Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage

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Synonyms: Spirit Blade Mountain: Feast of the Stardust, Congqian Youzuo Lingjianshan
Japanese: 霊剣山 星屑たちの宴


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.031 (scored by 3776937,769 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41572
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Popularity: #2136
Members: 95,449
Favorites: 191

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Preliminary Spoiler
Apr 1, 2016
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 ...
Jun 10, 2016
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.

Story:

This anime will be very different for those who love anime. The plot pace will be different and more chinese paced where the whole ...
Mar 24, 2016
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
Story 9/10:

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.))

Art 7/10
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Aug 12, 2016
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.

Story:
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.

Art:
The art is really modern with beautiful drawn characters. It is not necessarily the best but it is really cool.

Sound:
The voice actors are really fitting to their characters, I can't really complain much about sound.
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Oct 16, 2016
Let me start with: If you like comedy, read further on, if you don't like comedy, just search for another anime.

Story: 6. Storywise, this anime isn't that great. It has the typical storyline of a main 'hero' who is special in some way and quite OP and who shows everyone else that he's not just a loser. The story is quite clichéd but I do give the show some credits for keeping the difficult explanations of everything at a fast and understandable pace without getting too much into detail but in a way you can still kind of understand everything.

Art: 9. Here I have to ...
May 3, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
This is a very mediocre anime.

Story:
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.

Art:
The art felt slightly dated and had little going for ...
May 5, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Story, this is where I found the most issue with this anime. The story lacks direction, conflict and resolution. The real conflict is introduced toward the end of the anime and isn't given the attention or foreshadowing needed to make it feel natural or conclusive.

There are underdeveloped parts in the story, and random skills( or sealed beasts) included that don't pertain to the story but work off previous anime. Story lacks originality and depth.

Art: old school but expectable. Nice animation , just a bit dated ( but that may have been what they were going for )

Sound: Good, appropriate. Wouldn't win any awards, ...
Mar 27, 2016
I just need to say one thing really, this is clearly a chinese story, and follows a wuxia type plot.

For example, stories like "Against the Gods", "Battle Through the Heavens", "I shall Seal the Heavens", "Tales of Demons and Gods" and others are similar to this one. Though there are a bunch of those wuxia that have been fan made into a manga, or manhua, theres almost none that make it to anime (as far as I know, only this one). Im very glad to see this anime and hope to see more wuxia type stories come to animation.

I also love the OP character type ...
Apr 16, 2017
I tend to review shows i'm more opinionated on, that is to say shows that I feel are really bad or really good and wouldn't ordinarily review a show of such middle ground that wouldn't warrant the effort. But I feel this needs to be said as something of a disclaimer for anyone reading up on the show before watching it.

The show doesn't present itself in the usual way an anime would and this probably has a lot to do with the fact that it's of Chinese origin rather than Japanese. As such the cultural references and pacing wont feel all that familiar and you'll ...
Feb 26, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
For this review i am going to do from to different sides, 1 will be purely based on the anime itself and 2nd side will be from the side of a reader of a similar novel which this was adapted from (i have not read this specific novel!!)

Right so i will begin from the 1st side;
Story; 5/10
There is no proper explanation what is the point behind the story. The first episode just showed some random things and expected the watcher to understand what was being showed to. Although i find flying on swords pretty cool, it does not tell me why i should invest ...
Jan 20, 2017
There are lots of other reviews that may dive into the explicit details, but if you are a fan of manga/manhwa like "Battle Through The Heavens", you will understand this anime.

I was able to breeze through it quickly because the story flowed well and didn't have too many branches off the main plotline to slow things down. The comedic banter between Oriku and Obu was funny, as well as some of the other charcters. This first season set the basis of the plot and some light character development. I am looking forward to some additional plot/character development in the second season, which according to the ...
May 29, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Chinese xianxia. The point is for MC to reach enlightenment and become very strong.

What's great about this anime is the really down to earth but still uplifting comedy and perspective towards life. For example the MC is the one that bullies at some point some secondary characters, multiple times, for the fun of it and the out of convenience and it's all in a very lighthearted manner. The anime won't tell you what to think about this event, it's neither bad nor good, just funny and convenient, but usually one can also find a moral.

