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Top 30+ Best Chinese Anime (Donghua) With Topnotch Animation (2023 Updated)

Last updated on April 4th, 2023 at 11:35 am

This post is updated based on new information.

The word anime brings to our mind NarutoOne Piece, Dragon Ball, and other such popular series. Basically, we are just focused on Japanese animation on hearing the name of anime. However, there are also anime produced in other countries that are equally as good and deserve recognition.

Today we are going to rank the top 30+ Best Chinese Anime (Donghua) With Topnotch Animation. It means these anime not only have exciting plots but fantastic animation. And number 1 on the list is my favorite Chinese anime. 

We can be sure to discover some hidden gems among this long list of anime, and some are definitely going to make their way into our watchlist. 

Top 30+ Best Chinese Anime (Donghua) With Topnotch Animation

31) Psychic Princess

Psychic Princess

Psychic Princess, also known as Tong Ling Fei, is one of the best action romance Chinese anime of all time. Believe me, if you desire to watch romantic Chinese anime with some action and twists, this anime is best for you. This popular anime currently has 16 episodes so far. 

The plotline revolves around the Prime Minister’s eldest daughter, Yun Xi Qian, in ancient China, who is a psychic kid. She is born with the blessing of seeing and communicating with ghosts.

Everyone is feared of her ability. She is a charming, gentle and honest child. At the age of sixteen, the Prime Minister decided on Yun Xi Qian’s marriage to the Prince, Ye You Ming, who is known to be cold and cruel. So, will the cold prince develop feelings for the young princess? 

Number of Episodes: 16

30) Chu Feng

Chu Feng

The story starts in 2017 after a breakthrough was achieved in bioengineering. It involved the use of Vanguards in the military to gain the upper hand amongst the other nations. 

However, it had a significant drawback which included the shortening of life spans of those who use the Vanguards for a considerable period of time. Liuli, the protagonist of this story, finds herself in that situation and decides to take on a new mission with only 380 days left to live.

Number of Episodes: 6

29) Guomin Laogong Dai Huijia

Guomin Laogong Dai Huijia

This story is about a newly married couple, Lu Jin Nian and Qiao An Hao. Unlike other newly married couples, they didn’t start their marriage on a sweet note.

 Qiao An Hao established some ground rules, one among which is that Lu Jin Nian is forbidden to touch her. Their marriage is superficial at best, with some deep complications leading up to this point.

Number of Episodes: 12

28) Jie Mo Ren

Jie Mo Ren

Plot – Watch as a simple ring changes freshman Zhou Xiaoan’s life forever after he decides to wear it. It leads to a devil coming out of his mouth, known as Ling Zhou of Shang

He revealed important historical secrets, including the fact that they are a race of heart-eating zombies, and they are constantly engaged in battle with Taoist Priests.

Number of Episodes: 14

27) The Silver Guardian

The Silver Guardian

In this beautiful story, we follow Suigin Riku, who goes to the famous Shinryou Private Academy. However, he has to partake in many part-time jobs in order to pay his school’s high fees. 

On one such occasion, he meets Rei Riku while trying to save his cat from the pool. He is further surprised to discover that she is the same girl he had bonded with in a game called Dungeon Century. 

Watch Suigin as he goes on an adventure in a new game called Grave Buster to save Rei after she gets kidnapped.

Number of Episodes: 12

26) Heibai Wushang

Heibai Wushang

Heibai Wushang involves two young demons who are assigned the task of transporting humans from the living world to the world of the dead. 

The organization that they are associated with is focused on keeping the balance between the living world and the dead world. However, they are always lazy with their work, and it leads to many complications while eliminating humans. 

Number of Episodes: 12

25) Nuwa Chengzhang Riji

Nuwa Chengzhang Riji

In this brilliant series created by Tencent Penguin Pictures follow along the story of an orphan girl. Her life takes a sudden turn when she comes to know that she is the successor of Nuwa. 

Succeeding the goddess of creation is not an easy task as she takes on the challenges life throws at her and ultimately prevails in her journey.

