I was a Sword Chapter 1

T/N Edit: Wao, you all forgot little old me already?

Anyways, I’ve gone back and fixed most of the cases were I accidentally used the wrong article and other minor mistakes.

IF you’re not aware already, read this!


1.Its a sword?

Chapter 1

Where am I?

I woke, and the first thing that came to my eyes was a beautiful sight. The gloomy sky stretched as far as the horizon. Light shines through the deep water like a halo. The sun is about to rise. The view of the sunrise from the top of a high mountain glittered like a rainbow, and I was thoroughly impressed.

The moon is setting on the other side of the horizon. A huge silver disk that I didn’t see. It’s top is disappearing on the other side of the horizon right now.

It’s an overwhelming scene. I have lived for 30 years and I haven’t seen such a beautiful scene. It’s strange that I don’t cry.

No wait. I lived for 30 years? Am I still alive? I mean, I’m dead?

The scene I saw last, was a bright red convertible that was in bad taste. The man in the driver seat had a smartphone in one hand, thinking about the day after tomorrow, and a laugh like a horse.

Yes, even while driving. He laughed happily. But I didn’t have fun at all this fucking bastard!

And so, I remembered so much my heart cried… …. I should be dead. No, I’m dead?

『U-mu. What is that thing?』

『So. Are you finally awake?』

『Uo! Who is it?』

Suddenly a voice sounded. The figure isn’t seen in the surrounding area. No, doesn’t it echo in my head?

『It’s going to be hard, so hang in there.』

『Eh? EH?』

『Well, see you ar-』

Then, I couldn’t hear the man’s voice anymore.

『Eh? Hell-o?』

I called out, but there wasn’t any answer. Just what was that? Auditory hallucination? But I heard it clearly… ….

Then, in order to look at the surrounding area, I tried to move.

My body doesn’t move.

『Oof? But Why? Or rather, what was I?』

I thought I was tied up, but it doesn’t seem that simple.

My body feels strange. First I don’t have any feeling in my hands and feet. No, in the first place, everything besides them feel strange.

『No eyelids. Eyes… …. If I can’t feel my eyes, how can I see?』

I looked down at my body. I was a little uneasy, but I could move my gaze.

『… … It’s a sword.』

In my line of sight, lodged inside a pedestal, was a sword.

For some reason, my body is a sword, and I understand it is natural. The situation is beyond the scope of understanding. But even so, if a sword = myself, without a doubt, I understood it.

Eyes――ish thing, is in the sword’s foundation.

『I died… … and reincarnated as a sword?』

What second-rate light novel is this. I want to think that this is a dream, but I can’t pinch my cheeks with this body.

『For the time being, a sense of skin?There’s something like that.』

My body is a blade, that pierces the pedestal beneath it, is something I understood. It was different from the feeling of touching skin, but there was some feeling of touch.

『Another world?』

That much is certain.

Anyways, the sun and the moon are out at the same time. It isn’t the huge silver moon that set a moment ago, it’s a smaller moon. Besides, red, blue, green, purple and yellow, pink, there are six more moons that sparkle in the sky.

『Usually, when it’s a light novel of a different world reincarnation thing, there’s usually a cheat ability.』

Would I who reincarnated as a sword, in the first place be able to handle a skill?

『The classic reincarnation cheat is appraisal but… … . Oh, seriously? 』

Somehow there seems to have been a convenient development in our circumstances.

I was safely able to confirm my status.

Name: Unknown

Registered Wielder: None

Race: Intelligent Weapon

Attack:132 Mana: 200/200 Durability:100/100


Appraisal: Lv6, Self-Repair, Self-Evolving, Self-Modifying, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Wielder Status Small Boost, Wielder Recovery Small Boost, Skill Sharing, Magician.

Something like that, seems amazing.

Appraisal: Lv6: Information on what I see, is displayed.

Self-Repair: It repairs damage done to the weapon automatically. Unless it’s been completely destroyed, reconstruction is possible.

Self-Evolution: Despite being a weapon, it has various evolutions.

Self-Modification: Alters oneself, and optimizes it.

Telekinesis: Using magic, one can manipulate an object without using my body.

Telepathy: Using magic, one can speak to another person’s mind. Bypassing language, mutual understanding is possible.

Wielder Status Small Boost: All states of the wielder are increased by 5.

Wielder Recovery Small Boost: HP, MP, Stamina, and Magical Power recovery rate is boosted by 20%.

Skill Share: With the registered wielder, it’s possible to give them a skill.

Magician: Feel the flow of magic. Proof of a Magician.

