Fantasy dramas are among the most popular genres of Chinese dramas fans usually look out for. And with good reason! These dramas have the most stunning effects and the most heart-touching adventures.
The 15 Best Chinese Fantasy Dramas You Should Watch
Whether you’re a Chinese drama newbie or veteran, we promise you’ll enjoy everything about the genre!
Read on to find out more about the fantasy dramas you have to watch
- Ashes of Love (2018)
- The Untamed (2019)
- Strange Tales of Tang Dynasty (2022)
- Guardian (2018)
- Eternal Love (2017)
- Legend of Fu Yao (2018)
- Song of the Moon (2022)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (2022)
- Noble Aspirations (2016)
- The Starry Love (2023)
- Ice Fantasy (2017)
- Ancient Love Poetry (2021)
- Douluo Continent (2021)
- Blue Whisper (2022)
- Immortal Samsara (2022)
1. Ashes of Love (2018)
Before the Flower Deity died, she foresaw that her daughter, Jin Mi, would encounter a fatal love trial. To save her from this, she gave her daughter an “Unfeeling Pill”. This prevents her from feeling or expressing romantic love.
Thousands of years after being kept in the Flower Realm, Jin Mi grows up into a curious and innocent sprite. She longed to see the world beyond her home. Her wish came true when an injured Xu Feng, the Heavenly Prince, accidentally lands in her realm.
Troubled, Jin Mi nurses him back to health. In return, she demands that he take her with him when he decides to leave the realm. Thus, Jin Mi’s adventure and love trials begin.
2. The Untamed (2019)
During training, two disciplines, Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji, discover a hidden danger. Following the legacy of their clans, they decide to erase the ominous threat. But, their efforts end in tragedy and with the death of Wei Wu Xian.
More than a decade later, Wei Wu Xian comes back to life through a self-sacrificing ritual. After some time, he reunites with Lan Wang Ji. The two start working together to face present crises and solve past mysteries.
The show is well-praised for great acting, cinematography and visual effects! Stunning landscapes and a rich plot await you in this critically acclaimed drama.
3. Strange Tales of Tang Dynasty (2022)
When the evil immortal descended from the heavens, mysteries began to arise in Chang’an City. One of these was a strange herb known as the Black Tea. No one knows where it came from and whether it’s a poison or cure.
Coincidentally, cases of missing brides began to occur in the city. Some hints link the incidents together, but no one has yet to find out why.
Lu Ling Feng, general of the Jin Wu guards led the investigation to look into the cases. In the process, he meets his greatest foe, Su Wu Ming. In a dramatic turn of events, the two decide to work together to solve the mysteries plaguing Chang’an City.
4. Guardian (2018)
Unlike most fantasy dramas, Guardian is set in the modern era on a planet called Haixing.
Here, the humans co-exist with two other alien races. These are the the shapeshifting Yashou, and the underground-dwelling Dixing. All three lived in harmony until the Dixing declared war after 10,000 years.
The unity of the Haixing and Yashou won the war. But at present, conflict continued to erupt between the Dixing and the other races. To prevent further conflict, they formed the Black Robe Envoy.
Zhao Yunlan leads the Special Investigation Department tasked with intel-gathering on the Dixing. While working on a case at a university, Shen Wei, a bioengineering professor, assists him. Together, they work to unravel the threat posed by their mysterious enemy and keep the peace.
5. Eternal Love (2017)
Bai Qian, the Nine-Tailed Fox daughter of the Fox King, became the disciple of the God of War, Mo Yuan. While studying at Kunlun Mountain, a war breaks out. To seal the demon lord and end the war, Mo Yuan sacrifices himself.
Seventy thousand years later, Bai Qian meets the same predicament. She makes the same choice as Mo Yuan and sacrifices herself. But instead of only re-sealing the demon lord, she ends up in the mortal realm.
When she descended, she lost all her memories and divine power. Living alone on a mountain, she ends up saving Crown Prince Ye Hua of the Nine Heavens. Little does she know that it was actually her fiance in Heaven, the late Mo Yuan.
Eternal Love follows how the two navigate their love in three different lives and worlds. For those looking for a bittersweet yet heartwarming watch, this one’s for you.
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6. Legend of Fu Yao (2018)
For most of her childhood, orphan Fu Yao served as a slave for the Xuan Yuan sect in the Taiyuan Kingdom. One tragedy after another plagued her fate. After becoming cursed, she journeys across the lands to lift it and live in peace.
On her travels, she meets the Crown Prince of Tianquan, Zhang Sun Wu Ji. The two fall in love and join hands to discover the truth. Together, they confront political strife and unravel the truth about Fu Yao’s past.
7. Song of the Moon (2022)
When Liu Shao was a child, a mysterious immortal approached her with an offer. She could get 3 days of never-ending bliss, in exchange for a change in her fate at 18. When she reached 18 years old, a demon targeted her for her strong spiritual powers. Lu Li, a man with a mysterious background, becomes her guardian.
The two become involved in the battles between the immortals and the demonic forces. Entangled in a web of mystery, their relationship blossom into something more.
