The last of the three xinxia trilogy novel of Heavenly Silkworm Potato – The Great Ruler is getting a Chinese anime adaptation in 3D version. After the first anime adaptation of The Great Ruler novel in 2019 which was simply known as The Grand Lord, iQIYI recently announced the novel is getting a new donghua adaptation, and this time it is in a 3D version instead of the previously released 2D anime. Furthermore, the studio behind the other adapted works of the author, the Martial Universe and Battle Through the Heavens will be working on it which will give it similar vibes.
The Great Ruler 3D Anime Announcement
The announcement that Da Zhu Zai novel by author Heavenly Silkworm Potato gets a new anime adaptation was unveiled by iQIYI when they released their set of upcoming Chinese anime lineup which also includes the highly anticipated Xie Wang Zhui Qi Season 3. Furthermore, visual art for The Great Ruler 3D anime had been unveiled too, featuring the latest guy in the xinxia world that will soon capture our hearts.
Animation Studio & Release Date
Shanghai Motion Magic is the animation studio for The Great Ruler’s new anime adaptation and what’s makes it even more amazing is the fact that the studio also animated Battle Through the Heavens and Martial Universe, both Chinese anime are adapted from the two novels written by the author. Therefore, Motion Magic has animated all three xinxia novels by Heavenly Silkworm Potato. Motion Magic also animated one of the best 3D donghua in 2021 and that is Thousand Autumns.
Personally, I truly enjoyed their work on Martial Universe, especially the fight scenes. While Battle Through the Heavens animation quality gradually improved once they took over the series during its second season.
The Great Ruler 3D anime release date is not revealed yet, however, we will keep you posted in this article about it once iQIYI announces it although it was already estimated to be released in 2022.
Trailer & PVs
Here’s the first look at The Great Ruler 3D anime adaptation by Motion Magic, Energy Studio, and iQIYI.
The Great Ruler Overview
Written by Heavenly Silkworm Potato, the novel is the final installment of the trilogy series of xinxia (cultivation) stories from the author. The first novel is Martial Universe, followed by Battle Through the Heavens; later on, the two novels shared the same universe as The Great Ruler but with the main characters from the first two novels playing the supporting roles in the third novel. If you wish to read the novel while waiting for the donghua, you can check it out at Novel Updates.
The Great Thousand World. It is a place where numerous planes intersect, a place where many clans live and a place where a group of lords assemble. The Heavenly Sovereigns appear one by one from the Lower Planes and they will all display a legend that others would desire as they pursue the road of being a ruler in this boundless world. In the Endless Fire Territory that the Flame Emperor controls, thousands of fire blazes through the heavens. Inside the Martial Realm, the power of the Martial Ancestor frightens the heaven and the earth. At the West Heaven Temple, the might of the Emperor of a Hundred Battles is absolute. In the Northern Desolate Hill, a place filled with thousands of graves, the Immortal Owner rules the world. A boy from the Northern Spiritual Realm comes out, riding on a Nine Netherworld Bird, as he charges into the brilliant and diverse world. Just who can rule over their destiny of their path on becoming a Great Ruler? In the Great Thousand World, many strive to become a Great Ruler. (Source: MangaToon)
The Great Ruler first received an anime adaptation in 2D format from Shanghai Foch studio and was produced by iQIYI which was released on August 8, 2019 as part of the summer lineup that year.
In 2014, the novel also received a manhua adaptation and you can check it out here: The Great Ruler manhua.
Where to watch The Great Ruler new anime adaptation?
Since iQIYI is producing the series, fans of the novel can watch the new adaptation on its official page on The Great Ruler (2022) Animation.
Now, this only means that we are getting another cultivation donghua anytime soon, and it’ll be a familiar vibe especially for fans of the other two novels of the trilogy. If you wish to read THE GREAT RULER novel, you can check it out here.
Please let us know what are your thoughts too about the first adaptation and for this new format that we are getting from the donghua? Drop your comment below.