Bilibili’s original animation The Soul of the Soldier Master (Bing Zhu Qi Hun) had been revealed as one of the earliest offerings from its recently unveiled 2021-2022 Chinese anime lineup and features sophisticated 3D elements that set it apart from its other contemporaries.
It is one of the first donghua from Bilibili to air in 2022 alongside the donghua adaptation of the comedy manhua Busted! Darklord. which is scheduled on January 15, and Qian Cong Shou which is slated on January 20.
The Soul of the Soldier Master Announcement
The donghua was one of the original works that has been revealed by Bilibili during their annual conference that took place last November 20, 2021. The event has also revealed all the upcoming donghua from Bilibili in collaboration with the various animation studio.
The Soul of the Soldier Master is an epic in the making, an action and fantasy story that aims to deliver its lore to the foreground of Chinese animation. An original fantasy story that involves the cultivation and a whole lot of action that we often get from various xinxia series while also reminding us of some of the most common tropes in Chinese animation. It showcases different races and tribes, giving off a few Western vibes too.
When Li Shi was born, he became the host of the remnant soul of the soldier and was chased and killed by the sect of the world. Li Shi’s parents went to lure the enemy for Li Shi’s safety, Yuan Chenyang took Li Shi to escape and hide, and finally settled in Linhai City, hiding as a fisherman. To find his parents, Li Shi was determined to enter the sect through the five-year selection of Linhai City.
The formation master of the Yaozu Yanmen, Bai Xiang, based on the formation of the ancestors, imitated the supernatural powers of the warlord and developed a kind that can be absorbed. The evil formations of the spirits wanted to turn the mountains and seas into the blood of the monsters, and Ying helped them to try the battle. A conspiracy shrouded in the sky above Linhai City, ready to go.Source: Bilibili, auto-translated
Animation Studio & Release Date
The Soul of the Soldier Master is animated by Hua Dream and produced by Bilibili. Its release date is scheduled on January 4, 2022, at the 11 AM time slot, and it will run for 12 episodes with 15 minutes duration each.
Here are some of the promotional visuals that have been revealed for the Soul of the Soldier Master as well as selected concept arts for some characters that we should keep an eye on in the series.
Trailers & PVs
To have a glimpse of what to expect from this new original donghua from Bilibili this 2022, here are some of the available trailers and teaser PVs that highlight and preview the story of the donghua as shown below.
The donghua’s opening theme is titled Big Mountains and Seas and you may check it on it here.
Where to Watch The Soul of Soldier Master?
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