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Best Donghua (Chinese Animation) 2010-2019

I only included the Donghuas I have watched from these years. I'm not including Sequels when quality declines or when the story started in previous years. I am including Sequels where it makes sense to keep watching, in order to complete the story.
1 Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia

If you want something different to watch, look no further, this movie is quite amazing and original from concept to mythology, and to the personalities of the characters.

I was blown away by the journey, it has excellent world-building and an interesting philosophy which is presented as you get to know the characters and their world. It ponders many questions as you follow the plot, how far are you willing to go for the person you love? How much are you willing to compromise in order to fix your mistakes? What are the consequences?

The themes are about the soul, the cycle of life and death, trying to fix our mistakes at any cost without really thinking about the consequences and love. Love, in particular, is presented in many ways through different characters, from the love of a mother, to love at first sight, to childhood love, to sacrifice yourself for the one you love.

The animation is excellent and the creativity of the visuals really takes you into a dream-like world full of colors and fantasy, while the music does a great job of keeping everything flowing, immersing you into that world.

The characters are likable, there is not much time to develop them, but their choices do present us with opportunities to re-evaluate the consequences of what we do and how do we attain it. In this regard, I must warn you that the end-credit scene may be one of the most terrifying I have seen, despite the heart-warming nature of the film, I would love to see a sequel following the plot several years into the future.

Overall, definitely watch if you want something mature to watch, if you like stories that make you think, or that make you dream. The film is slow-paced, but it's never boring as the plot is constantly moving and there is always something new and interesting to learn about their world.

'This movie blew me away. It's so beautiful both visually and story-wise. The world and story is complex, but it's still easy to follow along with what is happening and why. The character's are also great and memorable, and their relationship to each other are portrayed in a spectacular way. Why is no one talking about this masterpiece??' -YariMari

'Big Fish and Begonia is absolutely breathtaking to look at. The film is also rich with metaphorical imagery, particularly when talking about matters such as life and death...

Describing the plot, it's sort of a mixing pot of The Little Mermaid with shades of Spirited Away and Chinese mythology.' -JTurner82

The dub is excellent!

2 Rakshasa Street

Rakshasa Street

This was a surprisingly good anime and one of the best Donghuas (Chinese Animation) stories that I have seen so far.

The story is really divided into 2 timelines about the same characters, one in the present and one from the past that tells their backstory. They alternate from episode to episode beginning in the present in Episode 1 then to the past in Episode 2 and so on. The story was arranged in a way that reveals important information relevant to either present or past as you watch the episodes consecutively, hence the reason why it alternates between present & past rather than show each timeline as a whole.

My favorite was the backstory, which is darker in tone, with more thrills, and often leaves you wondering how they got from that to the present. While the present timeline has more comedic relief but still has some shounen action. Both timelines converge at the end with an amazing revelation that wraps the Arc beautifully, it is really well written!

In addition to the excellent plot, the world-building is also very good with interesting character designs and a setting that although it still has plenty of cliches, also provides some originality that will distinguish this setting from other shows.

The animation is ok, but the quality is not consistent, they do give more importance to the action scenes and they do have a good sense of composition, but this is not an anime to watch for the eye candy.

The sound effects & music are good. The main theme is very good and plays repeatedly throughout the show. I think is a good complement for the mood of the story.

Overall, you should definitely give it a try, at least for the first 4 episodes so you can get a good feel for what's to come; it certainly surpassed my expectations as Donghuas usually have a very simple and careless story.

This anime deserves a Dub!

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The 2nd Season was canceled and remade into 2nd Season: Part II with some changes in the plot towards the end that allow them to continue the story. It has good fights but lacks a compelling story like the 1st Season, so it's just average. Time will tell if it picks up again in future seasons if they ever happened. Otherwise, Season 1 has a perfect ending to the series, so I don't recommend you continue watching.

3 White Snake

White Snake

This turned out to be an excellent film, with the quality of the 3d animation, characterization & storytelling on par with animation studios like DisneyDreamWorks & Pixar! From beginning to end, the story has excellent pacing, there are beautiful animated scenes full of creativity & imagination, the music, the narrative, the dub & voice actors, everything was of excellent quality.

For those who don't know, the film was inspired by the traditional Chinese fable Legend of the White Snakewhich was previously adapted in The Hakujaden (1958), which is the first color anime feature film. The story of this film seems to be like a prequel to the 1958 version, although this is only my impression.

