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Reikenzan TV Anime Gets Season 2

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
1st season of anime based on Chinese online novel premiered in January

The official website for the Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage (Mt. Reiken: Stardust's Banquet or alternately, Sacred Sword Mountain: Stardust's Banquet) anime series confirmed on Saturday that production on a second season has been green-lit.

The anime is based on Guo Wang Bi Xia's (lit. His Majesty the King) popular Chinese online novel and comic titled Cong Qian You Zuo Ling Jian Shan (lit: There Was a Spiritual Sword Mountain). The online novel launched in August 2013, and Zhuhua and Junxiaomo's online comic launched in August 2014.

Studio DEEN produced the first anime series with Chinese company Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Company Limited and that season premiered in January. It aired simultaneously in Japan and Chinawith both a Japanese-language version and a Mandarin Chinese-language version of the show.

In the anime's story, a comet falling will bring about a great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the family of the "Reiken" clan with a long storied history is once again resuming its entrance examination process to find disciples. The protagonist Ōriku (Lu Wang in the original novel), who possesses a special soul that is only available once in a thousand years, decides to take the exam, and he starts down the path toward becoming an exceptional sage.

Iku Suzuki (Yumeiro Pâtissière, Maze, Kodocha, DearS) directed the series at Studio DEEN. Makoto Iino (key animator for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Oreshura, Sword Art Online) handled the character design, and Yumiko Ishii (Samurai Harem, animation director for Samurai Champloo, Space Brothers) served as chief animation director. Additionally, Hirofune Hane(Gifū Dōdō!! Kanetsugu to Keiji) was the art director, Kazuhisa Yamabu handled the color key, Kazuya Tanaka (Mushi-Shi, Actually, I Am…, Flowers of Evil) was the sound director, and Half HP Studio produced the sound. Ryo Kawasaki composed the music.

[Via Yara-on!]

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