Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read

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Summer Delights:

In Tanaka Minoru's "Summer Delights," an extra for "My Teddy Bear," Mitsuko and Mako have different ideas about what constitutes summer fun.

Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read

Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read

Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read

Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read

Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read

Summer Delights Yuri Manga Read
Monday, 29 June 2020 0 comments

Martial Universe Anime Season 2 (Wu Dong Qian Kun) Updates – Release, Posters & Trailers

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Martial Universe Anime Season 2 (Wu Dong Qian Kun)

Fans of 2019’s hit Chinese anime Martial Universe (Wu Dong Qian Kun) will surely rejoice as the series is back in July. Yes, Martial Universe Season 2 is returning as part of the summer 2020 Chinese anime lineup and features a whole new level of experience than its last season which had been one of the best and popular donghua of 2019.


The series main protagonist Lin Dong continues his journey in the cultivation world as he meets new friends and foes alike while also delving deeper into his craft and learning more about it. The female protagonist of Martial Universe will also appear in its 2ndseason as well as one of Lin Dong’s main rival.

Martial Universe Anime Season 1 Poster
Martial Universe Anime Season 1 Poster

For people who don't have an idea about the Martial Universe, the anime is based on a web novel of the same title by author Heavenly Silkworm Potato who also wrote Battle Through the Heavens, and The Great Ruler. All three of his novels were adapted into Chinese anime:
  • Battle Through The Heavens (2017)
  • Martial Universe (2019)
  • The Grand Lord (2019)
Martial Universe also inspired a live-action drama in 2018 starring Chinese actor Yang Yang who also played the role of Ye Xiu in The King's Avatar live-action drama.


Martial Universe Anime Season 2 Release

Now, here’s a question that really matter and each of us wants to know, when is the release date of Martial Universe season 2? Well, we didn’t really need to wait that long as Martial Universe season 2 will premiere on July 12, 2020 at Tencent Video. As one of the most popular Chinese anime in summer 2020 lineup, Martial Universe is expected to be the most-watched donghua this season with an estimated of over 50 million views per episode in China.


Martial Universe Anime Season 2 Posters & Trailers

Two weeks before its scheduled release date, Martial Universe unveiled a new set of key visuals. The first one of these key visuals shows Lin Dong in the highlight with the other characters shown in the background.

Martial Universe Anime Season 2 Key Visual

The second of shows Lin Dong and his female lead kissing. Well, isn’t this some kind of amazing romantic progress we’ll have this season?

Martial Universe Anime Season 2 Key Visual


Aside from the 2 key visuals, a full trailer of Martial Universe season 2 has been unveiled giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the series. I must say that Motion Magic did another awesome job with its animation quality and fantastic sound. The character designs for everyone are also beautiful. Martial Universe definitely has tons of handsome and gorgeous characters.



Where to Watch Martial Universe Season 2?

Martial Universe will air as part of the Tencent lineup this year, and it will be available for streaming at Tencent Video. According to Twitter user @saori_attsu, Martial Universe will take over the time slot which is currently occupied by Stellar Transformation Season 2 which began airing last May.

Just like any other Chinese anime out there, I believe some subbing group will also add Martial Universe in their archive will upload subbed version in the web. Nowadays, it’s easy to find one on YouTube.


If you wish to learn more about other Chinese anime that are scheduled to premiere in summer, you may check our seasonal guide here: The Summer 2020 Chinese Anime Lineup.

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References:

  • @saori_attsu (Twitter)
  • @cuchallain (Twitter)
  • Martial Universe Weibo Page
Sunday, 28 June 2020 0 comments

The Summer 2020 Chinese Anime Lineup & Seasonal Guide

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Summer 2020 Chinese Anime Lineup

The summer anime season is finally here and anime fans like myself are seriously excited to see what the new season had in store for all of us. On my end, I have previously published a post about the summer 2020 anime lineup about Japanese animation and I have tons of giant titles from it listed in my watchlist including the following:

In Chinese anime community, we are also excited for the summer as we’ve got some of the most highly awaited Chinese anime of 2020 set to air this season. Thus, I would like to share some of Chinese anime series and movies from summer 2020 lineup that people shouldn’t miss to add in their watchlist no matter what their preferences are.


Fog Hill of Five Elements (Wu Shan Wu Xing)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Fog Hill of Five Elements"

Release: July 26, 2020 | Studio: Samsara Animation Studio – One of the most anticipated Chinese anime in recent years and had been in the making for almost 3 years, FogHill of Five Elements release date is on July 26 and has been animated by Samsara Animation and co-produced by Nice Boat Animation. Fog Hill of Five Elements revolves around 5 individuals who had the ability to summon and be possessed by the five elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, and Metal. Each character fight monsters from another dimension. The animation quality is absurdly great, I could compare it with the best of Japanese anime such as Attack on Titan, Violet Evergarden, Demon Slayer, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works. You can watch Fog Hill of Five Elements at bilibiliexclusively.

For more details including its several trailers, plot, and image stills, you may check the following post:


A Mortal’s Journey to Immortality (Fan ren Xiu Xian Zhuan)

Chinese Anime 2020 "A Mortal’s Journey to Immortality"


Release: July 25, 2020 | Studio: - Here’s an astounding Chinese 3D anime that I am seriously looking forward this year. Fan ren Xiu Xian Zhuan or also known with its plain name A Mortal’s Journey to Immortality that I think sums up its story. Nonetheless, A Mortal’s Journey to Immortality is one of the most popular xianxia novels by author Wang Yu. Therefore, we can expect an amazing cultivation anime story from it. I wonder though if it could put a competition against the ongoing Stellar Transformation season 2 which is one of the best and real xianxia anime in recent years. A Mortal’s Journey to Immorality can be watched at bilibili once it premieres. The anime has been listed to get 12 episodes in total.

The King’s Avatar Season 2 (Quan zhi Gao shou 2)

Çhinese Anime 2020 "The King's Avatar Season 2"

Release: N/A | Studio: Colored-Pencil Animation- While we still don’t have the specific release date yet, TheKing’s Avatar anime season 2 had been listed by Tencent as part of its 2020’s summer lineup. We’ve been waiting for ages to finally see the comeback of Lord Ye Xiu as he established his new found professional team – Happy. The story will pick up from where the 2018’s OVA of The King’s Avatar ended and it’ll be an amazing adventure my fellow fans who had been waiting for years for The King’s Avatar to see Ye Xiu, and Lord Grim back as they wreak havoc in the gaming world of Glory. Meanwhile, you may check some of our blog post and news about The King’s Avatar Season 2 as follows:


Legend of Exorcism (Tian Bao Fu Yao Lu)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Bureau of Paranomal Investigation"

Release: July 5, 2020 | Studio: Sparkly Key Animation - Listed as one of bilibili’s Chinese anime for 2020, Tian Bao Fu Yao Lu will give us an exciting action and wuxia story featuring beautiful boys fighting monsters. Legend of Exorcism is adapted from the web novel with BL element titled “Tian Bao Fu Yao Lu” by author Fei Tian Ye Xiang and will premiere on July 5 at bilibili.


Fox Spirit Matchmaker Season 9 (Jin Chen Xi)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Fox Spirit Matchmaker Season 9 (Jin Chen Xi)"

Release: June 19, 2020 | Studio: Haoliners Animation League - One of the longest-running Chinese anime in recent years, Fox Spirit Matchmaker is returning for its 9th season and it’ll be a dramatic experience. This season will revolve more on Bai Yuechu and Tushan Susu, and will have the climax of their story which had been built up in the previous seasons of the anime. Fox Spirit Matchmaker Season 9 has been listed for 10 episodes.


Bureau of Paranormal Investigation (Min Diao Ju Yi Wen Lu)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Bureau of Paranormal Investigation"

Release: N/A | Studio: B.C May Pictures - From the studio that gave us The King’s Avatar season 1 and Mo Dao Zu Shi, Bureau of Paranormal Investigation is another project from B.C May Pictures which will air this summer. The action fantasy Chinese anime was first announced during the final of Mo Dao Zu Shi season 2. Based on its available trailers, the Bureau of Paranormal Investigation seems to be pretty decent especially the beautifully blended 3D animation in it. This is one that donghua fans should look forward this summer from Tencent. You may watch the trailer of the anime in the link below:


Ling Long: INCARNATION Part 2

Chinese Anime 2020 "Ling Long: INCARNATION Part 2"

Release: July 31, 2020 | Studio: YHKT Entertainment - Dubbed as one of the most expensive Chinese anime of 2019, Ling Long: Incarnation is returning this 2020 for its 2nd season. The sci-fi CG animation first aired in August last year and gave us a fascinating science fiction story, paired with an amazing soundtrack. Now, Ling Long: Incarnation Part 2 had been listed as one of the 2020 Chinese anime lineup from bilibili. Therefore, it’ll premiere on July 31 at bilibili.


