Doupo Cangqiong

Fights Break Sphere

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Synonyms: Battle Through the Heavens
Japanese: 斗破苍穹
English: Fights Break Sphere
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 1, 2017
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Foch Films
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 19 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.221 (scored by 59645,964 users)
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Ranked: #35152
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Popularity: #5702
Members: 13,396
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In a land where no magic is present. A land where the strong make the rules and weak have to obey. A land filled with alluring treasures and beauty, yet also filled with unforeseen danger. Three years ago, Xiao Yan, who had shown talents none had seen in decades, suddenly lost everything. His powers, his reputation, and his promise to his mother. What sorcery has caused him to lose all of his powers? And why has his fiancee suddenly shown up?



Doupo Cangqiong is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel of the same title, written by Heavenly Silkworm Potato (天蠶土豆).

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yan Ran, Na Lan


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Tian Can Tudou
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Mar 6, 2023
Doupo Cangqiong, known in english either as "Battle through the heavens" (BTTH), or as " Fights Break Sphere", is the absolute quintessential Cultivation anime (or donghua if you prefer). If you have never seen a cultivation story, Doupo Cangqiong will get you familiar with all the tropes of the genre in their purest form.

Cultivation stories are very popular in China, in this type of story individuals accumulate some form of energy, usually called Qi, by a process similar to meditation. The accumulated Qi is that individual's cultivation and allows then to become powerfull and prolong their life. The cultivation process is often subdivided into several ...
May 3, 2018
As someone who is familiar with the Douluo Dalu series, this story doesn't feel quite refreshing or original. Despite that, it's highly enjoyable, hence I finished it in a couple of hours.

Story [6]:
The story is like something I have seen before, which is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as it is done right. So far, the story is good, but not outstanding. There are things I personally would like to see go in a different direction, but for now these are OK.

Art [7]:
This series art isn't your typical 2D anime, instead it's more 3Dish. I personally appreciate the 3D animation and art style. ...
Mar 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I have started and tried to watch this original season 1 of BTTH multiple times, but the difference in style and storytelling from the rest of the series has pushed me away each time. Now about 1.5 years since I watched Origins -> NianFan 1 (S5 P1), I've finally decided to tough it out and do a full watch and write my review on both as BTTH's S1 donghua and as an adaptation of the novel.

Plot Summary: Xiao Yan is a fallen genius, once having reached the Dou Zhe level at age 11. But due to reasons unknown, his cultivation fell back down to Dou ...

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