I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated (LN)

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When I noticed it, I was in a different world.

I had become a sword… what, I don’t get it! The place I woke up was a great plain crowded with monsters. I fly in search of a partner (women only) to be equipped with. Magic stone? I get the skills I absorb? This has become fun! Hyahha, give me magic stones! Yes, that was a joke. But I’ll take a magic stone.

This is how I became a sword and went to another world, a story of an ordinary minor character otaku.

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TenKen
Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita
転生したら剣でした
Related Series
I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated (WN) (Web Novel)
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Sanatoga
Sanatoga rated it
November 8, 2018
Status: v1c2 part2
This light novel is no better than the web novel on which it is based.

The storyline is (from what I've seen) identical to the original, complete with all of the original's pacing and sequencing issues.

The prose itself is... different, but not actually better than the web novel. And not distinct from it in any interesting way.

Just read the web novel.
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hevensdragon
hevensdragon rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: v2c2 part2
ive read both this and all of the WL till it was discontinued. As the LN is no were near as far will only compare events up till as far as the LN goes but will mention some WL events that will have to change. I notice three changes of note between WL and LN. One is mild but the other two will have effects... more>>
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the first and mild one. After useing skill taker and taking the lie detection ability and the courtly etiquette abilities in the WL Fran uses the etiquette abillity and tells a lie to the barron to taunt him. in the LN she just silently takes them and lets him go. This may have slight effects as the guildmaster probably noted it in the WL. This leades too the second change. When the guildmaster pays them cores to take the quest to pover there abilty, and clear him of being accused of being a lolicon. In the WL master used appraisal and they specifically grabbed the rarest cores from the ones on the table. this busted them on being able to appraise. And the event even came up again later. In the LN appraisal didn’t work so the obviously didn’t get found out. The third was a knew event that wasnt in the WL. Master had a dream about becoming a sword. Several new details were given that were never so much as hinted in the WL. Likebefore he was merged with the sword it had angel based designs on the hilt, instead of wolf based. As the wolf bases was always one of the biggest details of the sword in the WL and so far all those details have held up in the LN they are a big deal. Now what do these differences meen? A few things. One fran and master are being more taktfull about secrets and already avoided two slip ups in front of the guildmaster. And two while the WL gave a few hints about masters origins it never realy got to it story wise, the story really was all about fran. But to add foreshadowing so early that may be very different in the LN

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now this is on a different note. The WL is no longer bing translated, it gets far yes but it is dropped do to the LN being licensed. It will take the LN quite a wile to catch up but I would advise sticking to it at this point unless you are ok with a story just stoping... in the middle of a major battle at that. <<less
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