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Studio Deen Announces 'Reikenzan' TV Anime for Winter 2016

by arsonal
Nov 19, 2015 1:40 AM | 74 Comments
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.

Reikenzan 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 where the novel is published, will participate in the production of the Reikenzan. The novel's listing on 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 (Moonlight Mile)
Character Design: Makoto Iino (Gakkougurashi!)
Art Director: Hirofune Hane (Dog Days)
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:

Source: Studio Deen official site, Web Newtype

Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage on MAL

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TheNaturalPerm said:
From the mastermind that brought us 'Training with Hinako' and 'DearS'.

--> instant PTW :^)

That's some Cv for the animation director here. I see peoples whining on DEEN, but honestly, the animation director is probably far more of a bad news than the studio :x

Dec 12, 2015 11:05 AM by Zefyris

I am hyped up as fuck... not for the anime inself as for the fact that is a chinese adaptation.... there some really good stories out there made by chinese, and some really awsome koreans ones... If Japan, would show interest in those, the anime industrion will rise on a new level...

Dec 12, 2015 10:42 AM by kronopy

The character quite good.wonder how good the animation is.

Dec 7, 2015 5:56 AM by Artline

Chinese novel? I hope korean webtoons are not that far off.

Dec 2, 2015 4:54 AM by TheNoseOfDeath

The visual looks nice...
Hmm, I might take a peek but the story feels like stuff I've seen before.(not that it's a bad thing, to me anyway)

Dec 2, 2015 4:28 AM by Konoetan

Looks like a Xanxia/Wuxia.

Nov 30, 2015 4:09 PM by Beirut

I will definitely be checking this out.

Nov 25, 2015 6:50 AM by eXtacy67

Not sure if I want to even try. Though it is interesting they are using utaite for both OP and ED.

Nov 23, 2015 9:16 AM by Tazu

alpha_shadow said:
3 anime from deen in the same season???

Hopefully they all flop (most likely) and they go bankrupt. (EVIL, I know)

I mean... ruining an IP that Tencent holds will REALLY screw a studio.

They are just fucking huge.

Nov 22, 2015 10:01 PM by TYxTxYT

I thought DEEN makes only gay anime nowadays

Nov 22, 2015 8:25 AM by Valaskjalf

Interesting to see whether Deen can pull this off decently.

Nov 22, 2015 8:04 AM by Snappynator

tblader said:
Don't have very high hopes for this
Giant Killing was the only quality to come out of Studio Deen.

* Rozen Maiden
* Tsuiokuhen
* You're Under Arrest
" Law of Ueki....

just from the few I've seen from them.

Nov 22, 2015 7:57 AM by yhunata

I am excited
I will make this my first Deen anime

Nov 21, 2015 7:24 PM by TheGeniusBaka

Don't have very high hopes for this
Giant Killing was the only quality to come out of Studio Deen.

Nov 20, 2015 5:04 AM by qtblader

>hating on an anime before it comes out because studio has some bad shows
''MAL quality'' DEEN has done some great adaptation, and its just funny that the people hating on it were loving it when fsn first aired, humanity please.

Nov 20, 2015 4:38 AM by JudeMaxwell

Lil-Bird said:
Checking it out just to see that DEEN quality.


Nov 20, 2015 1:07 AM by Llumi

Can't find it, but I wanna watch this Chinese light nivol shit.

Nov 19, 2015 10:42 PM by KamSung

Deen is on a roll.

Nov 19, 2015 10:35 PM by Tengai

DEEN... Probably going to regret this but I'll try it.

Nov 19, 2015 8:53 PM by DeusExMavro

Looks great.

Nov 19, 2015 5:57 PM by QuattroVaginas

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