Sou Xuan Lu: Chen Ling Ji / The Gerent Saga Donghua Updates

The Gerent Saga or also known as Sou Xuan Lu: Chen Ling Ji is among my most anticipated Chinese anime in 2021 from bilibili. The donghua was revealed by bilibili during their November 21, 2020 event where they unveiled their Chinese anime lineup for 2021. The Gerent Saga is one of the original series from the growing Chinese company along with The Time Agents, Swarm, Shanghai Melody, and many more.

The Gerent Saga 2021

After the announcement, many fans had been eagerly waiting for The Gerent Saga’s release, and thus, it leads us to have many questions such as the following:

  • When is the release of The Gerent Saga?
  • What studio is animating it?
  • What its story is all about, its genre, and many more…



Alright, so in this post, I would like to share a bit of an overview about The Gerent Saga while we are patiently waiting for its release.


The series has been advertised for over years prior to its announcement at Baidu. [Source: Cuchallain] Titled as Sou Xuan Lu: Chen Ling Ji in Chinese and The Gerent Saga in English, the series is a collaboration project between bilibili and the Japanese giant animation company, Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Its story follows the same usual cliche that we can find in various donghua from the action and fantasy genre, and it’ll be in 3D animation. Upon checking its promotional video, it seems pretty decent and exciting, with an acceptable level of animation quality.


For almost a millennium, the mainland of Lingzhou was ruled by an emperor and protected by eight princes. However, after the enthronement of the ninth emperor, a revolt ensued. Several heroes will then have a role to play in this chaotic situation. [Source:]

Trailer & PVs

Here we have the first trailer for The Gerent Saga as revealed during the bilibili annual event last November.

For more teasers, you may check its official page at bilibili here: The Gerent Saga

Animation Studio & Release Date

While we don’t have a specific date yet for The Gerent Saga’s release, it is listed as part of the donghua lineup for 2021 by bilibili, so we can expect it to air this year. Furthermore, it is animated by SJNEXCUS studio and is slated to run for 12 episodes. [Source:]

The Gerent Saga Wallpapers

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Via: Reddit

So far, this is all the information that we had about The Gerent Saga. If you wish to learn more about the other Chinese anime in 2021 from bilibili, you can check our short overview on some of them in the following post:



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Code name: Yu Alexius is an ambiguous entity who loves to talk about anime and Chinese animation in general. An insatiable soul from the Pearl of the Orient, a frustrated writer and a Houtarou Oreki wanna-be. He is a piece of a lunatic and everything crazy.

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