Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians

Blades of the Guardians

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hyoujin: Blades of the Guardians, ヒョウ人, Blades of the Guardians
Japanese: 鏢人
English: Blades of the Guardians
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 1, 2023 to Aug 17, 2023
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 34033,403 users)
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Ranked: #16862
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Popularity: #3970
Members: 32,757
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An extraordinary guard walks in the desert of the western regions escaping the slaughter by the government. He took a surveillance assignment bound for the Chang capital. The task was thought of as something simple, but in reality it is a path full of crises and dangers. Here begins a journey that will affect the fate of the world.


Animated adaptation of Xianzhe Xu's (许先哲) manhua of the same title.

Characters & Voice Actors


Zhou, Haosong
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Xu, Xianzhe
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"Baiyan (北雁)" by Zhichao Cheng (程智超) and Zoey (Ziyi Yang, 杨子艺)


Dec 20, 2023
Finally, a good Chinese adaptation.

Want to know why most Chinese adaptations suck? Because a lot of them straight up adapt from web novels. Do you know how long web novels are? Thousands of chapters, millions of words. Just not suitable for an animated adaptation. Worst of all, a lot of the famous web novels are cultivation or xuanhuan novels. This means a bunch of fighting and a bunch of generic tropey plot devices, and that means a large majority of adaptations will need a lot of good animation budget to recreate the frequent action sequences. It's just not sustainable. Japanese web novels, while adapted ...
Sep 29, 2023
STORY: 9/10
Without any spoilers, this adaptation covers a few arcs from the comic. The last arc they animated really got me invested and hooked. The story was so engaging and emotional, along with epic confrontations and conclusions. Besides focusing on the events happening at hand, there is also an overarching plot brewing in the background, which makes me very interested in knowing how everything will come together eventually.

ART: 8/10
Gorgeous art that is so refreshing to see among the sea of anime I watch. The studio does a pretty good job of keeping the original art style intact, but there were definitely inconsistencies and lack of ...
Aug 27, 2023
This is a brand new Chinese animation, also called Donghua, by Colored Pencil Animation who also did The King's Avatar. The show is based around 3rd-4th century China and adapts the manhua of the same title.

In terms of Chinese animation, this is a show that gets extremely overlooked, because there was barely any marketing surrounding Biao Ren, as far as I know, it could've also just been in China only. The only real marketing there was was a few posters and 3 trailers. This is a shame because of the impressive result of the show. It's been in production for a long time. ...

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