From the author of Perfect World, Chen Dong, a new Chinese animation is about to get us all hyped and excited as Tencent’s teased that Shrouding the Heavens (Zhe Tian) might be having its release date this 2023, and we, donghua fans couldn’t just hold our excitement as this is another story that promises a fantastic ride.
Shrouding the Heavens (Zhe Tian) Announcement
Shrouding the Heavens had been unveiled during the Tencent Video Animation annual conference in 2021 and it was hyped since it is another work from Chen Dong who wrote Perfect World (Wanmei Shijie), currently one of the most-watched donghua and was having the same production treatment as the continuously airing shows like Soul Land and Battle Through The Heavens. Furthermore, this might be a bit frustrating but Perfect World’s popularity shifted the attention of its production team to invest more into it, at the expense of another 3D donghua – Stellar Transformations (Xing Chen Bian).
The new donghua is adapted from a novel of the same title and it was published by Qidian in 2010. Surprisingly, this feels like giving us all an isekai vibe that we often have from a Chinese animation that features transmigration antics.
The story took the nine dragons and the coffin as an introduction and brought out a huge world of primeval ages. Climbing the sky road, and singing songs, to see how Ye Fan shrouds the heavens.
Tencent has listed that the donghua is set to air in the 2nd quarter of 2023 and according to the latest announcement, Shrouding the Heavens donghua had been scheduled for release on May 3, 2023.
Studio Original Force is handling the animation of Shrouding the Heavens. If the studio sounds familiar to fans of Chinese cultivation anime, then that is because it is the production team that brought A Record of a Mortal’s Journey to Immortality to life. Now, I can’t wait to see how they’ll animate the Shrouding the Heaven’s universe and its story.
Meanwhile, here are some common questions that fans asked about Shrouding the Heavens:
What is the other name for Shrouding the Heavens?
The story is also known in Chinese as Zhe Tian and simplified in English as Shrouded Sky.
Who wrote Shrouding the Heavens?
Well, I’ve mentioned this already earlier, Chen Dong is the writer behind Shrouding the Heavens. He is also known by another name, Zhendong Yang.
What types of a story does Shrouding the Heavens have?
Well, if you’re a fan of xinxia stories like I Shall Seal the Heavens, Against the Gods, Everlasting Immortal Firmament, and The King of the Battlefield; then you can simply imagine that Shrouding the Heavens shares one or more elements of those stories.
Where to Watch Shrouding the Heavens?
The donghua will be available for viewers on Tencent Video upon its release. We can also expect that several anime and donghua websites such as MyAnimeLive, Mundo Donghua, Gogoanime, and various channels on YouTube will add the show to their archives.