Are You Prepared for Season Two? The Storyline of the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation

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Mo Dao Zu Shi or popularly known as the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation is scheduled to return for its second season on this July 2019. Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation is coming back for its second season this July 2019. While we are excited for the upcoming anime and the return of our favorite characters, the teaser trailer for Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation season 2 dropped some major spoilers from the novel. And, many people like me can’t wait to check out the original novel.

I'm sure you're eager to see what happen next. The original Mo Dao Zu Shi 魔道祖师 novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu 墨香铜臭 is actually a short one. However, the novel jumps back and forth from the present and the past every few chapters. To be honest, the donghua season one only picked the flashback memories in the novel and rewrote a lot of subplots and scenes to make it logical and complete. If you're feeling confused when reading novel chapters, I hope this post will help you to understand the timeline of Mo Dao Zu Shi and be prepared to watch the upcoming anime show.

-------------------Spoiler Alert!  You’ve been warned.--------------------------------


1. Jiang Fengmian found Wei Wuxian (9) on the street and took him home. Wei Wuxian met Jiang Cheng (8) and Jiang Yanli (12).
2. Wei Wuxian (15) and Jiang Chen (14) went to the Gusu Lan Sect. Wei Wuxian met Lan Wangji (15) and started joking around him. And then he was taken home because of the fight with Jin Zixuan.
3. Wei Wuxian (16) met Wen Ning (16) and took off Lan Wangji's white forehead ribbon. The Wen Sect forced the Lan Sect to burn down the Cloud Recesses.
4. Wei Wuxian (17) and Lan Wangji (17) killed the Tortoise of Slaughter.
5. The invasion of the Lotus Pier. Jiang Fengmian and Madam Yu were both killed. Jiang Cheng lost his Golden Core. Wen Qing helped to transfer Wei Wuxian's core to Jiang Chen, by Wei Wuxian's request. And then Wei Wuxian disappeared into the Burial Mounds.
6. The Sunshot Campaign. The debut of the Yiling Patriarch. Jin Guangyao undercovered in Nightless City, saved Nie Mingjue and killed Wen Ruohan.
7. Wei Wuxian destroyed one half of the Stygian Tiger Seal and refused to give it to Jin Guangshan.
8. The Night hunt on the Baifeng Mountain. Lan Wangji (20) kissed Wei Wuxian (20) secretly. Jin Zixuan proposed to Jiang Yanli (23).
9. Wei Wuxian found Wen Ning dead and protected the Wen remnants. After that, Wei Wuxian formally left the Yunmeng Jiang Sect.
10. Wen Ning became the first fierce corpse to retain his sense of self. Known as the Ghost General. Jiang Yanli and Jin Zixuan got married.
11. (One year later) Wen Ning lost control and accidentally killed Jin Zixuan. Wei Wuxian (21) escaped to the Nightless City. Jiang Yanli (24) died for protecting Wei Wuxian.
12. Lan Wangji found Wei Wuxian heavily wounded. He protected Wei Wuxian and sent him back to the Burial Mounds. Lan Wangji went back to the Gusu Lan Sect and received punishments.
13. (Three months later) Death of Wei Wuxian in the first siege of the Burial Mounds. Lan Wangji saved baby Wen Yuan (Lan Sizhui) and took him back to the Gusu Lan Sects.


Nine years later, Wei Wuxian incarnated into the body of Mo Xuanyu (27). He met Lan Wangji(34), Jiang Chen (33), Lan Sizhui (16) and Jin Ling (14). Then they started a thrilling yet hilarious journey.

Oops, I'll just end there. The rest of this novel is quite easy to understand and funny to read on your own. I hope you enjoy reading the novel and get excited to watch Mo Dao Zu Shi, the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation season two.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019 0 comments

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory Trailer, New Poster & Release Date Unveiled

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The excitement and hype just keep on getting intense as some more surprises were revealed about the upcoming prequel anime movie of The King’s Avatar – the phenomenal e-sports Chinese anime that took our community with a storm last 2017.

