ByTré Roland-Martin, writer at
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Tré Roland-Martin

The animation industry of mainland China has been prospering since its beginning. As I was researching Chinese animation, I came across a show called Qin's Moon (Chinese: 秦时明月 Qín Shí Míng Yuè). It is the first CGI wuxia animation to come from China itself. The show first began broadcasting around the 2007 Chinese New Year, and it takes place during the Qin Dynasty. The main protagonist is Jing Tianming, who turns from a weak young boy to a very powerful hero. Once Jing becomes powerful, the course of history is changed, and he tries to save China from the evils that would corrupt it.

Some people think this might be a blatant rip-off of the popular American animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which was animated in South Korea along with its spin-off The Legend of Korra. This is due to the divided kingdoms that are described in Qin's Moon, as well as the heroic elements and the similar settings. Again, this is done in CGI, and the animation looks much higher-budget than Avatar: The Last Airbender. I've never seen anything from Qin's Moon before, but the show could prove to be quite interesting.


What are your thoughts on Qin's Moon?


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