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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Chinese Novel The Great Ruler is Getting an Anime Adaptation Titled as Da Zhu Zai or The Grand Lord

The Grand Lord Chinese Anime

Hey guys, we have another great action anime coming over this summer from China and it’s no other than the anime adaptation of the popular novel The Great Ruler. It’s the third installment of the trilogy composed by the Martial Universe, Battle Through The Heavens, and The Great Ruler – all written by the same author and with the first two novels already received anime adaptations. The first one is Battle Through The Heavens which was first animated in 2017. In fact, Battle through the Heavens anime season 3 is on its way as it is scheduled to air on July 21. While Martial Universe anime adaptation had its first season aired last January and it’s really amazing to have the final installment of the trilogy eventually getting an anime show. 

The novel trilogy is written by Chinese author Heavenly Silkworm Potato and The Great Ruler will be adapted into an anime show titled as The Grand Lord or Da Zhu Zai. In a previous announcement, a set of character posters for The Grand Lord had been unveiled featuring its main characters.

The Grand Lord Anime Characters

The Grand Lord Anime Characters

The Great Ruler Synopsis

The Great Thousand World. It is a place where numerous planes intersect, a place where many clans live and a place where a group of lords assemble. The Heavenly Sovereigns appear one by one from the Lower Planes and they will all display a legend that others would desire as they pursue the road of being a ruler in this boundless world. In the Endless Fire Territory that the Flame Emperor controls, thousands of fire blazes through the heavens. Inside the Martial Realm, the power of the Martial Ancestor frightens the heaven and the earth. At the West Heaven Temple, the might of the Emperor of a Hundred Battles is absolute. In the Northern Desolate Hill, a place filled with thousands of graves, the Immortal Owner rules the world. A boy from the Northern Spiritual Realm comes out, riding on a Nine Netherworld Bird, as he charges into the brilliant and diverse world. Just who can rule over the destiny of their path on becoming a Great Ruler? In the Great Thousand World, many strive to become a Great Ruler. (Wuxia World)

What’s even exciting right now is that The Grand Lord release date had been announced in the recently unveiled trailer for the anime as seen below.

The Grand Lord anime will air on August 8, 2019, and I am really excited to see it as the trailer itself shows some massive effort that the production team had invested for the upcoming anime. In spite of having some few nukes, the trailer really looks amazing and reminds me of those works from Wit Studio and ufotable from Japan. Furthermore, this is the only anime in the trilogy which is shown in 2D animation though it’s noticeable based on the trailer that The Grand Lord will be a combination of 2D and 3D animation as opposed to the Martial Universe, and Battle Through the Heavens which were in 3D.

[Update] Few days ago, a new set of screencaps images from the trailer of the Grand Lord had been release unveiling some pretty decent shots which makes me excited down to my very core. You can check the images as follows:

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime

The Grand Lord Anime


As an avid fan of Battle through the Heavens, I couldn’t simply keep my excitement for The Grand Lord though the animation really looks pretty decent, I just wish that its storyline won’t be a hindrance for the show to get a positive reception. Nonetheless, I could now feel a Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation vibes from this upcoming anime just by simply looking at its trailer though the story is definitely something special and unique on it alone.

[Update: July 12, 2019] A new visual poster for The Grand Lord had been unveiled featuring all the characters put altogether in one image with the two differing forces facing each other, and their allies behind them.

The Grand Lord Chinese Anime



Furthermore, The Great Ruler is also slated to get a live-action drama before 2019 ends and below is their first trailer featuring Chinese actors: Roy Wang and Ouyang Na Na.



So, what are your thoughts about The Grand Lord anime trailer so far? Well, the anime is slated to air on August 8 and it’s just a matter of weeks until it officially premieres from iQiyi and studio Foch. We’ll definitely get some answers to some of our questions about it including the animation quality, the voice acting, the music, and even its story. Please share your thoughts and expectations about it by leaving a comment below, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletters for the latest updates about Chinese anime shows.

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