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory
The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory

The big surprise today is that The King’s Avatar prequel movie unveiled its trailer together with a new poster which revealed the release date of the film. So, to spill the beans The King’s Avatar: For the Glory release date is scheduled on August 16, 2019. Personally, I did have goosebumps while watching the trailer and it really smells like nostalgia as I badly miss the series despite the fact that this one is a prequel movie and not based from the original The King’s Avatar web novel but on prequel chapters released after the end of the novel.

The King’s Avatar: For the Glory Movie Trailer

In fact, there are tons of great surprises for Chinese anime viewers this summer and that is why it is going to be hotter and exciting than ever. Aside from the prequel movie, Tencent already confirmed that the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and The King’s Avatar live-drama will be released in July.

The prequel movie will revolve around Ye Xiu’s first tournament in the Glory Professional Alliance and the teams that he fought with for the race to the top of Glory.

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie

Furthermore, The King’s Avatar Season 2 had been announced to be released on July 2 together with the second season for another amazing Chinese anime which is the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. Although there are no specific dates yet for the release of the above mention shows, it is no doubt that it’ll air this summer. On my end, I am waiting for any new promotional videos or posters to be unveiled anytime soon about these shows and I felt like my fragile heart can’t handle all of these surprises.

[Update] June 18, 2019: A new set of character posters for The King's Avatar movie had been unveiled featuring Ye Xiu, Su Muqiu, young Su Mucheng, and the new character Lu Liang (the player of Peaceful Hermit at that time).

The King's Avatar Movie - Lu Lianing
The King's Avatar Movie - Lu Liang

The King's Avatar Movie - Su Mucheng
The King's Avatar Movie - Su Mucheng

The King's Avatar Movie - Su Muqiu
The King's Avatar Movie - Su Muqiu

The King's Avatar Movie - Ye Xiu
The King's Avatar Movie - Ye Xiu

On a new update this June 27, a new set of key visuals for The King's Avatar: For the Glory movie had been unveiled featuring Ye Xiu, Su Mucheng, and our umbrella guy - Su Muqiu as seen below.

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory Young Su Mucheng

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory Young Ye Xiu

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory

The King’s Avatar Prequel Movie: For the Glory

So, what are your thoughts about The King’s Avatar prequel movie? An earlier character designs of Ye Xiu and One Autumn Leaf together with The King’s Avatar first visual had been unveiled last April accompanying the first trailer for The King’s Avatar anime season 2 which features the underwater fight from the novel. 

Monday, 27 May 2019 0 comments

GIVEN – The Biggest Boys-Love Anime of The Year Is Coming This July

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GIVEN Boys-Love Anime
Image credit to AmiYoshiko

Hey guys, summer anime line-up for 2019 is almost here and personally, I am excited about it due to many reasons. I’ll say one of my reasons is that there are tons of interesting anime shows slated to air on summer and it truly is a delightful treat for every anime fanatic out there. In fact, I am seriously excited for DanMachi Season 2, Dr. Stone, and Fire Force as these three anime titles was on top of my watchlist next season. However, there’s an upcoming anime that occupy a special place in my heart and my anticipation for it is growing tremendously. That anime is no other than GIVEN – the anime adaptation of a popular boys-love (shounen-ai) manga Given by author Natsuki Kizu.

Given - a boys-love anime
Given - a boys-love anime
Yes, I said it. It is boys-love or most people actually labeled Given as yaoi which sounds peculiar or taboo to some anime viewers. Even as a gay guy, I also have a very high standard when it comes to boys-love anime shows, that is why I am quite picky about anime shows portraying a sensual relationship between men. The reason is that sometimes I felt disrespect or insulted as an individual if a certain yaoi or shounen-ai anime cannot meet my expectation or produced mediocre storytelling of the genre. However, such is not that case with Given. Ever since the first time I set my eyes on its key visual (I never read the manga by the way), I felt like there’s something special in it. Therefore, I read some spoilers or reviews about it and found out that it is not your typical boys-love story. Upon reading some reviews, Given goes beyond how the majority of people define the yaoi or boys-love genre. It is a beautiful story of friendship, drama, and music. It is about connections between men whose bonds were strengthened by music and present their relationship in a dreamy and interesting approach with music at the core of its story.