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8. Love Between Fairy and Devil (2022)
30,000 years after the first God of War defeated the Demon Lord, Dongfang Qing Cang, a new threat emerges. Xiao Lanhua, a low-ranking fairy known as Little Orchid, was among those sent to solve the issue. While helping the new God of War, she accidentally finds herself inside Hao Tian Tower.
Inside, she comes face-to-face with Dongfang Qing Cang, and accidentally revives him! The newly awakened Demon Lord intended to use her ancient spirit to unleash the curse placed on him.
What will become of the world when the Demon Lord is released? What will be the fate of the little fairy and devil in the tower?
“Love Between Fairy and Devil” is one of the most recommended Chinese fantasy dramas. It’s definitely a must-watch if you’re a fan of the genre!
9. Noble Aspirations (2016)
After Zhang Xiao Fan’s entire village was massacred, only he and his friend Lin Jingyu survive. The righteous Qing Yun Sect takes them in, teaching them about how to be cultivators. Despite not having the skills, Zhang Xioa Fan’s disciples and teachers still cared for him.
Unexpectedly, he stumbles upon a magical weapon. He also becomes the first person to have skills from the Heavenly Book. These newfound skills earned him recognition in the sect.
By chance, he meets and falls in love with Bi Yao, the daughter of the Ghost King, leader of the Demon sect. Both in adventure and love, Zhang Xiao Fan faces many hurdles. Especially with the impending conflict between the righteous sects and the demon sects.
10. The Starry Love (2023)
This fantastical drama follows the story of twin girls born to the queen of the humans: Qing Kui and Ye Tan. The two are complete opposites. Qing Kui is gentle and kind, beloved by her people. While Ye Tan is smart and cunning, but shunned by the tribe.
Qing Kui, for her benevolence, is betrothed to the Heavenly Prince. Ye Tan, because of her unpopular nature, is betrothed to the Demon Prince.
But a grave mix-up leads the two sisters to end up with the wrong husbands! What started as a tragedy blooms into newfound romance for the pairs. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the worst fate in store for all four realms.
11. Ice Fantasy (2017)
For a hundred years, the Fire Tribe and Ice Tribe enjoyed a temporary moment of peace. Everything changed when the second prince of the Fire Tribe was killed during his visit to the Ice Tribe. Enraged, the Fire King Huo Yi uses this excuse to wage a second war between the two tribes.
When the Fire Tribe besieged the Ice Tribe, only the two princes Ka Suo and Ying Kong managed to escape. They fled to the mortal world to seek help from the realm guardian, Li Luo. Will the two princes be able to secure a peace for their domain?
12. Ancient Love Poetry (2021)
Shang Gu spent countless lifetimes as the head of the four immortals of the ancient world. These four immortals became gods in the eyes of mortals, who constantly seek their help.
But, even the Gods themselves encounter difficulties. Who will they pray to then in times of hardship?
This drama follows the love and challenges shared by two of the four true Gods, Baie Jue and Shang Gu.
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13. Douluo Continent (2021)
Talented and determined Tang San only has one dream in life, and that is to become a great soul master. He builds on his extraordinary talent and wit to master the art of cultivation. In the process, he forms a deep bond with orphan Xiao Wu.
Together, they share great adventures and build their strength. Because of their fame, they receive an invitation to train in the Tian Dou Royal Academy. But their journey comes to a halt when they get involved in an imperial power struggle!
On top of that, Tang San uncovers a secret about his mother’s death. Suddenly faced by many battles, Tang San must remain headstrong! Despite that, he continues to fight to protect his loved ones and fulfill his destiny as a soul master.
14. Blue Whisper (2022)
Despite her powers and talents, Ji Yun He remains trapped in the Flower Valley. Unable to explore the world, her resentment for her situation grows stronger everyday.
One day, a merman, Changyi, is brought to her by the cruel Princess Shunde. Her Royal Highness commands Yun He to teach the merman human language, cut his tail, and force his loyalty. To do that, Yun He must ask Lin Hao Qing, her brother and arch nemesis for help.
The merman’s company felt like a breath of fresh air to Yun He. But ultimately, she must choose whose freedom to value: hers or Changyi’s.
15. Immortal Samsara (2022)
Yan Dan and Zhi Xi are the sole descendants of the ancient Four-Leaved Lotus tribe. A century before the present, they transformed into humans to attend the Queen Mother’s Feast. There, Yan Dan encountered her greatest trial: getting over unrequited love!
Yan Dan wasted 900 years just trying to forget her love interest, Lord Ying Yuan. At present, a newfound companion, Yu Mo, provides her encouragement. One day, they encounter Lord Ying Yuan’s recent reincarnation, Tang Zhou.
With a shared goal, they assist Tang Zhou on his search to unravel an ancient and mysterious secret. What dangers will they face along the way? And will Yan Dan move past her century-old feelings for Lord Ying Yuan?
Watching fantasy dramas makes you feel like you’re in an entirely different world! There’s so much to like about them.
We hope you enjoyed reading through our recommendations. Which among these caught your eye?
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