Studio Deen Announces 'Reikenzan' TV Anime for Winter 2016

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11-21-2015, 12:21 PM (This post was last modified: 11-22-2015, 08:28 AM by Shole.)
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The official website of Studio Deen announced that it is producing an anime titled Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage for TV broadcast. It will air from January 2016 on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, Kyoto Broadcasting System, TV Aichi, and AT-X.

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Reikenzan is adapted from the Chinese online fantasy novel Congqian You Zuo Ling Jian Shan (Once Upon A Time There Was A Spirit Sword Mountain),
which has been publishing since August 2013. Written by Guowang Bixia,
whose name literally translates to His Majesty the King, the story is
currently in its 13th volume. An online manhua adaptation has been publishing since August 2014 and has 270 million reported views.



Tencent, the Chinese Internet company which owns the online portal
QQ.com where the novel is published, will participate in the production
of the Reikenzan. The novel's listing on QQ.com indicates that
the story is at times serious, and at times comedic. A Mandarin Chinese
dub will also be produced for broadcast in China.

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Synopsis
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> Since its founding in the year 4233 of the Nine Provinces calendar, the spirit sword clan has been producing first-class martial arts talent. Two thousand years later, the clan, which adheres to the principles of peace and spiritual development, seeks to find new disciples by holding a grand tournament. One of these candidates is 12-year-old Wang Lu.




Staff
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Director: Iku Suzuki (Moonlight Mile)

Character Design: Makoto Iino (Gakkougurashi!)

Art Director: Hirofune Hane (Dog Days)

Chief Animation Director: Yumiko Ishii (Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream)

Color Design: Kazuhisa Yamabe (Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!)

Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka (Highschool of the Dead)

Sound Production: Half H.P Studio

Studio: Studio Deen



Cast
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Wang Lu: Tsubasa Yonaga



The opening theme song will be performed by Niconico artists Soraru and
Mafumafu, while the ending theme song will be performed by Niconico
artist Kakichoco.

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Official site: http://www.reikenzan.net/
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11-22-2015, 07:19 AM
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This sounds pretty interesting. Specially the story behind this adaption.
It sounds pretty interesting I hope it does well and gets exported. I wonder how the original creator is feeling right now about this.
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11-22-2015, 08:28 AM
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Looks cool, but I will have to see when it comes out :D
Many series looked good as an idea but some just failed.

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11-23-2015, 02:47 AM
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I am definitely going to aboard the hype train on this one ;)
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11-23-2015, 11:30 AM
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Well it might be worth it but the 12-year-old MC is something that isn't so appealing to me :D

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12-09-2015, 03:07 PM
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The synopsis make it sound interesting but I'll have to watch an episode or two to see how I like it.  If it is good as it sounds, I may have a new anime to watch.