Top 10 Best Historical Donghua (Chinese Anime) of All Time

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  1. A compelling Chinese animated series called "The Degenerate Drawing Jianghu" transports viewers to the turbulent last years of the Tang Dynasty. The plot revolves around a mysterious government organization that is tenacious in its search for the desired dragon sword, an item with incredible power. They brutally murder two accomplished martial artists in the search of this mythical relic, leaving their orphaned kids to survive a world full of insurrection and chaos.


    The youthful characters become involved with numerous factions and enemies as they struggle with their newfound duties. As they fight to survive and keep the mysterious dragon sword from falling into the wrong hands, each encounter provides new difficulties and tests their mettle.


    A must-watch for fans of historical drama and martial arts, "The Degenerate Drawing Jianghu" is eagerly anticipated by the series' fans for its second season, which is expected to delve deeper into the secretive world of the dragon sword, reveal more secrets, and heighten the intrigue that has already captured viewers.


    Episodes: 180

    Studios: Rocen
    Source: Original
    Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance
    Themes: Historical, Martial Arts
    Duration: 15 min. per ep.
    Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

    Watch Here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x87c0z0

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  2. Top 2

    The Westward

    The Westward stands as one of the best historical Donghua (Chinese Anime) of all time, captivating the audience with its captivating narrative and stunning visuals. Developed by a prominent animation studio and released in 2018, this Donghua has gained immense popularity for its immersive storytelling and unforgettable characters set in ancient China.


    Experiencing the West was like a heavenly plot. After the Sutra disappeared for over a decade, Heaven dispatched an army to look for it lest it once again fall into Heaven's hands and necessitate another trip to the West. Since the singularity's current location is unclear, Heaven has dispatched a sizable army to find it. Wolf demon White Wolf will go to great lengths to track down the Tang dynasty masters who learned the same year as the battle of Tianyu Mountain. The team is converging on the most subversive route in history: the path of resignation. This is where the myth of the Westward Excursion begins.


    Episodes: 70+
    Producers: Tencent Penguin Pictures
    Licensors: None found, add some
    Studios: BYMENT
    Source: Manga
    Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    Themes: Historical, Martial Arts
    Duration: 16 min. per ep.
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

    Watch Here: https://chineseanime.top/anime/xi-xing-ji-zaijian-wu-kong-the-westward/

    Video by Vita Animation Groups on Youtbe
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  3. Top 3

    An He Chuan

    An He Chuan is a remarkable historical donghua (Chinese anime) that has garnered immense acclaim as one of the best in its genre. Animated by: Haoliners Animation League, this donghua was released in 2023 and has captivated audiences with its captivating storyline and visually stunning animation.


    The Dark River, the most mysterious killer organization in Jianghu is composed of three surnames: Su, Xie, and Mu. The three highest commanders are called the patriarch. Everyone was poisoned, and their lives were at stake. After learning the news, the three forces of the Anhe River took the opportunity to launch a rebellion. Su Muyu, as the leader of Spider Shadow’s guard group, brought in Bai Hehuai, the genius doctor of the Medicine King Valley, to heal the elders, while repelling the killers and protecting the elder Zhou Quan. At this time, his friend Su Changhe in Anhe, but on behalf of the Su family joined the operation to assassinate the patriarch.

    Episodes: 26
    Status: Currently Airing
    Aired: Aug 2, 2023 to ?
    Producers: Youku
    Licensors: None found, add some
    Studios: Passion Paint Animation
    Source: Web novel
    Duration: Unknown
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
    Watch Here: https://myanimelist.net/anime/51727/Anhe_Zhuan

    Video by DonghuaGameCG3D on Youtube
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  4. Top 4

    Mu Wang Zhi Wang

    Mu Wang Zhi Wang is an exceptional historical donghua (Chinese anime) that has gained widespread recognition as one of the best in its genre. Developed by Sparkly Key Animation Studio, this donghua was released in 2016 and has captivated audiences with its compelling storyline and stunning visuals.


    Luo Wu Zi helped Li Si Xiu to build the mound of Qin Shi Huang; the first emperor who united China. His disciples continued to build and safeguard the royal tombstone. In between lies the appearance of the Nine Great Tombstones, also known as Great King of the Graves. For thousands of years, the tombs were never robbed. The outsiders regard these guardians of the tombs like the Tomb Sect. After the death of Luo Wu Zi, the position of Grave King is transferred to his eldest disciple, Mu Rong Xiu.

    Episodes: 60+
    Status: Finished Airing
    Studios: BUILD DREAM
    Source: Original
    Genres: Action, Mystery, Romance
    Themes: Historical, Martial Arts
    Duration: 18 min. per ep.
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
    Watch Here: https://tinyurl.com/yskto3lu

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  5. Top 5

    The Shape Of Wind: Siam Era

    The Shape Of Wind: Siam Era stands as one of the most remarkable historical donghua (Chinese anime) of all time, captivating audiences with its unique storytelling and breathtaking animation. Developed by Tencent Penguin Pictures, this donghua was released in 2022 and has gained widespread acclaim.


    The harbinger of a storm is about to shake the entire Windy Continent. A wedding with many insider secrets attracts the covetousness of all parties, making Xian Luo City a wrestling ground for the seven clans. The ambitious Lancelot, the excellent swordsmanship of Hua Jiro, the mysterious and wise Hong Goro and the muddled heaven and earth have snow, riding on this dark current, or intentionally, or unintentionally, by chance, gathered in Xian Luo, together set off a huge wave impacting the continent of the wind.


