Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary

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Alternative Titles

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)
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 51705,170 users)
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Ranked: #95512
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Popularity: #5117
Members: 17,467
Favorites: 22

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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).

Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors

Pu, Zhao

Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu

Fu, Yin

Mizuki, Nana

Fu, Ning

Kugimiya, Rie


Noto, Mamiko


Yamaya, Yoshitaka

Luanti, Chi

Horii, Chado

Tanyue Zhi

Touchi, Hiroki

Xiang, Chu

Tsuda, Kenjirou

Tuoba, Tuan

Yashiro, Taku

Muyu, Rou

Aoki, Ruriko


Hamano, Kazuzou
Sound Director
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme


Jan 21, 2019
No Spoilers*

Not a bad Anime I guess to watch drunk.

Overall I give it 7/10.
If your bored and sifting through anime you missed in fall 2018 I would recommend watching this Drunk.

Every aspect is 7/10 its really just an "OK" anime

Story 7: the story is fairly unique and sparked my interest to keep watching.
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 ...
Jun 20, 2022
Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki

Surely you've seen some anime and just thought "Wow, this is bad! Possibly even the worst anime there is-" No.
But this one could be in the top 15 worst anime series of all time by any possible measure.

To describe the anime briefly: "Random Bullshit Go". We have Avatar the Lord of Elements + some low-budget magic building with no lore, monsters with magic powers that dissolve into fairy dust as soon as they lose enough HP, war with some robot dolls (that later shoot lasers around), people in flying super armor with the most epic name ever "Dark Flames". Sailor ...

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