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Web Novel 'Yichang Shengwu Jianwenlu' Gets Anime

by tsubasalover
Mar 1, 4:40 AM | 19 Comments
An official website has launched and announced that a web novel from China Yichang Shengwu Jianwenlu (The Record of Unusual Creatures) will get animation adaptation. The animation will be a collaboration between MAGES. and bilibili, and is planned to stream on bilibili this spring while it will broadcast on Japanese TV this year under the title Ijou Seibutsu Kenbunroku, the Japanese pronunciation of the original title.

Yoshihito is a 23 years old jobless and no girlfriend living in the village countryside of somewhere north. In order to make a living, he decided to empty a room of his house. The first person who decides to live there is a bit silly, tomboyish girl Lili. While directing her to check on the environment she is about to stay, they were attacked by a vampire called Vivian. Then he realized that Lili is not a human but a werewolf. After seeing both of the creatures fighting over silly matters, the three ended up living together. Yoshihito then was suddenly scouted by an empire maintaining the order of multiverse, and became an examiner in training. He became an investigator whose job is to welcome those abnormal livings and maintain them. While Yoshihito wonders between the world he lives and other dimensions with those abnormal living civilians, he gets to know various culture, solving the mysteries and cases around the universe.

Chief Director: Shenlanren
Director: Yukio Nishimoto (Ongaku Shoujo (TV))
Character Design: Children's Playground Creative Inc.
Producer: Children's Playground Media Inc.
Studio: MMT Technology Co.,Ltd
Editing: REAL-T
Production: bilibili

Opening Theme Song Performer: Alfakyun.
Ending Theme Song Performer: Purely Monster

Yoshihito: Jou Mikami
Lili: Aya Suzaki (Himote House)
Vivian: Yuuko Natsuyoshi

An AnimeJapan 2019 stage for the series will be held on March 24. All of the main cast members that announced so far will appear for a talk show while revealing more cast members and theme song titles.

The web novel has been serialized by Yuan Tong since July 2014. There are more than 1774 chapters as of April 2018. The novel is on second place of Sci-Fi section of Baidu Popular Novel Ranking.

Note: There is no official YouTube mirror available. Please click here to view the promotional video.

Chinese Streaming:
Japan official site:

Source: Comic Natalie

Yichang Shengwu Jianwenlu on MAL

19 Comments Recent Comments

Nanadaime06 said:
I hope tales of gods and demons will get an anime adaptation too
What? Tales of Demons and Gods already have an anime adaptation..

Mar 6, 6:12 PM by ToG25thBaam

Manyaa_- said:
Ching chong stuff. Hard pass.

It's fine to not be interested in Chinese media but to use a racist slur is pretty harsh. Especially when the number of Chinese anime fans on this site are growing. One of the reasons I got into anime is because I love learning about other cultures.

Mar 4, 6:32 PM by modboy

@Terkhev It is listing Japanese cast because it's for the Japanese TV broadcast. I think streaming ver. via bilibili is Chinese.

Mar 4, 1:23 AM by tsubasalover

It seems cast is japanese? That fixes my only problem with chinese anime.
Premise doesn't sound bad. As long as it's SoL and not some annoying drama, I'll probably enjoy it.

Mar 3, 10:30 PM by Yukikaze_sama

I think at most this will serve as just something I'll watch for fun. Though the director is kinda skeptical... I won't deny that.

Mar 3, 8:02 PM by Wasshio

Oh God, not another Shiyan Pin Jiating (or the Frankenstein Family) again...

I'd admit that the Chinese media has good stories, but otherwise, hard pass.

abhutrash said:
I'm on board, though I don't trust this director. Hoping for like a harem/ecchi version of Shiyan Pin Jiating, but that's probably getting my hopes up too high.

That series actually was decent, this one will fall in line or be even worse.

Mar 3, 7:20 PM by KANLen09

Generic premise isn't for me.

Mar 2, 9:58 PM by malvarez1

Web Novel. Only thing more low-hanging fruit than most Light Novels.
Protag is jobless and no girlfriend adult. Aka, insert for losers.
Will probably have horrid animation, like any literal chinese cartoon I saw who is not The King's Avatar (who itself is very good, actually).
Plot description seems like a fanfic I would have written in my later 10's, after reading some Marvel megasaga from that hack Bendis, and then watched some 12-episodes harem, and mixed both.

Pass. Good luck for those who stay.

Mar 2, 7:25 PM by Fabris

And nothing of value was gained.

Mar 2, 11:14 AM by Nanaca

a chinese harem
no thx , skip

Mar 2, 2:51 AM by tragedydesu

all that matters to me are the girls on the cover

whats new?

Mar 1, 8:13 PM by EcchiGodMamster

Well, if you guys keep pirating anime, China will takeover Japanese anime while your favorite won't get sequel. Just a matter of time I guess.

Mar 1, 7:37 PM by Gorochu

the web novel doesn't have harem tag? heavy SOL Comedy Drama if anything.

Mar 1, 3:39 PM by Kuma

A Chinese harem drama? Well i'm new to it.....fingers crossed.

Mar 1, 12:14 PM by A_silent_Being

I'm on board, though I don't trust this director. Hoping for like a harem/ecchi version of Shiyan Pin Jiating, but that's probably getting my hopes up too high.

Mar 1, 9:13 AM by abhutrash

Somehow this reminds me of both Rokujouma no Shinryakusha and Outbreak company.

Mar 1, 8:48 AM by Congintive

Chinese harem anime? Nope, nope, and nope.

Dusk Diver might make a good anime as it's very reminiscent of Tokyo Xanadu, but that's Taiwanese.

Mar 1, 7:41 AM by Hoppy

Ching chong stuff. Hard pass.

Mar 1, 5:57 AM by Manyaa_-

another garbage get adaptation

Mar 1, 5:03 AM by Samoan

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