Number of Episodes: 30

24) Duan Nao

Duan Nao

Duan Nao is a hugely popular Chinese anime that comprises a cerebrum universe. It involves a gigantic system where universes keep on colliding with each other. 

This engaging anime produced by Haoliners Animation League is bound to keep the viewers glued with its diverse range of plots, from a series of unknown murders to thrilling galaxy wars

Watch as mankind takes its last stand and fights against the horrifying theories.

Number of Episodes:  16

23) Wo De Ni Tian Shen Qi

Wo De Ni Tian Shen Qi

 In another one of Haoliners Animation League production, we follow the story of Chang Tian. In this series, while defending against an attack, he manages to accidentally invoke an artifact that goes on to protect him from a terrible fate. 

Now he has to find people who also have the ability to invoke artifacts and fight alongside them against a dangerous enemy on the battlefield.

Number of Episodes: 16

22) Lu Shidai

Lu Shidai

Do you love playing League of Legends? If yes, then this anime is perfect for you. Based on the popular MOBA game, this anime is unique in the way it created its fanbase by combining it with a game. 

In this series, we follow the adventures of Mao Zhiqiang, who plays this popular game along with his friends. They play as a group under the team name of KYA and take part in national competitions where they try to beat their opponents. 

Number of Episodes: 14

21) Lan Mo De Hua

Lan Mo De Hua

This series comprises the story of Lan Mo, who is insecure about her tomboyish looks. Her fate seems to change one day when she finds a magical hair clip that helps her to transform into a beautiful girl. 

She does this in order to catch the attention of her childhood friend and crush, Liu Yifeng. However, she gets confronted by his admirers, and she risks losing the secret of her magical hair clip. 

Moreover, she also needs to tackle a mysterious stranger named Xia An, which further complicates matters. Watch as she tries to complete her journey of self-acceptance as we come to know that her possession of the hair clip was not a mere coincidence.

Number of Episodes: 9

20) Wo De Tian Jie Nu You

Wo De Tian Jie Nu You

This KJJ animation production focuses on the rural theme of anime. The story is centered around the protagonist’s cultivator girlfriend, who inspires him in a lot of ways. 

In the series, it shows that cultivation has changed a lot over the years, and in the modern world, the law of the jungle prevails everywhere, which makes everyone insecure. 

The main character of the story is a security guard who delves into his journey of cultivation after rescuing a cultivator girl.

Number of Episodes: 15

19) The King of Fighters: Destiny

The King of Fighters: Destiny

Based on the popular video game franchise King of Fighters, this anime has been a massive hit. The story is based around a fighting tournament called The King of Fighters, where teams composed of three members are pitted against each other in a battle royal. 

The protagonist of the story, Kyo Kusanagi, teams up with his friends to participate in the tournament. Watch as they take on fellow teams and defeat them in order to come out victorious.

Number of Episodes: 24

18) Wangpai Yushi

Wangpai Yushi

In another of Haoliners Animation League production, watch as the modern world has lost the balance of yin and yang. 

This led to the day merging with night and monsters coexisting with humans. However, among these peaceful monsters, some tend to create problems, and it is our protagonists’ job to deal with them.

Number of Episodes: 39

17) Shi Xiong

Shi Xiong

This zombie anime involves the story of our protagonist Xiao Fei who was previously just an ordinary guy from H city. A disaster befalls his city when the spring water gets contaminated with a strange virus. 

This led to all of the citizens turning into zombies one after the other. To make matters even more complicated, they started devouring each other and evolving after that. The objective lying ahead of Xiao Fei is now to escape from H city and meet his girlfriend Wei.

Number of Episodes: 41

16) Monkey King: Hero is Back

Monkey King: Hero is Back

 In this hugely popular movie produced by October Media, we witness the story of Monkey King. A legend goes around that none could match up to him in combat, and he had the ability to walk freely through Heaven, Earth, and Hell. 

However, he gets imprisoned in an ice cage after breaking some rules set by the Gods. In his absence, China is surrounded by darkness as monsters start ravaging the cities. 

In a fateful turn of events, a boy runs away to the mountains and accidentally breaks the spell by touching the pillar of ice. This sets Monkey King free as he starts his new journey to protect the people of China.

