Many donghua fans had been waiting for this update and finally, Blades of the Guardians anime adaptation has unveiled its first-ever character PV which highlights a short intro and look into one of its main characters – Dao Ma.
Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians Character PV – Dao Ma
For the last 2 years since its official announcement of getting a donghua adaptation, Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians‘ production committee had so far unveiled selected promotional videos and teaser trailers for the upcoming donghua but we haven’t really taken a closer look at some of the elements of the story such as the character. Therefore, let’s take a quick look at the character of Dao Ma.
The upcoming Chinese anime which is a combination of action and drama with a historical setting follows Dao Ma, one of the main characters of the story. He is a samurai who travels across regions of Ancient China, quite similar to many anime MC who travels independently, and somehow, he’s quite a man of honor too.
His story as a warrior who fought for his family and the country he served is the main focus of Blades of the Guardians. The story also involves political struggles and supernatural elements such as man-eating demons which gives off this donghua a shounen feels, a perfect flavor for fans of Japanese anime.
What is Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians?
Alright, didn’t hear of Blades of the Guardians yet? It’s not too late yet to keep an eye on it. Biao Ren is an original Chinese manhua written by Xu Xianzhe which was first published on September 12, 2016, on Tencent Comics and KuaiKan Manhua.
Biao Ren is also known as Blades of the Guardians, both are used to refer to the manhua and its Chinese anime (donghua) adaptation. However, Biao Ren also goes with different titles such as Dart People, Hyojin, or Hyoujin.
What’s the story of Blades of the Guardians about?
‘Escort’, refers to paid warriors, their targets of protection, and are also referred to as targets that are wanted by the government. On the eve of civil chaos during the last years of the Sui dynasty, with the rise of a reign of terror around the country, various peoples’ feelings of grudge and animosity develop…
Handling the production of Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians donghua adaptation is Colored-Pencil Animation Design, the studio behind The King’s Avatar Season 2 and its prequel film, For the Glory in 2019. Blades of the Guardians is only one of the many upcoming Chinese anime from Colored-Pencil as revealed as part of the 2022-2023 donghua lineup of Tencent along with Warm Sun, Lord of Mysteries, and The King’s Avatar Season 3.
Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians’ release date hasn’t been revealed yet but this is the first step that we are all waiting for. With the release of the character PV, just like many series from Tencent, it will only be a matter of time until its release date will be unveiled. One thing is sure though, Blades of the Guardians will be released this 2022.