Scumbag System

Chinese Anime 2020 "Scumbag System"

Release: N/A | Studio: B.C May Pictures - One of the most awaited Chinese anime of 2020 and among the danmei trinity of donghua community. Scumbag System is adapted from Scum Villain Self-Saving Systemwhich is a novel from the author that gave us the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi) – one of the best Chinese anime I’ve seen so far, and the upcoming Heaven Official’s Blessing. Unlike the Mo Dao Zu Shi, Scumbag System anime adaptation will be purely in CG animation. The release date is not confirmed yet, but Scumbag System is listed as part of summer 2020 Chinese anime lineup from Tencent.


The Iland of Siliang (formerlyknown as Deity Introspection)

Chinese Anime 2020 "The Iland of Siliang"

Release: N/A | Studio: Yanyang Culture – Here’s one of the Chinese anime of 2020that I am badly looking forward to see, ever since the previously released trailers had captivated me. The Iland of Siliang is previously called as Deity Introspection, it’s about a stubborn girl who had a tumultuous and complicated love story and aspires to be a martial artist, and she’s living in a mysterious island. The Iland of Siliang will revolve around the fantasy, romance, and martial-arts genre and will have a total of 15 episodes, with 15-minute length each. Zhao Yuqing is serving as the writer, animation, and art director, while Jiang Guangtao is the dubbed director. To get a glimpse of its beautiful character designs and concept art and trailer, you may check the following pages:


A Will Eternal (Yi Nian Yong Heng)

Chinese Anime 2020 "A Will Eternal"

Release: N/A | Studio: B.C May Pictures - Listed as an anime for summer 2020 lineup of Tencent, A Will Eternal or Yi Nian Yong Heng is the Chinese anime adaptation of a popular xianxia novel of the same title by author Er Gen who also wrote another popular novel titled I Shall Seal the Heavens. A Will Eternal promises a lovely combination of humor, action, and cultivation story about a young boy who aspires to be an immortal due to his fear of death. If you wish to learn more about A Will Eternal, you may check our separate post about it here:


Dragon Origin (Yuan Long)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Yuan Long"

Release: July 11, 2020 | Studio: CG Year - Yeah, we have an isekai Chinese anime this season and we can simply call it Yuan Long or Dragon Origin. This donghua has been listed as one of bilibili’s anime lineup for 2020 and is about a world-famous assassin who got transmigrated into a fantasy world. I am sincerely excited to see this, despite how generic the plot is.


The Furious Yama Season 2 (Da Wang Bu Gao Xing 2)

Chinese Anime 2020 "The Furious Yama Season 2"

Release: July 21, 2020 | Studio: - Oh dear! Our furious Yama is back and this is going to be another exhilarating and hilarious adventure. The Furious Yama first aired last winter 2020 season as part of this year’s Chinese anime lineup from bilibili. It has been one of the most hilarious Chinese anime we had this year. If you hadn’t seen the first season yet, I am telling you, watch it at bilibili or other anime streaming sites – it’ll remove your stress away with its humor and adorable main character.


Cooking with Valkyries Season 2 (Nu Wu Shen De Can Zhuo)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Cooking with Valkyries Season 2"

Release: July 17, 2020 | Studio: BLADE, Thundray - The second season of Cooking with Valkyries is coming back this summer and it’ll premiere on July 17 at bilibili. Cooking with Valkyries season 1 premiered last 2019 and had


Song of Time: Rhapsody of Flowers and Flames (Shi Zhi Ge: Hua Yu Yan De Kuangxiang Shi)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Song of Time: Rhapsody of Flowers and Flames"

Release: July 16, 2020 | Studio: - A Chinese anime project listed under the bilibili 2020 lineup. Song of Time is quite a promising and intriguing series despite how generic it may look especially if you’ll look at its trailer. Nonetheless, I truly love the vivid character designs and the visuals from this Chinese anime.


The Chronologist (Huangli Shi)

Release: Ongoing | Studio: B.C May Pictures- A leftover Chinese anime from spring lineup, The Chronologist is animated by B.C May Pictures and had been a fantastic dramatic ride. If you wish to watch The Chronologist, Stella Moon had uploaded a subbed version of the anime on their YouTube channel. For more info about The Chronologist, check our blog post about it here:


The Chief Soul Manipulator (Shou xi Yu Ling Shi)

Chinese Anime 2020 "The Chief Soul Manipulator"

Release: June 20, 2020 | Studio: Soyep- An action, historical romance Chinese CG anime had aired this month and it’s The Chief Soul Manipulator. This anime can be watched at Tencent’s streaming website and apps.


