Shin Chou Kyou Ryo: Condor Hero

The Legend of Condor Hero

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Synonyms: Shen Diao Xia Lu
Japanese: 神鵰侠侶 コンドルヒーロー
English: The Legend of Condor Hero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2001 to Oct 28, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Jade Animation
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 26322,632 users)
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Ranked: #23632
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Popularity: #5982
Members: 8,439
Favorites: 30

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Youka is a young 13-year-old boy. One day, his Uncle, Kakusei, has him follow in his steps of martial arts and has him study the art of Zenshinkyou. After being mistreated, Youka runs away Zenshinkyou. He stumbles on a Forbidden Tomb where he finds a beautiful young woman, by the name of Shouryuujo. After a short time, Youka is eventually accepted by Shouryuujo to study the techniques of the Koboha under her, and thus begins their adventure through martial arts and love.

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Hayakawa, Keiji
Director, Storyboard
Takagi, Jun
Annou, Masami
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Yuu" by NoR

Ending Theme

"blása" by Yae

Jan 26, 2009
KaminaKai (All reviews)
This is a compact review based on all THREE seasons (78 episodes) of the Legend of Condor Hero series.

*Please note that only season 1 was voiced in Japanese but all 3 seasons have been Chinese dubbed.*

Before proceeding with the actual review of this anime, I would like to clarify the name of the story. Based on the original novel written in the late 1950s, this story should be called The Return of the Condor Heroes. But somewhere along the way, the Japanese decided to change the name to Legend of Condor Hero, which to add on to the confusion is the same name as read more
Dec 29, 2008
Fumoffuster (All reviews)
This is one of the most intense love stories out there in anime. You can really feel the immense depth of the love. This together with the abundance of strong female characters in the story makes it one of my favorite anime series. The only minor point is that there is a lot of silly martial art fighting going on.
The OP and ED are addictive.

Hotness: very intense forbidden and pure love.

Bishounen: The main lead is a cutie. He could have been more intelligent and more sensitive though.
May 11, 2015
xRhie (All reviews)
This is not a place for those who seek best design, animation, soundtrack. This anime only portrays more on a well written story over everything else (including character developments, interactions, story flow).

After dedicating myself to all 3 seasons , the anime has played a role in showing the realization that best story are not only to be told from Japan, for it can also be found from other countries as well. It is not a simple task to win over this in terms of story plot.

My review of this anime series (all seasons):

Story S1 + S2 10/10
Completely mindblown Jin Yong is a read more
Jun 21, 2016
Fake_Williams (All reviews)
For anyone who does not know, this is anime adaptation of one of Chinese Classic love stories. Even though there is a lot of drama adaptations(by the Chinese), I find the anime appealing in some ways as it gives a simpler design of characters that have been overemphasize through the years.

Nonetheless, this anime is not without flaws.

The title is incorrect: Unless you read the original story, the actual title of it is actually Return of the Condor Heroes/Condor Heroes and Companions for direct Chinese translation. The title that it is currently named by refer to the prequel of this story

Some of the appearances of read more

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