eighth son of a surprisingly poor noble family that owns a massive tract of land.  With no ability to manage the land, Wendelin/Shingo has to turn to his other ability–the rare talent of being a magic user, to try and make his way in the world. Though most of the still images seem to imply Wendelin will spend most of his time as a child, the trailer tells a different story, seeing the character grow into a teenage/adult form before most of the main story begins.

The head creative team sees Tetsuo Miura take on his first major directing role, Takeshi Miyamoto (Student War) handling series composition, and Kenji Tanabe (Binbougami-ga) doing the main character designs.

The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? is scheduled to begin some time in 2020.

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