Martial Universe Season 2 (Wu Dong Qian Kun 2)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Martial Universe Season 2 (Wu Dong Qian Kun 2)"

Release: July 12, 2020 | Studio: Shanghai Motion Magic - One of my personal favorite Chinese anime of all time, Martial Universe season 1 had been a great experience on my end and I have high expectations for its upcoming sequel. While we still don’t have the exact date for the release of Martial Universe season 2, the anime had been listed for Tencent’s 2020 summer anime lineup. The donghua is a combination of fantasy, action, and xianxia and is one of the best cultivation anime that I have seen so far. If you’re wondering whether you’ll watch this or not, you may check our review of its previous season as follows:

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation Q (Mo Dao Zu Shi Q)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation Q (Mo Dao Zu Shi Q)"

Release: N/A | Studio: B.C May Pictures – The chibi version story of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. Well, after making us cry with its 2nd season last year, it’s about time to give us a a good dosage of laughter and fun in Mo Dao Zu Shi Q. The character designs for this donghua is truly adorable, like you can’t choose which one would you like to bring home as you wish to have them all.


Are You Okay? (You Yao)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Are You Okay? / You Yao"

Release: July 10, 2020 | Studio: Shen Ying Dongman - We have here an anime that will air on iQiyi. You Yao is a historical comedy Chinese anime which will give us the classic Chinese humor and a fun action-adventure cliche. You Yao had been listed for 12 episodes run.


The Last Summoner (Zui Hou De Zhao Huan Shi)

Chinese Anime 2020 "The Last Summoner"

Release: N/A | Studio: Ask Animation – This Chinese anime is based on a game and seems to be our average shounen anime. The character designs looks beautiful and decent if you check the trailer. It may actually get the same popularity as My Holy Weapon, or the Full-Time Magister in the West due to their similar elements. For more info about The Last Summoner, check our separate blog post about its details and its trailer:

Godly Wind & Rain of Swords (Xian Feng Jian Yu Lu)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Xian Feng Jian Yu Lu"

Release: July 11, 2020 | Studio: Ruo Hong Culture – This Chinese anime is also known as Chronicles of Everlasting Wind and Sword Rain and will have a total of 70 episodes. Godly Wind & Rain of Swords will be broadcast at Tencent Video on July 11. It will follow the story of two individuals, a human and a demon princess whose race had been in constant war. As they embark on a journey together, they discover a conspiracy that could shake their own resolve and principles.


Please Take My Brother Away Season 4 (Kuai Ba Wo Ge Dai Zou)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Please Take My Brother Away Season 4"

Release: August 2020 | Studio: Fanworks, Imagineer - The 4thseason of Please Take My Brother Away will premiere on August 2020 in China, while it will also have a streaming in Japan on October.


Legend of Liu Yi (Liu Yi Chuan Qi)

Chinese Anime 2020 "Legend of Liu Yi"

Release: July 22, 2020 | Studio: Xiamen Weichuang Jiangxin – A rich story of cultural and historical background of the middle Tang Dynasty period. With its beautiful character designs and decent animation quality, many donghua fans out there will surely love to have Legend of Liu Yi in their watchlist.


The Good-for-nothing Onmyouji Family Season 2 (Mei Chu Xi De Yin Yang Shi Yi Jia 2)

Chinese Anime 2020 "The Good-for-nothing Onmyouji Family Season 2"

Release: July 15, 2020 | Studio: Green Monster Team – The second season of A Useless Onmyouji Family is finally here and it’ll be another promising hilarious ride for all the donghua fans out there. Just like The Furious Yama, this donghua will run for around 5-minutes length and with a total of 12 episodes throughout its run.


And these were only some of the Chinese anime airing this summer of 2020. I will update this list if some more titles will be announce soon, as well as if we finally get the release date for some of them especially those of The King’s Avatar Season 2, Mo Dao Zu Shi Q, The Iland of Siliang, Scumbag System, and Bureau of Paranormal Investigation.

Is there some more Chinese anime titles that would you like to suggest or did we missed? Please let us know by leaving your comment below as well as what’s in your watchlist for the summer 2020 anime lineup.


References:

  • V2anime
  • @Cuchallain (Twitter)
  • Mundo Donghua
  • AniList
  • @saori_attsu (Twitter)
  • Aninhua
Saturday, 27 June 2020 0 comments

List of Chinese Anime Studios and Their Works

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As the Chinese animation industry and community keeps on rising, knowing various donghua or guoman (Chinese anime) titles are not enough. Sometimes, we need to delve a bit deeper from the surface and learn about the production team, the studio, and the people behind them. As a Chinese anime enthusiast, it has been a habit of mind to give my first impression about an upcoming title based on its production team and animation studio. This is also my method of preparing my watchlist even for Japanese animation works. For example, once I saw that WIT Studio or ufotable is animating an upcoming anime, I am quite confident that the quality will be pretty decent. I believed I am not the only one who had this kind of mental process when it comes to choosing their anime watchlist.


