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

* AbortedArc: The manga was cancelled halfway through the Futatsukami arc.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy and his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transforming sword.]]
* AxCrazy: People taken over by Zatsushoku jyatou can only think of killing.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: People taken over by jyatou get black sclera with HellishPupils. Mumiyo also gets them whenever she goes berserk.
* EquippableAlly: Kandachime and Asuraga are capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting into a sword.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: The Futatsukami becomes one in the [[AbortedArc last arc]] of the manga.
* EvilWeapon: The Jyatou are cursed swords that possess their wielders.
* HeelFaceTurn: Habakirimaru, the leader of the Kurogane Shiki, seems to have been in the process of undergoing one.
* HeirToTheDojo: Otowa Hagane is literally the heir to a dojo, which she runs with help from her Kandachime, Ichi and Chidori.
* HellishPupils: Kandachime and people possessed by Jyatou have slitted pupils.
* MismatchedEyes: Asuraga wielders get one normal eye and one jyatou-eye whenever they activate their swords' powers. [[spoiler: Mumiyo's missing eye has a black sclera and slitted pupil as well, implying that she is an Asuraga rather than a Kandachime.]]
* PuppeteerParasite: Normal Jyatou possess their wielders and lose control if dropped or broken. Kurogane Shiki permanently take over their host body.
* RazorSharpHand: All Kandachime can cut things with their hands due to being swords in human form. Mumiyo suffers from PowerIncontinence in this regard [[spoiler: until she gets her missing eye back]].
* ReforgedBlade‎: Asuraga are reforged jyatou, Futsumaru being an example.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Zatsushoku jyatou possess their wielders and lose control if disarmed or broken. The Kurogane Shiki are jyato that [[DemonicPossession completely take over their wielders]] and are very difficult to break.
* SpecsOfAwesome: Takuma. He comes from a family of blacksmiths, and swordsman. He himself is a pretty badass when he wants to be.
* TookALevelInBadass: Takuma goes from a rather cowardly wimp to a skilled swordsman.