Hey guys, it’s Yu and we are bringing you the biggest revelations from the August 8, 2020 Tencent Video Animation Annual Conference by Tencent and it was amazing that the giant Chinese company unveiled great projects that we, donghua fans should look forward to see in the next few months until next year. The special event took place to showcase the ongoing and upcoming projects from Tencent and the lineup of Chinese anime under its league.
We had been treated big time as we get news for upcoming sequels for donghua that we had been following through all these years and that includes popular titles such as Battle Through the Heavens, Hitori no Shita, Mo Dao Zu Shi, All Saints Street, and The King’s Avatar. Aside from sequels, Tencent also unveiled the lineup of its upcoming new donghua series this 2020 which includes some of the most anticipated Chinese anime adaptation that we’d been waiting all these years such as the Scumbag System, Silent Reading, Swallowed Stars, and some more original IPs.
It’s the biggest donghua event out there of the season where aside from the big revelation of Tencent’s Chinese anime upcoming lineup for 2020, we also had the staff and cast from these series. It was also a great time to learn about the thoughts of the director, and some voice actors about the respective donghua they are working at. We even got some news, key visuals, and promotional videos for some Chinese anime that we didn’t get new updates lately such as The King’s Avatar, Hero Return, and Mo Dao Zu Shi Season 3.
Alright, in this post I will share the list of Chinese anime that Tencent revealed in their annual conference event for 2020 and let’s start with the sequels as follows:
2020 Tencent Video Animation Annual Conference | Donghua Sequels
Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Season 4
|Hitori no Shita The Outcast Season 4|
Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Season 4 – After its successful stint at Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Season 3 last April 2020, the popular martial arts/action/comedy donghua will return for another season. The ride sure is becoming more interesting as we get to know more about the conspiracy within the Outsiders’ world while also getting ourselves entertained with all the listless humor from our favorite characters.
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation / Mo Dao Zu Shi Season 3
|Mo dao zu shi season 3|
A new poster for Mo Dao Zu Shi Season 3 was unveiled making all the fanboys and fangirls of the popular donghua go crazy as it’s been almost a year since the previous season concluded last year. In the new visual, we’ve got our boys Wei Wuxian (in Mo Xuanyu’s body) and Lan Wangji.
Full-Time Magister / Quanzhi Fashi Season 5
|Quan Zhi Fa Shi Season 5|
Here’s another sequel that we all wanting to see so bad. It’s one of the gateway donghua for most of us even before Mo Dao Zu Shi, and The King’s Avatar made a name on their own. Tencent Video Animation Annual Conference event revealed that our magician Mo Fan will return for Full-Time Magister Season 5. Well, that was actually fast, just like Hitori no Shita, the previous Full-Time Magister Season 4 just aired few months ago.
Stellar Transformations / Xing Chen Bian Season 3
|Stellar Transformations Season 3|
Stellar Transformations Season 2 was just released last May 2020 and it’s amazing to learn that its sequel is already in production. As one of those real xianxia donghua and a top-tier cultivation Chinese anime, Stellar Transformations is among those most-watched series among its peers. As a sucker for Chinese action anime, I had high hopes for this series and I couldn’t be happier to learn that we’ll have another season from it. At the end of the 2nd season, a short teaser for Stellar Transformations Season 3 has been unveiled confirming this announcement.
Snow Eagle Lord / Xue Ying Ling Zhu Season 2
|Snow Eagle Lord Season 2|
Another series from 2018 Chinese anime lineup, Snow Eagle Lord or also known as Lord Xue Ying is returning for another season. A new promotional video has been unveiled from the event.
Battle Through the Heavens / Doupo Cangqiong Season 4
|Doupo Cangqiong Season 4|
The fourth season of Battle Through the Heavens has been announced too and as a fan of its novel, I am more than happy to welcome this confirmation. Xiao Yan is finally coming back and with Battle Through The Heavens Season 3 given us an amazing ride last year, everybody must be excited about this sequel. Battle Through the Heavens Season 4 release has been listed as part of the winter animation lineup of Tencent Video Animation.
All Saints Street / Wan Sheng Jie Season 2
|All Saint’s Street Season 2|
Yes, the most adorable Chinese anime of 2020 is returning so soon after its satisfactory short stint last April. All Saints Street Season 2 is unveiled to be under production and will be released anytime soon. We sure are looking forward to this and to see our favorite and cute All Saints Street characters back in their usual routine.
All Saints Street Season 3 Hinted
What’s even more amazing is that All Saints Street Season 3 had also been hinted when season 2 ended.