Since it's all based on Chinese folklore it will help to have seen some animes based on Xianxia, like Douluo Dalu, to expand your understanding of what's going on in the film, but it's not a requirement.

'I was reluctant before, but after watching it, I can say it is one the most beautiful animated movies ever. I cried so much at the ending. It is romance, action , mythology all mixed in a one beautiful peice. The chracterization is so damn great. The ending fight and its scenes left me starry eyed.' -Crimsonsongbird

'The story reminded me a little bit of Lord of the Rings, in the way that it's really about the journey, and not the end destination. The animation blew right past my expectations, and was absolutely stunning at every turn. The faces reminded me a little bit of 3D Disney, namely Frozen. The shapeshifting animations are divine, and the small weather based details- snow, trickling water,  flying petals, and dandelions are beautiful, and make the aesthetic extremely pleasing, and memorable. 

   The characters were solidly built, each with their own troupes, and personalities and my heart honestly hurt for them towards the end. ((A particular favorite for me was the Fox Demon girl at the workshop- both in voice, character design and animation. )) The way the characters move is so fluid, you can tell Gkids put a lot of love into this movie.

   There were also a lot of unexpected aspects, like giant paper birds, and uh... the snake-catcher boy, and the snake demon literally having sex in the middle of the movie, in a shrine built with the intent of killing demons?

  The soundtrack is also lovely, with a wide range of traditional chinese intruments. 

   For just plucking a movie off the shelves, I feel like I really lucked out by it being White Snake. It was a very refreshing watch. 10/10 don't let yourself miss out on this movie.-Symka

The dub is excellent!

4 Da Hu Fa

Da Hu Fa

This is a hidden gem!

I was quite surprised at the quality of the animation, despite using something akin to Flash Animation, the backgrounds are really detailed, the movements fluid and they did a great job of conveying scale by showing the action from afar and then zooming in on the interesting parts. The style is unique & completely different from what we are used to in Anime, but works really well with the mood of the movie and looks very artistic. It's like a simplified watercolor painting with a palette that contrasts the muted colors of the oppressed people vs the bright colors of the adventurers.

There is no much of a story, the overall theme is 'The Chinese Film About Enslaved People Oppressed by a Brutal Regime', as advertised by the film itself. The story is full of action, and most of the time you'll see the protagonist escaping the regime while trying to fight back. But there is also plenty of symbolism and mysteries that have something to say about the people of this strange town and who they are.

What its interesting about the characters is the symbolism and what they represent. The design of the characters is probably what you find most different against anime. All characters are surrounded by the mystery of who they are? and why are they are doing? Not all questions will be answered in the story, but that is not the important part. It's irrelevant for the meaning the movie is trying to convey, as exemplified in the last conversation.

The music & sound effects help bring this world to life. There are some quiet sequences when the characters' are hiding, so the sound it's used sparingly when necessary to bring emotion to the chases and fighting scenes. 

Overall, I really recommend you give this one a try. It's not a kids' movie due to the violence, it is a story with something to say about oppressive regimes and the people who accept them as the norm. In my opinion, this is a great work of art, it may be rough around the edges, it obviously lacks the budget of a featured film, but I can tell they did their best with the tools they have, it really shows through the story.

This anime deserves a Dub!

5 Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai

Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai

This is a hidden gem!

Also known as 'I'm Joybo'. This is a romance story a little bit different from the norm. The author tried to create a very intelligent plotline based on coincidences, but not everything works perfectly, some events feel really contrived. They just added too many far fetch coincidences toward the end to make it believable, but I think the innovation of the story and the execution is really well done to make it worth your time besides the imperfections.

I was very surprised by the excellent quality of the music. Honestly, the songs are a big part of what kept me watching, as the lyrics are made for the story and even tell part of it instead of a narrator. The songs are soft indie rock, if you don't like them, then might as well drop the anime, because they are an intrinsical part of the story.

For not being a musical anime they seemed to have used all their budget towards the music instead of the visuals. The animation is bad for the characters using some kind of CGI that seems a little outdated for this year. The backgrounds are ok and they are especially good when it comes to the city landscape.

Although the pacing is slow, it never feels boring, in part thanks to the music. There is not much character development until the end and it only applies to the protagonists, which are the focus of the story. All characters are very likable, event with their personal imperfections, and seem realistic.