List of Chinese Anime Studios and Their Works


Even in Chinese animation, it’s amazing to learn about various animation studios and their works as a future reference for any upcoming titles. In line with this, I would like to share some of the most popular Chinese anime studios and their works for everyone. I am quite surprised to see that some of my favorite Chinese anime was animated by the same studio. So, let’s take a look at some of the biggest players in the Chinese animation industry and find out if you’d seen their works before.

B.C MAY PICTURES


BC May Pictures Chinese Anime Studio

Let me start our list with one of the most popular Chinese anime studios out there nowadays, all thanks to some of their biggest works such as The King’s Avatar Season 1 and the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. These two projects alone had played an important role in the resurgence of Chinese anime popularity in the global arena. Aside from these two, B.C May Pictures also gave us some familiar titles such as Cupid’s Chocolates, How to Steal 55 Kisses, Nuwa’s Diary, and the 2020 Chinese anime The Chronologist which is adapted from the novel Huangli Shi or Chinese Almanac Master.

B.C May Pictures had been in the business for several years and has been affiliated with Tencent Holdings and is based in Beijing, China. Their works are funded and produced by Tencent and are available for streaming at Tencent’s streaming services.

The following are some of the works of B.C May Pictures (also known as G.C May Animation & Film):
  • The King’s Avatar Season 1 / Quanzhi Gaoshou (2017)
  • Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation / Mo Dao Zu Shi (2018)
  • The Chronologist / Huanglishi (2020)
  • Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (2020)
  • Occult Investigator's Strange Record (2020)
  • A Will Eternal (2020)
  • Cupid’s Chocolates / Aishen Qiaokeli Jinxingshi (2015)
  • Twin Spirit Detectives / Shuangsheng Lingtan (2016)
  • How to Steal 55 Kisses / Guomin Laogong Dai Huijia (2016)
  • Nuwa’s Diary / Nuwa Chengzhang Riji (2016)
  • The Running Heroes / Ku Pao Ying Xiong (2017)
  • Zinba (2013)
  • Balala the Fairies series / Ba La La Xiao Mo Xian Zhi (2013)
  • Nana Moon (2012)



HAOLINERS ANIMATION LEAGUE


Haoliners Animation LEague Chinese Anime Studio

Next in our list is a big one and one that we’re quite familiar with since most of their works were a collaboration with the Japanese anime industry and were released in Japan too. Haoliners Animation League had produced and animated some of the most popular Chinese anime which were also dubbed in Japanese such as the famous Hitori no Shita: The Outcast, Flavors of Youth, Psychic Princess, Spiritpact, Reikenzan, and Berryl & Sapphire. In the 2020 Chinese anime lineup of bilibili, Haoliners Animation League is animated some of its biggest titles such as The Manual of Hundred Demons, The Daily Life of Immortal King, Heaven Official’s Blessing, and God of Deception.

The studio also has subsidiary companies in Japan and South Korea, thus supporting the fact that Haoliners Animation League’s target market is outside of mainland China. It was founded in 2013 and is based in Shanghai, China.

Among its most popular works are as follows:
  • Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Season 1 & 2 (2016)
  • Fox Spirit Matchmaker / Huyao Xiao Hongniang (2015)
  • Beryl & Sapphire / Xiao Lu He Xiao Lan (2018)
  • Psychic Princess / Tong Ling Fei (2018)
  • Flavors of Youth / Shikioriori (2018)
  • Spiritpact / Ling Qi (2016)
  • Lu’s Time / Lu Shidai (2013)
  • The Daily Life of Immortal King (2020)
  • Heaven Official’s Blessing (2020)
  • Everlasting Immortal Firmament (2017)
  • Gin no Guardian (2017)
  • Evil or Live (2017)
  • Cheating Craft (2016)
  • To be Hero (2016)
  • To be Heroine (2018)
  • My Holy Weapon (2018)
  • Spirit Realm Season 1-5
  • Ace Censorate / Wangpai Yushi (2014)
  • Monster List / Yaoguai Mingdan (2014)
  • I am Bai Xiaofei / Wo Jiao Bai Xiaofei (2015)
  • The Furious Yama / Da Wang Bu Gaoxing (2020)
  • God of Deception / Shi Huang Zhi Shen (2020)
  • Chinese Mystery Man / Zhongguo Jingqi Xiansheng (2014)



SPARKLY KEY ANIMATION STUDIO


Sparkly Key Chinese Anime Studio

Here’s a major player in the Chinese 3D animation industry. I am a fan of this studio since they made two of my personal favorites Chinese anime of all time and that’s The Legend of Qin and its spin-off series Nine Songs of the Moving Heavens. Sparkly Key’s specialty is 3D animation on which it dominated for several years and they animated some of the most popular Chinese anime which includes The Legend and the Hero (Wu Geng Ji) and Soul Land (Douluo Dalu) which was the most streamed anime Chinese anime globally.

