Funimation is branching out from Japanese animation (anime) content. That’s right, the popular streamer has brought their first-ever Chinese anime (also called Donghua) series to their platform. The series is called Heavens Official’s Blessing and is available to stream now with English subtitles if you live in U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. The show will become available this winter in Mexico and Brazil. If you prefer dubs, the English dub will be available in 2021.
HEAVENS OFFICIAL’S BLESSING tells the story of former Crown Prince Xie Lian, who, after 800 years of “Cultivation,” a practice to attain eternal life, supernatural powers, and incredible levels of strength, finally ascends to heaven. However, he is soon banished back to the mortal realm due to an unfortunate string of incidents. He then runs into San Lang, the Ghost King, who later becomes Xie’s loyal follower. An extraordinary adventure stars as they learn the truth about the gods in heaven.
The 11-episode series will also be simultaneously released on the platform Bilibili in China. Colin Decker of Funimation said:
As the breadth of stories and creators continues to expand, we’re excited to bring this unique anime to more fans around the world.
Asa Suehira of Funimation added:
This is a tremendous opportunity to expose Funimation fans to Chinese animation rarely seen in the West. We’re confident that newcomers and fans of the material will enjoy the series and make it as much of a success in the West as it is in the East.
Will you be checking out Heavens Official’s Blessing?