Overall, it's not a perfect show, but despite its imperfections, I will still consider it better than average, especially if you like the music as I did.

'Confidence isn’t something that hits everyone all at once, for some it takes time to grow. When someone is getting pushed around daily it’s no wonder that it takes something extraordinary like a time-traveling message to galvanize the m.c.

Paralleling confidence with remembering the past, having the past be the catalyst for present and future improvement is a common enough plot and for this anime it worked especially well. There weren’t excessive flashback scenes... or rushed and squished into a movie. The slow purposeful hints about the characters’ past and how they intertwine are important to what’s happening in the present and don’t jar the viewer from the story. There’s no what’s this got to do with anything? thoughts or get back to the present irritations while watching. The story is a whole that only makes sense by viewing it in the order intended by the creators. The snippets work because they are relevant. Plain and simple.

The past, present, and future are equally important. Don’t forget who you were. Let your dreams fly.

Author Torry returns home and immediately re-encounters Joybo, a boy from her high school, though she doesn’t recognize him right away. Once she makes the connection she does her best to get him to remember her indirectly. As each attempt fails she gives it another try, and another and another.

Yes, it’s CG, if you’ve got a problem with that, so sad, ‘cause you’re missing out on a great anime.

Unlike other shows where the episode just ends or the credits play on a black screen this anime has used that section to keep the audience genuinely interested. The ending credits for episodes 1-3 tell a story about a young boy and a young girl: each credit scene provides more information about the past, building by going backwards rather than forward

Regardless of if you are looking for a story like this or if you stumbled upon it [as I did] it will make you think about yourself and the choices you’ve made.

Forgive the image in the mirror.

This anime is definitely worth watching over and over again.' -Inu230

This anime deserves a Dub!

6 Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai OVA

Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai OVA

Continuation of the story and conclusion for the First Arc.

7 Crystal Sky of Yesterday

Crystal Sky of Yesterday

This is a notable entry. Chinese Animation has come a long way, especially when it comes to movies. This is a good slice-of-life, but it will mostly appeal to people who love that genre. I'm not fond of it myself, but I still found it a good movie thanks to the animation alone, which is outstanding. It reminded me of The Garden of Words, although is not at that level of quality yet, however, considering the lower budget, I can only praise the animators for this quality work. They blend 3d seamlessly with the 2d graphics to create interesting sequences in a 3d perspective and at different camera angles. Both backgrounds and characters are very detailed and the shots are constantly changing so you can feast in the eye candy; this is what kept me going from scene to scene.

I also find the choice of music very adequate for the mood of the film, some kind of indie Asian soft rock, that always comes at the right time without taking over the whole volume. The music was quite balanced and helped complement the visuals very well.

Like most slice-of-life, the problem is with the story, or rather the lack of story. The first 2/3 of the movie is just about the daily lives of the protagonists and their relationships with each other, there are hints of a 'no guts' romance and that's it. The punch line for the story was delivered very well, but the conclusion is perhaps open to interpretation, wherever you want to say is 'depressingly realistic', 'nostalgically beautiful' or 'an advisory tale of the shape of things to come... if you have no guts'; will be left up to your own view of life.

Overall, if you like slice-of-life, this is a no brainer, you'll definitely enjoy this movie a lot. If you like good animation, you may want to give it a try, as it's basically eye-candy from beginning to end. If you are expecting romance... mmm... not really, it's definitely lacking on that feeling of romance, but hey, everyone is different so who knows? Anyone else may want to move to other types of shows.

This anime deserves a Dub!

8 Kung Fu Bunny

Kung Fu Bunny

This is a Tom & Jerry type of show but with only the characters and some objects being animated over the 'real-life footage'. The quality of the animation is not what you usually expect from these short comedy sketches, exceeding all expectations the quality is impeccable, they really blend the characters as if they belong in the 'real world'. At the end of some episodes, they show how they created the animation.

Since this is a Slapstick Comedy there is no story to follow or rather each episode concludes its own story. Everything is episodic, but there is some continuity to the events. You can just watch the first episode and that will give you an idea for the whole show. The quality of the comedy is pretty consistent, but it can get a little repetitive if you watch all episodes continuously. I prefer to watch these types of shows sporadically for that reason.

