Shin Chou Kyou Ryo: Condor Hero

Legend of the Condor Hero

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shen Diao Xia Lu
Japanese: 神鵰侠侶 コンドルヒーロー
English: Legend of the 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: 7.301 (scored by 28232,823 users)
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Ranked: #30882
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Popularity: #6657
Members: 9,229
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Episodes: /26


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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Jun 21, 2016
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 ...
May 11, 2015
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 ...
Feb 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Plot contrivance is present is nearly every story. Some try to hide it and make it more natural, while other try to limit it to a few big ones that shape the entire story. This anime doesn't do that. It's an unbelievable serie of coincidental meetings, people splitting up and meeting again and splitting up again by plot demands.

This is difficult to go into details without getting into detailled spoiler territory but for instance, at one point the main character was looking for someone.
He doesn't find this person by searching for them. Instead he finding them randomly after following the people arresting a random ...

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