What are the best Chinese anime?

We get it, you're a hardcore anime fan. You purchase anime-related merchandise, eat Japanese food and are fond of Japanese culture. Well, I think you'd be surprised to know that even China has anime of its own. Take a look at the best Chinese animated shows on this list and see for yourselves!

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    #1Mo Dao Zu Shi

    Mo Dao Zu Shi

    Mo Dao Zu Shi or Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation is a new Chinese anime that was first released on July 2018. The anime is drawn from a web novel of the same title by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Victoria Ruiz
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "I've seen a good share of new chinese anime but I have say that Mo Dao Zu Shi is on a league of its own. The story alone is a solid 10/10 because it's very fascinating as well as the characters, music, and animation style is superb! I particularly love the voice actors and breathtaking scenery in the anime and i often come back to rewatch it!!"
  2. 16

    #2Quan Zhi Gao Shou

    Quan Zhi Gao Shou

    Quan Zhi Gao Shou is a Chinese anime that is alternatively known as The King's Avatar. Released in 2017, the action anime is based on a web novel of the same name written by Butterfly Blue.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Wayne Little
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "The king's avatar is definitely one of the best Chinese anime I've seen because the fantasy elements and charismatic characters really pulled me in from the beginning. Although as someone who watches loads of anime, I can see that it's both very different and similar to Sword Art Online, but I prefer this one more. "
  3. 13

    #3Douluo Dalu

    Douluo Dalu

    Douluo Dalu also known as Soul Land is anime that originated in China adapted from a novel by Tang Jia San Sha. The new Chinese anime first aired on January 20, 2018, until July 14, 2018.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Wang Ren
    Written on March 19, 2019
    "I am still amazed that there is a Chinese anime about gaming. Fight scenes are epic and the music and sound works well with the anime. I also love the main character's rise to prominence."

DID YOU KNOW?

China is the second-largest global movie market after the United States. With the annual increase in the number of movie screens reaching a total number of 60,079 across the country in 2018, it’s on track to overtake the North American film market. Due to this, the country has caught the attention of global producers looking to boost their box office returns. Even the industry giants such as DreamWorks and Walt Disney Co. have taken an interest by building alliances with homegrown Chinese animation studios. China is in a prime position to become a global leader in producing animation movies. But, did you know that nine in 10 animation companies in China are unprofitable? Even when the country has over 2,400 schools providing animation training, it’s still not enough to support homegrown animation. Most studios rely on overseas outsourcing contracts and deal with toy manufacturers to get by.

The first ever Chinese animation film created was about soccer. “The King of Football,” cost 60 million yuan, roughly $8.7 million, to make. But, after the movie’s release on August 31, it garnered less than 1.8 million yuan. You could take into account that soccer isn’t popular in China, but the outcome still says a lot about the state of the animation industry in China. A lot of critics even criticized the movie’s plot for promoting narrow-minded values for kids. With that as an example, it's easy to tell Chinese animated films aren’t doing so great. One could even say the same about the best Chinese anime. Even though they resent any foreign culture, Chinese animators have gone so far as to make their own anime shows. Someday, with a lot of hope, Chinese animations can find the same success and recognition as Chinese movies. Hope goes a long way in this world.

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    #4Aishen Qiaokeli Jinxingshi

    Aishen Qiaokeli Jinxingshi

    Aishen Qiaokeli Jinxingshi also known as Cupid's Chocolates is a Chinese romcom anime. Cupid's Chocolates tells the tale of Jiang Hao Yi, who suddenly becomes his high school's heartthrob.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Mildred Greene
    Written on March 19, 2019
    "I really enjoyed this Chinese anime. The artwork is nice, the characters are well done and the sound and openings perfectly captured the mood for each episode."
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    #5Ling Qi

    Ling Qi

    Ling Qi or Spiritpact is a Chinese supernatural anime that was first released on June 21, 2016. The action comedy anime was produced by Tencent Animation & Comics and Haoliners Animation League.

    TV Shows

    Free- varies by plan

    Sue Kong
    Written on March 19, 2019
    "The story is quite funny, it also has a lot of character developments, which I really like. I also liked the chibi comedy moments and the music."
  3. 7

    #6Quanzhi Fashi

    Quanzhi Fashi

    Quanzhi Fashi or Full-Time Magister is an action, magic and fantasy-themed Chinese anime. It has 12 episodes and each episode runs for 18 minutes. It aired from September 2, 2016, to November 4, 2016.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Tammy Daniels
    Written on March 19, 2019
    "For those who like strong but underestimated main protagonist, i think you will like this anime. I really enjoyed watching this a lot even though the art and sound are alright, the story is smashing though."
  4. 4

    #7Zhen Hun Jie

    Zhen Hun Jie

    Zhen Hun Jie or Rakshasa Street is an action and supernatural-themed Chinese anime. It has 24 episodes and runs for 14 minutes per episode. It aired from April 28, 2016 to October 20, 2016.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Ankita Chauhan
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "i was intrigued by this anime but i was surprised it was in Chinese and im not used to hearing chinese VOs tbh so it was a little weird. also the animation was really odd to me hahaha but anyway aside from that the story is a work in progress but still worth watching.. it's the reason why i decide to look for more chinese anime on this list :)"
  5. 4

    #8Yao Shen Ji

    Yao Shen Ji

    Yao Shen Ji or Tales of Demons and Gods is an action, adventure and fantasy-themed Chinese anime. It has 40 episodes and each episode runs for 8 minutes. It aired from May 9, 2017 to September 22, 2017.

    TV Shows

    Free

    Alice Alexander
    Written on March 19, 2019
    "I loveeee the OST of this anime. The art is pretty mediocre but the characters were actually good. "

Summary

Best What are the best Chinese anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mo Dao Zu ShiTV Shows 20 Free
2Quan Zhi Gao ShouTV Shows 16 Free
3Douluo DaluTV Shows 13 Free
4Aishen Qiaokeli JinxingshiTV Shows 12 Free
5Ling QiTV Shows 11 Free
6Quanzhi FashiTV Shows 7 Free
7Zhen Hun JieTV Shows 4 Free
8Yao Shen JiTV Shows 4 Free
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