The official website of Studio Deen
announced that it is producing an anime titled Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
for TV broadcast. It will air from January 2016 on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, Kyoto Broadcasting System, TV Aichi, and AT-X.
is adapted from the Chinese online fantasy novel Congqian You Zuo Ling Jian Shan
(Once Upon A Time There Was A Spirit Sword Mountain
), which has been publishing since August 2013. Written by Guowang Bixia, whose name literally translates to His Majesty the King, the story is currently in its 13th volume. An online manhua adaptation
has been publishing since August 2014 and has 270 million reported views.
Tencent, the Chinese Internet company which owns the online portal QQ.com where the novel is published, will participate in the production of the Reikenzan
. The novel's listing on QQ.com indicates that the story is at times serious, and at times comedic. A Mandarin Chinese dub will also be produced for broadcast in China.
Since its founding in the year 4233 of the Nine Provinces calendar, the spirit sword clan has been producing first-class martial arts talent. Two thousand years later, the clan, which adheres to the principles of peace and spiritual development, seeks to find new disciples by holding a grand tournament. One of these candidates is 12-year-old Wang Lu.
Director: Iku Suzuki
Character Design: Makoto Iino
Art Director: Hirofune Hane
Chief Animation Director: Yumiko Ishii
(Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream
Color Design: Kazuhisa Yamabe
(Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
(Highschool of the Dead
Sound Production: Half H.P Studio
Studio: Studio Deen
Wang Lu: Tsubasa Yonaga
The opening theme song will be performed by Niconico artists Soraru and Mafumafu, while the ending theme song will be performed by Niconico artist Kakichoco.
Official site: http://www.reikenzan.net/
Source: Studio Deen official site
, Web Newtype
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage