--------------------------------------------PLS READ THIS ONLY AFTER WATCHING SEASON 1 AS I WILL WRITE ASSUMING THAT YOU HAVE WATCHED IT --------------------------------------------
Also this is a BL with great plot, I would even recommend it to people who don't like BL as much to watch it!
Although only two episodes has been released so far, I will still give my thoughts about the second season and my expectations so far based on the manhua. I will delete this review and write a new one as new episodes come out :)
Where the plot was at S1 and where it's going in S2:
In the end of the second episode of the first
season, we are taken back 23 years ago to understand a bit more about the characters' backstory and historical events that happened up until the final war against the Wen.
Now, the second season, if it goes based on the light novel as it has so far, the story will happen in the present where we see Wuxian We helping Xichen Lan deal with current issues in the spiritual world such as the mystery behind the arm we saw on the first few episodes of season 1 and how it is connected to Wei and above all, where their relationship/bond becomes much stronger.
What to expect for S2:
Art: still as beautiful as the first one which was what got me into this anime in the first place, splendid.
OP/ED: although not my style of music, it's still fitting to the Chinese historical theme surrounding it. Also, the ED shows incredible art work that could easily be my desktop background!
Plot: So far, it is as good and entertaining as season 1.
However, it will probably be less targeted at "clan" wars and more aimed at unravelling current mysteries happening in the spiritual world.
Characters: I believe that it is too early to talk about character development, but we can definitely see some changes in Lan's previously stern character. He is now much more lenient towards Wei ;)
BL: I believe that the anime won't show as many BL scenes as the manhua. In the first episode alone, there were some scenes that were either cut or altered because of the underlying BL in it.
Unfortunately, homossexuality is still censored in China, however I believe that we will still be able to see a strong bond between the main characters and how Lan deeply cares about Wei which is soooooo adorable.
Should you watch it? DEFINITELY! If you watched season 1 and liked it, so far season 2 is going great and I have high expectation that it will become even greater as the main characters' bond deepens ;) 10/10