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8 Anime like Reincarnated as a Sword you must see

December 30, 2022

‘Reincarnated as a Sword’ or ‘Tensei shitara Ken deshita’ is an isekai fantasy anime based on the light novel series by Yuu Tanaka illustrated by Llo. The series follows a man who reincarnates in another world as a magical sword with telekinetic powers. Thanks to his special ability, he manages to acquire many skills, but his life takes an interesting turn when he meets a Black Cat girl named Fran. When she becomes his guardian, they decide together to help each other through all the difficulties so that Fran can eventually evolve. This is the beginning of the adventurous journey of the eccentric duo, who attain magical powers at a frightening rate, shocking even the world’s most seasoned adventurers.

The story of Fran, a young girl from an oppressed species who sets out to make her mark on the world, has inspired and entertained many since the series launched. If you love anime, you’ll probably want to watch more similar shows. If you are also looking for recommendations, then we have them for you. You can watch most of these anime that are similar to Reincarnated as a Sword on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crunchyroll or Funimation.

8. Overlord (2015 -)

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Yggdrasil is a well-known game with a huge following that is about to be closed forever. So a powerful wizard named Momonga who is also the master of the dark guild wants to play the virtual reality game to the last second. This decision changes his life as he is mysteriously stuck in the game world and sets out on a quest to conquer it. While Reincarnated as a Sword doesn’t have much in common with Overlord, fans who want to see another high-quality Isekai series with a decent premise will likely enjoy the latter as well.

7. Zero’s Confidant (2006)

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Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a student at the prestigious Tristain Academy who is considered a failure by her peers because she can’t do magic properly. Eventually, during a summoning ritual, she summons Saito Hiraga, a boy who bears the mark of the powerful familiar Gandalf on his hand. The Familiar of Zero follows Saito and Louise as they come to terms with their current situation and prove that they are respectable in the eyes of other people. The series will definitely appeal to fans of Reincarnated as a Sword as it also features a sentient sword like Shishou and also has some decent fight scenes.

6. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (2016 -)

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If you want to see another isekai anime like ‘Reincarnated As a Sword’, in which magic and swordplay are key elements in world building, then you should definitely watch ‘KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World’. The series is about a high school student named Kazuma Satou who, after his miserable death, has a choice between being reincarnated in a fantasy world or going to heaven. Choosing a new life, he is immediately given the task of fighting a demon king.

Interestingly, Kazuma is then given the option to choose a helper and he makes the mistake of choosing the goddess Aqua, who proves useless. The weird and action-packed story of Kazuma will likely keep Reincarnated As a Sword fans entertained, given the many similarities already mentioned. Also, the funny moments in KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! to the overall experience and make it a great film.

5. Rising of the Shield Hero (2019 -)

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‘Rising of the Shield Hero’ tells the story of an otaku named Naofumi Iwatani who is summoned to the Kingdom of Melromarc as one of the four Cardinal Heroes. However, when he becomes the Shield Hero, he is taunted and ostracized by his other three companions. When only Malty Melcromac agrees to train with him, Naofumi jumps at the opportunity, only to be betrayed by her as well. Left with no choice but to find his own path, Iwatani decides to carve out his own path and luckily meets Raphtalia, a half-human slave.

Thus begins the Shield Hero’s difficult journey to regain the public’s trust and establish himself as a credible hero. While Reincarnated as a Sword typically revolves around a magical sword, Rising of the Shield Hero is an isekai anime revolving around a powerful shield and its wielder. Also, the thematic and other parallels between the two make the latter a good recommendation for someone who loves the former.

4. Arifureta: From Ordinary to World’s Strongest (2019 – )

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Are you looking for an isekai series similar to Reincarnated as a Sword, where the protagonist faces challenges and difficulties but continues to strive to become stronger, only to eventually transform into an overpowered character? Well, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest is probably the ideal series for you then. The anime follows Hajime Nagumo, a normal teenager who is summoned to another world along with his classmates to fight for humanity.

Although each is given impressive abilities to complete the objective, Hajime is unlucky in that he is not entrusted with particularly offensive powers. Despite being at a clear disadvantage and after being betrayed by his classmates, he retains faith in himself. This eventually helps Hajime overcome many difficulties until he makes serious progress and surpasses his classmates who were once much stronger than him.

3. The One Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018 -)

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Satoru Mikami was content with his monotonous life as an ordinary clerk in Tokyo until his life ended tragically when he was stabbed and killed by a random assailant. But his story doesn’t end there, as he is mysteriously reborn as Goop in an unknown realm. Interestingly, he is endowed with the special ability to mimic the power and appearance of whatever he devours. This ability allows the unsuspecting protagonist to carve their own path in a completely unexplored world where danger lurks at every turn.

Like Shishou from Reincarnated as a Sword, Satoru reincarnates in another world, albeit as an inhuman being endowed with strange powers. Both characters quickly make allies and become quite influential in the new world they were technically reincarnated in.

2. Skeleton Knights in Another World (2022 -)

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‘Skeleton Knight in Another World’ or ‘Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu’ is another anime like ‘Reincarnated as a Sword’ about a protagonist who reincarnates as a non-human being in an alien world , after being transported/killed in the human world. The former tells the story of a player who is transported into the game world after falling asleep while playing. He finds that he looks exactly like the skeleton avatar he chose while playing.

After trying his best not to attract attention with his looks, he sets off to become an adventurer. While enjoying incredible success, the protagonist has no idea that he will soon be drawn into a major conflict.

1. Kumo desu ga, Nanika? (2021 -)

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A school is struck by an inexplicable catastrophe that kills most of the students except for a lucky few who are somehow reincarnated in a parallel world. Most of them become nobles and princes, except for one student who is not so lucky. She turns into a spider of the weakest kind and of course has to endure countless hardships. Luckily, the new realm she finds herself in rewards those who strive to get better, just like a character in an RPG game, so she decides to use that to her advantage. She soon grows stronger by risking her life and defeating the dangerous monsters that stand in her way.

The story of an unsuspecting human being reborn as a non-human being in an unknown realm should be of interest to fans of Reincarnated as a Sword due to the thematic similarities. If you want to see an action-packed Isekai series that will keep you hooked with its well-animated battle sequences, then you should watch Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? or So I’m a Spider, So What? definitely add it to your watchlist.