Number of Episodes: 1

15) Yaoguai Mingdan

Yaoguai Mingdan

As we enter into the top half of the list, we begin with another Haoliner Animations League production. In this thrilling series, go along the journey of Feng Xi as he shoulders the responsibility of saving the world. 

However, things become more complicated for him when he gets caught up between a foxy temptress, a strange misty tree demon, and a girl possessing the power of goddess Xianjia. Watch as he overcomes these obstacles and succeeds in his mission.

Number of Episodes: 18

14) Aishen Qiaokeli-ing

Aishen Qiaokeli-ing

In this hilarious anime produced by B.CMAY PICTURES, we observe the story of Jiang Hao Yi. He is just like any other high school student who hates getting into trouble. 

Life takes a great turn for him when he becomes the Harem King of his school out of the blue. A bunch of beautiful girls start confessing to him, making him even more flustered. 

However, the worst part is that he doesn’t know any of these girls and doesn’t have a clue about what is happening.

Number of Episodes: 15

13) Spiritpact


In this heartwarming series, we witness the journey of You Keika, who has to work part-time to get himself out of poverty. However, after a strange encounter with a person named Tanmoku Ki, he turns into a spirit. 

On learning that the man he encountered was an exorcist, he forms a pact with him to protect each other. Thus, begin their journey in the mysterious spirit world as they ward off evil spirits, and their bond strengthens in the meantime.

Number of Episodes: 20

12) Huyao Xiao Hongniang

Huyao Xiao Hongniang


In this beautiful romance anime, we watch Bai Yuechu and Tushan Susu as their immortal love traverses through the generations. 

Susu is a spirit fox matchmaker who has been reincarnated to be reunited with her lover. Fate brings them together when they suddenly start recalling who they used to be in their previous lives, and thus, now they can finally come together.

Number of Episodes: 13

11) Shuangsheng Lingtan

Shuangsheng Lingtan

This anime is about the twin brothers, Sun Xiaotu and Sun Xiaohu, who live by the motto that there is more to the world than what meets the eye. 

They are paranormal investigators, and their lives are filled with terrifying cases almost every day. Their regular day-to-day job turns upside down when they go to investigate a case involving a pair of twins. 

Watch as they try to solve the paranormal mysteries while the lines between fact and fiction start to diminish. 

Number of Episodes: 20

10) Quanzhi Fashi

Quanzhi Fashi

Quanzhi Fashi involves the story of Mo Fan, who discovers a different universe from his own boring one. A world where magic has replaced science seemed weird at first to our protagonist, but he slowly adjusted to it. 

In this fantasy world, students are taught spellwork in school to fight against beasts hiding in the forest surrounding the city. Mo Fan dreams of attending that school one day and becoming a capable magician. 

Although after joining it, he becomes the school’s laughing stock, he silences his haters with his dual-wielding of fire and lightning.

Number of Episodes: 12

9) Battle Through The Heavens

Battle Through The Heavens

 In this engaging anime, we witness a land where magic hasn’t made its touch yet. Oppression has spread throughout as the weak are forced to follow the rules made by the strong people. 

The land is rich with treasures but also hidden with grave dangers. The protagonist of this story, Xiao Yan, lost everything three years ago due to sorcery. 

Now he goes on a journey to reclaim everything after his fiancee suddenly shows up in a mysterious way.

Number of Episodes: 12

8) Throne of Elves

Throne of Elves

This movie, produced by Milli Pictures, is a sequel to the popular movie Dragon Nest: Warriors’ Dawn. We will delve further into the land of Altera and explore the world of elves in this movie. 

Watch as an exciting battle begins between Princess Liya and dark elf Elena. They fight over a crystal that is in possession of Elena that has the power to command complete authority over all Alterans.

Number of Episodes: 1

7) White Snake

White Snake

In this greatly successful anime movie, watch how Xiao Bai, a white snake, is sent on a mission to defeat the Emperor’s Taoist advisor. 

However, she got attacked and defeated by the emperor’s lackeys before she could reach him. She is later able to save her life with her mother’s hairpin and gets born in a snake catcher village. 

