Tian Guan Cifu


Heaven Official's Blessing

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: TGCF, Tian Guan Ci Fu
Japanese: 天官賜福
English: Heaven Official's Blessing
Spanish: La Bendición del Oficial del Cielo
French: Heaven Official's Blessing
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 31, 2020 to Jan 2, 2021
Producers: bilibili
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Web novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.421 (scored by 6368063,680 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1762
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Popularity: #1571
Members: 146,686
Favorites: 5,464

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Synopsis

The heavens shake, the thunder rumbles, and Xie Lian appears with an apologetic smile—again! Eight hundred years prior, he was a beloved martial god, known as the Crown Prince of Xianle. Now, he ascends to the heavenly realm for the third time, but simply as a pitiful scrap-collecting god with no followers behind him.

On his first mission, Xie Lian finds himself alone in the dark moonlit night. There, a gentle man dressed in red guides him through the forest. However, as abruptly as he appeared, the man suddenly dissipates into a swarm of silver butterflies.

Xie Lian later learns that this mysterious stranger was none other than Hua Cheng, the Crimson Rain Sought Flower, a Ghost King feared by both demons and gods alike. But before Xie Lian can figure out why Hua Cheng would help a Heavenly Official like himself, he meets San Lang. A young man possessing great knowledge on not only the Ghost King, but also the now forgotten Crown Prince, San Lang decides to accompany Xie Lian on his journey of unveiling the mysteries of the past.

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Background

Adaptation based on a Chinese web novel of the same name, written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (墨香铜臭). The show falls into the xianxia genre (a fantasy genre influence by Taoism, Buddhism, and Chinese mythology).

Characters & Voice Actors

Hua, Cheng

Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese

Xie, Lian

Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese

Shi, Qingxuan

Supporting
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese

Mu, Qing

Supporting
Kobayashi, Chiaki
Japanese

Ling, Wen

Supporting
Hikasa, Youko
Japanese

Fu, Yao

Supporting
Kobayashi, Chiaki
Japanese

Ming, Yi

Supporting
Mori, Nanako
Japanese

Pei, Ming

Supporting
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese

Nan, Feng

Supporting
Furukawa, Makoto
Japanese

Pei, Xiu

Supporting
Masuda, Toshiki
Japanese

Staff

Amamiya, Sora
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Opening Theme

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"Wu Bie (无别)" by Jeff Chang (张信哲)
J1: "Jiu no Kuchizuka (慈雨のくちづけ)" by SID
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Ending Theme

J1: "Freezia (フリイジア)" by Sora Amamiya
1: "Yi Hua Yi Jian (一花一剑)" by Li Xinyi (李鑫一) (eps 1)
2: ""Bu San (不散)" by Isabelle Huang (黄龄) (eps 2-8)
3: "Hong Jue (红绝)" by Hu Xia (胡夏) (eps 9-11)

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Reviews

Apr 24, 2024
Starting this with the disclaimer that I have not read the novels, I have however read the comics (up to the most recently available English translation). I'd like to preface this (as I've seen a lot of people unfairly complaining about this) - the comic art can never be translated as beautifully into an animation version. However, the art is still absolutely stunning in these series (so highly recommend you invest in watching this with HQ streaming). It's so beautiful, and while it took me a few episodes to get used to the character's looks in this donghua (as I was used to the comics), ...
Sep 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The production and animation quality is stellar, if not for some underwhelming character designs (*cough* Hua Cheng *cough*). The pace and writing, on the other hand, is a glaring issue with this adaptation.

The original TGCF book is one of my favourite pieces of fiction ever, by far the best romance story I've ever read, and I was a bit underwhelmed with this. The pacing was very strange, making the story's opening even more scattered than it was in the book (which is by far the weakest arc already). I haven't read the first arc in a long time, and even watching the donghua, I ...
Jul 18, 2022
Something I have been interested in is non-Japanese anime (or anime-influenced) works, and Donghua (Chinese animation) is one of the fast growing in this sphere. As of the time of this review Tian Guan Ci Fu or Heaven's Official Blessing has a score of around 8.4 on both MAL and IMDB, so I thought it would be worth checking out. Unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointing experience. I should also clarify that I have not read the source materials of the show.

Starting off with the positives I will give Tian Guan Ci Fu this: the animation is gorgeous and the production is top-notch, ...

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