On October 12, 2022, reliable anime news leaker Sugoi LITE claimed that author Kenkyo na Circle and illustrator Meru’s I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tensei Shitara dai Nana Ouji dattanode, Kimamani Majutsu wo Kimwamemasu) fantasy light novel series is inspiring an anime adaptation!
I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability’s staff and cast are as yet unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted here at Anime Geek!
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What is the plot of I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability?
The story begins when a noble, who possesses powerful magic, mercilessly kills a commoner who only possesses weak magic. The noble condescendingly explains to the commoner that a true magician must possess pedigree, talent, and effort. These were the words of a famous sorcerer known as William Bolt.
As the commoner began to die consumed by the flames of the noble’s attack spell he was not filled with resentment, but awe for the powerful attack. As he began to burn to death he thought, “If I could have one wish it would be to study more and master magic.” A divine presence heard his plea and decided to reincarnate him as Prince Lloyd, the 7th Prince of King Saloom.
As Lloyd began to grow up a rumor began to spread that he could be the reincarnation of William Bolt due to the fact he read spell books instead of picture books and gentlemanly refused to drink his mother’s milk. Lloyd has no interest in fame or fortune, and just cares about learning and mastering how to cast more spells.
A beautiful maid and swordswoman, Silpha, is assigned to teach Lloyd swordsmanship, but he would rather be elsewhere reading his books. To make matters even worse, Silpha requires him to bathe with her and the other maids, which is incredibly embarrassing due to his adult mind.
When the maids gossip about a forbidden book that has a devil sealed inside of it Lloyd’s interest is instantly piqued. He decides to sneak down into the sealed underground library in order to check out the forbidden spell books. The devil appears and requests that Lloyd break the seal on it.
At first, the devil offers Lloyd gold but when that doesn’t work he offers to teach Lloyd lost ancient spells. Lloyd decides to break the seal on the devil, who almost destroyed Saloom Kingdom in the past, and the two begin to fight. Lloyd is incredibly interested in the devil’s magic and even wants to feel the powerful magic do its worst on his body. Apparently, Lloyd has masochistic tendencies. After a fierce battle, the devil realizes he’s no match for Lloyd and becomes his pet.
Where can I read the light novel series and manga?
On October 31, 2019, Kenkyo na Circle launched the story I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability in the user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou (Let’s Be Novelists!). On July 2, 2020, the series was published with illustrations by Meru by Kodansha under their Ranobe Bunko imprint, and five volumes have been released as of July 2022.
On June 27, 2020, a manga adaptation illustrated by Yousuke Kokuzawa began serialization in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website and app. The manga’s chapters have been collected into eight tankbon volumes. The manga’s English digital version has been licensed by Kodansha USA. In Fall 2022, Kodansha USA will be releasing the manga in print.
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