I might be really amazing? At the least, I’m not an ordinary weapon. I might have the ability to be classified as a rare or unique weapon. However, why is my name unknown? Is appraisal too low leveled or is it not from the original?

Well, I don’t understand it too well, but it’s fine for now.

Next is to check my appearance. My blade is a mysterious white metal that shines, with a blue line, and even at a first look it’s very beautiful.

The muted hues of the elegant golden guard has a carving of a brave wolf on it, and a red oriental ribbon. On the handle, in red and white braid, a lattice pattern has been woven.

But that’s self praise, but no matter how you look at it, it’s not an ordinary mass-produced item. I think the sword is of considerable value. But, I don’t know how strong an attack power of 132 is. The possibility that the sword is just some very expensive ornament isn’t zero. However, because of the skills, I don’t think that’s so.

If I was, that would be the worst. If I was just some rich sword, I would plunge myself into a hearth and probably die (?).

However, it is a gorgeous sword. If this was an RPG, it would be the equivalent of the appearance of a mysterious figure.

『But, it’s only a sword.』

In my mind, I made a sigh.

It doesn’t meant that I was good looking when I was alive. That being said, I wasn’t ugly enough to stand out. I was a minor character that was everywhere. So, I don’t have any lingering attraction my body when I was alive. Rather, even after reincarnating, I didn’t have any complaints. Instead, it was my wish to change.

That said, I wouldn’t be a sword. Sword.

Now, I can’t eat food or play games either. I can’t even get rid of my virginity.

Is, is that so. If it’s me the fact that I’m a sage is decided! Another life where I must live carrying this burden.


I despair. If I had arms and legs I would be throwing the down to the ground in sadness.

[T/N:Think orz]

I mean, the magician skill, is it that sort of thing? Which reminds me. Only that skill is a different color than the others, but it feels different… … Stop fucking with me! Don’t laugh!

How long was I feeling depressed for, even I don’t know. Was it 5 minutes or 1 hour? During the time that I was stunned, it seems it became something silly..

『Now because I’m a sword, do I need to worry about such a thing? Anyhow, I’m a sword.』

Besides, if I didn’t reincarnate, I would have died on the spot. When thinking about it carefully, I might actually be quite lucky. Even though I died, I am still able to be conscious in this way.

That sounds right to me. Not everyone has the experience of becoming a sword. If I don’t have fun, isn’t that a failure?

If that’s what I believe, I think I’ve made a breakthrough. Isn’t that not escapism?

An unexpected second life. Well, a sword life. I might as well aim for the summit of sword. It might be better that way.

What’s the top as a sword? Well, having someone use me is most important, I’m out of the question. For example. A hero? But the sword of a hero goes through many hardships. I would fight against the demon lord. Depending on the situation I might get broken. That means in the end I would need the teacher of a legendary blacksmith to repair me. Also, the hero might be a fool spouting about justice with hot defined muscles. Probably a handsome guy. The exact opposite of me. To be honest, I don’t think we would get along well.

I might as well be used by a woman. It’s best if she’s pretty, nor should she be clumsy. That’s several levels better than a muscle-headed hero.

After that, her skill with a sword. A brilliant swordsman, using me to mow down enemies, and becoming a hero. And that beloved sword is recorded inside textbooks several hundred years later.

… … Well, if it’s just a dream it’s easy if I’m just saying it. Do I need to make a major compromise? For now, let leave this plain.

I can’t hear the man’s voice at all, so I guess I’ll leave.

[T/N: These are some of the notes the author had on his post.]

Content Correction


→スキル共有:現在セットしているスキルを装備登録者と共有し、付与することができる。 Typo Fixes





Editing Deletions



78 thoughts on “I was a Sword Chapter 1”

  1. Someone is already translating this novel, and is a bit into it already too. Maybe you are doing it yourself for better translation, but personally I think it would be great if you cooperated with the other translator and started off the chapter right after him.


  2. I hope you translate the sword’s name later on as ‘Master’ instead of ‘Teacher’. Sensei is more like Teacher to me than Shisho. But personally for names I always use the romanji. I tend to use romanji more than anything.

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    1. Master Sword. If you do translate it as Shisho or Master, then I will definitely prefer to read your translation over the other one. Gotta have a defining trait that makes yours different.


  3. There’s already another group translating this, and quite far ahead, too.
    Check it, they just recently released chapter 59
    How about translating something that actually needs/deserves a translator?

