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Kenshin no Keishousha (Novel)  
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Tokyo Swordia, formerly known as Tokyo Metropolitan, has been ruled by the "Swordies" since the Third World War 70 years ago. These Swordies, natural-born swordswomen with an attraction to blades, more or less rule the country, and are considered upper-class members of society.

In order to raise his own social status, Kurou, a human, begins attending an academy of swordsmanship, surrounding himself with Swordies on a daily basis. How will he fare in combat against those born to fight?


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Associated Names
剣神の継承者 (小説)
Divine Blade's Successor (Novel)
Inheritor of the God-Blade (Novel)
Kenshin no Succeed (Novel)
Successor of Sword (Novel)
The Divine Swordsmanship's Successor (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Prologue by Baka-Tsuki over 2 years ago
v.2 c.Epilogue + Afterword by Baka-Tsuki over 2 years ago
v.2 c.3 by Baka-Tsuki over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (39 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.64 / 10.0
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August 27th 2016, 8:30pm PST



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Media Factory (MF Bunko J)

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Really not that bad   
Rating: N/A
by L3zl13
November 8th, 2013, 10:12am
It's one of the better LNs i've read recently. The protagonist is somewhat similar to Tatsuya from Mahouka, as he is by default the underdog in every fight. Still he can somehow turn his deficiency into his strength and become the winner.
As for the previous comments:
"Swordie" sounds really lame, but it's really a name the human public could call (somewhat derogatorily) the members of another species
The sexual arousal of the Swordie women when they see an exceptional sword or sword fight, is there as source of comedy in the series. I think it's a nice twist on the usual setup, and it speaks for the protagonist that he didn't abuse this to create a school-wide harem for himself (yet).
In that sense I like Sefi (and the other Swordies) more compared to the usual tsunder girl. Instead of attacking the MC because of totally random reasons they attack him because they want to fight.
Who I really don't like is the stupid maid girl
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
probably with the power to save or destroy the world as usual
. I really hate the type.

The first volume is more like a prologue to build up the setting. I'm really interested where the story will go from here.
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Not... Awful   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by patientlyWaiting
September 4th, 2013, 9:47pm
Well, I wouldn't say this is the greatest thing since The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, but I won't say it's as bad as [insert name of most hated LN here].

I really want to say that we finally have a story without the obligatory tsundere that likes to beat up the protagonist (I hate and utterly loath this archetype with a passion), but alas I can't. I can however say that the dynamic is much different than any of the stories I've seen with this setup, so much so that it doesn't even come close to bothering me on the same level as it normally does.

Here's why: the reason the heroin picks fights with the protagonist is because she is genetically prone to... Wait, it gets better, her race (swordies -> I know, lame, but it is pretty self-explanatory) is so hell-bent on combat, when females see a sword practitioner of exceptional talent they get uh so um ex-cite-d, they un-sheath their swords and try to go at it with said practitioner. Well, the main protagonist is pretty awesome with a sword and has always dominated his swordy childhood friend (the heroine), so we know where that's going...

The story has some of the standard fare, but I must say the characters seem just-enough off-kilter to make it interesting. The setting is pretty far-fetched, and after the first volume we are still left with a few holes, but no more than most LNs.

Overall I'd say that this a half-way-decent to good read. Thinking about it, it's better than the last three volumes (13, 14, & 15) of High School DxD, I think it keeps up with the likes of Madan no Ou to Vanadis, is probably just a bit better than Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, and maybe just loses out to Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei.

Well, this is only with the first volume read (all that's translated as of yet). I'll try to update the review and score accordingly as I'm able to read more of the story.

... Last updated on September 5th, 2013, 10:06pm
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by nugro
August 5th, 2013, 12:56am
Filled with every cliche possible, puerile dialogues, terrible world building, incoherent character personality and rambling and just about everything horrible from the genre without any of the positive.

Between this and Seirei Tsukai, light novel just hit a new low.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2013, 12:59am
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