Anime fans have been patiently awaiting the return of Heaven Official’s Blessing for around 2 years at the time of writing. While there is no official update on what’s to be expected, fans can rest assured that Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 is definitely on the way – still, many have questions concerning the trailer’s teasers and the release date.
Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 is expected to be released sometime in October 2022, but the official release date has not been confirmed. Season 2 is expected to follow the same storyline as Season 1, although there are differences between the events in the anime series compared to the Heaven Official’s Blessing Chinese novel.
While we don’t know exactly when Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 will hit our screens, fans and anime lovers are eager to find out anything they can concerning what season 2 will have in store. Stick around to find out everything there is to know about Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 so far, including the expected release date, what caused the delays in production, as well as possible spoilers for the upcoming season’s events.
Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 Trailer
Heaven Official’s Blessing, also known as Tian Guan Ci Fu, is a well-loved Donghua anime series that is based on a Chinese novel written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. It was originally released on Bilibili and Funimation back in October 2020, followed by Netflix in April 2021 – although, fans had already concluded season 1 in China by that point.
It didn’t take long for Heaven Official’s Blessing to gain traction, standing out among many popular anime titles in 2021 worldwide. The announcement of Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 was made in early 2021, and production for season 2 had apparently begun before the season finale had even aired on Bilibili. Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 was confirmed in a Twitter post made by Funimation, as seen below.
This Twitter post directly referred to the debut preview trailer, which had fans excited for the long-awaited release. Check out the official trailer for Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 below, thanks to AnimeUniverseアニメ:
The renewal of Heaven Official’s Blessing for season 2 was not too much of a surprise for many fans, especially considering how open-ended Heaven Official’s Blessing season 1’s ending was. In addition, the anime title became popular quite quickly as well, scoring some impressive ratings on IMDB and MyAnimeList.
But, after the announcement, fans began to wonder how long they would have to wait. The expected release timeframe has changed a couple of times, and the creators have stated that the production timeline had seen numerous delays due to causes beyond their control – many of which had been experienced by anime series creators scheduling new releases post 2020.
Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 is expected to be released sometime in October 2022, although this primarily reflects the release on its major platforms. Since there was a notable gap between the release in China and in the west for season 1, Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 may only reach Western viewers’ eyes months after the initial debut.
What We Know About Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2
Although this anime title has gained a relatively small fanbase compared to anime giants, Heaven Official’s Blessing fans are dedicated and definitely deserve some respect for how much perseverance they have shown the creators. It’s been two long years since Heaven Official’s Blessing hit our screens, and there are still plenty of questions surrounding what Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 will have in store for the audience.
Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 Cast
It’s expected for the original cast of Heaven Official’s Blessing season 1 to take their former roles in season 2, although there may be a few new anime voice actors included in the upcoming season – in addition to a selection of new characters. Below is everything we know about the expected anime voice casting for Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 so far:
|Heaven Official’s Blessing Character||Anime Voice Actor|
|Xie Lian||Jiang Guangtao|
|Hua Cheng||Ma Zhengyang|
|Nan Feng||Wen Sen|
|Fu Yao||Hu Liangwei|
|Ling Wen||Huang Ying|
|Shi Wudu||Zhao Yi|
|Pei Ming||Tu Xiongfei|
|Pei Xiu||Ling Fei|
|Xuan Ji||Shan Xin|
|Ban Yue||Tao Dian|
What Could Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 Be About?
The trailer for Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 gives a few cues as to what fans could expect from the upcoming season. From the trailer, it’s pretty clear that Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 is gearing up to unveil new faces and old wounds while featuring characters like Generals Xuan Zhen and Nan Yang, following the classic story within the Heaven Official’s Blessing Chinese novel.
It’s also said that Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 will be introducing the Ghost City, also mentioned in the trailer. The Ghost City is believed to be ruled by none other than Hua Cheng, who will potentially reveal his true form when reuniting with Xie Lian.
There were also some rather interesting events that took place in the special ‘post-canon’ episodes as well, many of which have led to even more mysteries. The relationship between Xie Lian and Hua Cheng takes giant strides in the season’s final special episode, with Hua Cheng referring to Xie Lian as “your highnesses” for the first time.
At the end of the episode, Xie Lian finds a ring attached to a necklace left by Hua Cheng while a montage of the Pei Xiu fight and the ghost bride encounter rolls on, implying that the boy saved by Xie Lian was Hua Cheng. Heaven Official’s Blessing season 1 definitely ended off with unanswered questions and plot points, which fans expect to be covered in Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2.
Is Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2 Canon?
There are quite a few avid fans wondering if Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 will actually be canon to the original source material, especially considering that many are saying it’s a spinoff that’s actually inspired by the original Chinese novel. However, the odds of Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 being canon are reasonable since there is a ton of source material for the anime series’ creators to use as a base.
Heaven Official’s Blessing’s novel was originally published way back in 2017 on Jinjiang Literature City, which is a popular Chinese website well-known for publishing and serializing online fiction pieces. The Heaven Official’s Blessing novel comprises 244 chapters overall, in addition to an extra eight chapters detailing another 4 stories that take place ‘post-canon’.
As of February 2022, there were a total of five completed volumes within the Heaven Official’s Blessing written story. This means that there is plenty of canon source material for the creators to use while producing – so, the odds of Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2 following the same storyline are fairly high in theory.
But, with that being said, it’s expected to be as canon as season 1 was, which is somewhat up in the air considering all of the differences between the anime and the Chinese novel. There are some differences between the two forms, mainly concerning the series of events and the way the story is told – but, this could serve as a way to keep things interesting for fans who have read the Heaven Official’s Blessing Chinese novel as well.
There are still plenty of questions surrounding the events that will transpire in Heaven Official’s Blessing season 2. However, it’s pretty clear that there will be a special focus on the protagonist’s past, while new mysteries branch off from the main storyline to create a multilayered tale that will grip viewers for months to come.