Fox Spirit Matchmaker Season 8 Part 2
|Fox Spirit Matchmaker Season 8 Part 2|
A new promotional image and video for Fox Spirit Matchmaker Season 8 Part 2. The premiere date was not announced yet, but it is expected to be released this year.
The King’s Avatar / Quan Zhi Gao Shou Season 2
|Quan Zhi Gao Shou Season 2 “Team Happy”|
Definitely, the reason why most of us had been a Chinese anime fans is all thanks to The King’s Avatar. While it’s been ages since we wait for the donghua’s return, The King’s Avatar Season 2 anime adaptation is still listed by Tencent as part of its 2020 lineup. BIGDAY Tencent Event did give us some good news though such as the new visuals for the donghua featuring the in-game characters of Team Happy and team posters for some members of Glory alliance including Team Tyranny, Team Blue Rain, Team Tiny Herb, Team Samsara, Team Thunderclap, and Team Hundred Blossom. Furthermore, we also had a glimpse at the ending theme song of The King’s Avatar Season 2. The King’s Avatar Season 2 anime premieres September 25, 2020.
Tencent BIG DAY Event – August 8, 2020 | New Donghua
A Will Eternal / Yi Nian Yong Heng
Obviously, one of the top-tier donghua in this list is the adaptation of A Will Eternal. It is animated by BC May Pictures and scheduled as part of the summer 2020 Chinese anime lineup. Tencent had released character trailers these past few days, and A Will Eternal release date is scheduled on August 8. It’s a hilarious xianxia story and based on its available trailers, the animation quality looks really good.
Scumbag System / Chuan Shu Zi Jiu Zhi Nan
From the author of Mo Dao Zu Shi, here’s another donghua adaptation that we will all love. It’s the Scumbag System or Scum Villain Self-Saving System which is based one of the danmei (boys-love) novels of Mo Xiang Tongxiu who also wrote Mo Dao Zu Shi, and Heaven Official’s Blessing which is also getting a donghua adaptation and listed as part of bilibili’s 2020 Chinese anime lineup. The Scumbag System release date is scheduled on September 10, 2020 as announced during the event.
Swallowed Star / Tun Shi Xing Kong
|Swallowed Star / Tun Shi Xing Kong|
One of the most highly anticipated Chinese anime of 2020 is Swallowed Star, a collaboration project of Chinese and British animators. BIGDAY Tencent event revealed some more details about the upcoming donghua together with a new promotional video shown below. Sparkly Key Animation, one of China’s leading 3D studio is handling the project. Swallowed Star anime will give us a fantasy-adventure ride with SciFi and martial-arts touch.
Silent Reading / Mo Du Zhe
|Silent Reading donghua adaptation|
From Studio L2, here’s a personal favorite of mine and one of the donghua that I am excited to see this year. Silent Reading or Mo Zu She is based on a popular novel by author Priest and was listed as one of Tencent’s donghua lineup for the last quarter of 2020. It is listed for 12 episodes with around 20 minutes long each and will give us a mature psychological mystery action story with a twist of boys-love in its plot.
Kui ba Zhi Shu Tu
|Kuiba 4 (2020) / Kui ba Zhi Shu Tu|
One of the original Chinese anime from Tencent which has been revealed from the event is Kui ba Zhi Shu Tu. It is a TV anime adaptation of the popular donghua film Kuiba from Vasoon Animation and is slated to release on January 17, 2021.
Hero? I Quit A Long Time Ago / Hero Return
|Hero? I Quit A Long Time Ago|
Yingxiong? Wo Zao Jiu Budangle. From one of the most popular novels in my circle, most of my friends are talking about how good this one is. Hero? I Quit A Long Time Ago anime adaptation is also known as Hero Return has been listed for release this 2020. It is animated by Big Firebird Cultural Media, the studio that previously gave us Planting Manual donghua adaptation last January. With great action, hilarious humor, this is a donghua that most people will surely compare with One-Punch Man.
Blade of the Guardians / Biao Ren
|Blade of the Guardians / Biao Ren|
While the title looks generic, Blade of the Guardians donghua adaptation is based on a novel and Tencent’s had revealed its promotional video during the event. This historical-action drama donghua was based on a Chinese manhua by author Xianzhe Xu. The King’s Avatar: For the Glory studio Colored-Pencil Animation Design is animating this donghua.
Knights on Debris / Xing Hai Qi Shi
|Knights on Debris / Xing Hai Qi Shi|
Tencent’s 2020 BIG DAY event has unveiled the 3rd promotional video for its upcoming donghua Knights on Debris. It is another 3DCG donghua and was scheduled for 14 episodes by studio D.Rock-Art.