    Episodes: 20

    Status: Ongoing
    Network: Bilibili
    Studio: Star Hunter Animation
    Released: Oct 03, 2022
    Duration: 15 min. per ep.
    Season: Fall 2022
    Country: China
    Watch Here: https://lmanime.com/the-shape-of-the-wind-siam-era/

    Video by OneTamadTV on Youtbe
    Video by Origin Animation on Youtbe
  6. Top 6

    Pillow Knife Song

    Pillow Knife Song is an exceptional historical donghua (Chinese anime) that has garnered immense acclaim as one of the best in its genre. Developed by Studio Deen, this donghua was released in 2021 and has captivated audiences with its captivating storyline and stunning animation.


    Zhen Dao Ge tells a revenge story about the homeless young man He Fangzhi, whose family was betrayed by his own people while they were migrating, and was brutally murdered. The male protagonist, He Fangzhi, pretended to be dead and escaped a scene. After the massacre, He practiced an extraordinary martial arts in Shuzhong and determined to avenge his family. With a fan and a place name that showed the clues of the enemy, He embarked on the road of revenge.


    Episodes: 12
    Producers: Infinity Animations
    Licensors: None found, add some
    Studios: None found, add some
    Source: Original
    Genres: Action, Adventure
    Theme: Martial Arts
    Duration: 17 min. per ep.
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
    Watch Here: https://thetvdb.com/series/396393-

    Video by 腾讯视频 - 动漫 on Youtbe
    Video by Vita Animation Groups on Youtbe
  7. Top 7

    Shao Nian Fe Xing

    Shao Nian Fe Xing has emerged as one of the best historical Donghua (Chinese Anime) of all time, captivating viewers with its engaging storyline and vibrant animation. Developed by a renowned animation studio and released in 2018, this Donghua has garnered widespread acclaim for its unique narrative and memorable characters set in ancient China.

    Wangyou, Master of Hanshui Temple died mysteriously and when the news about a golden coffin spreads throughout the world, it triggered disputes between the World of Martial arts. Join a group of youths, Lei Wujie, Xiao Se, Tang Lian, Sikong Qianluo, Heavenly Maiden Rui in their adventure as the mystery of the golden coffin unravels.


    Episodes: 26+
    Producers: bilibili, Youku
    Studios: CG Year
    Source: Novel
    Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery

    Themes: Historical, Martial Arts
    Duration: 22 min. per ep.
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

    Watch Here: https://gogoanime.mom/movie/shao-nian-ge-xing/

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    Video by YOUKU ANIMATION-Get APP Now on Youtbe
  8. Top 8

    No Doubt In Us

    No Doubt In Us stands as one of the best historical Donghua (Chinese Anime) of all time, captivating audiences with its compelling narrative and stunning visuals. Developed by a renowned animation studio and released in 2021, this Donghua has gained widespread acclaim for its immersive storytelling and memorable characters set in ancient China.


    The austere Emperor Xiao Jinyun and the vivacious Empress Xu Yu are rivals inside the Chinese imperial court. However, the universe has an interesting solution for their problems: a collision forces the two to switch bodies, forcing them to walk in each other's shoes. The emperor and empress must now manage the maintenance of their identities, unruly concubines, and the country as a whole while handling new responsibilities and court dynamics. By doing this, Xiao Jinyun and Xu Yu's unique traits and personal attributes find new applications, and their mutual understanding and compassion deepen. But there are significant dangers both within and outside the court. Internal conflict and mistrust may result in the pair's untimely demise if the imperial astrologer is unable to find the key to sending them back in time.


    Studios: Paper Plane Animation Studio
    Date aired: Apr 21, 2021 to Nov 10, 2021
    Status: Finished Airing
    Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Romance
    Scores: 0
    Premiered: Spring 2021
    Duration: 14 min/ep

    Watch Here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81648185

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  9. Top 9

    Cang Yuan Tu

    沧元图 - Cang Yuan Tu is widely recognized as one of the best historical Donghua (Chinese Anime) of all time, captivating viewers with its enthralling narrative and breathtaking animation. Developed by a talented team of animators and released in 2021, this Donghua has gained immense popularity for its immersive storytelling and compelling characters set in ancient China.


    Meng Chuan witnessed his mother killed before his eyes, so he trained very hard hoping to one day avenge her death. But his peaceful days were broken as his wedding engagement was called off, an invasion by foreign forces, the sanctuary fell into enemy hands... In order to protect the people of Ning City, he picked up his sword and vowed to be the strongest. This is a heavy responsibility and a long journey


    Episodes: 26
    Status: Currently Airing
    Aired: Jun 22, 2023 to ?
    Producers: Youku, Tianshi Wenhua, China South Angel
    Licensors: None found, add some
    Studios: Shenman Entertainment
    Source: Web novel
    Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    Themes: Historical, Martial Arts
    Duration: Unknown
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

    Watch Here: https://www7.gogoanime.me/cang-yuan-tu-episode-13

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  10. Top 10

    The Island of Siliang

    The Island of Siliang - Juan Siliang is hailed as one of the best historical Donghua (Chinese Anime) productions of all time, captivating audiences with its unique storytelling and stunning visuals. Developed by a talented team of animators and released in 2021, this Donghua has garnered widespread acclaim for its compelling plot and memorable characters that bring ancient Chinese history to life.


    The action of the novel is set on an island populated by exiled/criminal deities (or immortals), who are imprisoned there because they or their forebears breached certain laws in the upper realm. There is a mortal who came on this island some ten years ago among these exiled deities. It relates the tale of a perilous and enigmatic love affair between a mortal girl and an immortal boy from the kingdom of fairies.


    Episodes: 15+
    Producers: Tencent Penguin Pictures
    Licensors: None found, add some
    Studios: Wulifang Digital, Year Young Culture
    Source: Original
    Genres: Action, Fantasy
    Duration: 20 min. per ep.
    Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olde

    Watch Here: https://tinyurl.com/yrjbtbag
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