Long ago in the nine provinces of Kyushu, a calamitous event was prophesied to take place: falling comets would exhaust the spiritual energies of both the heavens and the lands and thus bring about an age of chaos upon the world. But contrary to the prophecy, the comets passed by with no calamity taking place. At the same time, as if touched by the phenomenon, a boy was born in a remote village of the Sokei region by the name of Ouriku.
Twelve years later, as the memories of the event have faded from people's minds, the Reikenzan clan—one of the five supreme sects of the nine provinces—decides to hold an examination in order to gather the most talented individuals fit to become disciples and eventually sages. Hearing about this news, Ouriku and his servant Ouchou head toward the site, unaware that the organizer Oubu, despite her elegant appearance, is infamous for being extremely irresponsible and carefree; hence, making the trials in the examination unpredictable.
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage follows the story of Ouriku as he journeys through these trials to become a powerful sage.
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage is based off a Chinese webnovel titled Cong Qian You Zuo Ling Jian Shan (Once Upon a Time There Was a Spirit-Sword Mountain). It is being simulcast in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Hey folks, this will be a review for Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage. I'm really surprised to see many people scoring this so highly. It wasn't terrible but it definitely wasn't anything impressive by any means.
The story revolves around our male mc Ouriku, and his journey to becoming a sage. The beginning of the story flows rather nicely, showing the characters and placing them in the trials that would determine whether or not they gain entry into this clan, which seems to be the best clan to be in. However after the first few episodes of being able to follow the story we are given massive time skips(years of time). Most of the middle and end of this anime is Ouriku hearing about a new word or power then saying "I want to learn that", then time skip, or simple quick 1 day montage until he gains the power and tells us some fuzzy description of what he felt and what he can do. It was honestly hard to follow.
The art felt a bit dated, which shouldn't be the case as this just finished airing. The art isn't terrible by any means but its just ok. Soundtrack didn't jump out at me either.
The characters had some interesting elements but nothing gets explored. We have some character development early which builds up into nothing. Our only developing character is Ouriku who again is flat as a board personality wise. Sometimes serious, sometimes comedic/arrogant, but all around bland. The character I was most interested in was Rei the inn owner, however she seems to be a convenient master of things to teach Ouriku occasionally and gets little time for progress.
I didn't hate this anime, but I didn't like it either. This really felt like a time waste as nothing really happens the entire time, I didn't care at all about the characters, and the comedy was mostly Ouriku's arrogance in one or two episodes. If there was more back lore, or if your someone who can follow all of those crazy names, symbols and martial arts then you may enjoy it more than me. I however felt it was a confusing waste of time.
TLDR: Nothing happens, no personality characters, small and lame comedic elements, and hard to follow dialogue and martial art skills. Wouldn't waste my time.read more
I was expecting the story not to have as much impact.
The storyline of this anime is very unique, compared to the modern day anime with copied and reused plots.
I found watching this rather refreshing, i recommend you try it if you want to get away from cliche animes with boring endings.
It also includes many amusing and funny scenes that brighten the mood up, in the anime.
((I think the story deserves most the props in this anime.))
Although the art isn't spectacular, it can't be called mediocre.
The colouring for the characters were pleasing for the eyes and quite beautiful.
I also found the drawings of the characters different from common styles because of its chinese styled way of figure.
I found the soundtracks very upbeat and musical.
The music gives off an warm and excited feeling. that is all. ;')
Okay, if you like animes where the main protagonist is extremely op and badass, please consider this anime.
The protagonist very intelligent and even though he's already amazingly strong in the beginning, his his strength keeps building up along with the story and episodes.
The other character in this anime are also given particular and unprecedented personalities which manage to be the key to this anime.
oKAY, first of all, i can't understand why people won't watch this anime.
Well, honestly, i really cannot complain about that either because i refused to watch this anime at first sight.
I thought that this anime couldn't possibly entertain me so i never gave it a try.
[ i didnt really like the cover ]
However, my friend had gave it a try and insisted i watched it.
After i saw a few episodes, i seriously got hooked on it, even though i was never willing to try it in the beginning.
So right now, i probably know why people don't feel like watching it, but please, try it.
This anime is really interesting ,but no one bothers to try it so it's not really popular.
When an anime isn't as popular as others, it can hardly get subs, which leaves me devastated since
there are episodes released, but not subbed.
Let's be honest, this story will be confusing for a good amount of people who are not familiar with Chinese culture. Originally this is an anime that was a collaboration between japan and china, making the Japanese voice over harder to understand because of all the chinese idioms.
This review is more of a comparison than a review of how good it was. This is because it really does depend on whether or not you can understand or relate to chinese culture.
This anime will be very different for those who love anime. The plot pace will be different and more chinese paced where the whole back story is presented before the main problem of the story appears. To make it more simple the story is about the efforts and life of a character who is growing up as they face many different life choices (like a saga or biography), instead of the (mostly seen) japanese action battles packed episodes that make a character grow as they continue to peruse the problem of the story.
-The comedy will also be different and so will the behaviors of the characters.
- The plot will span over many years (so # year later will show up a lot)
-There is more scheming and mental process within this anime
-And characters will be overbearingly powerful (aka too perfect)
Also this anime, whether they deiced to make another season or not, will depict the main character training to become stronger. So their will be no awesome plot problem until the very end of the last episode.
Why you should watch:
If you'd like to try watching something different and away from all the usual product anime, you might as well give this anime a go. Japanese and Chinese culture are very different and may just interest you just by how different they are.
To be fair chinese manhua/ china in general never get this type of attention, getting their own anime with a full 22-24mins long ep (most are reduced to online airing of short 5-15 mins). My opinion of this anime maybe be slightly biased for being good. But i'll be truthful that it's not the best story i've come across, but its one of the better ones.read more
The anime was really great with lovable, mastermind, intelligent, cool, calm, normal looking Main Character. The plot was really great but some part of it is sort of abrupt I think.
The character development was great with a smooth flow, great plots. Can't really explain, but it is really satisfying, with funny moments to get pass the serious moments or the sad moments.
The art is really modern with beautiful drawn characters. It is not necessarily the best but it is really cool.
The voice actors are really fitting to their characters, I can't really complain much about sound.
Great character development that are funny and not pathetic. All of them are strong and none of them are really weak or too different from people.
Do give it a try and don't be put off by that...perverted woman on the cover, she is just a goddess. This anime has great action scenes, well not based entirely on action, just sort of slice-of-life of an apprentice to a goddess(sort of) character.
Ga, so hard to explain. But do give it a try, you will like it !(i hope)read more