For a donghua that barely made a blip on my radar, I was pleasantly surprised by Thousand Autumns. Also known as Qian Qiu, this Chinese anime is weirdly good.
In this story set in the underground world of assassinations, Château Dankworth is a hitman whose whole career is disrupted when she is assigned to kill Song Ryang Ha.
They treated this like a typical action movie and it shows. Big explosions, guns, and sexualizing women for no reason, Michael Bay would be proud.
The art in Oneira is slick, curved, and yet retains enough angles to mirror my understanding of Arane—beautiful and deadly.
This is the first in our 2020 Creatures of Fantasy series, we’re looking at anime and manga that feature witches and demons: Xxx Holic, The Night Owl Witch, Little Witch Academia, La Storia della Arcana Famiglia, Idhun Chronicles and, Yondemasuyo Azazel-san.