Watch how a forbidden romance takes place among the clashes of Taoists, demons, and humans while changing the empire for good.

Number of Episodes: 1

6) Da Yu Hai Tang

Da Yu Hai Tang

This soulful story is about a spirit-like being known as Chun. While undergoing her rite of passage, she gets caught in a fishing net. Although she gets saved by a boy, her survivor ends up dying and drowning in the process. 

She returns to her world full of grief and discovers a soul keeper. She decides to revive the boy in exchange for her life span. 

However, meddling with the laws of nature brings about severe consequences for her as she gets caught between two extremely tough choices.

Number of Episodes: 1

5) Ne Zha

Ne Zha

This anime movie involves a heavenly object called the Chaos Pearl, from which two objects, namely Spirit Pearl and Demon Orb, were extracted. 

The Lord of Heaven decided to reduce its power by sending the Spirit of Pearl to Earth and scheduling the destruction of the Demon Orb with a lightning strike. 

The Spirit Pearl was born as Ne Zha in the human world. However, the effects of the Demon Orb could not be removed from Ne Zha. Watch as Ne Zha is torn between the choice of accepting his evil fate or repelling it.

Number of Episodes: 1

4) Rakshasa Street

Rakshasa Street

This particular anime is developed around the Chinese manhua Requiem Street. It involves evil spirits which are found and destroyed in that particular zone. 

It is a unique place where humans and spirits coexist, but not everyone can enter it. One is required to possess a guardian soul in order to enter Rakshasa Street. 

Our protagonist, Xia Ling, was just an ordinary university intern when one day, her life changed completely after she gained access to that place. Watch as she cooperates with her guardian spirit to survive in that place.

Number of Episodes: 24

3) Douluo Dalu

Douluo Dalu

In this highly successful anime, we go along the journey of Tang San, who belongs to the martial arts clan. Despite having high expectations on his shoulder, he makes the decision to find his clan’s forsaken lore which is an offense punishable by death. 

After obtaining it, he decides to take his own life and jumps from Hell’s Peak. However, he gets reborn into the Douluo Continent, where everyone possesses a unique spirit. 

They can train themselves to become spiritual masters in the future, which is regarded as a position of high respect. 

Number of Episodes: 26

2) Luo Xiao Hei Zhan Ji

Luo Xiao Hei Zhan Ji

As the title suggests, this story is about Luo Xiaohei, who is a young monster. He can take many forms, with his most common appearance being a small black cat. 

He used to live in the forest, but the gradual deforestation forced him to find a new home. His life takes a turn when he comes across Feng Xi, and he takes him to an isolated island invaded by monsters. 

Watch as he gets stuck on the island with Wuxian, a human guild, and is forced to cooperate with them while learning about a new dynamic between humans and monsters.

Number of Episodes: 1

1) The Founder of Diabolism

The Founder of Diabolism

The Founder of Diabolism, also known as Mo Dao Zu Shi, is one of my favorite Chinese anime so far. It currently has three seasons where we witness the plotline in ancient China.

So, if you love historical storylines with a lot of action, then this anime is best for you. This anime is in the first position because if you haven’t watched any Chinese anime yet, then I recommend you to begin with The Founder of Diabolism. 

The story revolves around a most powerful character, Wei Wu Xian, who was the creator of the demonic sector. He was so powerful that no one could oppose him, and this resulted in hatred toward him.

He was also responsible for bringing chaos to Earth. So, to eliminate him, the strongest warriors from all clans join and fight together.

Luckily, they defeated him, but after his death, he is reincarnated as a lonely wanderer named Mo Xuanyu. So, now will he take revenge on everyone, or there be a change in his personality?

Number of Episodes: 15

This concludes our long list of the top 30 best Chinese anime of all time. Haoliners Animation League has made many great anime series that got featured here.

 Other than that, there were many highly rated animes that got placed in the top half of the list. The official source for watching Chinese animes is not available in other countries, so viewers have to take the help of unofficial sites like gogoanime and others. 

We will bring you another top 30 articles soon. Till then, stay with us and read our other ranking articles.

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