Review: Heaven Official’s Blessing


Mia Lin

Heaven Official’s Blessing is a Chinese anime on Netflix

Mia Lin, Editor-in-Chief

Heaven Official’s Blessing is a Chinese anime, or donghua, adapted from Tian Guan Ci Fu, a book series written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. It can be found on Netflix and Funimation. If you don’t have either, the book series is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles.

Xie Lian was the crown prince of the kingdom of Xian Le, a kind genius cultivator that ascended to heaven as a god at the age of 17. However, misfortune fell upon him, starting from when Xian Le fell to a terrible disease. Xie Lian was kicked out of heaven twice, becoming a stain on heaven’s history. After 800 years of roaming the world alone as a fallen god with no spiritual power or luck, collecting scraps to survive, Xie Lian ascends to heaven a third time, met by shock and hatred from fellow gods. As Xie Lian resolves prayers sent by mortals and continues his daily life, he meets a young man named San Lang. They get closer, solving mysteries and getting to know each other. Little does he know, San Lang has been with him since the very beginning…

Heaven Official’s Blessing received an 8.2/10 on IMDb and an 8.4/10 on MyAnimeList. The first episode was released in October of 2020, and the last came out in January of 2021. While it only has one season currently, a new season is expected to be released sometime in the remaining months of 2022.

I would rate this anime a solid nine out of ten because of the incredible setting and characters. I enjoyed the donghua a lot, especially after reading the book series. Xie Lian and San Lang had a great dynamic, and the show has a lot of potential in the second season, which will probably foreshadow the plot twists to come.