Proud Swordsman (Renjian Zui Deyi) / Super Elation Under the Sun Donghua Adaptation Overview

Renjian Zui Deyi or dubbed as the Proud Swordsman is one of Tencent’s new Chinese anime for their 2021-2022 lineup, an anime adaptation of a relatively new web novel called Super Elation Under the Sun which was first published in 2018. So, prior to its expected release this October, let’s have a brief overview and get to know some of the details that we shall need to know about it.

Proud Swordsman (Renjian Zui Deyi) / Super Elation Under the Sun
Proud Swordsman | Photo Credit: Soyep, Tencent Penguin Pictures

Proud Swordsman / Renjian Zui Deyi Overview

The Super Elation Under the Sun anime adaptation was announced during the Tencent Video Animation 2021 Annual Conference that took place last August 8. It was a group under the category of Passionate Heros that focuses on a youthful adventure towards the peak of the cultivation world with fantasy and martial arts elements. It joined the ranks of other upcoming donghua in the same categories as Zhe Tian, Dragon Prince Yuan, Martial God Asura, and Soul Land 2: The Unrivaled Tang Sect to name a few.

The donghua adaptation is titled Proud Swordsman or Renjin Zui Deyi and it will be animated by Soyep, the studio behind some of the most popular 3D donghua such as Against the Gods, Peerless Martial Spirit, and Spirit Sword Sovereign. Its release date hasn’t been unveiled yet other than the fact that is scheduled to premiere this October 2021. Some sources cited that it’ll be released on October 27, we shall confirm this as soon as possible.

The series is based on the wuxia novel Super Elation Under the Sun which was written by Ping Sheng Wei Zhi Han. The novel was first published in 2018 by zongheng and it was published in English by TapRead.


Li Fuyao, a mysteriously young storyteller, wins over the villagers with his fantastic original tales in a peaceful and secluded town. Actually, born in Luoyang City, he used to be a prestigiously selected child, who should have been cultivating in the holy palace. However, life has treated him otherwise. He was expelled to this remote town, unattended. Notwithstanding, like a hidden leopard, he is always lurking around to get himself back on the road of cultivation and seek revenge when he becomes strong enough. One day, a masterly cultivator and an injured snake demon paid him an unexpected visit, breaking the peace of his life from then on. To his surprise, the snake demon offered him a demonic core for cultivation, which granted him the chance he has been yearning for. Is it really a turning point in his life or will it just put him into inconceivable danger? [Source: Novel Updates]

Here’s the previously revealed trailer for Renjian Zui Deyi from Soyep and Tencent.

Renjian Zui Deyi (Proud Swordsman) Official Site