10. Stellar Transformations (Xingchen Bian)
Synopsis: In a galaxy far away, there is a kid without innate ability to practice internal techniques. So, in order to gain the respect of his father, he resolutely chooses to follow the more difficult and painful path of practicing external techniques. As the years go by, he grows up, but what really changes his life is a mysterious meteoric crystal stone – the Meteoric Tear. This stone fuses with the young man’s body unnoticed, and he seems to undergo drastic transformations as a result. After that, everything is changed. Eventually his father knows that the son for whom he hasn’t really shown a lot of consideration possesses astonishing abilities. And there’s a lot more to come. (Source: Novel Updates)
9. Way of Choices Season 4 (Ze Tian Ji)
Synopsis: At the beginning of time, a mystical meteor came crashing down from outer space and scattered all over the world. A piece of it landed in the Eastern Continent. There were mysterious totems carved upon the meteor, and people gathered around it wanting to discover its usage. They discovered the Way, and established The Tradition. Several thousand years later, the fourteen years old orphan Chen Chang Shang left his master to cure his illness and change his fate. He brought a piece of marriage vow with him to the capital, thus began the journey of a rising hero. (Source: Binggo&Corp)
8. Spiritpact Bond of the Underworld (Ling Qi)
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Synopsis: In this new season, we will discover the backstory of Tanmoki and who will learn through his memories who was his ancestor Rakugetsu. (Source: ANN)
7. Tales of Demons and Gods Season 3 (Yao Shen Ji)
|Nie Li | Tales of Demons and Gods|
Synopsis: Killed by a Sage Emperor and reborn as his 13 year old self, Nie Li was given a second chance at life. A second chance to change everything and save his loved ones and his beloved city. He shall once again battle with the Sage Emperor to avenge his death and those of his beloved . With the vast knowledge of hundred years of life he accumulated in his previous life, wielding the strongest demon spirits, he shall reach the pinnacle of Martial Arts. Enmities of the past will be settled in this new lifetime. “Since I’m back, then in this lifetime, I shall become the King of the Gods that dominate everything. Let everything else tremble beneath my feet!” (Source: Novel Updates)
6. Uncharted Walker (Mi Yu Xing Zhe)
Synopsis: A magician, a female doctor, a gangster, an archaeology professor, a policewoman, a drug dealer, a businessman… Such a random group of people find themselves trapped on a desolate island when they wake up from sleep one day. They are surrounded by primitive tribes, mutant viruses, and countless life and death situations on this mysterious island. What will they do to survive and escape?
5. Battle Through the Heavens Season 2 (Doupo Cangqiong)
|Xiao Yan & Yi Xian | Battle through the Heavens|
Synopsis: In a land where no magic is present. A land where the strong make the rules and weak have to obey. A land filled with alluring treasures and beauty, yet also filled with unforeseen danger. Three years ago, Xiao Yan, who had shown talents none had seen in decades, suddenly lost everything. His powers, his reputation, and his promise to his mother. What sorcery has caused him to lose all of his powers? And why has his fiancee suddenly shown up? (Source: Wuxiaworld)
4. I’m Joybo (Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai)
Synopsis: Jiang Xiaobai starts his first ever job as an editor. His new work partner, writer Tong Li, however, continually gives him a hard time. Then one day, he learns that Tong Li is a long-lost friend from his childhood. Gradually, their past is revealed.
3. Soul Land (Douluo Dalu)
|Tang San | Soul Land|
Synopsis: Tang San spent his life in the Tang Outer Sect, dedicated to the creation and mastery of hidden weapons. Once he stole the secret lore of the Inner Sect to reach the pinnacle of his art, his only way out was death. But after throwing himself off the deadly Hell’s Peak he was reborn in a different world, the world of Douluo Dalu, a world where every person has a spirit of their own, and those with powerful spirits can practice their spirit power to rise and become Spirit Masters. The spirit that awakens within Tang San is Blue Silver Grass, a useless spirit. Can he overcome the difficulties to reach the high ranks of Spirit Masters and bring the glory of the Tang Sect into this new world?
2. The King’s Avatar 2018 (ONA) – Quan zhi Gao Shou
The anime adaptation of the Glory’s Professional Alliance season 8 All-star competition from The King’s Avatar novel by author Butterfly Blue. The franchise is considered as one of the biggest Chinese anime of the decade and I believed that it’s indisputable knowing that The King’s Avatar had brought a new wave of popularity for the Chinese anime industry abroad. The ONA had given us a fresher look at the series as it is made by Colored Pencil Animation, a different studio as opposed The King’s Avatar season one which was made by B.C. May. Nonetheless, the fun and action were there and it’s even more exciting as the story is written just like how it is from the novel. A great addition to this anime’s charm is the opening theme “Resurgence” sang by Jiro Wang which is really lively and resonates the action that the series brought to us while partnered by an adorable ending theme titled “Heart for Tomorrow” by AZA featuring the animated fan arts of our favorite characters from the series.
1. Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi)
|Lan Wangji & Wei Wuxian | Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation|
Synopsis: As the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, Wei Wuxian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was backstabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—Lan Wangji, his archenemy. This marks the start of a thrilling yet hilarious journey of attacking monsters, solving mysteries, and raising children. From the mutual flirtation along the way, Wei Wuxian slowly realizes that Lan Wangji, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, holds more feelings for Wei Wuxian than he is letting on. (Source: Exiled Rebels Scanlations)
Official Chart (Yu Alexius Anime Portal)
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