Twelve years ago in Kyuushu, an epic event occurred in which a falling comet brought upon an unknown calamity to the world. At the same time as this natural phenomenon, a baby boy named Ouriku whose soul was touched by this mysterious entity was born, oblivious to his inevitable destiny.
In present day, almost nobody remembers this great star event. However, a powerful family of the Reiken clan have decided to conduct an entrance examination at the God's assembly. Their goal is to find the most talented and powerful disciples, fit to work as sages. Ouriku decides to take this exam, unaware of the special powers he possesses. Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage is the story of Ouriku and his journey to becoming 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
This "story" doesn't really go anywhere. The main charter just shows up but he has no motivations for his actions. There is no real end goal or antagonist other then being his masters replacement which is never really explained until late into the story. There were a lot of possible story lines that were created but none of them were ever explored. The only thing that really happens is the character becoming stronger. Only once is there any real conflict and it ends in two episodes.
The art felt slightly dated and had little going for it.
It was OK there was nothing memorable but it wasn't bad.
The characters were not good. There was no motivation given to any of characters actions and most of there actions had little affect to the story or any of the other characters. Many characters were also introduced but nothing ever happened with them.