Anime premieres early on ABEMA on September 28
The official website for the television anime of Yuu Tanaka and llo‘s Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) light novel series began streaming the second promotional video, and it reveals additional cast, theme songs, and October 5 premiere. The video also previews the opening theme song “Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita” (Reincarnated as a Sword) by Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets.
The website also unveiled a new visual:
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 5 at 11:00 pm JST before airing on ABC TV and BS Asahi. Episodes will debut a week early on the streaming on the ABEMA service, starting on September 28 at 11:30 pm JST.
Maon Kurosaki will perform the ending theme song “more＜STRONGLY.”
The newly announced cast includes:
Ami Koshimizu as Amanda
Wataru Hatano axis Klimt
The anime’s cast includes:
Shinichiro Miki as Master, the sword that saves Fran
Ai Kakuma as Fran, an enslaved beastgirl who encounters Master and becomes his wielder
Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Edens Zero) is directing the anime at at C2C. Takahiro Nagano (Duel Masters script writer) is writing and supervising the scripts. Atsuki Sait (Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu, Wandering Witch – The Journey of Elaina episode animation director) is designing the characters, and is also serving as chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music.
Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing both the original light novels and Tomowo Maruyama‘s manga adaptation in English. The company describes the manga:
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 Maruyamaand 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.
Tanaka launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in October 2015, and Gentosha began publishing the series with illustrations by llo in July 2016. The 12th compiled book volume shipped in September 2021, and the 13th volume will ship on Wednesday. Maruyama launched the manga adaptation on Gentosha‘s Denshi Birz website in December 2016, and the 10th volume shipped in September 2021. The 11th volume will ship on Wednesday.
The light novel series has reached over 1.8 million copies in circulation.
Hinako Inoue launched the Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita: Another Wish manga spin-off in June 2020.
Sources: Reincarnated as a Sword anime’s website, Comic Natalie