Chinese Sci-Fi Anime, The Black Troop (Xiong Bing Lian) Returns for Season 3

The story of transcending the gods continues as The Black Troop Season 3 (Xiong Bing Lian 3) had been unveiled during the Tencent Video Animation Annual Conference last August 8, 2021. It is one of the series under the sequels category that the Chinese giant company had revealed for their 2021-2022 donghua lineup. The Black Troop 3 is the biggest of all the returning sci-fi donghua in the list along with Swallowed Star and Knights on Debris which are both coming back for another season.

The Black Troop Season 3
The Black Troop 3 Key Visual

Transcendence Picture also returns as its animation studio while Tencent Penguin Pictures is producing the series. The series which was also known by many names such as Super Seminary Fifth Season, Transcend the Gods: The Black Troop, Chao Shen Xue Yuan: Xiong Bing Lian was first released on June 1, 2017 and run for 33 episodes until April 19, 2018. Each episode is 15-minute long, it was then followed by the 2nd season which aired on January 24, 2019.

The Black Troop is a rather complicated series on the surface, it was actually the 3rd season of the Super Seminary series (Chao Shen Xue Yuan) which was first released in 2015. Whereas, Super Seminary is the 3rd season of the main donghua La La La De Marcia. The series was then officially called Super Seminary upon reaching 3rd season. Its characters are based on the League of Legends online game but follow a completely separate story. Therefore, this makes the upcoming Xiong Bing Lian 3, the 7th season of the entire series, aside from various side stories and spin-offs that spawned from La La La De Marcia.

Synopsis

Sun Goddess of the Solari, Leona came to Earth in 2014. The genetics of God hidden on Earth has started to awaken. The first few awakenings include the Power of the Galaxy and God of War. An invasion by the alien Tao Tie, just to entertain Death God Karthus, is on the way to Earth. The Angels, the Devils, and God seminary groups that have been monitoring the genetics of God on Earth make their moves. The God Seminary assembled the scattered warriors across Earth who carry the genetics of God to form the Black Troops. Radiant Dawn, Leona, lead the team and train them in combat techniques to fight against the invasion. Morgana, the Fallen Angel came to Earth to sow the seed of darkness and plot to destroy the Holy Kayle. Angel Yan was sent to Earth, informing the invasion of the Styx galaxy by Tao Tie. Earth has just become the battlefield for the war of different civilizations. As the disasters continue, the Black Troops will realize they are fighting more than what they are asked for. (Source: HaxTalks)