The music and sound effects are spot-on for this type of show. There is no dialog.

All characters are likable, you get to identify with their struggles from their own point of view. There are also secondary characters that serve as sort of 'special guests' for some episodes.

Overall, if you like Slapstick Comedy this is an excellent funny show that showcases the capabilities of blending animation on top of real-world objects & backgrounds. I strongly recommend you give the first episode a try to see if you would like to continue watching.

9 Kung Fu Bunny 2nd Season

Kung Fu Bunny 2nd Season

Continuation.

10 Scissor Seven

Scissor Seven

This is a notable entry, like most comedies, it largely depends on how much it makes you laugh. I find it slightly above average due to being so different from the norm, but it's not spectacular. Your opinion may differ. Is worth a try and if you like the first episode you'll probably enjoy the rest as well, as it doesn't get any better or worst.

'Killer Seven is a short chinese animation that has a very simple plot. It is funny, yet dark. It can tell the story of something extremely sad, and turn the whole thing around. I have several times found myself after an episode just thinking about certain stuff, about how we treat each other, our family etc.

The characters are also very simple, but the whole thing is so well thought out that the characters and plot brings the best out from each other.

Honestly, I find it refreshing and artistic. You can see that this is not the average type of animation style that is similar to most other animes, or to have that CGI that most people don't like.I find the animation style to make the fighting scenes very interesting and fun to watch. It's crispy and exciting. 

If you are one that is wondering if you should watch it or not, go for it. Try at least 3 or 4 episodes before knocking down the final hammer on if it is worth it or not. Especially if you like a more funny, easy but action filled show based around a world with assassins.' -QueenSkull

'This is an amazing donghua (chinese anime) I liked the animation, character designes. It has got a peculiar style. Soundtrack is awesome! I don't know th exact episode but I think it was 4th one, when seven was fighting with crazy dog, a music started to playing but... Really an amazingly funny music. :D' -yaqmur

The dub is ok.

11 Scissor Seven Specials

Scissor Seven Specials

Continuation of the story.

12 Scissor Seven 2nd Season

Scissor Seven 2nd Season

Continuation of the story.

13 Scissor Seven 3rd Season

Scissor Seven 3rd Season

Continuation of the story.

14 Hong Ling Jin Xia THE RED

Hong Ling Jin Xia THE RED

This is a good short with interesting animation and no dialog, about the inability of Teachers & Parents to stop you from living your manga dreams! The background music is excellent and conveys the feelings of the missing dialog.

15 Kung Fu Cooking Girls

Kung Fu Cooking Girls

This is all about the animation style and the fighting.

16 Douluo Dalu

Douluo Dalu

Soul Land

When compared to anime, Douluo Dalu story might feel quite predictable & cliche but within Chinese Animation this story is definitely one of the best. It is also a great introduction to the world of Cultivation & Xianxia, as it explains how everything works in detail.

It's also one of the best 3d animations of its time, although it has a video game feel. The fights are quite intense and have great use of slow-motion so you can watch the important details on the moves they make. Visually there is a lot of eye candy with the backgrounds and monsters, and they make great use of the imagination to bring impressive graphics to life.

It may not be perfect but it's certainly very entertaining and a welcome change from the usual anime stories. Having said that, once you watch this, you have pretty much watched any other Cultivation story, as they are extremely similar in plot & purpose, differing only in character's personalities and setting.

'This is a 'fantasy' type of anime. I've read both the novel and the manhwa (loved the first, hated the second one) and I can say the anime is extremely faithful to the original story. There are some variations when compared to the novel, but they're all done to make the plot more understandable and enjoyable to the viewers who aren't familiar with Douluo Dalu. So even if you've no idea of what this story is about, do not worry and give it a try; if you enjoy the genre, you'll probably like it. The anime doesn't go too deep in explaining aspects of cultivation and of the various techniques from the Tang sect, but that is understandable, as it would make the episodes far too long. It's a necessary compromise. If you enjoy learning about those aspects, I recommend reading the novel. The manhwa skips some of the best arcs, so I wouldn't recommend it.

The animation is well done and the fight scenes are a real treat, although the continuous repetition of 'transformation scenes' can get a bit annoying. Spirit beasts and the scenery are both drawn beautifully. Lots of advertisement and product placement, but they're all done in peculiar ways which actually add a bit of charm to the production. Sound effects are somewhat cartoonish at times, but I personally didn't mind it.

