your animation is a little lacking in the sence that it runs slow (story vs, timing, not animation speed) and you don't have much to go by. this is a good start though, I can see a lot of potential in your story. In my opinion, use long pauses (like done with the naming of the sword) to build up suspence before or after a fight. Use really fast motions durring the fight and slightly faster motions durring the peaceful times. I walk down a street faster than Scare does, which makes it drawn out rather than captivating. Also, keep consistancy.. if he has a hand without an arm, still use his hand to grasp the sword. How the blade appeared when you named the sword, his fingertips would be showing and the bottom of his palm too, showing that he has a hand.
But this could all just be me. It's a compelling story all in all and I hope you keep it up.