China’s ambitious sports anime is slated for release in 2023 and that is Zuoshou Shanglan or Left Hand Layup! For some reason, it reminds me a lot of Slam Dunk and I do hope that this is just the beginning of having more sports anime or donghua from China. Initially scheduled for release in 2022, the donghua had been delayed and in the latest promotional video from its production committee, Left-Hand Layup! had been confirmed to be released this February 2, 2023.
Zuo Shou Shang Lan (Left Hand Layup!) is an upcoming Chinese sports anime sponsored by the Chinese Basketball Association and an ambitious project which established LHL Culture Animation Studio whose sole purpose is to produce and animate this sports donghua.
Zuo Shou Shang Lan Synopsis
The play stars Xu Xing Ze, a passionate basketball player, tells a youthful story about love and the growth of Chinese teens.
In this post, I would like to share the profile of several Zuoshou Shanglan characters. As a basketball anime, it is important that we should discuss height, and thank god, the character’s bio that LHL Culture released includes the characters’ height, weight, birthday, etc. Wow, that looks interesting and for teenage fans, these are some details that truly matter. I am wondering if this could be the next The King’s Avatar or Music Up!
Zuo Shou Shang Lan Characters Bio
Without further ado, let’s meet the characters from Zuo Shou Shang Lan that we should look forward to next year:
Xu Xing Ze / 许星泽
Xu Xing Ze is the main character of Zuo Shou Shang Lan. He is both the sunshine and the comedic relief in the court. Now, that sounds like Sakuragi himself. He often gets into a fight with Duan Bai Ting, another member of the team.
Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Basketball Team Member: Xu Xing Ze
- Height: 178cm
- Weight: 70kg
- Birthday: November 11
- Constellation: Scorpio
- Blood Type: O
- Position: Shooting Guard Jersey
- Number: No. 33
Yun Mo /云末
Next on our list is Yun Mo, a tsundere type. He is quite cold outside but he is someone with a burning passion deep inside. He usually doesn’t smile but he is filled with enthusiasm when he is on the basketball court.
Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Basketball Team Member: Yun Mo
- Height: 183cm
- Weight: 75kg
- Birthday: February 17
- Constellation: Aquarius
- Blood Type: AB
- Position: Small Forward
- Jersey Number: No. 8
Si Ma Chen Kuan /司马沉宽
Who said fat people can’t play basketball? We have here a character with flexible footwork and amazing dribbling skills. His organizational skills are also top-notch with strong mental fortitude. He shared a good relationship with Gao Zhan and he has an optimistic personality that I think is purely valuable to the team.
Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Basketball Team Member: Sima Chenkuan
- Height: 170cm
- Weight: 120kg
- Birthday: November 30
- Constellation: Sagittarius
- Blood Type: O Type
- Position: Point Guard
- Jersey Number: No. 13
Gu Liao Liao / 顾了了
What we have here next is the first girl on this list, it’s Gu Liao Liao and she’s serving as the Sports Director of the Beijing North Affiliated High School. She’s beautiful with an active and capable personality. She cares a lot about the development of the basketball team and she shares a somewhat good relationship with Guan Xin.
Beijing North Affiliated High School Basketball Team Member Gu Liao Liao
- Height: 163cm
- Birthday: May 20th
- Constellation: Taurus
- Blood Type: Type B
Gao Zhan /高展
With his height, no one would think that he is just a beginner in basketball. Now, that’s what Sakuragi actually looks like when Slam Dunk first started. Gao Zhan’s height gives him a certain advantage in the penalty area albeit his weakness is his weight as he is too thin to play aggressively in the court. Basically, he is the newbie in the team with so much potential but also needs to work on his foundation first.
Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Basketball Team Member Gao Zhan
- Height: 210cm
- Weight: 80kg
- Birthday: January 1
- Constellation: Capricorn
- Blood Type: Type A
- Position: Center
- Jersey Number: No. 0
Duan Bai Ting / 段柏霆
Quite the rival and opposition of Xu Xing Ze in the team, Duan Bai Ting is a member of the basketball team with a hot temperament and eager to win the game. He has strong interception skills, all thanks to his excellent physical strength.
Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Basketball Team Member Duan Bai Ting
- Height: 192cm
- Weight: 90kg
- Birthday: July 26
- Constellation: Leo
- Blood Type: Type A
- Position: Power Forward
- Jersey Number: No. 6
Danny Jin / 丹尼金
The typical guy that could easily attract the attention of the girls when he is in the court, Danny has foreign blood in him. His personality can be a bit cynical but he has good basketball skills and can be quite boastful at the same time.
Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Basketball Team Member: Danny Gold
- Height: 185cm
- Weight: 70kg
- Birthday: September 12th
- Constellation: Virgo
- Blood type: RH Yin
- Position: Small forward (sixth man)
- Jersey number: 1
Guan Xin / 关昕
With talents and good looks, this girl is the chairman of the Beijing North Affiliated Middle School Student Union. Guan Xin is a friend of Gu Liao Liao.
Beijing Affiliated High School Basketball Team Beautiful Girl: Guan Xin
- Height: 168cm
- Birthday: September 24
- Constellation: Libra
- Blood Type: A
Zuo Shou Shang Lan Promotional Images
Now, these are only a few of the characters from Zuo Shou Shang Lan or Left Hand Layup! that we should look forward to seeing in 2023. I also have here the recently released promotional video for the anime which was posted on the Weibo account of the series.
Does Zuo Shou Shang Lan remind you already of Slam Dunk or Kuroko’s Basketball? However, this donghua will also have its own unique flavor as it’ll revolve around the youthful story of Chinese teenagers which I believed should have a different culture from what we had seen so far from the other series. Nevertheless, the core of the story is basketball, and everything revolves around the ball and the basketball court.
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Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Yu Alexius