Isekai readers tired of reincarnated slimes, spiders, and other creatures, rest easy: The reborn sword is almost here to slay all rivals and claim its rightful place as the premier Isekai. Taking a similar approach to the majority of its genre, the show promises to be more than just another conventional reincarnation fantasy anime.
However, it’s no secret that Isekai has its critics during this period of success, and they’re probably apprehensive about how amazing the series may go. As such, those who are already intrigued will likely want to know more about where and when they can catch the new show. What Isekai fans (and detractors) need to know about Reincarnated as a Sword before it premieres in around a month?
The Plot of Reincarnated as A Sword
First published as a novel, Reincarnated as a Sword has since been renamed the even more absurd I Became the Sword by Transmigrating. The hero of the story does what all good isekai heroes do: he gets run over by a car. After this, he is reborn as a sword, as the name implies. Fran, a catgirl slave in a less-than-enviable situation, stumbles upon the said weapon.
When Fran and the sword form an alliance, the blade earns the title “Master” and helps defend and battle alongside the young woman on their subsequent mission. Despite the moniker he adopts, Master and his new ally become close, almost like a father and a daughter. This subverts the standard conventions of Isekai and promises exciting new scenes according to the protagonist’s armament nature.
The Cast of Reincarnated as A Sword
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Reincarnated as a Sword was C2C’s first animation project after the success of Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy, another isekai series. Like that show, Shinji Ishihara, who previously helmed the acclaimed anime Edens Zero, is at the helm of Reincarnated as a Sword. The series is written by Takahiro Nagano and Atsuki Saito; character designs and animation direction are by Atsuki Saito; and Yasuhara Takahashi the composer of the music for Fairy Tail and Naruto Shippuden, is providing the score.
Shin-ichiro Miki provides the voice for Master, and Ai Kakuma gives life to Fran. Other voice actors include Ami Koshimizu, Wataru Hatano, Tetsu Inada, Rumi Okubo, and Shinpachi Tsuji for Amanda, Klimt, Donadrond, Nell, and Gallus. The opening theme, “Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita,” is sung by Kishida Kyodan & The Akeboshi Rockets, and the closing theme, “moreSTRONGLY,” is performed by Maon Kurosaki.
Where to Watch and Release the Date of “Reincarnated as A Sword?”
On October 5th, Tokyo MX will be the first Japanese network to telecast Reincarnated as a Sword, followed by BS Asahi and ABC TV. On the other hand, the ABEMA streaming service makes each of these episodes available a week in advance. There has been no announcement regarding the availability of a subtitled or dubbed version of the series on a foreign anime streaming service such as Crunchyroll or Funimation.
Sentai Filmworks, however, has licensed the show for distribution outside of Asia, so we may hear something soon. The series is directed by Shinji Ishihara and produced by C2C, with scripts written and supervised by Takahiro Nagano, characters designed and designed by Atsuki Sait, and animation and music composed by Yasuharu Takanashi. Premiere air dates for Tokyo MX, ABC, and BS Asahi have been confirmed for October 5, 2022.
Trailer for Reincarnated as A Sword
Reincarnated as a Sword has a new trailer out, and it looks nothing like what you might expect from the title. Even though there is comedy in the clip, the scenes of Fran meeting Master and them destroying anybody who is in their way are quite spectacular.
While many isekai anime feature elements of action and adventure, this program focuses primarily on them, and it does so with a degree of violence and spectacle that is uncommon in isekai anime, which often relies more on comedy. The animation is polished and smooth, suggesting that this is more than a quick cash-in on the isekai fad.