A non-human protagonist is what the story of this new isekai anime from the Fall 2022 lineup promises to give us this season and it might actually entice us all as the plot itself is pretty interesting despite how generic it may sound.
Reincarnated as a Sword can be likely considered literal and true to its title because our main character was transmigrated to another world with memories of his past but this time, he became a magical sword – a weapon strong enough to change the fate of this new world he found himself in.
Reincarnated as a sentient weapon with memories of his past life, but not his name, a magical sword saves a young beast girl 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!Source: Seven Seas
The new anime is adapted from a light novel of the same title by Yuu Tanakastudio C2C, the studio behind Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, and the anime is also directed by Shinji Ishihira with character designs provided by Atsuuko Saitou.
Now that Reincarnated as a Sword brought a new isekai vibe this season for all of us, many of you might be craving to discover more and learn other stories that share similar antics to it. That is why we have prepared here our top 10 recommended anime like Reincarnated as a Sword that you guys shouldn’t miss watching.
10 Anime Like Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken deshita)
The Faraway Paladin
Coming first on the list is the 2021 isekai anime The Faraway Paladin. Even with a generic story, this anime can be considered unique in its own right within its genre. Here, we have an MC who had been reincarnated in a fantasy world but instead of having normal parents, 3 undead ended up raising him and it didn’t make him any less of a human at all.
Marchen Awaken Romance
Quite the isekai but at the same time a full-pledged shounen anime, Marchen Awaken Romance or also known as MAR comes next on the list. If in Reincarnated as a Sword, we have an MC who ended up in the body of a weapon, Marchen Awaken Romance had a talking weapon that resembles a metal kendama. Beyond their similarity, MAR is an exciting story from the author behind the Flame of Recca manga.
My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1
Just like many isekai anime, this series seems pretty generic on the surface but what makes it a worthwhile experience is the genuine fun that the viewers will have when following the journey of the MC who was transmigrated to a fantasy world and started his adventuring life.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Dark and gloomy, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash somehow share a bit of dramatic mood with Reincarnated as a Sword. Both anime series revolves around isekai antics, the characters have no memories of their previous life but instead of weeping and getting traumatized because of it, they form an alliance, and together, they go on an adventure.
Here’s another trapped inside the game anime and one that established itself as among the best of its genre. In this MMORPG-inspired isekai anime, players of a certain video game were trapped inside of it and in order to survive, they socialize with the NPC, created groups and alliances, and were thrown into a political adventure with plenty of action, cute moments, and compelling development.
So I’m a Spider, So What?
Alright, we don’t have a main character reincarnated as a sword in this isekai anime but we have here a spider instead. Yes, the MC reincarnated as a spider and she ended up becoming a Demon Lord. Wow! That sounds like a lot of hard work and luck she has to maneuver to reach that far and now, she’s the enemy of her classmates and friends.
Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy
Another isekai and this time, the MC is overbearingly strong and ended up defying logic despite the hate of a certain goddess of a fantasy world that had been imposed on him. Tsukimichi is more similar to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime in many ways but it can also be compared at some point with Reincarnated as a Sword.
Exciting and intriguing, Overlord is a beautiful fusion of action, conspiracy, and comedy; all wrapped in the absolutely hot and sexy mood of the story. This is the story of world domination with confusing motives but the MC and his gang simply do it because they can. Nonetheless, it’s lit and exciting to follow them altogether.
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Just you guess it right, this is another isekai anime on our list and that is The Rising of the Shield Hero anime, a combination of heartfelt drama and nervewracking action that ought to get you compelled to dive into its world.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Last but absolutely not least is an anime like Reincarnated as a Sword that I’ve mentioned earlier, it is Tensura or That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime where the MC died and was transported into a fantasy world and became a slime (???). What? Anyway, this anime had become one of the best and most popular isekai anime we could ever have out there and it just excels in building the hype and delivering all the feels at the same time.