Transmigration and reincarnation had been a common theme in many Chinese animations nowadays and even some of the most popular donghua out there are using this kind of antics. It may be rooted deep within the culture of the Chinese people or must’ve been an integral part of the growth of its literature through the years as these cliches also exist in many Chinese fantasy works.
Chinese animation or donghua as a medium had been growing all these years and it still has plenty of room for improvement. Nevertheless, we had been treated with some excellent series that revolves around reincarnation or transmigration, and for those fans who are craving for more, we had listed here some of the best and top recommended Chinese anime where MC is reincarnated or transmigrated to a fantasy world or had returned back in time, or reach the future by any means possible.
Chinese Anime Where MC is Reincarnated or Transmigrated
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
The transmigration antics of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation or Mo Dao Zu Shi had been one of the best of all the Chinese anime out there. We have the widely considered evil Wei Wuxian who got summoned and resurrected back to life and instead of being reborn, he possessed the body of his summoner. Thus, began his new journey in the land of the living meeting old friends and foes, unveiling the truth before their very eyes, and setting the record straight for all the unfinished business that he had in the past.
The donghua is also one of the best Chinese anime out there, thus, this is a must-watch to every fan of Chinese animation no matter what their favorite genres are.
Here’s another story that was adapted from a novel written by the same author as the Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. This is the direct counterpart of much isekai anime from Japan. So, we have an ordinary guy who gets isekaid inside the novel he’d read and insulted. Thus, possessing the body of the main villain and knowing how he’ll meet a brutal end, he must find a way to get to the good side of the MC of the novel. This is a story of an MC who got transmigrated in the novel and changed the course of his life despite the limitations imposed on him.
The Demonic King Who Chases His Wife
One of the best Chinese romance anime is also an isekai donghua, The Demonic King Who Chases His Wife follows a rather hilarious yet dramatic story of the world’s best assassin who was betrayed by her boyfriend and got herself transmigrated to a fantasy world right before she died. In this new world, cultivation exist yet her new body has been branded as a good-for-nothing, how will she survive here is a must-watch for every donghua viewer.
Love Story of Cat Spirit
Also known as Mao Yao de Youhuo, Love Story of Cat Spirit is a good ride to follow despite heartaches. With plenty of common antics from a Chinese romance anime, this is another exciting ride about a cat demon after her reincarnation and her journey as she fell in love again with her former lover whom she seeks vengeance on.
Many people might have already forgotten this, but Douluo Dalu or Soul Land had been originally an isekai story. Yes, Tang San committed suicide from his past life and has been reborn into a fantasy world. This is where his journey began from being a talented underdog until he become a man strong and worthy enough to be called a god.
Great Doctor Miss Nine
She’s an assassin, and she’s a good-for-nothing. Just like the Demonic King Who Chases His Wife, Great Doctor Miss Nine follows quite a similar premise but took a separate path once the story has started.
Against the Gods
Also known as Nitian Xie Shen, here’s a bitter story of adventure and revenge. With the plot of having been killed on the night of his wedding, this Chinese anime where MC is reincarnated follows a bloody path of vengeance as he once again dares to reach the pinnacle of power.
Here are some more Chinese anime where MC is reincarnated or transmigrated that you might also want to add to your watchlist as follows:
- Martial Master
- Perfect World
- The Legendary Mechanic
- Kai Ju Yi Zuo Shan
- Release That Witch
- Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire