The Silver Guardian (Chinese: 銀之守墓人; pinyin: Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén) is a Chinese web manhua created by Ling Meng and illustrated by Ming Xung. It was published by Tencent through their Tencent AC Web Comic service, compiling the series into 237 chapters. A Chinese-Japanese anime television series adaptation produced by Emon and directed by Masahiko Ohkura premiered on Tokyo MX on 1 April 2017. The series is licensed by Funimation. A second season premiered in January 2018. The story follows a High school student and intense gamer Suigin Riku as he attends the prestigious Shinryou Private Academy, a school for the elite and the wealthy. However Suigin is anything but in fact, he is very poor and has to work many part-time jobs just to pay for his tuition. One day while he is working a pool cleaning job one of his many jobs, he sees a cat drowning and without hesitation jumps in to save the kitty. To much surprise it turns out he can't swim either and flails around drowning. Luckily a girl came by, by the name Rei Riku and saves him. He didn't know this but she was the daughter of the game developer that created his favorite game.