The animated adaptation of “Mo Dao Zu Shi” will be airing in Japan over WOWOW in September 2020. Based on the Chinese BL web novel of the same title, the show was produced by Tencent Video, and will be released in Japan by Sony Music Solutions and Aniplex.
“Mo Dao Zu Shi” tells the story of Wei WuXian, a young martial artist who strove to use a taboo method of cultivation. Shunned by the entire cultivation realm, he died at the hands of his adoptive brother Jiang Cheng just as he helped them defeat a powerful evil sect.
After thirteen years, his soul was summoned back into the living world, and he begins to travel with his former childhood rival Lan WangJi. Together, they strive to unravel the mystery behind a gruesome murder, as well as expose the nefarious plot that caused Wei WuXian’s death thirteen years prior.