Reincarnated as a sword is an off-beat but fun isekai anime where the hero was reborn not as a slime or a spider, but as a magical sword with a vaguely dragon-like face. Known only as a teacher, the sword protagonist had to wait for someone to claim him as their master. In the end, the cuddly catgirl Fran chose him and they became partners.
The teacher can’t do much on his own, despite his immense magical powers, so he needs a partner and a user to help him. So the teacher benefits from Fran carrying him around to see new places, and Fran benefits from the teacher guiding her in her battles and generally supporting her with both words and magic. Many other anime characters should also be reborn like this.
10/10 Balam Shichiro can turn any student into a warrior
Welcome to the Demon School, Iruma-Kun!
Welcome to the Demon School, Iruma-Kun! is an isekai anime where the main character, the meek Iruma Suzuki, ended up at the demonic Babyls school. His home tutor, Naberius Kalego, wouldn’t do so well if he was reborn as Fran’s Talking Sword, but Balam Shichiro would.
Balam Shichiro looks scary, but he’s actually a smart, helpful teacher who made real warriors out of Asmodeus Alice and Sabnock Sabro. If Balam was reborn as Frans’s weapon, he would harshly but cleverly teach her how to punch above her weight and slaughter monsters at the tip of the sword.
9/10 Zangetsu is already a talking sword
By the way, Bleach already has a magical talking sword: Zangetsu. Protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki met Zangetsu early on Bleachhis anime when he got his real zanpakuto, as opposed to the generic, nameless one he had used previously.
Zangetsu strengthened and coached Ichigo in swordsmanship, and he and Ichigo formed a close bond that made them both much stronger. If Zangetsu arrived in Frans’ world, he would be the ideal teacher for her, although he is not warm and fuzzy like the anime’s original teacher character.
8/10 Shota Aizawa understands his students on a deep level
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia has UA High School, a hero school where the teachers instruct their students on how to fight and inspire the masses as pro-heroes. That includes the tsundere Shota Aizawa, Class 1-A’s homeroom teacher.
Aizawa is impressive when fighting with his Erasure Quirk and tools, but he really shines as an insightful teacher with strong intuition. He always knows how to push his students to be braver and stronger, and he could do the same for Fran with her many magical powers or sword techniques.
7/10 Sakonji Urokodaki really knows his swords
Demon Slaughter is about fighting supernatural monsters with swords, and protagonist Tanjiro Kamado entered a whole new world when he became a uniformed demon slayer. His first and best trainer was the masked Sakonji Urokodaki, who had taught May students before.
Sakonji is a bit gruff, but he has a lot of experience and expertise on his side, so he knew exactly how to train Tanjiro as a trainee assassin and swordsman. If Sakonji died and got isekai’d, he could do a lot of good as Frans’ new talking sword and teacher.
6/10 Akitaru Obi is kind and knows many weapons
IN Fire strength, most Fire Soldiers use their own bodies and their ignition abilities as weapons, such as Tamaki Kotatsu’s catgirl flames, although a few use weapons, such as Lieutenant Hinawa’s firearm. Akitaru Obi, meanwhile, is the Company 8’s captain and relies entirely on equipment rather than ignition skills.
Akitaru Obi, if he died in the line of duty, could be reborn as a magical talking sword, ready to teach his expert techniques to whoever retrieves him. Akitaru could teach Fran all kinds of weapon-based moves, and his friendly, positive attitude would make them instant friends.
5/10 Biscuits understand “magic” on a deep level
hunter x hunter
Hunter x hunter actually uses Nen instead of real magic, but it’s still loosely similar. Protagonist Gon Freecss and his friend Killua both learned a lot from their blond mentor Biscuit/Bisky in the story of Greed Island, all because Biscuit is such a strict and insightful teacher.
Biscuit would rather stay alive if she can, but if it’s isekai time, she can train a new generation of young heroes in Fran’s world. Biscuit would be a tough but kind mother figure to Fran and teach her clever new ways to use her elemental magic in any mission.
4/10 Azusa Aizawa knows magic inside and out
I have killed Slimes
Azusa Aizawa was reborn as a girl-style magical witch I have killed Slimes, and she spent 300 years ascending and practicing her magic. Azusa is now one of isekai’s strongest heroes, but she’s also a gentle, motherly figure who can endear herself to anyone.
If Azusa was reborn again, but as a sword, she and Fran would be instant friends. She could coach Fran and show the cat girl the true potential of magic, and she would also be a comforting mother figure after the loss of Fran’s original mother and father in the black cat tribe.
3/10 Shizue Izawa can share her expertise with Fran in another life
That time I was reincarnated as a slime
That time I was reincarnated as a slime features Shizue Izawa as a supporting character, a girl who was isekai’d from World War II Japan into the fantasy realm as Ifrit’s human vessel and master. Shizue spent years fighting evil as a masked swordsman, but finally she was ready to pass on.
If Shizue can be isekai’d once, she can do it again, this time as the sword itself. She would impart many important fighting and life lessons to Fran during their time together, and she would also serve as a kind, protective mother figure to build a good connection with Fran.
2/10 Jiraiya is a better teacher than he looks
Naruto Uzumaki had many mentors throughout Naruto, including the famous toad sage Jiraiya, one of the Sannin. Jiraiya may have been a goofy perv, hence the “ero sensei”, but he was also a ninjutsu master who expertly taught Naruto some really advanced jutsu and techniques.
Jiraiya died fighting Pain, so he can be reborn as a sword, ready for the next Naruto. He would be like a goofy uncle figure to Fran, cheering her up with his jokes and humor, while also teaching her clever new ways to use magic, not so different from ninjutsu.
1/10 Satoru Gojo can find the perfect training program for any student
Jujutsu Kaisen has one of anime’s most powerful and memorable mentors of all time, the great Satoru Gojo himself. Satoru may act silly, being a comedic duo with Yuji Itadori and all, but he’s a master wizard who can easily teach any student any lesson.
Satoru’s brilliant mind can create any training plan for any student’s needs, and he could do the same for Fran and magic as a sword. As a talking weapon, teacher Satoru would entertain Fran with his jokes and teach her some advanced magic tricks to allow her to punch way above her weight on adventures.
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