The Legend of Condor Hero is an anime adaptation of The Return of the Condor Heroes (Shen Diao Xia Lu), a novel by Chinese author Jinyong (Louis Cha). The anime was co-produced by Japan's Nippon Animation (season 1 only) and Hong Kong's Taiseng Entertainment in 2001. The animation was done by Jade Animation Group, a TVB group member. Taiseng Entertainment licensed the first season for English-speaking audiences. Since the show was much more popular in Chinese-speaking nations than in Japan, the second season was not produced in Japanese like the first season, but in Cantonese and Mandarin.
A great show and utterly deserving of the title "Classic Comedy". Only the 3 stars for this madcap satirical look into pretend British village Roysten Vasey but that's more due to personal preference than anything else. Well worth the comedy connoisseur's time ESPECIALLY if they're not yet acquainted with it.