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Seiken no Katanakaji  
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The story takes place after an abominable war that foisted a "devil's contract" upon a land. Cecily Campbell, a former noble's daughter who joined a knighthood, encounters a man who dispatches some hoodlums with one sweep of a mysterious sword. The man possesses the power of the same "devil's contract" that has become taboo, now that peace has been restored. Cecily has been searching for a blacksmith who can repair an old sword she inherited from her father, and that mysterious young man happens to be blacksmith named Luke. This encounter launches their adventures together.


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Associated Names
Божественный Кузнец
성검의 블랙스미스
Seiken no Blacksmith
Seiken no Katanakaji (Blacksmith)
Seiken no Swordsmith
The Sacred Blacksmith
The Sacred Sword's Blacksmith
The Sword Blacksmith

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v.8 c.40 by CXC Scans (38d ago)
v.8 c.39 by CXC Scans (106d ago)
v.8 c.38 by CXC Scans (319d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (261 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Comic Alive (Media Factory)

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English Publisher
Seven Seas (3 Volume - Ongoing)
Tokyopop (Cancelled)

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Weekly Pos #671 increased(+123)
Monthly Pos #1039 decreased(-160)
3 Month Pos #609 increased(+137)
6 Month Pos #608 increased(+179)

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by godgiven
December 10th, 2009, 9:05pm
Well it's pretty interesting even if you are not in with this kind of genre. What's really interesting is how the manga turned even funnier than the anime. It has the same elements and story line as the anime though a little bit darker but lighter in some scenes. But overall it's worth your time
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worth checking out   
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by ern3sto
December 1st, 2009, 9:46am
pretty nice mange so far, it kinda reminds me of the early berserk chapters so far and Luke even kinda resembles gatts in a way imo (and his assistant Lisa resembles puck a bit as well), well Luke doesnt exactly look like gatts or has the same personality, he doesnt even have the same fighting style, but i just get a similar feeling from him compared to the young gatts

anyway art looks good (especially the ecchi parts hrheheh *evil laugh*) and the story could get pretty nice

fellow readers, dont be mislead by my comment however, this manga is nothing as dark as berserk, but much rather has a brighter feeling to it... not saying it doesnt have the potential

btw: ppl even sacrifice themselfs to become monsters (they loose their mind however), again similar to berserk lol

... Last updated on December 1st, 2009, 9:54am
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by stuopidget
July 21st, 2009, 11:13am
Pretty fresh series so far. By fresh I don't mean groundbreaking new concept for plot, but more like taking the older elements and bringing it back out again.

If I have to compare this to another title I would say Slayers. While the comedy elements aren't as stronger as Slayers (there is still some here), there are beasts, elemental monsters, spell incantations, magic artifacts, wars and others.

For the first three chapters, there is pretty decent layout of the plot of the story. Granted, I still don't know what direction this manga will go but it's definitely worth checking out (especially a full frontal nude picture of the female main doesn't hurt either in chapter 3, which is the reason why I added ecchi in the category).

Art wise this is pretty generic in character design, but there are some pretty nice detail on the monster, which in turn make the battle scene SLIGHTLY harder to follow. The general environment and the feel of the flow from panel to panel's very fluid however. I rated this pretty high for the first three chapters but I can see people who absolutely abhor traditional formula for a fantasy story would rate this way down.

... Last updated on July 21st, 2009, 11:18am
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