It's a good show, with both comedy and drama, and characters which are overall well developed...' -LoganVrael

This anime deserves a Dub!

17 Douluo Dalu 2

Douluo Dalu 2

Continuation of the story. (Currently Airing)

18 Mo Dao Zu Shi

Mo Dao Zu Shi

Also known as Grandmaster of Demonic Path/Cultivation, or The Founder of Diabolismis a Donghua or Chinese Animation and as such, it has themes of Cultivation & Xianxia. It will be helpful if you are familiar with those themes before you watch this show.

This anime has excellent animation with some very smooth mix of 3d. The artistry of the animators really shows through the composition of the scenes, the fluidity of movement (especially in the fighting scenes) and there is a great use of the color palette both for aesthetic reasons as well to make it easier to identify the characters and which sect they belong.

The music is superb, it is mostly traditional Chinese zither, and it works great to convey the mood of the show at every step. One of the protagonists actually uses this instrument to fight.

Not everything is perfect, the pacing is inconsistent, with many episodes of just dialog and slice-of-life that feel more like a soap opera than relevant to the story. The pacing starts to get better after episode 8, when the main plot starts to develop, but then quickly passes over important fights while spending more time in less meaningful fights. Also for this being a story about the war between clans, there is a lot more emphasis placed on the slice-of-life and character relationships than the war itself.

Many of the problems between characters are caused just by lack of manners & diplomacy to the point that regular politeness & etiquette is depicted as 'wisdom' in this show. I'm not sure if this is a cultural difference, but everyone on this show either talks super arrogant or super submissive with nothing in between. This aspect seems to be common to all Donghuas, but for me, the plot seems very contrived because a lot of the problems could have been avoided by talking with respect (and some characters actually prove that this is possible), they just don't choose to do it (so there is an excuse for a fight), therefore it comes to no surprise they raise enemies everywhere they interact with someone, lol. The environment they chose to live in seems to be the real monster here.

The characters are also inconsistent, sometimes they are able to figure out things that are complicated while other times fall to traps that seem too obvious, especially with the aspect I mentioned above, when it comes to communication and diplomacy. This causes the big revels to feel weak, as they could all have been avoided and they end up just being overdramatized and contrived.

There are also some BL undertones on this show, but not enough to stop you from watching in my opinion, that's why the show does not have the tag on it. Nothing is depicted graphically, it is just insinuated.

Despite the flaws, I still think this is great Donghua to watch, the artistry alone for the graphics and sound makes it worth watching and the story is not a complete loss itself.

'Our MC is Wei Wuxian, shortly described as a cunning little shit, with a hero complex, who likes to pester people until they face-palm. He was (before death), the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, playing a flute to control corpses, to, in essence, massacre and do evil deeds (or at least, that's what people think).

No, the MC is not a stupid teenage boy that has mush for brains and the temper of a two-year old. No, the MC is not 100% OP. No, the MC does not have a harem of girls, loved by everyone for no reason.

On ep. 3, we are brought to the past to find answers to some of the mysteries presented, see the tragedies, and in general, to flesh out a rather large cast of characters...

The show's presentation of this story is thoughtful and beautiful. I was actually impressed with the depth they gave a chunk of the side characters. Overall, the plot is fairly simple, but for what they were trying to do, and the refreshing feel of a chinese cultivation world setting, it really kept me entertained...

Another thing to note are the bits of foreshadowing, symbolism, and details in each episode.

For example, symbolism in some of the plants, such as the symbolic meaning of a lotus flower in china being applied to a character. Another is a scene where a turtle dives into the water while two cranes fly above the surface, signifying one character staying relatively hidden/not true to themself, while the other two 'cranes' fly openly in the sky. Subtle expression changes in characters that aren't even in main focus on the screen during a scene, indirectly revealing their inner feelings. Even what a character is writing on a piece of paper, that is only in the screen for a few seconds, could actually have a piece of plot relevant information in another episode?! If only I could read Chinese.

One main theme in the show is the grey in between 'good vs. evil'. A lot of the characters have obvious flaws or do questionable things while still being likable, or even having justifiable intentions.-asterris

I think this show will benefit from a good dub, the subs were too fast in the version I saw and there is lots of dialog, so I found myself pausing a lot (and it's not that I'm a slow reader, some subs were left for less than a second). 

