ANIPLUS Cafe announced on March 1 that they are collaborating with bilibili to host a pop-up event of the hit Chinese series Heaven Official’s Blessing. They have revealed a wide range of merchandise available for fans from March 4 onwards.
Fans can look forward to taking photos with the life-sized standees of the characters. Each fan can also redeem a postcard by posting a photo of the standees on Twitter and Instagram with the #HeavenOfficialsBlessing or #TGCF hashtag.
Heaven Official’s Blessing was originally written in 2017 as a web novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu on Jinjiang Literature City. The novel consists of 244 chapters and eight epilogue chapters. A manhua adaptation illustrated by STARember is currently available on bilibili with five volumes available, while an animated adaptation by bilibili and Haoliners Animation League was released on bilibili and Funimation on October 31, 2020. The animated adaptation ran for 11 episodes, with a special episode airing on February 16, 2021. The Japanese dub was released on July 4, 2021, while the English dub became available on November 13, 2021. A second season has been teased with no confirmed release date.
Bilibili describes the comic series as:
800 years ago, Xie Lian was a pure-blooded and noble Crown Prince, a well-regarded child of Heaven with unlimited potential. But who knew that, after he ascended and became a god with tens of thousands of worshippers, his fate would take such a sharp downhill turn? He was demoted again and again, and fell to rock bottom. 800 years later, Xie Lian ascended again, but this time, without worshippers or and without incense. One day, after returning from collecting scraps, he took a mysterious young man home. And this young man was the Ghost King that made others pale in fear whenever discussed—Hua Cheng
ANIPLUS Cafe is located at 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13C Annexe, Esplanade Mall. Opening hours are 12 PM to 9 PM (Monday to Sunday).
Source: Aniplus Asia