Bilibili Unveils ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Release Date of Dec. 3

Chinese online streaming platform Bilibili hosted its Anime Made By Bilibili event on Oct 29, where the company shared a new trailer and release date for its much-anticipated The Three-Body Problem series adaptation and provided a look at its upcoming animation slate, which includes 49 titles.The company has changed its slogan from “Made for China” to “Made for Global” as it eyes the overseas market for animation.

The Three-Body Problem is among Bilibili’s most talked-about upcoming series which is  is based on Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning book series and co-produced by The Three-Body Universe and YHKT Entertainment, with the latter handling animation.

At the same time, Station B and Three-Body Universe launched the global co-creation plan o which is to invite excellent animation creators from all over the world, explore diversified cooperation modes, and enrich the content space of the Three-Body Problem animation together.

Carly Lee, vice chairman and COO of Station B, said, “The animation industry needs to start having a global perspective and develop the ability to cooperate with overseas production capacity.” The Three-Body Problem  and its global co-creation plan may push the globalization of B station to the next stage.

Among the 49 titles currently being produced by the platform, Bilibili series Link Click, Fog Hill of Five Elements, Fairies Albums, and To Be Hero X are getting new seasons. At the event, Bilibili shared the trailer for a new season of To Be Hero X which quickly went viral across social media platforms worldwide before being taken down by Youtube. A more comprehensive look at the lineup can be seen in the hour-and-a-half presentation here, including trailers for several titles.

Last year, Bilibili announced it would embrace a more global outlook towards production and embrace more international co-production opportunities and non-Chinese narratives. Bilibili recently worked with South Korea’s Red Dog Culture House and U.K.-based CMC Media on the original series Fairies Albums, and it produced Face on Lie which was adapted from a South Korean comic.

Bilibili vp Leo Zhang said: “We have always embraced ‘Made for Global’ as part of our vision. We are committed to making more original animation with global influence, and we also hope to keep discovering outstanding creators from all over the world to develop diversified cooperation models.”

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