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Light Novel 'Tensei shitara Ken deshita' Gets TV Anime

by Vindstot
Sep 23, 6:23 PM | 41 Comments
The wraparound band on the 12th volume of Yuu Tanaka's Tensei shitara Ken deshita (Reincarnated as a Sword) light novel announced a television anime on Friday.

Synopsis
The hero of Tensei shitara Ken deshita differs from your standard otherworldly protagonist in that he is reincarnated as a sword! Beginning his quest by spawning in the middle of a beast-ridden forest, he encounters an injured girl frantically fleeing for her life. Saving her from her assailants, the pair acquaint themselves, and the girl introduces herself as Fran. She bears a heavy past, having endured the enslavement and maltreatment of her tribe, the Black Cats.

As the hero is unable to remember the name from his past life, the young and tenacious Fran bestows him the name "Shishou" and becomes his wielder. Thereafter, Shishou and Fran become a formidable team, embarking on quests to liberate the oppressed and exact justice! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Tanaka began penning the action fantasy novel, abbreviated as TenKen, on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in October 2015. Micro Magazine began printing the series under its GC Novels imprint in July 2016, featuring illustrations by LLO (Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai). TenKen has a cumulative 1.8 million copies of its volumes in print.

Tomoo Maruyama bagan drawing a manga adaptation on the Denshi Birz (later Comic Boost) website in December 2016. Gentosha published the tenth volume on Friday.

Manga creator duo Hinako Inoue launched the Tensei shitara Ken deshita: Another Wish (Reincarnated as a Sword: Another Wish) spin-off on the Comic Ride web magazine last June. Micro Magazine published the third volume on Friday, which also contained the anime announcement on its wraparound band.

Seven Seas Entertainment respectively licensed both the light novel and manga adaptation in English in January and May 2019, and published the fifth novel volume and seventh manga volume on May 25 and September 14. The publisher also licensed the Another Wish spin-off manga in May and plans to release the first volume on January 18, 2022.

Novel special site: https://gcnovels.jp/sword/
Official Twitter: @tenken_official

Source: PR Times

Tensei shitara Ken Deshita on MAL

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now im curious if the vending machine isekai is gonna get adapted lol

Oct 3, 12:43 PM by SkyFullOfStars

Tenken getting anime is good news because I read this LN in english. And its not harem and OP Male MC isekai trash

Sep 26, 9:46 PM by chriskor022

Can't wait to see the adventures of Fran and Master the Sword in animated form. I'm also curious as to who the animation studio will be that gets to adapt this series.

Sep 25, 1:33 PM by Nodqfan

Asturaetus said:
RobertBobert said:

Even between Fran and some side characters?

At least as far as I've read and that's probably beyond what the anime will adapt there was no one with any romantic interest in her. And after a while when they set off beyond the first town to traveling it's pretty much just the two of them. They sure meet other people on their way that help them for a while (a quest here, a dungeon there, a political intrique maybe) and then they part ways with them again. So the party consists basically just of those two.


cough cough cough The Princess and Fran 😏

Sep 25, 8:22 AM by Wdtm86

Asturaetus said:
Not surprising - I think it was only a matter of time for this one to get an adaption since it is pretty popular.

Sure is a fun title. I really liked the father-daughter dynamic that developed between Master and Fran. And him trying to keep her out of trouble, support her in her fights and trying to rein in her impulse of pummeling people that annoy her. And Fran is pretty much more the main character than him.

So just a sword-daddy looking after his wild cat-girl of a daughter.

As long as the adaption holds up it will certainly be a fun ride.


I'm seriously happy to know their relationship is sooo wholesome!!! This keeps getting better and better!

Sep 24, 11:25 PM by Dauphine

Let me guess...he gets a human form around Arc 2 or 3, right?


Also, how long till Vending Machine and Thermal Fountain Isekais, I wonder?

Sep 24, 6:41 PM by Fabris

I remember finding out about this one 4 years ago because it had a title similar to Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken, I even read the first volume of the manga adaptation but I put it on hold for some reason, I guess this is a good time to catch up.

Sep 24, 1:20 PM by El-Melloi

Great news, this is one of the better isekai titles. Fran is super cute and the rest of the cast is decent too.

Sep 24, 7:32 AM by Gildesh

How do you even convince yourself that you're the main character?
still looking forward to it tho

Sep 24, 7:00 AM by PhillipMannering

Damn, now we are one step closer to getting the "reincarnated as a vending machine" adaptation.

