The Sacred Blacksmith Light Novels Get Anime Green-Lit
posted on 2009-01-19 12:44 EST by Egan Loo
The wraparound jacket band on the fourth volume of Seiken no Blacksmith, Isao Miura's "unconventional fantasy" light novels, has announced this month that an anime adaptation and a manga adaptation has been green-lit. Artist Kōtarō Yamada (Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi, Etoile) will launch the manga in the May issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine, which will ship on March 27. The first volume of the light novels was published in November 2007 with pictures by Runa, who also illustrated Miura's Jōtō light novel series.
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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