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GIVEN - anime adaptation new promotional video

The anime adaptation for Given had been announced on March 14 together with a key visual featuring its main character Mafuyu Satou playing with a guitar while singing as seen below.

GIVEN anime poster
given key visual

Later on, a poster showing the four (4) main characters of Given had been unveiled as well as its respective voice actors as well as its staff.
Given anime character visual
given anime character visual

The anime is also added as part of NoitaminA summer lineup for 2019-2020.
given anime announced as part of NoitaminA summer lineup
given anime announced as part of NoitaminA summer lineup 

The announcement for the anime adaptation of Given is also accompanied by a trailer which really looks beautiful and enticing.

GIVEN Anime Trailer

On May 16, the first character PV for Given had been unveiled featuring Mafuyu Satou. The 15-seconds long promo video shows dreamy clips from the anime and a fragile Mafuyu which somehow exudes a sad atmosphere.

It was then followed by another character PV on May 23 featuring the Ritsuka Uenoyama. I think every promo video about the characters gives us a glimpse at their backstory.

Given Synopsis

"It's stuck deep inside me and I can't get it out of my head. Mafuyu's voice is an insane and dangerous weapon." That day, Ritsuka Uenoyama started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which he liked very much, was becoming boring. He then encounters Mafuyu Sato, who's holding onto a broken guitar, and decides to fix it. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, after hearing Mafuyu sing it leaves a deep impression on him.

It’ll air on July 2019 with Lerche animating it. Among the voice cast for the anime includes Shougo Yano as Mafuyu Satou, Yuuma Uchida as Ritsuka Uenoyama, Takuya Eguchi as Akihiko Kaji, and Masatomo Nakazawa as Haruki Nakayama. The staff behind the project were Hikaru Yamaguchi serving as director, Natsuki Kizu is credited for the original work, and Yuniko Ayana working on the series composition.

Given Anime

Well, this is definitely not our typical boys-love yaoi drama. With the music added on its plot, I personally believe that Given is going to an interesting and well-loved anime. If you haven’t able to add Given yet to your watchlist, I urge to do it now. It may not be your cup of tea, but it’s definitely something fresh to look forward next season.

If you have any comments or feedback about Given, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Sunday, 26 May 2019 0 comments

Jayem Sison’s Anime Figures Collection Will Inspire You To Start Your Own

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Hey guys, I’ll be sharing some pretty shady I mean inspiring stuff this time and it is about collecting anime figures which is also one of my aspirations to do in the near future.

Jayem Sison Anime Figures' Collection
Jayem Sison Anime Figures' Collection

To inspire everyone especially my fellow otakus, I would like to share some of the anime figures from the collection of popular Filipino cosplayer Jayem Sison, whom I previously described as the sexiest male cosplayer from the Philippines. This 39-year old traveler seriously can boast a lot of stuff about him including his collection of anime figures which makes me jealous big time. Anyway, every time I saw his collection on Instagram, I always have this urge to start my own collection of anime figures too. Though such a hobby is not an easy one as it is definitely an expensive desire to obtain but achievable.

If you happened to check Jayem’s Instagram account which is @dizgeek_is_strong, you will find his passion which includes fitness (yeah you’ll see how hot and fit he is – that’s actually an eye candy for a gay guy like me, lol). He also shares his travel (which makes me felt like an envious kid), cosplay and anime figures collection.

