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Tai Chi Chasers (known In Asian territories as Tai Chi Senjimon, lit. 1000 Characters of Tai Chi) Is a children's action-adventure anime (and Saturday Morning Cartoon) co-production by Toei Animation, JM Animation, Iconix Entertainment, Dongseo University and Korean TV network KBS.

After a strange and devastating attack on his home, a young boy named Rai is shocked to discover that he's a secret descendant of the Tigeroids: an ancient race of peaceful beings locked in a struggle with the ruthless and cunning Dragonoids. In a parallel universe called Suhn, the Tigeroids and Dragonoids are battling furiously to recover 500 lost tai chi characters. Whoever retrieves these precious and potent symbols will possess the ultimate power to rule their realm…and destroy their enemies. As Rai hones his innate tai chi skills to fight the Dragonoids, he must find the lost tai chi and battle to become one of the champion Tai Chi Chasers!


Licensed by 4Kids Entertainment, it's notable for deviations from the usual card game show formula in that the cards (the Tai Chi Characters, which, surprisingly for a 4Kids dub, are kept foreign) act more like spells, weapons and techniques, and that the heroic Tigeroids and the evil Dragonoids fight each other instead of relying on monsters.

In Autumn 2019, A third season landed and streamed on Daily Motion in English until Summer 2020. It's obvious that A special where Both the operation dragon strike 2 parter to make a Special on daily motion on May 2017. It was reuploaded without bugs in vimeo In September 2021. The 3rd season was split into 2 chapters. The Southern Suhn Arc in Episodes 1-7, and The Northern Suhn Arc in Episodes 8-13. Even though is English. It has Japanese audio



  • Darker and Edgier: This in the Korean dub. It involoved the fact that Garnia dies saving Jahara, and multiple other deaths, with a gruesome transformation of General Vicious.
  • Disappeared Dad: Rai's father. Even his mother doesn't know where he is.
  • Edutainment Show: Part of the show is teaching kids about Asian adages.
  • Facial Markings: When in battle, both Tigeroids and Dragonoids have these.
  • Forbidden Technique: Rai is often warned not to play that card, especially in the next-to-last episode before the Season Finale. Said card is usually a Dragonoid-only ability. Rai's ability to use them leads the Tigeroid forces to accuse him of being a Dragonoid mole.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: The main characters search for the lost Tai Chi symbols.
  • Harmful to Minors: Rai watching his mother and home being blown up. Although his mom might still be alive., In the Korean and Japanese Dubbed, The physical aggression with the characters to their own friends is uncensored including Phoebe strangling Jakata. The sexual activity is seen In the Korean and Japanese dubbed Is uncensored. Examples incude Hak seeing Sena naked, Rai threatens to strip off Phoebe, and saying degrading things about women well... there is no curse words. Rai almost said The F and B word though when Rai said Donkey in episode 36, he means the A word. Diga has killed so many people leaving people to suffer. This includes Phoebe and Luka's parents and used their Blood to bring the Dragon assault Squad to Life as shown in Episode 31. Now we know some reasons they had to take down season 3.
  • Honor Before Reason: Rai, to a degree, in the first episode, one of his most notable qualities. During the card-stacking contest, Tori is in the lead, with Rai behind. Due to having to leave to help the others, he quits, and Rai is made winner by default, despite wanting to win fair and square. He even shows pity on his rival, Kyo due to the fact that he didn't win fairly.
  • The Reveal: Rai can use Dragonoid Tai Chi.
    • It's now been stated that Rai is half-Tigeroid half-Dragonoid.
  • The Mole: The other Tigeroids believe Rai is one due to being half Dragonoid.
The actual spy for the Dragonoids is none other than Elder Sid.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Rai's Leeroy Jenkins style actions can cause him to appear like this.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Female example as team leader Sena has trouble living up to the expectations of her father, a well-regarded Tigeroid general.
  • Extra Information: 1. A third race reveal in episode 36 (Northuldrean) 2. The events in Episode 27 happened a week after Episode 26 due to the cancellation. 3. IM Db counts 14-26 as season 1. And Even though 27-39 is part of Season 1, It has to count as the 2nd season due to the cancellation.