Chinese anime “The Chronologist” (Huangli Shi) – Release, Story, Trailer & Updates

Hey guys, it’s me, Yu and I would like to share some updates about the upcoming Chinese anime Huangli Shi (Chinese Almanac Master) which had been given the new title of The Chronologist. Many fans had been eagerly waiting for Huangli Shi anime adaptation to air since 2019 but the project had been delayed for almost a year and now, Tencent finally unveiled that they added the title on their lineup for May 2020. Yes, Huangli Shi anime release is coming this May 7, 2020. But before that, let’s take a short glimpse at Huangli Shi in this brief overview.

Huangli Shi Anime


The Chronologist (formerly known as Huangli Shi) is an upcoming Chinese anime from Tencent Penguin Pictures & B.CMay Pictures which was based on a novel series titled Secret Archives of Unscientific Materialism (不科学唯物主秘密档案) by author Shitou Yang (羊) which was later renamed Huangli Shi on 2018. If you wish to read the novel, you may visit its page at Novel Updates: Chinese Almanac Master.


Huangli Shi is translated as Chinese Almanac Master, but several before the anime release, Tencent renamed the anime into The Chronologist.

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Huangli Shi Synopsis

Huangli Shi, according to legends, refers to a Fangshi who can alter the effects of seasonal solstices, solar terms, and festivals, and can predict each day’s fortune. Xiao Nanzhu, an unemployed young man, decided to take on his usual job that has been passed down for generations, after being inspired by his childhood friend. Now he just wants to call 110. Chuxi: What are you looking at? You don’t want to live past New Year’s Eve? Chuba: Today’s fortune is terrible; nothing’s going to turn out right. I’m afraid there might be a… bloody disaster. [Source: Novel Updates]

Huangli Shi Characters

There are two main characters in Huangli Shi on which its story will revolve and they are Xiao Nanzhu and Chu Xi. However, there are plenty of other characters which will make the experience even more exciting.
Huangli Shi Character: Chu Xi
Chu Xi


Huangli Shi Character: Xiao Nanzhu
Xiao Nanzhu

Huangli Shi Release Date

Huangli Shi anime will premiere on May 7, 2020 at Tencent Video. Now, people may also ask another question like where to watch Huangli Shi anime other than Tencent Video? Directly, fans could watch the anime on Tencent Video, as well as the other Chinese anime from spring2020 lineup under Tencent like AllSaints Street, Tales of Demons & Gods Season 4, Everlasting Immortal Firmament, Hitori no Shita Season 3, and the recently premiered StellarTransformations Season 2.


To give you guys a teaser or a sneak peek to Huangli Shi anime adaptation, we have here the latest Huangli Shi anime trailer which was released by B.CMay few days ago.


As shown in the trailer, it seems like that Huangli Shi is not just pure action and mystery but will also have some mild-drama. Furthermore, Huangli Shi is also a BL story, thus we can expect for some good adaptation here if B.CMAY Pictures could apply the same quality like what they did to the infamous Mo Dao Zu Shi (Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation) which is my best Chinese anime of all time right after The King’s Avatar. Mo Dao Zu Shi is also BL and B.CMay did a great job with its various elements without really imposing the BL aspect to the viewers.


Where to Watch Huangli Shi or Li Shi Online?

Well, here’s the question that I believed each of us shares and that is where to watch Huangli Shi or The Chronologist online? The Chinese anime is listed under the lineup of Tencent, so it is expected to be available at Tencent’s official video streaming site: An English fan subbed version of Li Shi had been uploaded by Stella Moon on their YouTube Channel: Stella Moon Channel


This has been a busy week for Tencent Video as aside from Huangli Shi, other donghua had been added in its lineup this week including the 2019 movie The Westward Journey. If you wish to watch more Chinese anime, you may check the following post for our 2020 Chinese anime list:


Code name: Yu Alexius is an ambiguous entity who loves to talk about anime and Chinese animation in general. An insatiable soul from the Pearl of the Orient, a frustrated writer and a Houtarou Oreki wanna-be. He is a piece of a lunatic and everything crazy.

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