This anime deserves a Dub!

19 Mo Dao Zu Shi 2

Mo Dao Zu Shi 2

Continuation of the story.

20 Wan Jie Xian Zong

Wan Jie Xian Zong

Master of Legendary Realms

This is a decent Cultivation Donghua. These types of shows are pretty standard with the story, just about becoming more powerful and outsmarting your opponents, even if you have to use deceit to get an advantage. What makes this show stand out from the rest is the use of strategies & tactics, which most of the other shows lacks. 

If you don't like Cultivation Fantasies, then this is not for you. If you are not familiar with the concept then I recommend you watch something like Douluo Dalu first, where they explain everything from scratch, as otherwise this show already spect you to understand what's going on and all the mythology behind it.

The animation is pretty standard Chinese 3d. The landscapes, flora & fauna are always interesting in these types of shows, here is where the imagination gets put to work. The sound & music are pretty good.

There is very little character development in these types of shows, the main protagonist usually knows it all, while the rest either learn a little bit because they interact with him or get pushed away and forgotten. As mentioned above, these types of shows are all about becoming more powerful and outsmarting your opponents. 

21 Wan Jie Xian Zong 2nd Season

Wan Jie Xian Zong 2nd Season

Continuation of the story.

22 Wan Jie Xian Zong 3rd Season

Wan Jie Xian Zong 3rd Season

Continuation of the story.

23 Wan Jie Xian Zong 4th Season

Wan Jie Xian Zong 4th Season

Continuation of the story.

24 Dou Po Cangqiong

Dou Po Cangqiong

Battle Through the Heavens

This is yet another Cultivation Donghua with a little revenge added to reclaim the main protagonist's honor. Honestly, if you have seen one you have seen them all, but at the same time, if you like one you'll like most of them too.

'This is a decent Chinese cultivation show. The story is ok. It revolves around a conflict between two families and there are some political maneuverings related to it, but mostly it's about the main character training to get stronger and learning new techniques, which is pretty standard for this type of show. My one complaint with the story is that the protagonist becomes overpowered too quickly. As a result, there isn't much tension or suspense since he easily overcomes any challenge or problem. 

Of course, since this is essentially a martial arts show, the fights are going to be the main draw. Unfortunately, this is where the show falls a bit flat. One problem is that all the fights end extremely quickly, either because the protagonist gets bailed out by his really powerful friends or just steam-rolls the opponent himself. So for an action show there really isn't that much action. The other problem is that the fights are for the most part pretty unimaginative. There are a few cool techniques, but most of the fights basically boil down to people hitting each other while covered in some fancy glowing light, or throwing out bog standard elemental attacks like flame, water etc... It's pretty, but not particularly memorable or creative. 

The characters are ok. They're all pretty simple, but that's fine since this is an action show, not a deep, emotionally-charged drama. The protagonist is your typical shounen battle anime hero who wants to get stronger to protect the people he cares about. The female characters are mostly there for fan service and to create a romance fantasy, so expect your usual cliched personalities. 

Overall, this show is the definition of average. It's main strength is that it's really well-paced, so even though it doesn't do anything well you don't feel bored because each episode is pretty short and doesn't drag anything out. ' -31stCrusade

25 Dou Po Cangqiong Specials

Dou Po Cangqiong Specials

Continuation of the story.

26 Dou Po Cangqiong 2nd Season

Dou Po Cangqiong 2nd Season

Continuation of the story.

27 Dou Po Cangqiong 3rd Season

Dou Po Cangqiong 3rd Season

Continuation of the story.

28 Dou Po Cangqiong 2nd Season Specials

Dou Po Cangqiong 2nd Season Specials

Continuation of the story.

29 Wu Dong Qiankun

Wu Dong Qiankun

Also known as Martial Universe, Martial Movement Upheaval, Earth-Shattering Martial Arts.

This one has good Chinese 3d animation and good action scenes. Otherwise is a pretty standard Cultivation Donghua story about becoming more powerful and outsmarting your opponents.

30 Wu Dong Qiankun 2nd Season

Wu Dong Qiankun 2nd Season

Continuation of the story.

31 Hitori no Shita: The Outcast

Hitori no Shita: The Outcast

This is a good martial arts show with supernatural elements. It's not a great story, it has many cliches and average personalities for the characters. If you like the fights, then you will like the show, but there is nothing more to it.

