Top Donghua and Anime Like Heaven Official’s Blessing (Tian Guan Ci Fu) for Fujoshi Fans

Let’s be real, folks. We all know the heart-stopping, tear-jerking, and undeniably romantic masterpiece that is Heaven Official’s Blessing (Tian Guan Ci Fu)! Xie Lian, our perpetually unlucky but endlessly optimistic god, stole our hearts with his kindness and resilience. The story’s blend of action, humor, and a love story that defies the heavens left us yearning for more. But fear not, fellow fan! The world of donghua (Chinese animation) offers a treasure trove of shows that capture the magic of Tian Guan Ci Fu. Get ready to grab your favorite snacks, settle in, and prepare to ascend to a new fujoshi paradise!

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Ascending to New Heights: Exploring Donghua Like Heaven Official’s Blessing (Tian Guan Ci Fu)

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation

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First up on our list is the legendary Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi). Buckle up, because this one’s from the same brilliant author, Mo Xiang Tong Xiu! We meet Wei Wuxian, a powerful cultivator ostracized for his unorthodox methods. Sound familiar? Just like Xie Lian, Wei Wuxian faces betrayal and societal scorn, yet somehow retains a mischievous glint in his eye. And let’s not forget the boys! The bond between Wei Wuxian and his so-called rival Lan WangJi is undeniable, filled with yearning glances and unspoken loyalty. If you loved the complex relationship between Xie Lian and Hua Cheng in Tian Guan Ci Fu, then Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation will leave you equally smitten.

Legend of Exorcism 

Calling all fans of gods, gorgeous characters, and a healthy dose of humor! Legend of Exorcism beckons! While the story revolves around exorcists rather than banished deities, the show shares Tian Guan Ci Fu’s knack for creating stunning visuals and lovable characters. We have the charming newcomer Kong Hongjun, tasked with important missions, and the ever-serious Li Jinglong. Their dynamic is a delightful mix of playful banter and unwavering determination. Plus, the animation brings the bustling streets of Chang’an to life in a way that will have you yearning for a visit (just maybe not during a demonic incursion!).

Thousand Autumns 

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This donghua offers a visual feast with its flowing animation and fantastical settings. But don’t be fooled by the pretty landscapes – Thousand Autumns packs a punch with its story of a powerful yet troubled protagonist. The bond between the characters here echoes the deep connection between Xie Lian and Hua Cheng in Tian Guan Ci Fu. There’s a complexity and tenderness to their interactions that will leave you wanting more.

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If you crave a donghua that celebrates the beauty of unlikely friendships blossoming into something more, then Spiritpact (Lingqi) is for you! You Keika, a down-on-his-luck exorcist, and Tanmoku Ki, a mysterious and powerful spirit, form an unlikely yet heartwarming bond. Their journey together is filled with both humor and danger, reminding us (just like Tian Guan Ci Fu) that even the most ostracized individuals can find solace and strength in one another.

Fairies Albums

Speaking of breathtaking visuals, look no further than Fairies Albums. This show boasts a captivating art style that draws you into the world of ancient China, filled with mythical creatures and fantastical tales. While the narrative structure differs from Tian Guan Ci Fu’s, with each episode featuring a new case, Fairies Albums shares a similar sense of wonder and exploration. You’ll find yourself engrossed in the mysteries each episode unfolds.


Now, let’s venture outside the world of danmei (Chinese BL) for a moment.  Noragami injects a dose of humor and action into the mix. Here, we meet Yato, a down-and-out god struggling to make ends meet. Sound familiar? While Yato might not be quite as celestial as our dear Xie Lian, he shares a similar underdog charm. Both Noragami and Tian Guan Ci Fu offer a refreshing perspective on the lives of deities, reminding us that even gods have their struggles (and their hilarious quirks!).


Antidote (Jie Yao) donghua

Finally, for those who enjoy a slow burn with a touch of angst, Antidote offers a unique perspective. Cheng Ke, a sheltered young master, and Jiang Yuduo, a rough-around-the-edges street thug, couldn’t be more different. Yet, their destinies intertwine in a way that is both unexpected and deeply moving. Antidote might not have the fantastical elements of Tian Guan Ci Fu, but it shares a similar ability to weave a story about love that defies societal expectations.

This list is just a taste of the incredible donghua landscape waiting to be explored! Each show offers its own unique blend of story, characters, and animation style, but they all share a spark of that magic that made us fall in love with Tian Guan Ci Fu. Whether it’s the dazzling visuals, the heart-wrenching romance, or the characters who defy expectations, there’s something for every fujoshi out there.

So, the next time you find yourself yearning for another adventure like Tian Guan Ci Fu, don’t despair! Dive into these fantastic donghua and prepare to be swept away. Who knows, you might just discover your next favorite show (and maybe even a new favorite ship!).

Here are some additional thoughts to fuel your fujoshi fire:

  • Fan Communities: Many of these donghua have thriving online communities. Discussing your favorite moments, dissecting character relationships, and creating fan art is a fantastic way to connect with other fans and keep the love for these shows alive.
  • Beyond Donghua: If you’ve exhausted this list and are hungry for more, don’t forget about the world of BL manga and novels! Many of these donghua are adaptations of existing source material, and diving deeper can give you a whole new appreciation for the stories and characters you love.
  • The Future of Donghua: The world of donghua is constantly expanding, with new and exciting titles emerging all the time. Stay tuned for what’s next, and who knows, you might just be the first among your friends to discover the next BL masterpiece!

So, grab your tissues, your snacks, and get ready to embark on a journey filled with laughter, tears, and of course, plenty of boys in love! The world of donghua awaits, and with it, the promise of countless adventures that will leave you breathless and wanting more. Happy watching, fellow fujoshi!