Feb 10, 2021
Xi Xing Ji/ The Westward
Story (8/10) Very Good
Probably most people has already heard about famous Chinese tale called journey to the west. This story is basically what happened after the journey. It begins in a dragon kingdom where wolf demon (protagonist) who is friends with the Dragon princesses. There is a great war between Gods and dragons over stolen sutra (eternal fire) from Journey to the west. Deep secrets are held by boths gods and dragons. Now our protagonist (wolf demon) is on a journey to bring back the crew from Journey to west ( Tang Sanzang, dragon horse, monkey kin, pig and sand demon)
so that they all could take back the sutra where it belongs i.e in the west. There biggest hurdle is the gods and demons who oppose them.
I really like mythology story. This series did good use of the Chinese mythologies to well around action packed series. Especially they outdid themselves in the last episode was one of my favorite scene and fight of this series.
In terms of storyline, it is comparable to that of wu geng ji (one of the good Chinese anime)
Art ( 7/10) Good
It is CGI, so not for everyone. But still the CGI is almost at the level of Douluo Dalu (one of the best chinese anime). So its good when compared with other chinese series. Artstyle is very good, i like it.
Characters (9/10) Great
I love the character. They make the series all the more worthy to watch. Character progression for each of our protagonists (dragon horse and Tang Sanzang) are really awesome. I really loved buddha for obvious reasons
Enjoyment (9/10) Outstanding
I really enjoyed it very much. It is one of my top 10 chinese anime ever.
Overall (9/10) Very Good
From the concept to the action, everything was really great. The only complaint would be CGI ( but well i am used to it by now), I cant wait to see next season
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