Manga: Kandachime

Takuma Zushi just wanted to be left alone. He sleeps in class and skips club. While going home, he sees a girl walking into the woods and decides to follow her. There he witnesses a fight between two sword masters with the prize being the ownership of the "Kandachime", a sword that can shape shift into a person. That girl, Otowa Hagane was about to lose when he naively steps into the fight...

Kandachime was cancelled after 44 chapters.

Provides Examples Of

  • Aborted Arc: The manga was cancelled halfway through the Futatsukami arc.
  • A Boy and His X: A Boy and his transforming sword.
  • Ax-Crazy: People taken over by Zatsushoku jyatou can only think of killing.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: People taken over by jyatou get black sclera with Hellish Pupils. Mumiyo also gets them whenever she goes berserk.
  • Equippable Ally: Kandachime and Asuraga are capable of Voluntary Shapeshifting into a sword.
  • Nebulous Evil Organisation: The Futatsukami becomes one in the last arc of the manga.
  • Evil Weapon: The Jyatou are cursed swords that possess their wielders.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Habakirimaru, the leader of the Kurogane Shiki, seems to have been in the process of undergoing one.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Otowa Hagane is literally the heir to a dojo, which she runs with help from her Kandachime, Ichi and Chidori.
  • Hellish Pupils: Kandachime and people possessed by Jyatou have slitted pupils.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Asuraga wielders get one normal eye and one jyatou-eye whenever they activate their swords' powers. Mumiyo's missing eye has a black sclera and slitted pupil as well, implying that she is an Asuraga rather than a Kandachime.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Normal Jyatou possess their wielders and lose control if dropped or broken. Kurogane Shiki permanently take over their host body.
  • Razor-Sharp Hand: All Kandachime can cut things with their hands due to being swords in human form. Mumiyo suffers from Power Incontinence in this regard until she gets her missing eye back.
  • Reforged Blade‎: Asuraga are reforged jyatou, Futsumaru being an example.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Zatsushoku jyatou possess their wielders and lose control if disarmed or broken. The Kurogane Shiki are jyato that completely take over their wielders and are very difficult to break.
  • Specs of Awesome: Takuma. He comes from a family of blacksmiths, and swordsman. He himself is a pretty badass when he wants to be.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Takuma goes from a rather cowardly wimp to a skilled swordsman.