The main character is overpowered in the sense that he never ...
May 4, 2017
I will keep the spoiler to the minimum.

Overall - 8/10

Story - 7/10
The story is good since is heavily focus on tactics and planning to win against enemies. But i think is a bit lacking of the explanation about the martial arts and their abilities, i found it a bit confusing about it. But otherwise, the story is good.

Art - 7/10
The characters are well drawn and the quality is quite good as well. Why i dont rate it 8 or above is because i think the animation of the action scenes are just average, it does not really stand out compared to the other ...
Feb 2, 2018
Mixed Feelings
While I was reading the novel, I saw a comment mentioning this anime was like "Sh*t, this actually as an anime!? Did I miss something big?" and went to search around, and here we are.

Now, quite honestly this anime is something of an abomination. The thing is, this is a japanese anime made from a chinese novel in some form of a cooperation. This is the part where it becomes something of an abomination. You can easily see how they mutilated the novel to fit in with the usual fast-food japanese crap(the low-level crappy animes that they send on a conveyor belt for the addicts). ...
Jan 5, 2017
This is one of those anime where either you love it, or you hate it.
You will love it if you are familiar with the Chinese Taoist cultivation themes.
You will be weirded out if you do not, the anime also does not give much explanation until further into the story.

The good: the story is about overcoming trials and ascending deity-hood. It portrayed that side of cultivating life well. If you watched the first half of the season you are sure to see all the tests for choosing a disciple. Those are tests you never see in other anime, and makes the entrance test into so many ...
Dec 9, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
To be very honest, I liked reading the light novel, but I was quite disappointed by the anime.
First off hearing Japanese instead of Chinese for this one, slightly threw me off, but that was quite easy to overcome.
However the way they adapted it really is a bit annoying, as they really don't handle the exposition well enough imho. Sure there was a lot of exposition in the book too, but usually when bringing it to an anime adaptation a lot of that gets condensed and put it a bit more subtly. The same with the jokes. The way they've been put in there, ...
May 3, 2020
I really enjoyed Reikenzan. I first saw it a few years ago, then couldn't remember or find it, so it was really nice being able to see it again recently. It might not be an isekai anime, but it shares a lot of the same vibes as an isekai anime. A lot of comedy, some action, a main focus on the MC getting stronger (hes already super op when he starts). I found it was really similar to My Hero Academia, in the sense that the MC is always training. A major theme in the show is that the MC is always training, so if ...
Jun 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/12 eps)
This anime is confusing, not doubts about it, and there are no good english subs, so that doesn't really help. It is nonetheless entertaining, if only because it's so bad it's good. It might be good if someone took the time to sub it better, but it looks like someone transliterated the chinese into spanish and then translated the spanish into english. Also there isn't enough exposition to fully understand the mythos.

The plot despite being sometimes incoherent is still somehow predictable and formulaic. None of the character's are well rounded and the antagonist doesn't seem to undergo any real development.
Jan 3, 2017
Reikenzan is a story of Oriku, very clever (with stress on mischievious aspect of word "clever") boy striving to become a deity through various tai-chi-esque eastern sage mumbo jumbo, with a light-hearted comedy mixed in.

Now, this is IMPORTANT, for people who might start watching this series: take care to choose the 'correct' subtitles, as there are ones that translate everything explicitly to english, and ones that don't bother to translate proper nouns, which, taking into account the amount of nomina propria in this show makes those subs nigh worthless.

There's not much for me to say, I love this anime, so I certainly won't be objective ...
Apr 15, 2020
Man, I really wonder how this anime has such a high score. I mean, okay, it's pretty decent. That is, if we set the bar at a low level.

It was written as if a fan, upon watching a lot of shounen anime, suddenly had an idea about a story and then went off on a writing spree. Of course he'll include an overpowered MC - an intelligent one with great physical ability on the side. And then a sexy woman who acts as if she's a good-for-nothing but is actually really strong and would be the MC's master. Ah, and then another woman who is ...