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Seiken no Katanakaji  
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The Sacred Blacksmith

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10 Volumes (Complete)

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

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (324 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.78 / 10.0

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April 21st 2021, 2:03pm PST



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English Publisher
Seven Seas (10 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

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Something must have been skipped over in this adaptation  
by Lightbrand
February 21st, 2020, 1:12am
Rating: N/A
Things move at such a slow pace up til Chapter 30, you'd think there's no way it can end by Chapter 61.

Then when it did exactly. While not blatantly obvious it was a rushed job ending as compared to other works, however the bombardment of expositions near the end are a dead giveaway. More than a handful of named character introduced mid story serves no purpose even til the end. Imagine if the Espadas from Bleach never did anything after their "meeting room" introduction and two-page spread. You know the one.

Granted the mangaka said he (she?) Took major liberties in condensing the story when adapting to manga form, normally I'd be fine with that because a lot of mundane thing can indeed be skipped (like the first 30 chapters), however if the second half is going to be paced this badly I'm left to wonder is this the manga issue or is it the source material.

Because even in the epilogue it keeps bringing up a pirate situation that the characters still alive had to deal with, are the audience suppose to care for this when 5 pages back the heroes defeated a doomsday dragon? Also is there really a point in recovering Aria now that her master and partner had long been gone 300 years ago? Mind boggling narrative choices.
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Action, Ecchi, and Romance...what else could you ask for?  
by puggadoki
September 12th, 2014, 1:28pm
Rating: N/A
I bought 7 volumes so far (yes I know there is 8, didn't have enough money) and this manga is great. The art style is superb, and there is boobs <3 XP So be warned. The action scenes are also amazing. The only downside is, if you actually buy the manga make sure to get it all at once. It can really pull you in, and leave you on a cliffhanger. If you decide to watch the anime, let me tell's definitely not as good as the manga. And i hope the manga will go past where the anime left off. (my opinion)
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Really Good  
by Bleach-No1-Manga
June 4th, 2013, 1:47pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Don't be fooled by the Main Female lead incompetence early on, because she develops into one of the most Strongest Female characters and a self dependent one too which is a rarity for the "Damsel in distress" Genre, The series also changes it's tone from Light to Dark as it progresses (especially 20+ chapters where it takes serious turn)

The plot is simple, the characters are relatable especially the male and female Lead....what's more we have a Budding Romance going between the two which spices things up much more

overall it was a good read, but i am afraid this is heading down the "Tragic" Route (only time will tell)
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I liked it  
by FinnFish
April 30th, 2012, 6:43pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I don't know about anything at all about the criterias needed the edequatly rate this seriers - I always go with my feeling. So I quite liked this manga. The Story is thrillling, and the characters (mostly) lovable - well there are exceptions. And I like the female main character, well yes most of the time I just wanted to scream at her to do something, but most of the time she did something. And that's more than I can say about some other female main character. At the beginning the story was really quit bright, but with later chapters (I think i noticed it at chapter 21) it grows darker. The drawings are clean I liked them, but really like they say "beauty lies in the eye of the beholder".
So the finish my first comment (yay) It's a good manga, if you like this combintion of genres.
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not reading that far  
by yuno19
February 4th, 2012, 12:40am
Rating: N/A
but as far as I read (three first chapters in full dedication, and another three chapter in half assed assessment-intent), it comes to me that the manga try to tell story of knight and would-be her blacksmith with magical feudal era as its background. my comment would be, (1) nice introduction to feudal system, though it holds so little meaning and not-seriously used as story element, (2) not very new magic battle system, (3) lame romance comedy and weak character design, i afraid it would fall into romance-comedy stereotype. i believe each manga intended to its target audience. this one simply not for me.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2012, 12:41am
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The Scared Blacksmith  
by jasperv
November 4th, 2011, 8:29am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Luke seems like he is scared of something .....
ch23 answered about the alleged rape scene it wasn't (Luke insulted Siegfried about his condition)
and had one of the most manliest and bloody duel i've seen (not overly gorish and no cheap violence) but emotionally charged and suicidal
and on the romantic side it was moving and real (i can relate to that while not lot of manga can do that)

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2012, 2:03pm
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To jandalman and all others.  
by Amaimon00
August 23rd, 2011, 5:20am
Rating: N/A
I actually kinda like this series. While I disagree with many of the jeers given to it, I have to admit it does lack a lot of definition. Also, the so-called 'rape scene' isn't what it appears to be. It leaves a lot of evidence of it being such, but then again, siegfried did say he was ' not interested' and that his body was 'indifferent'. Cecily was just being an emo drama queen about it. She realized she was too weak and frail to go up against that man. Still, I look forward to seeing how that woman-beating bastard gets his. I cannot stand guys like him. Being a man myself, I find stuff like that utterly ugly, disgusting and cowardly. Though the whole thing was a plot device to show how cecily will overcome herself and her insecurities, I still find it was lacking.
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Seems to fight definition.  
by drunkguy
August 22nd, 2011, 11:37pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
This is a strange series and pretty different from the fluffy anime. To give you a sense of what it is like so far, it's like looking at a comic about funny puppies in love, said puppies then fighting radioactive sewer monsters and then seeing a few puppies getting skinned, butterflied and salt cured for fun. The combination is jarring so it certainly isn't for everyone. The frequent cliffhangers doesn't help alleviate the tension either.

For those who like the thrills though, this is pretty solid. The art is good and the setting isn't bad. The villains are about as evil as you can get. The hero and heroines can be annoying though since they all have serious issues ranging from inferiority complexes to PTSD to homicidal tendencies that makes them incompetent. I'm okay with flawed heroes but these get a bit too emo for my taste.

In a lot of ways, the setting and setup seems a lot more interesting than the story so far. There are hints about magic, alien entities, warring governments and political intrigue but the plot almost always devolves into simple bloody melees. Well drawn melees but still, the story feels like it isn't fulfilling its full potential.

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2011, 11:38pm
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by Jandalman
August 18th, 2011, 7:32am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
The latest chapter (21) is just disgusting in so many ways. The protagonists are weak in both personality and willpower; the plot is really not moving anywhere and to top it of there's the rape imagery. Seriously what the f**k is up with that? There can be other ways to portray the villain as the douche he is but does it have to be by brutally beating up the female heroine and ripping her clothes of? The only solace I get from this is that it wasn't an 8 chapter long rape scene like it was in Wolf Guy.

EDIT: I said rape "imagery" not an actual rape scene. People are concentrating on the wrong part of my sentence about it above. The fact still remains that the man was very close to breaking her through physical and mental humiliation. He may not have raped her but the imagery has strong rape undertones, at least to me. I guess I may just be a little sensitive when it comes to anything about men cruelly dominating women whether fiction or not. That kind of crap is just plain wrong.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2012, 3:03am
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It was good, but...  
by Sukets
August 15th, 2011, 2:28pm
Rating: N/A
This manga is starting to piss me off. It was good till chapter 16 or something, but lately, just gets annoying. The heroine is so cliche, I kinda hate this type of characters. If the series were just the little girl and the artisan, It would be a LOT better.
And the story just gets more and more cliche over time.

I hate stories where the progress is based on characters that talk without thinking.
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