Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary

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Synonyms: Xuan-Yuan Sword: Lights of the Bleak
Japanese: 軒轅剣・蒼き曜
English: Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary
German: Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary
Spanish: Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary
French: Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2018 to Dec 25, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Ai Addiction
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MythologyMythology
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.011 (scored by 49304,930 users)
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Ranked: #94572
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Popularity: #4867
Members: 16,576
Favorites: 19

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Yin and Ning are two sisters who have been wandering the land together ever since their village was destroyed by the villainous Taibai Empire. Their childhood friend, Zhao, has been enslaved by the Taibai himself, and uses his brilliance at tinkering and inventing to get by as a slave to the Empire's whims. One day, Yin accidentally discovers a legendary sword, which grants her fantastic abilities in combat, and allows her to summon a mystical, mechanical fox spirit named Yun, who is sworn to fight by her side. Meanwhile, Zhao is making fast friends with a mysterious young girl who just may hold a great amount of power within the Taibai Empire. As Zhao and the Fu sisters find themselves increasingly caught up in the Empire's battle for supremacy over the land, it will take all of the magic and might that the budding resistance armies can muster to turn the tide of war once and for all.

(Source: ANN)


Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki is based on the 2004 Taiwanese role-playing game Xuan Yuan Jian Waizhuan: Cang zhi Tao, whose story is set in the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history (approximately 770–476 BC).

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Characters & Voice Actors

Baili, Zhen

Kingetsu, Mami

Long, Cheng

Uesaka, Sumire

Shang, Yue

Chiba, Shouya

Pang, Lady

Itou, Miki

Xin, Wuxu

Kameyama, Yuuji


Watanabe, Hiroshi
Hamano, Kazuzou
Sound Director
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Script, Series Composition
Mizuki, Nana
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Nageki no Hana (嘆きの華)" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

Jan 7, 2019
Mixed Feelings
This anime is pretty much the definition of mediocre. It's not bad, but it really fails to capitalize on the rich setting and world they build. Characters are often introduced and just sort of exist without much development or interpersonal interaction. The way violence is used very casually lends so much potential to the show, but in the end they seem more interested in using that violence as a shock factor than to use it for character development.

That said there are some good things going for it. Their inability to put character depth beyond the main three characters actually works in ...
Dec 25, 2018
Is it just me or am I the 2nd one to make a review of this Chinese Themed anime, cu'z it seems that this anime was totally ignored as if a lotta guys sees this as if it ain't anime if there is no Japanese in it, like the quintessential katana, fan service and kimono in it??????Oh well, I guess they just can't accept such anime that has a lotta anachronism cu'z the setting was that in what can be called a warring states period of China were such mechs called Zhengtian should not exist , coupled with people that have super powers. so I ...
Jan 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I'll keep this short: I really enjoyed the overall plot and the main conflict of the characters but neither is going to fix the issues this anime has.

The CGI was a poor choice, most of the side characters are underdeveloped, the dialogue is in large parts underwhelming and the elements of magic and engineering are used too superficially for my taste.

I profoundly enjoyed that the show doesn't really allow you to have a single emotion towards any of the four strongest developed characters, best shown in Ning, a character you'll dislike from the start to the very end for being a horrible ...


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