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!
Source: Seven Seas
"Is this a good manga?" Fran: "Nh." Fran, a Black Cat beastkin, had been enslaved for several years until circumstances led to fem meeting a talking sword sticking out of the ground in the woods and being freed from feir shackles. Fe names the sword "Master." This sword has the reincarnated soul of a human from our world inside of it, but honestly the story could have progressed exactly the same if it was just a mysterious talking sword (the reincarnation detail is pointless). Anyway, Master respects Fran's goal of wanting to get stronger and evolve and wants to help fem achieve it. You see, most beastkin tribes are able to evolve to a higher form when they reach a certain power level, but there are no instances of Black Cat beastkin evolving. Fran wants to evolve in order to show that feir tribe isn't inferior and to instill hope in all of the oppressed Black Cat beastkin in the world. After the initial introductory chapters and Fran getting settled in to the adventurer guild and stuff, the story seems to have reached a comfortable pattern. Fran (and others) will enter into a dungeon and will initially breeze through it, but then an unexpectedly high level monster/threat will appear and Fran will have an epic confrontation. Each dungeon has a general theme to the types of monsters inside it. So far, there's a goblin dungeon (chs. 8-15), a spider dungeon (chs. 16-27), and an undead dungeon (chs. 28-present). [Reviewed at chapter 33]
A refreshing take on the Isekai genre, BUT still not good enough. As Isekai has gotten popular, we had so much trash Isekai coming out every year. So to stand out among them you need a gimmick. Like being Reincarnated as a Slime or a Sword. And believe it or not but the Sword gimmick actually works. We have dual Protagonists here, the Sword and the Girl, Fran. A female protagonist, shounen story. It's fun how they handle things. We have some good art, especially during fights. The shortcomings are regarding the Isekai-ness. It's still the same Isekai setting that is used in every bad story. Same "we have an Adventurers guild and a Dungeon system". We even have the Protagonists level up after gaining exp, like in a video game. A shit load of useless stats being thrown upfront that really don't mean alot. Kinda feels like a bad Gameplay because of the heavy video game elements. Rather than a story. So Far I'm up to Vol. 3 and will continue reading this manga. Even if this is just average. So far No one has started their harem, with an underage girl. Shocking considering this is an Isekai with a Cat Girl.
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