Congqian Youzuo Lingjianshan

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Congqian Youzhuo Lingjianshan
Reikenzan poster.jpg
Poster
从前有座灵剑山 (China)
霊剣山 (Japan)

(Reikenzan)
GenreComedy, Fantasy, Magic
Novel series
Written byGuowang Bixia
Original runJune 29, 2013July 26, 2015
Manga
Written byGuowang Bixia
Illustrated byZhuhua and Junxiaomo
(豬畫×菌小莫)
Original runAugust 8, 2014 – present
Anime television series
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Directed byIku Suzuki
Music byRyō Kawasaki
StudioStudio Deen, Haoliners Animation League
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, Sun TV, TV Aichi, bilibili
Original run January 9, 2016 March 25, 2016
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku
Directed bySusumu Nishizawa
Music byRyō Kawasaki
StudioStudio Deen, Haoliners Animation League
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, Sun TV, TV Aichi, bilibili
Original run January 7, 2017 March 26, 2017
Episodes12
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Congqian Youzuo Lingjianshan (从前有座灵剑山, literally "There was once a Spirit Blade Mountain") is a Chinese xianxia web novel series written by Guowang Bixia (国王陛下, a pen name meaning "His Majesty the King"), and a manhua version was hosted on the Tencent comics portal since 2014. An anime adaptation co-produced by Tencent and Studio Deen named Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage (霊剣山 星屑たちの宴, literally "Spirit Blade Mountain: Feast of the Stardust") aired in January to March 2016, which was simulcast in Chinese and Japanese.[1] A second season aired from January to March 2017.[2]

Plot[edit]

In order to find a child fated by a falling comet that will bring calamity, the "Lingjian" (灵剑) clan resumes its entrance examination process to find disciples. Wang Lu, who possesses a special soul that only appears once in a thousand years, decides to take the exam and goes down the path toward becoming an exceptional sage.

Characters[edit]

Wang Lu / Ōriku (王陸)
Voiced by: Slayerboom (Chinese), Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese)[3]
The main protagonist. A genius whose IQ and impudence are unmatched.
Wang Wu / Ōbu (王舞)
Voiced by: Sidao Huizhang (Chinese), Yuriko Yamaguchi (Japanese)[3]
Wang Lu's master who has a very wicked tongue.
Wang Zhong / Ōchū (王忠)
Voiced by: Ding Dang (Chinese), Daiki Kobayashi (Japanese)[3]
Wang Lu's attendant who looks like a girl but is a boy.
Fengyin / Fūin (风吟)
Voiced by: Tute Hameng (Chinese), Kenichirou Matsuda (Japanese)[3]
The master of the "Lingjian" school.
Hai Yunfan / Kaiunho (海云帆)
Voiced by: Tianxuan Xinghe (Chinese), Masakazu Nishida (Japanese)[3]
Wang Lu's friend and fellow student.
Wen Yin / Bunin (文茵)
Voiced by: Zhang Bingbing (Chinese), Nako Eguchi (Japanese)[3]

Media[edit]

Manhua[edit]

  • Spirit Blade Mountain

Anime[edit]

An anime television series based off the series premiered on January 8, 2016.[4] The series is directed by Iku Suzuki and animated by Studio Deen, with character designs by Makoto Iino. Yumiko Ishii serves as the chief animation director. Hirofune Hane serves as art director, Kazuhisa Yamabu provides color key for the series, and Kazuya Tanaka is directing the sound, which is produced by Half HP Studio.[1]

The opening theme is "Fast End", performed by After The Rain (the dues unit between the utaites Mafumafu and Soraru), and the ending theme song is "Kizuna" (Bonds), performed by Kakichoco.[4] The series aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and TV Aichi.[4]

A second season aired from January 7, 2017[2] to March 26, 2017.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"The Celestial Method!"
Transcription: "Shōsen taikai!" (Japanese: 昇仙(しょうせん)大会!)
January 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)
2"At the End of Utopia"
Transcription: "Tōgenkyō no hate ni" (Japanese: 桃源郷の果てに)
January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
3"Challenge Upon Challenge"
Transcription: "Sara naru shiren" (Japanese: 更なる試練)
January 22, 2016 (2016-01-22)
4"At the End of Eternity"
Transcription: "Yūkyū no toki o koe te" (Japanese: 悠久の時を超えて)
January 29, 2016 (2016-01-29)
5"At Wuxiang Peak"
Transcription: "Musōhō nite" (Japanese: 無相峰にて)
February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
6"Wuxiang Jian'gu Style, 98th Edition"
Transcription: "Musō kenkotsu, dai kyū jū hachi han" (Japanese: 無相剣骨(むそうけんこつ)、第98版)
February 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)
7"The Trial at Azure Cloud Peak!"
Transcription: "Seiunhō shiren!" (Japanese: 青雲峰試練!)
February 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
8"The Disappearance of Wang Wu!"
Transcription: "Ōbu shissō su!" (Japanese: 王舞失踪す!)
February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
9"The Flash of Wuxiang Jian'gu"
Transcription: "Musō kenkotsu no hirameki" (Japanese: 無相剣骨の閃き)
March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
10"The Girl Who Became a Sacrifice"
Transcription: "Ikenie ni natta shōjo" (Japanese: 生贄になった少女)
March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
11"Lingjian Faction vs Shengjing Xianmen!"
Transcription: "Reiken ha bāsasu seikyō senmon!" (Japanese: 霊剣派vs盛京仙門!)
March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
12"The Calm Before the Storm"
Transcription: "Arashi no mae no seijaku" (Japanese: 嵐の前の静寂)
March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Studio DEEN Produces Reikenzan January TV Anime Series". Anime News Network. November 19, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Reikenzan TV Anime Gets Season 2". Anime News Network. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Reikenzan Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Characters". Anime News Network. January 9, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Reikenzan Anime's Cast, January 8 Premiere Revealed". Anime News Network. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.

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