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What is Chongqing Like in an Animation, Comic and Game World?

By Vivian YanICHONGQING|Oct 20,2020

Chongqing- B.C MAY PICTURES, which has ever brought us high-quality animations, including Season 1 of For the Glory and The Founder of Diabolism, launched a new blockbuster this year— Bureau of Paranormal Investigation, which was nominated for the Best Animated Series of the 17th CACC Golden Dragon Award. This week, Season 1 of Bureau of Paranormal Investigation came to a perfect conclusion, showcasing the unique charm of the Magic City of Chongqing through Animation, Comic, and Game (ACG).

An animation screenshot of Chongqing Chaotianmen.

The viewers of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigation may find that the work contains many elements of Chongqing— People’s Liberation Monument, Nanshan Golden Eagle Sculpture, Yuzhong Peninsula, Qiansimen Bridge, Dongshuimen Bridge, Chongqing Rail Transit, etc. More than one Chongqing landmarks act as the venues of the main stories of the animation.

An animation screenshot of the People’s Liberation Monument at Jiefangbei, Chongqing.

An animation screenshot of Yuzhong Peninsula, Chongqing.

An animation screenshot of Jiangbeizui in Chongqing.

In addition to distinctive landmarks, Chongqing specialties like hot pot also show up in the animation, bringing a strong immersive feeling to its fans from the Mountain City of Chongqing. Many of them got very excited, and they shouted: “This is so interesting! Chongqing finally got into the ACG world.”

An animation screenshot of Chongqing hotpot.

Many people might be curious about why the Bureau of Paranormal Investigation is set in Chongqing. As Ke Zhu, CEO of B.C MAY PICTURES, revealed, the animation is about a superhero, and future technology is involved. Chongqing’s geography is perfect for such a sense of future, sci-tech, and magic. Therefore, the elements of Chongqing are integrated into the story as needed to enhance the audience’s immersive feeling.


The animation team of Bureau of Paranormal Investigation.


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