If you’re into 3D animation, then I am sure that checking out the following works of Sparkly Key will delight you:
  • Soul Land / Douluo Dalu (2018)
  • The Legend and the Hero / Wu Geng Ji (2016)
  • The Legend of Qin series / Qin Shi Ming Yue (2007)
  • Qin’s Moon: Nine Songs of the Moving Heavens / Qin Shi Ming Yue: Tian Xing Jiu Ge (2016)
  • Revelation Online / Tian Yu (2017)
  • Legend of Exorcism / Tian Bao Fuyao Lu (2020)
  • Star Devourer (2020)

You may also want to check The Legend of Qin’s several OVAs out there which gives us a glimpse at the backstory of some characters from the series.


SHANGHAI FOCH FILM CULTURE INVESTMENT


Shanghai Foch Chinese Anime Studio

I have quite complex thoughts about this studio but it produced one of the most popular Chinese anime in recent years and that is Full-Time Magister (Quanzhi Fashi) which went toe to toe with The King’s Avatar’s popularity in 2017. It is one of my earliest Chinese anime experiences, and despite its mediocre animation, the series became popular. I am relieved to learn though that its animation quality went better in every succeeding season, Full-Time Magister 4thseason was released last May 24. Shanghai Foch Film Culture Investment also has some more decent titles in their league such as the famous cultivation Chinese anime Stellar Transformations (Xing Chen Bian).

Their most famous works are as follows:
  • Battle Through The Heavens Season 1 / Doupo Cangqiong (2017)
  • Stellar Transformations / Xing Chen Bian (2018)
  • Order Designer / Si Ling Bianma: Zhi Shijie Caozong Zhe (2013)
  • Full-Time Magister / Quanzhi Fashi (2016)
  • CMFU Academy series / CMFU Xueyuan (2016)
  • Way of Choices / Fighter of the Destiny / Ze Tian Ji (2015)
  • Spiritual Domain / Spirit Realm / Ling Yu Season 6
  • The Grand Lord (2019)
  • Music Up 2 (2020)



COLORED-PENCIL ANIMATION DESIGN


Colored Pencil Chinese Anime Studio

Unlike to the other studios I had mentioned above, Colored-Pencil Animation had few titles under their belt but they could pack a punch since they animated The King’s Avatar 2018 Specials, as well as The King’s Avatar: For the Glory, the series’ prequel movie which was released last August 2019. Colored-Pencil Animation is also the studio working in the highly anticipated season 2 of The King’s Avatar anime adaptation.

If you wish to watch some more Chinese anime from this studio, you’d better look for the following:
  • The King’s Avatar Specials (2018)
  • The King’s Avatar: For the Glory (2019)
  • Lan Mo’s Flower / Lan Mo de Hua (2017)
  • Kaifeng Strange Tales: This Lord Bao is Not that Great (2017)
  • The King’s Avatar Season 2 (upcoming)
  • Fantasy x Hunter (upcoming)



SHANGHAI MOTION MAGIC DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT INC.


Shanghai Motion Magic Chinese Anime Studio

In terms of Chinese 3D anime, Shanghai Motion Magic had some of my favorites. The company is based in Shanghai, China, and was founded in 2000. I am sincerely amazed by their work on the anime adaptation of Martial Universe (one of the works of author Heavenly Silkworm Potato)
  • Battle Through the Heavens / Doupo Cangqiong Season 2-3 (2018-2019)
  • Martial Universe / Wu Dong Qian Kun (2019)



WAWAYU ANIMATION


Wawayu Chinese Anime Studio

Wawayu was founded in 2008, and an animated Adorable Food Goddess, one of the most visually aesthetic Chinese anime out there. They also animated The Leader, which is a government-funded project featuring the life and works of Karl Marx.
  • Adorable Food Goddess / Meng Qi Shi Shen (2018)
  • Black and White Warriors / Heibai Wushang Season 1 & 2 (2015)
  • The Leader / Ling Feng Zhe (2019)
  • How to Steal 55 Kisses Season 3 & 4 (2017)



LIGHT CHASER ANIMATION STUDIO


Light Chaser Chinese Animation Studio

Light Chaser Animation Studio had produced one of my favorites Chinese anime films of all time and that is White Snake which is based on the classic Chinese folktale of the same title. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Beijing, China. They only have 5 anime films so far under their belt but most of them were good and beautiful.

