Qin Yu is returning to continue his journey towards becoming a true immortal in the cultivator world of Stellar Transformations in 2021. Upon the conclusion of Stellar Transformations season 2, it was announced that the popular xinxia Chinese anime is getting a 3rdseason and such news was also confirmed during the 2020 Tencent Video Animation Annual Conference event last August 8, 2020.
Stellar Transformations season 3 will continue the story where the 2nd season left off, and this time, Qin Yu takes over the leadership in Blood Red Cave Domain after the death of Cha Hong. Together with Hou Fei, Xiao Hei, and the remaining guards; he will fight the imminent assault of Nine Demon Hall, after the demise of Di Tong who targeted the legendary Jade sword from Cha Hong. Qin Yu had become sneaky, wise, and vigilant; and we as viewers are simply craving to see some more development in his character as he also gets stronger in his cultivation journey.
|Stellar Transformations donghua season 3 official poster|
A short preview for Stellar Transformations season 3 was unveiled at the end of the 2nd season as shown below.
Aside from the assault of the Nine Demon Hall, the people from the Divine Realm in the underwater seems to get some actions too, as Jiang Li and Jiang Lan might also interfere due to their connection to Qin Yu. In fact, I am more than excited to see these 2 deities in action and witness the gap of their strength against the meager powers of lowly immortals.
|Qin Yu as Liu Xing became the new leader of Blood Red Cave Domain|
For our readers who don’t know or not familiar with Stellar Transformations, this 3D Chinese anime is one of the best cultivation-martial arts donghua in recent years. It is based on a popular xinxia novel of the same title by the author I Eat Tomatoes (who also wrote Swallowed Star and Snow Eagle Lord).
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)
The plot of the story is quite similar to Battle Through the Heavens, one of my personal favorite donghua. It follows the story of Qin Yu as he embarks on a journey to become a true immortal in the cultivation world but using an unorthodox method which is unusual and uncommon than the rest.
Stellar Transformations is originally titled as Xing Chen Bian in Chinese, and it is also known by another title, Legend of Immortal. The Chinese anime first premiered in 2018, followed by its 2nd season in 2020. It was animated by Shanghai Foch Film Culture Investment and is one of my favorite donghua from their work archive.
According to V2anime and Anilist, Stellar Transformations Season 3 release is slated in 2021, albeit we don’t have the exact date yet. However, we will keep you posted with new updates in this post as we are preparing our list of upcoming Chinese anime in 2021.
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