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:
Fog Hill of Five Elements (Wu Shan Wu Xing)
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, Fog Hill 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 or Wu Shan Wu Xing
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 bilibili
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)
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)
Release: September 25, 2020 | Studio: Colored-Pencil Animation
– While we still don’t have the specific release date yet, The King’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)
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)
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)
Release: August 7, 2020 | 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
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.
Release: September 10, 2020 | 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 System
which 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 has listed as part of the summer 2020 Chinese anime lineup
The Iland of Siliang (formerlyknown as Deity Introspection)
Release: N/A | Studio: Yanyang Culture
– Here’s one of the Chinese anime of 2020
that 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 on 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)
Release: August 12, 2020 | 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)
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)
Release: July 21, 2020 | Studio: Haoliners Animation League
– 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. You may read our full review of its first season here: The Furious Yama Donghua Review: The Adorable New Queen of Underworld
Cooking with Valkyries Season 2 (Nu Wu Shen De Can Zhuo)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Release: July 31, 2020 | 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 good dosage of laughter and fun in Mo Dao Zu Shi Q
. The character designs for this donghua are 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)
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)
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 look 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)
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)
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 streaming in Japan in October.
Legend of Liu Yi (Liu Yi Chuan Qi)
Release: July 22, 2020 | Studio: Xiamen Weichuang Jiangxin – A rich story of the 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)
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.
Da Hua Zhi Shao Nian You
Release: August 15, 2020 | Studio: N/A – This upcoming action-wuxia Chinese anime will give us a magical experience with its astounding combination of fantasy, romance, and adventure.
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.
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