'So far I have only watched the first episode. It did all the fundamentals of establishing the world and main characters. But nothing more than that. “Hitori no Shita The Outcast” selling point is in its style. The murky dark ridiculous stupid fun style. The cast are all unintelligent and the atrocious dialogue reflects this. There is something very addictive about watching Morons fight over ancient mystical nonsense like “Big Trouble in Little China”. My instincts say this going to be plenty of farcical fun. It has been placed on my Stalled list for when some time becomes available.' -Mendacious

32 Hitori no Shita: The Outcast 2

Hitori no Shita: The Outcast 2

Continuation of the story.

33 Hitori no Shita: The Outcast - Fanwai Pian

Hitori no Shita: The Outcast - Fanwai Pian

Continuation of the story.

34 Hitori no Shita: The Outcast 3

Hitori no Shita: The Outcast 3

Continuation of the story.

35 Quanzhi Gaoshou

Quanzhi Gaoshou

The King's Avatar

This is one that only 'gamers' will be interested in watching. It's pretty average but still entertaining.

'The reason that relates to my rating for this anime is simple: it does exactly what it intends to do. Every gamer wants to be the crazy awesome solo-carry for their team, and every player wants to be recognized just by their name. It's like Leroy Jenkins for World of Warcraft or Seagull for Overwatch; that's what we all aspire to be...!

This show is about being a professional gamer and the satisfaction you can get from being the best at what you do. There is the excitement of outplaying top players with noobs just because you know exactly what to do....' -Glasletter

36 Quanzhi Gaoshou: Tebie Pian

Quanzhi Gaoshou: Tebie Pian

Continuation of the story.

37 Quanzhi Gaoshou Movie: For the Glory

Quanzhi Gaoshou Movie: For the Glory

This is a Prequel to the story but recommended to watch at this point so you can appreciate the story better. 

38 Quanzhi Gaoshou 2

Quanzhi Gaoshou 2

Continuation of the story.

39 Ne Zha

Ne Zha

This is an ok family/kids story, although it contains crude humor and is a little vulgar at times. The 3d animation is very good while the mythology makes it very interesting and the action scenes keep it entertaining.

'The story centers around two young boys fighting against their fates. The antagonist Ao Bing possesses the good spirit pearl but is raised by an “evil” father and our protagonist Ne Zha has the demon spirit pearl but raised by “good” parents. So the story isn’t anything groundbreaking. 

The strength of this anime is in the visuals. The fantastical magical animations and action sequences made this anime really fun and exciting to watch. For example, at one point, the characters enter into a magical book that can create anything through a magical paintbrush. The creators fully took advantage of this device by reusing it in an imaginative way. Similarly, they re-imagine uses for Ne Zha’s ribbon-like weapon and Ao Bing’s dragon armor. The magic by itself looked really dope, but it was also kept fresh by creative applications.

As for the characters, Ne Zha possesses flaws clearly ifor the purpose of development, but the movie doesn’t shy away from his immoral deeds. His initial hardness is due to constant treatment as a demon, and he learns righteous actions by costly failures and witnessing good examples. I found Ne Zha refreshingly and humorously crass, nicely contrasting his upstanding and mild-mannered parents. Ao Bing, also an opposing personality to Ne Zha, forms a compelling friendship with him, even though a bit shallow.

While the story is a tale as old as time, the humor certainly smells of 2019. Bizarrely, they make jokes relying on current references such as a smartphone. The movie attempts to veil such anachronistic references with magic but they were still direct enough to distract me. The crude humor did not land for me either. I have no issue with crude humor in concept, but when all the momentum of a life-or-death action scene is halted due to a “oh, look he peed!” joke, I find myself incapable of laughter.

This movie certainly isn't perfect but if it can be enjoyable for the engaging visuals and a simplistic story. It would be a nice group watch since you could simply 1) hype up over the action parts and 2) make fun of how stupid the jokes are.' -vudujuju

40 Xingchen Bian

Xingchen Bian

Also known as Xing Chen Bian, Legend of Immortals, Stellar Transformations.

This is just another standard Cultivation Donghua story about becoming more powerful and outsmarting your opponents.

41 Xingchen Bian 2nd Season

Xingchen Bian 2nd Season

Continuation of the story.

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