I’ve been so obsessed with Qin’s Moon (秦时明月), China’s first 3D wuxia animation. I discovered this spectacular 7-season series about two weeks ago and have finished watching all the episodes so far (3 seasons, 62 episodes). Qin’s Moon is set during the Qin Dynasty (with flashbacks in the Warring States period) and is a perfect blend of wuxia, history, and fantasy. Tons of historical characters are featured, including Qin Shi Huang, Xiang Yu, Jing Ke, Gao Jianli, Zhang Liang, Crown Prince Dan of Yan, Meng Tian, and Li Si. It also introduces several of the Hundred Schools of Thought: Mohism, Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, School of Diplomacy, School of Military, School of Yin Yang, Logicians, and Agriculturalism.
Qin’s Moon has it all: memorable characters, exciting plot, humor, romance, and strong ideals. I’m particularly impressed with how the quality of the animation continuously improves season after season. The scenery, characters, voices, and fight sequences are superb. The preview for Season 4 is epic! I can’t wait for it to be aired (probably in early 2012).
I’ve got quite a soft spot for Ge Nie and his chivalry, Gao Jianli and his zither, and Zhang Liang and his brains. :p
All of the current episodes of Qin’s Moon have been kindly subbed in English. So start watching!
Season 3 trailer (First video I ever saw of the series, which immediately captivated my interest)
Season 1 Episode 1
Season 4 trailer