The following are among their works:
  • White Snake (Bai She: Yuan Qi) 2019
  • Little Door Gods (Xiao Men Shen) 2016
  • Cats and Peachtopia (Mao Yu Tao Hua Yuan) 2018
  • Little Yeyos (Xiao Yeyou) 2014
  • Tea Pets (A Tang Qi Yu) 2017
  • New Gods: Nezha Reborn (upcoming 2020)



NICE BOAT ANIMATION


Nice Boat Animation Chinese Studio

Here’s one of my personal favorites Chinese animation studio, Nice Boat Animation had given us quality works. Among their most famous work is the 2017 Chinese animated fantasy film Dahufa which is controversial and widely praised. Another one is the 2020 Chinese anime series White Cat Legend (Da Li Si Rizhi) which premiered last April and had been one of the most popular series this year in bilibili.



SAMSARA ANIMATION STUDIO


Samsara Animation Studio

A relatively new studio whose sole purpose is to produced Fog Hill of Five Elements – an ambitious Chinese anime project which has been in the making since 2017. The studio is only comprised of few people but based on the available trailers for their sole project; Samsara Animation Studio did put an utmost effort to animated Fog Hill of Five Elements.
  • Fog Hill of Five Elements (Wu Shan Wu Xing) 2020



    SHANGHAI ANIMATION FILM STUDIO

    SHANGHAI ANIMATION FILM STUDIO

    One of the oldest Chinese animation companies which was founded in 1957, and had been a pioneer in the industry. Shanghai Animation Film Studio produced over 500 films and covered 80% of China’s domestic animation production.
    • 1955 The Magic Paint-brush
    • 1956 The Proud General
    • 1958 Piggy (Zhubajie) Eats the Watermelon (Zhubajie Chi Xi Gua)
    • 1960 Where is Mama
    • 1961,1964 Havoc in Heaven
    • 1963 Buffalo Boy and the Flute
    • 1963 A Clever Duckling
    • 1964 Red Army Bridge
    • 1964 The Cock Crows at Midnight
    • 1964 Two Heroic Sisters of the Grasslands
    • 1973 The little Balu
    • 1979 Prince Nezha's Triumph Against Dragon King
    • 1981 Monkeys Fish the Moon
    • 1983 The Fight Between the Snipe and the Clam
    • 1984 Black Cat Detective
    • 1985 Monkey King Conquers the Demon (San Da Baigujing)
    • 1986 Calabash Brothers (TV series)
    • 1999 Lotus Lantern
    • 2001 Music Up


    MILI PICTURES WORLDWIDE


    Mili Pictures Chinese Anime Studio

    The company is based in Shanghai, China. Its first animated film is Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn and was based on the online game Dragon Nest.
    • Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn (2014)
    • The Three Little Pigs and the Lamp (2015)
    • Throne of Elves (2016)
    • The Legend of Ancient Soul / Shen Qi Huan Qi Tan (2017)
    • Snow Eagle Lord / Lord Xue Ying / Xue Ying Lingzhu  (2019)
    • Ping Pong Rabbit (2019)



    VASOON ANIMATION

    VASOON ANIMATION

    • The Flying Monkid (1995)
    • Transparent Shield (1999)
    • Scholar Cat (1997 - 2001)
    • The Guardian (2000)
    • Seven and a Half (2001)
    • Trees (2002)
    • The Bird (2003)
    • Spring Mood (2004)
    • Red Scarf (2011)
    • Kuiba (2011)
    • Kuiba 2 (2013)
    • Kuiba 3 (2014)
    • Kuiba 4 (2020)



    PUZZLE ANIMATION STUDIO

    PUZZLE ANIMATION STUDIO

    This animation studio is based in Shenzhen, China and was founded in 2005. Most of their creative and production works are feature the common Chinese themes and characteristics.
    • Master Q: Incredible Pet Detective (2003)
    • Old Master Q – Fantasy Zone Battle (2005)
    • Old Master Q – Fantasy Zone Battle II (2006)
    • Old Master Series 3 (2006)
    • Master Q Color Comics (2006)
    • Gu Yu Xin Shuo (2006)
    • Hong Kong Mother (2006)
    • The Diary of Xiao Dong Zi (2007)
    • Paula & Friends (2007)
    • Sparkling Red Star (2007)
    • Storm Rider Clash of the Evils (2008)
    • Ji Ling Xiao Zhi Zhe / Zen Shuo (200?)
    • AI Football GGO (2010)
    • Ori-Princess (2011)
    • World Peacekeepers (2014)


