Kodoani.com – The official website for the anime adaptation of the light novel Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) by Yuu Tanaka and LLO announced on Thursday that the anime will get a second season. The site published an advertisement and image:
The 12th and final episode of the first season aired on Wednesdays.
The website also posted an image of a collaboration between Reincarnated as a Sword and the anime That Time I Got Reborn as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen).
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on October 5 before airing on ABC TV and BS Asahi. Episodes launch ABEMA service a week earlier, starting September 28.
Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon, Edens Zero) is directing the anime at C2C. Takahiro Nagano (Duel Masters scriptwriter) writes and oversees the script. Atsuki Saitō is designing the characters and is also the chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi composed the music.
Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets perform the opening theme song “Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita” (Reincarnated as a Sword). Kurosaki Maon performed the ending theme song “more＜STRONGLY.”
Reincarnated as a sentient weapon with memories of his past life, but not his name, a magical sword that saved a young beastwoman from a life of slavery. Fran, the cat-eared girl, becomes his master, and only wants to become stronger, while the sword wants to know why he is here. Together, the strange duo’s journey has only just begun! This manga adaptation of the popular novel series features captivating artwork by manga artist Tomowo Maruyama, and is sure to be enjoyed by current fans of the franchise as well as readers. Brand new ready for a sharp fantasy story.
Tanaka launched the novel on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in October 2015, and Gentosha began publishing the series with illustrations by LLO in July 2016. The 14th compiled book volume was published on the 30th. September. Maruyama launched the manga adaptation on Gentosha’s Denshi Birz website in December 2016, and the 12th volume was released on September 24.
The light novel series has reached over 1.8 million copies in circulation.