Isekai reincarnates again in Reincarnated as a Sword, and the anime promises both great action and an exciting dynamic protagonist.
Kodoani.com – While some viewers want it, the isekai genre isn’t going to slow down when it comes to anime. The latest isekai light novel with an anime theme is Reincarnated as a Sword, promising to give the genre the right to become an arm. As silly as it sounds, ridiculers and haters should revisit isekai’s latest reincarnation show.
With an almost father-daughter relationship between a young girl and a sword, the film is sure to shake up the usual dynamics of power fantasy. Coming out in the next few months, here’s what anime fans should know about Reincarnated as a Swordas well as why other isekai fans might like it.
Reincarnated as a Sword continues Isekai’s bizarre reincarnation trend
Based on the original novel by Yuu Tanaka, Reincarnation as a Sword features an unnamed protagonist who is literally reincarnated as a sword. After dying at the hands of a relative of Truck-kun, he becomes a powerful sword in a fantasy world. Satisfied with his weaponized fate, the guy seeks to be used by a worthy warrior. His wish comes true thanks to the timely appearance of a two-headed bear. The ferocious creature attacks a convoy of slaves, with the cat girl Fran finding the sword and using it in battle. Now called master, the sword and Fran leave to enjoy a grand quest full of adventure.
Both the novel and light novel series are still running, starting in 2015 and 2016. This was followed by two manga adaptations: Reincarnated as a Sword and Reincarnated as a Sword: Another Wish. Likewise, both are still in publication, with 11 and four volumes to date. Now, the series has finally jumped on the isekai anime bandwagon and got an anime adaptation.
When will the sword reincarnation start broadcasting?
The Reincarnated as a Sword anime adaptation is produced by C2C, the same company behind the other isekai anime Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy. It also shares a director, Shinji Ishihara, who directed the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail. Reincarnated as a Sword was announced in late 2021 alongside the light novel’s 12th volume, and fans didn’t have to wait long. The show will premiere on Japanese airwaves on October 5, 2022, with Sentai Filmworks announcing that it will license the anime series outside of Japan. However, which streaming service will host the show is still unclear.
Being reincarnated as a sword will appeal to fans of Sword Art Online and other Isekai
As mentioned, the teacher/student relationship between Master and Fran is a father/daughter relationship – which is particularly unique to isekai stories. This offers something new to what has become a fairly old genre, but it will still appeal to those who can’t get enough isekai. With the hero becoming a powerful thing in a fantasy world that is not his own, the premise and title of the series bears many similarities to That Time I Was Reincarnated as a Slime. With a focus on epic action, it is also quite similar to Sword Art Online, synonymous with the genre.
With more and more isekai light novels being adapted into anime, what has been shown so far of Reincarnated as a Sword convinced many that it wouldn’t just be a series like many other stories. If it’s anything like the source material, the focus will be much less on the reincarnation stuff and more on the wonderful relationship between a girl and her sword. that.