Chinese anime, popularly known as Donghua, has gradually been receiving more attention as the years pass, and it may possibly be here for the long haul! These animations which have been produced in China or are Chinese adaptations of Manhua have successfully incorporated some popular aspects of Japanese anime.
But they have gone much beyond that too, and established their own unique color by adding cultural folklores and meanings. Sit tight and read through this article for brand new recommendations to some immensely entertaining Chinese anime shows!
1. Lan Mo De Hua (Lan Mo’s Flower)
This is a great watch if you’re someone who loves the magic and romance combo. Lan Mo De Hua is a light watch that will definitely put you in a soft, fuzzy mood. This series is about the main character Lan Mo who stumbles upon a magic hairpin that lets her alter her appearance. After this, she goes on to try to make her childhood friend Lui Yi Feng fall for her.
2. Ling Qi (Spiritpact)
Ling Qi is adapted from a web manhua of the same name and it centers around the adventures of You Keika, who is a failed exorcist and Ki Tanmoku, who is the head of an influential family of exorcists. You’ll definitely have fun watching this pair’s bond get richer as they go through a series of challenges together in the spirit world. The art is gorgeous, the characters very likable and the action scenes are well done. What’s not to like?
3. Wo De Tian Jie Nuyou (My Cultivator Girlfriend)
My Cultivator Girlfriend is set in the modern world but the rules don’t seem very modern as the world abides by a ‘survival of the fittest’ type of motto. The story focuses on a security guard, Ma Yingxiong who enters the world of cultivation after he saves a female cultivator called Lu Zi. With each episode lasting 13 minutes, there are 15 episodes in total. There is humor, well-developed characters and interesting backstories, and the length is short making this series worthy of a quick and fun binge-watching session!
4. Quanzhi Fashi (Full-Time Mage)
Quanzhi Fashi, based on the popular manhua, revolves around the adventures of Mo Fan, an ordinary high school student who suddenly wakes up in a strange new world where magic is super essential. Mo Fan is poor and clueless in this world as he’s new, yet, he tries his best to enter the prestigious magic school so that he can support his father and crippled sister by becoming a magician. This Chinese anime series is strongly recommended as it is heart-warmingly funny and thrillingly fast-paced. Many viewers are very attached to this show and its huge popularity is evident by the release of subsequent four seasons.
5. Quan Zhi Gao Shou (The King’s Avatar)
The King’s Avatar series is about an MMORPG called ‘Glory’ that has over tens of thousands of players who all want to reach the top and to firmly establish their position in the game’s rich history. A former expert named Ye Xiu, frequently considered to be the best gamer in Glory, is forced to quit the game due to his age and several consequent bad performances.
After this, he creates a new character, maintaining a secret identity, mostly just to enjoy the game that he had spent so much of his life on. If you decide to watch this, be prepared to be enthralled with beautiful artwork and complex intriguing game strategies!