    Elf san with Master has been stuck on chapter 4 for quite a bit now
    > http://www.novelupdates.com/series/elf-san-with-master/

    1/2 Dragon Slave life is in a similar state
    > http://www.novelupdates.com/series/half-dragon-slave-life/

    I Reincarnated into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags needs someone to pick up the pace

    Isekai Majutsushi wa Mahou wo Tonaenai has been on hiatus for a year+

    My Entire Class Has Been Reincarnated – I Became the Weakest Skeleton! is great but has seemingly been dumped

    Tsumi Kake Tensei Ryoushu no Kaikaku is great! But it has been abandoned after just 3 chapters. This is a terribly injustice!

    TL:DR There are lots of other projects that need love, where your talent would be better used than translating a series that is already being translated

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    1. Ouhhh, those titles do look interesting! But I might not do them after all, since you just accused a translator that’s moving his site of stealing…

      Nah, I’m just messing. The skeleton one really does peak my interest though.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. No, I did not. I just thought he was doing a great work when it was needless, but if its the same person, then thats my bad.

        I really wish someone would pick up the other ones, though


  4. Why are you doing the first chapter again when this series already have 91 chapters released with the latest one being released as a double chapter by penguin?

    Is it due to the poor translation of the done by the previous translated?

    Or are you trying to redo the whole series from chapter 1?

    Or is it simply as a practice?


    1. Another typo, I just found out you are the initial translator for the series, so most likely you are trying to.redo your previous attempt or for practiced.

      Sorry for posting the message 3 times

      P.s. The current translator for the series is pengu, not penguin! I hate auto correct…


      1. Rather, I plan on deleting the old site, and I’m just moving it over here as to not have people go through the hassle of going through archive.org or something.


  5. Do you have confirmation from the previous translators that they have dropped this novel? I haven’t seen anything like that and it’s incredibly rude to steal projects without permission.


      1. I’m amazed by this too..lol..
        I just picked up this series so I didn’t check the link given on top but yeah, going by the what seemed to me as infinite copy n pastes and the same name I figured you’re the translator they were mumbling about..lol XD


  6. Wow – 30+ comments from people who didn’t read the announcement, but had the time to leave snarky comments.
    I admire both your bilingualism AND your patience. : D
    Thank you for translating this, and congrats on the new site. : }


    1. Haha, while I am bilingual, it’s not with Japanese, it’s with Vietnamese since that’s the language that my household speaks with. Although I suppose it still applies and I will take that compliment merrily. Japanese is merely a stepping stone on my quest to become the penultimate polyglot! Penultimate since no matter what you do, there’s always an Asian who can do it better.


  7. I just read the first chapter and wanted to continue when I noticed your old blog is already down but the next chapters aren’t available yet.
    Will you move them to this new site too?
    Unfortunately I didn’t find any other site for the missing chapters.


  8. I feel bad for you kisato, most people always thinking negative first before even know what is going on.

    Good luck and Keep your good work .


  9. Rerouting the Links on my site here now.
    Thought you had ghosted on us, leaving C1 & C2 untranslated… Glad I was wrong, but somewhat distraught at the fact that I was already 70% through re-translating C1 before people told me that the chapters were migrated, and not just entirely deleted.

    Good luck on Corporate Slave, in any case!


    1. Oh no, haha. Yeah, I did leave a message on my old blog before I deleted, course I figured that no one would be interested in a half dead blog.

      In any case, best of luck to you, my successor!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Eh. If I were a sword, I’d wanted to be wielded by the next Liechtenauer of that world. Somebody who travels widely to learn the “righteous manly art.” Which, by definition, isn’t a muscle-head like he imagines.


  11. Ahahahaha

    Translator-San, for a bunch of light-novel readers these people have very poor reading skills.

    I’m so sorry for this repetitive comment section!

    Well, it is perhaps a little funny by now.

    Anyway, thanks for the work.


  12. Thanks for your hard work

    Also did you know that another group….. just kidding !
    I was laughing my ass off reading the comment, should’ve put that link earlier rofl.


  13. Yes this was a very sad statement of the mental capacity of most internet tough guys. So fast to judge another they completely forget that they’ve been educated for years to check the validity of their information before making asses out of themselves. Disgraceful snobs.


  14. Its fun to see many silly internet warriors.
    This guy @Kisato is the previous or the FIRST translator of I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated novel, so its funny to see someone spoke bad of Kisato-san, he only move his site over the old one and just re-upload his translation, hahaha Steal ? Ask confirmation to the translator ?
    Kisato-san, you need to add some point to charm.
    What a good comment, i like that funny comment.


  15. here I am picking this novel up and tried go read through the comments…

    lol, made my morning
    felt like you got a bot to autosend the link to anyone asking haha


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