Bilibili recently held a conference to showcase new projects, including a new LINK CLICK story called “LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter.” The announcement came with a visual and a PV teasing Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang’s overseas trip mentioned in Season 1, which took place three years prior to the events of Season 1. There was also the reveal of a new character Liu Xiao, who will have a role in this prequel story.
LinkClick: Yingdu Chapter
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What is LINK CLICK?
LINK CLICK is a Chinese donghua series that follows the story of Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang, who run Time Photo Studio and accept requests from clients to “relieve them of regrets.” This is done by Xiaoshi traveling back in time to the moment a photo was taken, assuming the identity of its photographer.
The series was praised for its heartwarming stories, complex characters, and stunning animation. It was also nominated for Best Animation at the 2021 Tokyo Anime Award Festival.
What is LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter?
LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter is a prequel story that will take place three years prior to the events of Season 1. It will follow Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang on their overseas trip to Yingdu, the capital city of the fictional country of Xingluo.
Link Click Season 2 only recently ended, but the series is not over. A little later, a trailer and visual for Link Click: Yingu Chapter was revealed, which deals with the past summer in Yingdu, and the new character Liu Xiao also plays a role. Whether this is just a bonus episode or the sequel, in general, remains to be seen.
This trip is where Xiaoshi (and possibly Lu Guang) obtained his ability because they started the photo business after they got back.
Now this cutscene is probably before the trip, and hopefully, it will talk about this mysterious trip they took and we will learn about the cryptic hat guy’s abilities, which probably have some connection to the future.
Where to watch LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter?
Link Click: Yingdu Chapter is scheduled to be released in 2023-2024, but there is no official release date yet. It is likely to be released on Bilibili first, as Bilibili is the producer of the show. Bilibili has a global subscription service, so you should be able to watch it there no matter where you are in the world, without worrying about the legality of it all.
Other streaming services may also pick up the show after it finishes airing on Bilibili. Crunchyroll and Funimation already have the first two seasons of Link Click, so it is possible that they will also have the Yingdu Chapter.
What to expect from LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter?
Based on the PV and the information that has been released so far, it is clear that LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter will be a prequel story that will focus on Xiaoshi and Guang’s early relationship and their first adventure as Time Photo Studio.
The story is likely to explore the themes of friendship, regret, and second chances. It will also give fans a chance to learn more about Xiaoshi and Guang’s backstories.
LINK CLICK: Yingdu Chapter is a highly anticipated prequel story that is sure to please fans of the series. With its high-quality animation, heartwarming stories, and complex characters, Yingdu Chapter is sure to be a must-watch for any fan of donghua.
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