Jayem Sison Attack Titan Cosplay
Jayem Sison Attack Titan Cosplay

Let’s talk about his collection of anime figures. He actually has a room on which he puts all of his anime collectibles and it will really make one jealous. Anyway, his collections range from small-size items up to gigantic anime figures which will make you feel captivated and in awe.

Jayem Sison Anime Figure Collections

Among my favorite is his One Piece anime figures collection on which he previously posted on his Instagram account, thus also lead me to write this post as I felt like sharing this feeling of wanting to start something I really crave for. So, Jayem’s collection of One Piece anime character figures is truly amazing as seen in the video clip below.

The announcement about Fog Hill of the Five Elements had been unveiled in 2017 as it was originally released as a 5-minute long short animation from Lin Hun. The animator behind the infamous 岁城璃心(Kui Yu Chou Yuan) which aired in 2016. If you had tried to search for keywords CHINESE ANIME in YouTube, you might come across with the video Epic Martial Arts Anime Trailer – that’s the first time that I encountered Kui Yu Chou Yuan, a magnificent piece of art with breathtaking fight scenes, captivating visuals, and pretty decent storytelling. With that being said, Fog Hill of the Five Elements is an ambitious project that may surpass Kui Yu Chou Yuan with its dazzling animation, graphics which really takes a lot of effort to do just by seeing the quality of its trailer and promotional video.

From the 5-minute long short animation, Fog Hill of the Five Elements had become a grand anime project slated for release this 2020. Some sources cited that Fog Hill of the Five Elements will have a total of 8 episodes, while some stated that it will run with only 5 episodes. 

According to sources, Fog Hill of the Five Elements Episode 1 had been finished while the rest were on the process of being dubbed. The anime under the banner of Nice Boat Animation as its producer, and Samsara Animation Studio. It will be directed and written by Lin Hun’s team of young animators using their unique art style of paintbrush-inspired graphics. Fog Hill of the Five Elements is an original anime which really sounds fresh and new due to rampant of today’s Chinese anime were adapted from popular web novels. So, I think it is refreshing to see something new that didn’t come from typical cliché stuff. Among the cast for the anime are Li Jiayi, and Guo Zhengjian. Due to a limited number of person working on this project, it takes almost 3 years for the anime to come into fruition but I believe it is amazing because they didn’t compromise the quality in order to finish the project immediately. 

Although no specific date yet had been announced for Fog Hill of the Five Elements release, fans can expect that it shall be out this 2020. However, the anime did have a joint screening for its first episode together with another decent anime this year – the White Cat Legend from Nice Boat Animation.

Furthermore, a set of promotional image stills for Fog Hill of the Five Elements and White Cat Legend several months ago. Believe me, the images are as beautiful and fascinating as the animated sequence on its trailer. In fact, seeing the pictures from the anime reminds me of another masterpiece and it’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya – a legacy left behind by the late legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata. 

Over the span of 2 years, while the anime is in the making, the creator team drop some surprises to its avid fans such as the new trailer which had been uploaded on YouTube last May 21, 2018.

Fog Hill of the Five Elements Trailer

Later on, an extended trailer for Fog Hill of the Five Elements had been revealed together with the announcement that the anime shall be released in 2020. What’s even more exciting is that the extended trailer comes with an English subtitle which makes its story comprehensive to the English-speaking crowd. Personally, this trailer left me in awe and had me wowed enthusiastically. 

Fog Hill of the Five Elements Extended Trailer

To wrap this post, I am inviting everyone to add Fog Hill of the Five Elements on your watchlist this year and I can assure you that you’ll never regret having it there. This is the kind of animation that we don’t usually encounter, it goes beyond the cliché animation of the mainstream giants and the popular. It represents the small yet significant factor of the anime industry that delves deeper in bringing quality animation into life.

Let us know of your thought about this anime by leaving a comment below and I’ll definitely enjoy a great discussion with each and every one of you when Fog Hill of the Five Elements eventually premiere. 


Sunday, 19 May 2019 0 comments

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