Fans of boys-love donghua must rejoice as Shanghe Jian Xin or Thousand Autumns (also known as Qian Qiu) is getting a Chinese anime adaptation in 2021. Exactly on the first day of the New Year, Shanghai Motion Magic and Tencent unveiled a new trailer for Thousand Autumns.
Thousand Autumns New Trailer
As you can see in the trailer above, we had a glimpse at some fight scenes in the donghua. Therefore, we can expect this level of animation and the character designs looks pretty too. Some characters were also shown albeit most of the scenes highlight various characters battling against each other. Now, this makes me even more excited knowing that there’s plenty of actions waiting for us in the donghua adaptation of Thousand Autumns.
Alright, we all know that Thousand Autumns is getting an anime adaptation but let’s have a short drive to its background. Thousand Autumns is a Chinese web novel written by author Meng Xi Shi who also wrote Peerless, and The Fourteenth Year of Chenghua. The novel is also known as Qian Qiu.
The historical martial arts novel is also a boys-love story and I believed that fans of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and Heaven Official’s Blessing will surely love it due to its similarities. The novel was published by Changjiang Literature and Art, and jjwxc.
If you wish to read the Thousand Autumns novel, it’s available at Novel Updates and translated into English by Snowy Codex group: Thousand Autumns / Qian Qiu Novel
Yan Wushi had walked a path full of blood and corpses. He did not believe in the good nature of humanity. Even more so, he did not believe that there could be someone with great kindness and a sense of justice, who would be so considerate of others without asking anything in return. One day, Shen Qiao, who was the sect leader of Mount Xuandu, the number one Daoist sect under the heavens, was challenged to a duel but somehow fell off the cliff. Yan Wushi happened to pass by down there. Seeing Shen Qiao who was seriously injured to the point of dying, he suddenly came up with a perfect idea… After thousands of autumns, who could stay eternal?
No specific release date for Thousand Autumns has been revealed yet. However, Tencent Video Animation listed the donghua as part of their guide for the Winter 2020-2021 lineup. Thus, we can expect that it will be release by January or February this year.
The Main Characters
Back in August 2020, the first official trailer for Thousand Autumns has been revealed during the Tencent Video Animation Conference Event where the Chinese giant company unveiled its upcoming lineup of Chinese anime for 2021 as well as for the remaining months of 2020.
The Official Trailer
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