Sep 24, 6:50 AM by MuZe-

Asturaetus said:
RobertBobert said:

So, in a way, this is Kino's Journey + talking sword?

I see where the comparison comes from. And in a way, you could say so. But I'd argue Kino is more about the commentary on the underlying social issues of the towns and people she comes across, etc. This is very much still an adventure type isekai kind of story with fighting monsters or other people and focussing on getting stronger, etc. If you expect deeper messages you might set yourself up for disappointment.

For something more akin to a fantasy-type Kino story we would probably need a Frieren or Bard Loen adaption.


No, I'm only talking about the scheme for constructing arcs. I call this "Pokemon Adventures" because it was my first anime with characters walking between cities most of the time.

Sep 24, 6:35 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:

So, in a way, this is Kino's Journey + talking sword?

I see where the comparison comes from. And in a way, you could say so. But I'd argue Kino is more about the commentary on the underlying social issues of the towns and people she comes across, etc. This is very much still an adventure type isekai kind of story with fighting monsters or other people and focussing on getting stronger, etc. If you expect deeper messages you might set yourself up for disappointment.

For something more akin to a fantasy-type Kino story we would probably need a Frieren or Bard Loen adaption.

Sep 24, 5:38 AM by Asturaetus

Asturaetus said:
RobertBobert said:

Even between Fran and some side characters?

At least as far as I've read and that's probably beyond what the anime will adapt there was no one with any romantic interest in her. And after a while when they set off beyond the first town to traveling it's pretty much just the two of them. They sure meet other people on their way that help them for a while (a quest here, a dungeon there, a political intrique maybe) and then they part ways with them again. So the party consists basically just of those two.


So, in a way, this is Kino's Journey + talking sword?

Sep 24, 5:30 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:

Even between Fran and some side characters?

At least as far as I've read and that's probably beyond what the anime will adapt there was no one with any romantic interest in her. And after a while when they set off beyond the first town to traveling it's pretty much just the two of them. They sure meet other people on their way that help them for a while (a quest here, a dungeon there, a political intrique maybe) and then they part ways with them again. So the party consists basically just of those two.

Sep 24, 5:23 AM by Asturaetus

RobertBobert said:


They seriously think that if isekai weren't popular, then their favorite manga or LN would undoubtedly get an adaptation.


Yeah and usally these peoples fav manga or Ln is so niche and no more than 5 people give enough f*** cause more or less every popular manga or Ln (IN JAPAN) eventually gets anime adaption (if they have enough content) be it isekai or not and regardless of demographic that is specially these days

Sep 24, 5:23 AM by AnimeFA78N

Asturaetus said:
RobertBobert said:

So, is it mainly about younger female - older male type of show without any romance or baiting?

Correction: It's a "younger female - talking sword type of show". And yeah - obviously there's not even the slightest hint of romance.


Even between Fran and some side characters?

Sep 24, 5:16 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:

So, is it mainly about younger female - older male type of show without any romance or baiting?

Correction: It's a "younger female - talking sword type of show". And yeah - obviously there's not even the slightest hint of romance.

Sep 24, 5:14 AM by Asturaetus

Asturaetus said:
Not surprising - I think it was only a matter of time for this one to get an adaption since it is pretty popular.

Sure is a fun title. I really liked the father-daughter dynamic that developed between Master and Fran. And him trying to keep her out of trouble, support her in her fights and trying to rein in her impulse of pummeling people that annoy her. And Fran is pretty much more the main character than him.

So just a sword-daddy looking after his wild cat-girl of a daughter.

As long as the adaption holds up it will certainly be a fun ride.


So, is it mainly about younger female - older male type of show without any romance or baiting?

Sep 24, 5:09 AM by RobertBobert

LunyRem said:
RobertBobert said:
@LunyRem Could this be ... what are you talking about our goddess?

Bingo! 👍 But that's if they would honestly keep the same voice actors from the drama CD to the anime, then this will be awesome.


You made me love this show with just one comment, lol.

Sep 24, 5:07 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
@LunyRem Could this be ... what are you talking about our goddess?

Bingo! 👍 But that's if they would honestly keep the same voice actors from the drama CD to the anime, then this will be awesome.

Sep 24, 5:04 AM by LunyRem

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