The highly anticipated Season 2 of Heaven Official’s Blessing has finally arrived, and it does not disappoint. This episode starts with Xie Lian waking up alone and discovering the ring left behind by San Lang (Hua Cheng), his love interest. As Xie Lian navigates his way through heaven, he finds himself shunned by everyone except for Prince Taihua (Lang Qianqiu), the naive and friendly new Martial God of the East.
Ban Yue’s Accusation
In court, Pei Ming makes a furious entrance, convinced that Ban Yue has framed his son, Pei Jr. He notices that the injuries inflicted on Pei Jr.’s clone were caused by the notorious scimitar belonging to the Ghost King, Hua Cheng. Mu Qing and Feng Xin confirm this revelation, leaving everyone shocked, including Xie Lian himself. Although Xie Lian feels guilty, Jun Wu advises him to move on and assigns him a new mission.
Cry for Help from Ghost City
A signal is received from Ghost City, indicating that a heavenly official is in need of assistance. Wind Master, who has the power to transform into a female form, joins Xie Lian as they encounter a group of ghosts on their way to Ghost City. These ghosts hope to have their decaying faces rejuvenated at the city. Wind Master, however, refuses to let Xie Lian proceed until he comes up with an excuse for not going. Xie Lian uses the excuse of “performance anxiety” to escape the situation, leaving the ghosts bewildered yet entertained.
Arrival at Ghost City
Finally, Xie Lian arrives at Ghost City, finding himself in a gambling den with a poorly written signboard. The episode ends with a surprising twist as Xie Lian discovers a curtained stage, behind which sits none other than Hua Cheng himself.
After a long wait, Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 is back and it certainly lives up to expectations. The show has clearly invested more in animation and production this time, resulting in impressive visuals and attention to detail. The storyline remains true to the novel and manhua, despite the challenges of censorship.
Intriguing Dynamics and Characters
One of the highlights of this episode is the hilarious and awkward dynamics between the characters. The opening sequence provides a taste of the interactions to come, showcasing the chemistry and humor within the group. It’s worth mentioning that the animators have done justice to Jun Wu’s character, giving him a visually appealing appearance.
Fans will be delighted to see the introduction of Pei Ming, a long-awaited character in the series. Additionally, viewers gain a better understanding of Mu Qing and Feng Xin, two key figures in the story. Hopefully, the donghua (Chinese animation) will continue to adapt the upcoming BeefLeaf arc, allowing for more exploration of the three tyrants and the Earth Master.
Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 Episode 1 sets the stage for an exciting continuation of Xie Lian’s journey. With improved animation, captivating storytelling, and the introduction of new characters, this season promises to be a treat for fans. Stay tuned to see what unfolds as Xie Lian encounters Hua Cheng in Ghost City.