From the studio that gave us The Emperor’s Strategy last 2018, Seven Stone Entertainment is back to bring us Jue Ding. The first promotional video for the upcoming donghua has been unveiled in the event. Jue Ding is based off from a manhua series of the same title and written by Xiao Xin Yu. The donghua is scheduled for release on February 6, 2021
I Am a Great God / Wo Shi Da Shen Xain
|I Am a Great God / Wo Shi Da Shen Xain|
Based off on a manhua series from Shen Si Comics, I am a Great God or Da Shen Xain donghua adaptation had been unveiled alongside a key visual and a promotional video. This is a donghua that I really think to have an absurd story but with how unusual xianxia Chinese animation is, this is something I shouldn’t be surprised. Nonetheless, I am a Great God donghua should be a fantastic cultivation journey for us.
Mo Shi Jue Xing Zhi Su Yuan
Another new donghua to look forward this year is Mo Shi Jue Xing Zhi Su Yuan which is a project animated by Oriental Creative Color studio.
Perfect World / Wan Mei Shi Jie
|Wan Mei Shi Jie|
From Shanghai Foch Film Culture Investment known for Full-Time Magister and Stellar Transformations, here’s another awesome donghua called Perfect World which will premiere in the last quarter of 2020. Its second cour will then scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2021. Perfect World is another Chinese cultivation anime that everyone will surely enjoy just like Martial Universe and BTTH.
Mirror: Twin Cities / Jing Jing Shuang Cheng
|Mirror: Twin Cities|
We had been treated to the 4th promotional video of Mirror: Twin Cities donghua adaptation which was animated by Shanghai Foch Film Culture Investment. The upcoming Chinese anime is slated for 12 episodes in total. It was based on a romance wuxia novel by author Cang Yue.
Spare Me, Great Lord! / Da Wang Rao Ming
|Da Wang Rao Ming|
Another upcoming donghua animated by Big Firebird Cultural Media, Spare Me, Great Lord! donghua is based on a novel of the same title and during the event, we had a glimpse at its character designs through its first promotional video. This is another isekai-like story that we will surely enjoy.
Yang Yao: The Spirit Catcher / Shi Ye Miao Yin
|Shi Ye Miao Yin|
Another martial-arts action Chinese anime in our list, Yang Yao is animated by studio Thundray (Uncharted Walker). Tencent had unveiled the second promotional video for the donghua in the event.
Shan He Jian Xin / Qian Qiu
|Shanghe Jian Xin|
The donghua adaptation of the novel Shan He Jian Xin or Qian Qiu is also unveiled during the broadcast of BIGDAY Tencent together with its first promotional video. It is animated by Shanghai Motion Magic and will give us a politically intriguing action-adventure story with boys-love. Thousand Autumns is scheduled to air on February 8, 2021.
For more updates about Qian Qiu anime adaptation, you may visit our post: Thousand Autumns Novel Gets Anime Adaptation in 2021
Zhong Yao Zhi Ge
Tencent had unveiled a new promotional video for Zhong Yao Zhi Ge donghua adaptation during the event.
Grave Robber’s Chronicles / The Lost Tome: Qinling God Tree / Qin Ling Shen Shu
|Qin Ling Shen Shu|
Another novel that receives a donghua adaptation is Qin Ling Shen Shu, and a promotional image and video for the series have been released too.
The War of Cards / Ka Tu
|The War of Cards|
This donghua is slated for release in 2021 from Oriental Creative Color Studio. It is based on a novel of the same title and will be released in 3DCG.
Purple River / Zi Chuan
|Purple River / Zi Chuan|
Another donghua set for release on 2021, Tencent unveiled its first promotional video during the event as well as the total number of episodes for the series which is 52.
Long Zu / The Dragon Raja
|Long Zu / The Dragon Raja|
Among the new IPs introduced at BIGDAY Tencent Event is Long Zu which is based on a novel. During the event’s broadcast, the first promotional video for the donghua has been revealed.
Huanmeng Shan Hai Yao
|Huanmeng Shan Hai Yao|
Tianmei de Yaohen
|Tianmei de Yaohen|
Magic Girl / Hui Jing Shaonü
The Island of Siliang / Juan Siliang / Deity Introspection
From Year Young Culture is this beautiful 3DCG donghua The Island of Siliang, formerly known as the Deity Introspection. The series is scheduled to premiere on June 14, 2021.
Alright, these were only some of the donghua that we should look forward to see in the coming months from Tencent Penguin Pictures. Now, let me ask you guys, which of these set of upcoming Chinese anime series and movies makes you excited the most? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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