Another BL donghua adaptation of a Priest’s novel is coming this 2021, this time it is Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire or Lie Hou Jiao Chou. It is one of the 4 Chinese BL donghua that are slated for release this year, this is the 2nd that got its release after The Defective (Can Ci Pin) which was released by bilibili last July 30 and was the 3rd donghua to received a simulcast on Funimation. The other 2 novels that are getting an adaptation are Liu Yao: The Revitalization of Fuyao Sect, and Silent Reading.
Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire Anime Announcement
The novel was also known as LHJC, an abbreviation for Lie Huo Jiao Chou is written by Priest, one of the most prolific female authors of popular Chinese web novels. Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire was first announced by bilibili during their November 21, 2020 Conference where the upcoming series had been unveiled as one of their 2021 Chinese anime lineup in the category of adapted works. Priest is credited for the original story while Wang Miao is directing the donghua.
In the current era, a small percentage of people called “Special Abilities” have skills and powers normal humans do not possess. An autonomous organization, the Deviant Control Office, keeps these Special Abilities in check. Though some wish to maintain this order and peace, some wish to take advantage of their abilities and obtain more power in this world.
It will be adapted into a Chinese animation by Shenying Animation, which is known for its works on donghua adaptation JX3: Chivalrous Hero Shen Jianxin video game, and the hit comedy donghua of 2020, Are You Okay?
Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire release date is scheduled on October 7, 2021, on bilibili. The series will run for 12 episodes until December 16, 2021; with 15 minutes duration each. Furthermore, Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire Episode 1 will premiere on October 6 in the West through Funimation, this is the 4th donghua to be added on the Western anime streaming platform after Heaven Official’s Blessing, LINK CLICK, and The Defective.
Trailers & Promotional Videos
The production committee for the donghua had released several teasers and PVs for the donghua, and here are some of them.
Cast and Characters
Here is the recently unveiled cast for several characters that have been slated to appear in the donghua adaptation as follows:
- Slayerboom as Xuan Ji
- Jiang Guangtao as Sheng Lingyuan
- Chen Jinwen as Aluojin
- Guo Haoran as Xiao Zheng
- Shen Nianru as Ping Qianru
- Lin Maomao as Luo Cuicui
- Ye Zhiqiu as Gu Yuexi
- Chang Rongshan as Bi Chungsheng
- Gao Feng as Wang Boshi
- Lin Qiang as Shan Yanghu
- Liu Mingyue as Xiaoli
- Yajie as Ji Qingchen
- Li Qingyang as Yang Chao
- Xing Kaixin as Yue Degong
- Wu Fengchun as Popo Yu
If you wish to watch the boys-love donghua with urban-fantasy cliche and animated in full CGI, you can check its official page on bilibili here.