One of bilibili’s biggest donghua lineup for 2020 is returning for another season next year, and that is The Manual of Hundred Demons. Tao Yao and the rest of her traveling party is coming back for The Manual of Hundred Demons Season 2 in 2021 after it has been revealed as part of the bilibili 2020-2021 Chinese anime lineup.
The announcement was made during the bilibili event that unveils their 2020-2021 Chinese anime lineup last November 21, 2020. The Manual of Hundred Demons Season 2 announcement was made along with several donghua from bilibili last this year such The Daily Life of the Immortal King Season 2, Legend of Tang (Tian Bao Fuyao Lu) Season 2, Carp Reborn (Yuan Long) Season 2, Chivalrous Hero Shen Jianxin Season 3, and the Black and White Warriors Season 3 which released its last installment several years ago. There was also plenty of new series coming from bilibili in 2021 as well as new updates from their previously revealed upcoming works such as The Defective, Country of Rare Treasure, and Juvenile Song Season 2.
The Manual of Hundred Demons Season 2 Trailer
Along with the announcement is the trailer for The Manual of Hundred Demons Season 2 as shown below.
The Manual of Hundred Demons Season 2 Release Date
There’s no specific release date yet for the donghua, however, it is slated for release in 2021 and Haoliners Animation League is also coming back at its studio. If we will base on its first season’s release, bilibili might release it by either the spring or summer seasonal lineup next year.
A little bit of overview, The Manual of Hundred Demons is also known as Hundred Demon Spectrum or Fairy Album. It was based on a Chinese novel Bai Yao Pu and revolves around the party of our traveling divine doctor Tao Yao who had the power to heal supernatural creatures by any means. Joining in her journey is the monk Mo Ya, and a powerful serpent demon.
|Bai Yao Pu: The Manual of Hundred Demons Anime Visual|
The Manual of Hundred Demons is an enticing ride for fans of supernatural anime such as Natsume’s Book of Friends and Mushishi. The series was one of my favorite donghua from the spring 2020 Chinese anime lineup along with Hitori no Shita: The Outcast Season 3, Stellar Transformations Season 2, and The Chronologist. I had previously published a full review of The Manual of Hundred Demons in our blog here: Bai Yao Pu Anime Review
Now, with the announcement of the second season of the donghua, I think we can expect to have a glimpse at the backstories of the main characters and the background of Tao Yao as the infamous traveling divine doctor.
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