Tensei shitara Ken deshita
Reincarnated as a Sword
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Tensei shitara Ken deshita

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Synonyms: TenKen, I was a Sword when I Reincarnated
Japanese: 転生したら剣でした
English: Reincarnated as a Sword
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 9, 2016 to ?
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Reincarnation Reincarnation
Serialization: Comic Boost
Authors: Maruyama, Tomoo (Art), Tanaka, Yuu (Story)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 99989,998 users)
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Ranked: #29442
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Popularity: #568
Members: 31,587
Favorites: 405

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Hunted, enslaved, and killed—such is the terrible fate that befalls the members of the Black Cats tribe. Twelve-year-old Fran, a girl of the persecuted race, craves revenge for the atrocities committed against her people. She dreams of a brighter future, one for which she will not hesitate to get her hands dirty. An encounter with a talking sword, a reincarnated man looking for a beautiful wielder, turns out to be the deciding moment that will change her fate.

With the help of her new comrade, the young Fran plans to reclaim the pride and honor of her kin, slashing down all her enemies along the way. With an unshakable resolve, she embarks on a journey with her miraculous sword.

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Released just months after the original light novel's publishing, Tensei shitara Ken deshita was serialized in the Denshi Birz magazine; the manga was then published in Comic Boost after the former magazine ended. The light novel and manga were produced and serialized concurrently.

The series has been published in English as Reincarnated as a Sword by Seven Seas Entertainment since December 17, 2019.


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Feb 6, 2018
Preliminary (12/? eps)
This will be a short review. As many types of this manga, it is based on a Light Novel.

This manga has great art, serviceable story, lovable main characters and good humor. The story isn't bad but has tons of potential. The art is great and is one of the things I like very much from this manga. I want to emphasize in the humour this manga has. It doesn't have your slapstick humor or funny-haha humour, but more of a funny, warm-hearted humor.

Give it a chance if you're still not tired of the "transported into another world" or "reincarnated into another world" type of manga/story.
Apr 21, 2018
Preliminary (16/? eps)
So after realizing that i originally accidentally reviewed the Light Novel version. I decided to come and review the Manga. My LN review still fits how i feel about the LN.

But i really love this. Fran is adorable and amazing. The art really works well with facial and comedic expressions.

I like that the MC is OP but he only really starts excelling when someone is wielding him.

Things like Fran's parents being dead i'm not really liking that. I like the idea that one of the missions of the story is to reunite Fran's parents or at least her mother. I'm still ...
Jul 4, 2019
Preliminary (29/? eps)
As someone who has read both the web novel and the manga, the manga is definitely a giant step up in all areas. While the story is a classical isekai, the manga is more interesting than it appears to be. Our main characters are Master, the man who was reincarnated as a sword who guides Fran, the cat girl who is trying to accomplish a certain goal in life that I can't spoil.
The characters are more fleshed out and likable, fight scenes are way cooler and have a sense of "je ne sais quoi", skills and abilities are interesting, the whole shebang. I definitely recommend ...

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