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'Reincarnated as a Sword' reveals first PV for October 2022 broadcast

Updated: Aug 10, 2022

It is directed by Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail), written by Takahiro Nagano (Touken Ranbu), with music by Yasuharu Takanashi (Hell Girl)

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 27, 2022 at 14:20 PHT

The first promotional video has been released for the TV anime adaptation of Yuu Tanaka and Llo's fantasy light novel series Reincarnated as a Sword.

The anime is scheduled to air in October 2022 and is animated by studio C2C.

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As the title suggests, the main character (CV: Shin-ichiro Miki) is reincarnated in another world as a sword, and is an intelligent weapon who stayed alone in a forest, absorbing magical power until someone worthy could wield him. The young catgirl slave Fran (CV: Ai Kakuma) discovers him and names him "Master/Teacher."

The TV series is directed by Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail) and written by Takahiro Nagano (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru), with music composed by Yasuharu Takanashi (Hell Girl, Naruto Shippuden).


  • Original work: Yuu Tanaka (serialized in Micro Magazine's GC Novels)

  • Character draft: Llo

  • Director: Shinji Ishihira

  • Series composition/Screenplay: Takahiro Nagano

  • Character design/Animation director: Atsuko Saito

  • Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX)

  • Animation production: C2C

  • Production: Reincarnated as a Sword Production Committee

About Reincarnated as a Sword

Reincarnated as a Sword (Japanese: 転生したら剣でした, Romaji: Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita), also known as Tenken (転剣), is a Japanese light novel series written by Yuu Tanaka and illustrated by Llo. It started as a web novel on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in October 2015. It was later published as a light novel by Micro Magazine.

The series has received a manga adaptation by Tomowo Maruyama, published by Gentosha, as well as a spin-off manga by Hinako Inoue, published by Micro Magazine.

Both the light novels and manga were licensed for North American release by Seven Seas Entertainment, as well as the spin-off.

Source: Reincarnated as a Sword official Twitter, official website




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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