The number of isekai anime grows every season. This time, Reincarnated as a Sword is the latest addition to the isekai genre. As the title implies, the main character dies and reincarnates in the isekai world. While the premise appears to be overused, how many episodes will Reincarnated as a Sword have?
What Sets Reincarnated as a Sword Apart From Other Isekai Anime?
Reincarnated as a Sword centers on Fran, the newest cat girl of the isekai genre. She is from the Black Cat tribe, the lowest kind of Beastkin in the isekai world.
Fran and her species are the only Beastkin tribes that cannot evolve, making them a laughingstock and a target of discrimination.
Because of this, Fran vows to discover the key to evolution for the sake of her tribe and her parents' dreams.
When a character with no name dies in the real world, he reincarnates in the isekai world.
Unlike other main characters who reincarnate as people or even slimes, the main character returns to the new world as a sword!
Over time, the sword realizes that by collecting skills and crushing gems, he has the potential to become the world's most powerful sword.
However, before becoming the strongest, he must first find a wielder!
When Fran gets the opportunity to wield the sword, their fates are forever linked!
How Many Episodes Will Reincarnated as a Sword Have?
Reincarnated as a Sword will have a total of 12 episodes.
According to the anime’s official website, Reincarnated as a Sword will run for a single anime cour.
Also, the anime’s Blu-ray and DVD release information confirms the episode count of Reincarnated as a Sword.
In fact, Reincarnated as a Sword will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes.
The first volume will contain episodes one through four, the second volume will contain episodes five through eight, and the third volume will contain episodes nine through twelve.
In anime terminology, a single cour refers to a single anime season, where shows usually have a total of 12 or 13 episodes. This is usually the case for isekai anime shows that get released every season.
However, some shows continue to run for double seasons or two-cour, or even split-cour, where the show will pause between two anime seasons.
Overlord, KonoSuba, and No Game No Life are examples of single cour isekai anime shows, in addition to Reincarnated as a Sword.
What to Expect in Reincarnated as a Sword
As expected, Reincarnated as a Sword is frequently compared to other isekai shows.
Because of the resemblance, the anime almost feels like a knock-off of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
However, when it comes to the execution of its premise, Reincarnated as a Sword is a complete departure.
In the anime, the reincarnated sword yearns for a wielder who can put all the skills he managed to learn from the beasts of the fantasy world to good use.
That premise sounds like the plot of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, but the isekai anime has the sword's cutest wielder, Fran, to settle the score and get Rimuru Tempest out of the way.
By watching the trailer, it is easy to conclude that Reincarnated as a Sword looks interesting due to its smooth animation, fighting sequences, and decent soundtrack.
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