Reincarnated as a Sword (Light Novel)

Alt title: Tensei Shitara Ken deshita (Light Novel)

Vol: 15+
2016 - ?
4.102 out of 5 from 144 votes
Rank #1,880
Reincarnated as a Sword (Light Novel)

When a 30-year-old salaryman and games enthusiast is suddenly killed in a car accident, he finds himself reborn into a fantasy world…but in the form of a sword! Now he’s in search of a beautiful woman to wield him, and a cat girl named Fran might be the exact adventuring partner he needs.

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DO YOU LIKE CAT GIRLS? DO YOU LIKE WHOLESOME RELATIONSHIPS? DO YOU LIKE VIOLENCE? DO YOU LIKE SANE POWER CURVES? HOW ABOUT A PLOT THAT GOES SOMEWHERE? WHAT ARE YOU OPNIONS ON FOOD AND CURRY IN PARTICULAR? THEN MAYBE REINCARNATED AS A SWORD IS FOR YOU. ========================================= This story has a decent amount of world building, and starts with the MC (A sword) setting up how he functions, and how the skill and magic system in the world works, but it tapers off to just being a stardard novel without many stat dumps after awhile. The MC and the heroine have a very wholesome relationship that is fun to watch (And cute), the pacing is on the slower side but events actually happen, new people are interesting, and freindships feel realistic, the people dont feel like 2d cuttouts of personality (for the most part) and (most) of the arcs are very entertaining, the fight scene descriptions are nice, not overly long or overly short, i can actually picture them in my head and imagine the flow but they dont go on for 15 pages. Without going into spoilers Fran and teachers adventures ramp up in sane ways, we dont instantly power creep into oblivion, but we also dont stay in the low end of the power scaling forever either, arcs in general feel satisfying, and even the one i didnt like wasn't bad, just did go quite where i wanted it too. If you want OP mains obliterating everything with no effort and characters and relationships who never evolve (ala something like Smartphone, or Death march) this might not be for you for you (pls im not flaming those), if i were to try and pin down the tone i feel as though it might have the atmosphere most of the time of something like kuma bear but switches gears into pretty violent fights when the action starts.

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