    ASK ANIMATION STUDIO


    ASK Chinese Anime Studio

    A Chinese animation studio based in Beijing, China and funded by iQiyi, Ask Animation Studio had produced the 2ndand 3rd season of Everlasting Immortal Firmament, one of the funniest Chinese anime series of all time. The company was founded in 2003 and the upcoming Chinese anime The Last Summoner (Zui Hou De Zhao HuanShi) is among their latest works.
    • The Last Summoner / Zui Hou De Zhao Huan Shi (2020)
    • Everlasting Immortal Firmament Season 2 (2018)
    • Everlasting Immortal Firmament Season 3 (2019)
    • Start to be a star today / Jintian Kaishi Zuo Mingxing (2019)



    YHKT ENTERTAINMENT


    YHKT Entertainment Chinese Anime Studio

    Another Chinese anime studio that specializes in 3D animation is YHKT Entertainment. Most of their works are on the sci-fi genre and in 2019, Ling Long: Incarnation has been dubbed as the most expensive Chinese anime production at that time. In 2021, their biggest project Three-Body Problems is scheduled for released and it was based on a popular Chinese novel of the same title.
    • Ling Long: Incarnation (2019)
    • Feng Wei Ying Xiong (2015)
    • Beyond Worlds / Huan Jing Nuo De Lin (2017)
    • Three-Body Problems (2021)



    BIG FIREBIRD CULTURAL MEDIA


    Big Firebird Cultural Media Chinese Anime Studio

    A dynamic animation studio from China, Big Firebird Cultural Media had animated the popular 2019 romance comedy isekai anime The Demonic King Chases His Wife. They also animated the well-received Hitori no Shita: The Outcast season 3while the highly anticipated anime adaptation of Hero Return was listed as one of their upcoming projects.
    • Planting Manual / Yaojing Zhongzhi Shouce (2020)
    • Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Season 3 (2020)
    • Hero Return / Yingxiong Zailin  (2020)
    • The Demonic King Chases His Wife / Xie Wang Zhui Qi (2019)
    • My Cultivator Girlfriend / Wo De Tian Jie Nu You (2017)
    • Girls' Frontline (2019)



    SEVEN STONE ENTERTAINMENT

    SEVEN STONE ENTERTAINMENT CHINESE ANIME STUDIO

    Seven Stone Entertainment usually collaborate with Japanese animation companies. Among their works, The Emperor’s Strategy is a favorite of mine. I love the character designs and development while the animation was quite average. Among their known works: The Emperor’s Strategy and Antidote are both listed as danmei or boys-love.
    • The Emperor’s Strategy / Diwang Gonglue (2018)
    • Antidote / Jieyao  (2020)
    • Wu Xian Shao Nu 48: Infinite (2020)



    FENZ

    Fenz Animation

    Here’s the studio that animated two of the most adorable Chinese anime series – Non-Human and All Saint Street. If you’re looking for good vibes, these 2 donghua will surely lighten your mood.
    • Non-Human Season 1-3 / Fei Ren Zai (2018-present)
    • All Saints Street (2020)



    THUNDRAY


    Thundray chinese anime studio

    • Uncharted Walker / Mi Yu Xing Zhe (2018)
    • Onmyouji: Heian Monogatari / Yin Yang Shi: Ping An Wu Yu (2018)
    • Cooking with the Valkyries (2019)
    • Mahjong King / Ma Shen (2016)
    • Chu Feng: SOE / School Shock: Son Of Eden (2020)


    ALPHA ANIMATION

    Alpha Animation Studio

    Established in 1993, Alpha Animation is among the oldest player in the Chinese anime industry.
    • Armor Hero Emperor (2010)
    • Balala the Fairies: the Movie (2013)
    • Meet the Pegasus (2014)
    • Armor Hero Atlas (2014)
    • Paris Holiday (2015)
    • Amazing Pleasant Goat (2015)
    • The Revenant (2015) (partial financing)
    • Armor Hero Captor King (2016)
    • Assassin's Creed (2016) (partial financing)
    • Backkom Bear: Agent 008 (2017)


    CREATIVE POWER ENTERTAINING

    CREATIVE POWER ENTERTAINING Chinese Studio

    • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (喜羊羊与灰太狼)
    • Happy Family
    • Cookie Master (小宋当家)
    • Planet of 7 Colors (七色战记)
    • Legendary Soccer Kid (宋代足球小将)



    These were only some of the big players and popular Chinese animation studios that brought our favorite Chinese anime to life. Which one is your favorite? Which studio animated most of your favorite Chinese anime? On my end, Sparkly Key Animation Studio and B.C May Pictures produced some of the best Chinese anime series and movies for me.

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