Thirteen years after Yang Jian (known to some as Erlang Shen) imprisoned his sister beneath a mountain, the once powerful god now scrapes by as a penniless bounty hunter. When a mysterious woman hires him for a new job, Yang Jian soon finds himself chasing down a familiar figure. He must stop Chenxiang, his long-lost nephew, who is in search of the magical lotus lantern that will free his mother, even if it will bring catastrophe. As Yang Jian confronts the actions of his past, he must face a host of dangerous vigilantes seeking the same treasure with the power to alter the balance of their worlds.
This latest entry in the New Gods universe from Light Chaser Animation (White Snake, New Gods: Nezha Reborn) features awe-inspiring action sequences set against breathtaking and wildly imaginative environments. Combining ancient lore with dazzling animation, New Gods: Yang Jian is a timeless adventure of epic proportions featuring one of China’s legendary mythic figures.
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- Interview with Director Zhao Ji
- Animating New Gods: Yang Jian with Zhao Ji
- Original Cast Interview
- Arts and Culture Spotlight
- Art Gallery
- Aspect Ratio
- Release Date
- April 25, 2023
- Production Date
- English, Mandarin
- English, English SDH, Spanish
Yang Jian 杨戬
The once-powerful hero known as Erlang Shen/Mu Erlang. He imprisoned his sister beneath Lotus Peak, but now scrapes by as a poor bounty hunter.
Yang Jian’s long-lost nephew who is on the run for murder. He is searching for the Magic Lotus Lantern to save his mother.
A popular dancer who wants to hire Yang Jian for a new job.
Master Yuding 玉鼎真人
The wise old master of Gold Sunset Cave. His esteemed students include Yang Jian.
Shen Gongbao 申公豹
During warring times, Shen Gongbao was the mighty general of the Eastern Sea.
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