4 Cut Hero or Si Ge Yongzhe is a Chinese donghua or animation series. It is based on the typical ‘hero defeats demon king’ trope but with a twist.
The hero defeats the demon king within the first few minutes of the series and then decides to become a homebody after getting disappointed by his prize.
The shallow hero then spends much of his time playing games and lounging around until the old generals of the demon king come knocking at the door.
The hero has infiltrated the demon castle to defeat the demon king. However, his motives behind defeating the demon are pretty shady. All the hero wants is a treasure and to free an imprisoned princess who would marry him after being impressed by his skills.
Of course, the hero does defeat the demon king, but alas, there is no imprisoned princess. Instead, he is greeted by a prince, from who he promptly runs away with a broken heart and shattered dreams.
The hero decides to retire and becomes a homebody, but trouble hasn’t left him yet. Soon, the general of the fallen demon king tracks him down to end him.
The first trailer of 4 Cut Hero introduces the battle between the Kingdom of Cattelan and the demon king’s army. The demon king and the hero are also introduced, along with the shady prince of Cattelan and the four generals of the demon king.
4 Cut Hero Anime Key Visuals
Two visuals have been revealed for 4 Cut Hero donghua, both of them show the hero of the story, Jed.
Will 4 Cut Hero Receive a Season 2?
The season 1 episodes of 4 Cut Hero donghua are still being aired. Thus, there is no confirmation of a second season from the studio yet. However, once the donghua has ended, there might be announcements regarding a sequel.
Chinese donghua, 4 Cut hero is animated by Studio Phantom and is distributed by Bilibili. It is directed by Kaihang Chen, and the series script is done by Gojira-kun.
The cast members for the anime include:
- Zhenji Huangas Zeed Toven
- Zhao Shuang as Ma Li Ya
- Xin Shan as Ruda Katran
- Jian Zhou as Lu Pei Er
- Xing Kaixin as Fogue
- Xu Xu as Ji Er
- Ning Yang as Zena
- Diao Li as Za Yi Er
- Jiaxiang Li as Luo Ke
- Banma Ma as Krodin
- Jingxing Ren as Ge De Er
- Yi Tang as Laiqi
The short anime, 4 Cut Hero, began airing on July 17, 2023. It will receive a total of 10 episodes, and new episodes are released on Mondays. The episodes have an average length of 7 minutes each, including the OP and ED themes.
At the time of writing this article, the series has already received seven episodes and will receive three more before the first season has ended.
You can watch the 4 Cut Hero donghua on Bilibili’s YouTube channel. However, you have to be a paid member of the channel to access the series.
Overall, you can binge-watch 4 Cut Hero within a single hour, and its humorous episodes will not bore you. You might get tired of the theme songs taking up most of the time within the already short episodes, though.
Nonetheless, give the donghua a watch and tell us if you liked it in the comments below.