An announcement has come from the official website for the television anime of Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita). The website based around Yuu Tanaka and LLO‘s light novel series began streaming its first full promotional video for the upcoming anime last Sunday.
The video goes into a lot of detail about the new series, revealing the anime’s main staff, as well as its premiere date in October. In addition to this, the site for the new series also unveiled a new visual:
Shinji Ishihira (of Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, and Edens Zero) is directing the anime, with production being managed by studio C2C. Takahiro Nagano (of Duel Masters) is writing and supervising the scripts for the series. Atsuki Saitō (of Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu and Wandering Witch – The Journey of Elaina) is designing the main characters and also serving as chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music for the season.
The anime’s cast so far includes the following:
- Shinichiro Miki as Master (the sword that saves Fran)
- Ai Kakuma as Fran (an enslaved beast girl who encounters Master and becomes his wielder)
Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing both the original light novels and Tomowo Maruyama’s manga adaptation in English. They describe the plot of the series as follows:
Reincarnated as a sentient weapon with memories of his past life, but not his name, a magical sword saves a young beastgirl from a life of slavery. Fran, the cat-eared girl, becomes his wielder, and wants only to grow stronger, while the sword wants to know why he is here. Together, the strange duo’s journey has only just begun! This manga adaptation of the hit light novel series features charming artwork by manga artist Tomowo Maruyama, and is sure to be enjoyed by existing fans of the franchise as well as all-new readers who are ready for a sharp fantasy tale.
The original light novels were launched by Tanaka on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in October 2015. Gentosha began publishing the books with illustrations by LLO in July 2016, and the light novel series has since reached over 1.8 million copies in circulation. Maruyama launched the manga adaptation on Gentosha’s Denshi Birz website in December 2016.
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