Mo Dao Zu Shi


The Founder of Diabolism Season 1

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Modao Zushi, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, The Founder of Diabolism, Mo Dao Zu Shi: Qianchen Pian, 魔道祖师 前尘篇, Madou Soshi
Japanese: 魔道祖师
English: The Founder of Diabolism Season 1
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Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2018 to Oct 6, 2018
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: B.CMAY PICTURES
Source: Web novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.461 (scored by 6843568,435 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1026
Members: 204,100
Favorites: 6,033

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Synopsis

Xian: the state of immortality that all cultivators strive to achieve. However, there is a dark energy that lies underneath—the forbidden Mo Dao, or demonic path. Through an unfortunate series of tragedies, this is the path that cultivator Wei Wuxian experiments with during his teachings. His rise in power is accompanied by chaos and destruction, but his reign of terror comes to an abrupt end when the cultivation clans overpower him and he is killed by his closest ally.

Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reincarnated in the body of a lunatic and reunited with Lan Wangji, a former classmate of his. This marks the beginning of a supernatural mystery that plagues the clans and threatens to disrupt their everyday life.

Mo Dao Zu Shi follows these two men on their mission to unravel the mysteries of the spiritual world. Fighting demons, ghosts, and even other cultivators, the two end up forming a bond that neither of them had ever expected.

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Background

Mo Dao Zu Shi is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel of the same title, written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (墨香铜臭).

It won the Gold Award for "The Best Serial Animation Award" at the 15th China Animation Golden Dragon Awards (第十五届中国动漫金龙奖). It also won "Best New Animation" at Xinguang Award (新光奖); the 7th China Xi'an International Original Animation Competition.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Xiong, Ke
Director, Storyboard, Art Director
Ma, Chendi
Episode Director
Liu, Xing
Script
Liang, Sha
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Opening Theme

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"Senya Souka (千夜想歌)" by CIIVILIAN (Japanese broadcast ver.)
"Zui Meng Qian Chen (醉梦前尘)" by Terry Lin (林志炫)
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Ending Theme

1: "Kiro (季路)" by Aimer
1: "Wen Qin (问琴)" by Rachel Yin (银临) (eps 1-8, 14-15)
2: "Bu Xian (不羡)" by S.I.N.G (SING女团) (eps 9-13)



Oct 13, 2018
I usually write reviews either because I hate it or love it. In this case, it’s the latter.
I’m so in love with Mo Dao Zu Shi in general, (not just the animation) and I’ve started reading the novel and caught up on the currently translated Manhua. [SPOILER-FREE]

Story: 10
If you haven’t read the novel or Manhua, (like me—because I started with the anime/donghua) then it might be a bit confusing at first but you’ll get the gist of it. I personally started reading the novel and Manhua, and they give more explanations and you’ll appreciate the story more.
This is a BL/Shounen Ai Story, so ...
Jan 9, 2019
This review won't go too much in depth with the points presented because I am trying to forget I ever watched this show. Seeing how there are no critical opinions available like anywhere on the interwebs, I thought I should do at least this much.

Story:

Imagine your typical ecchi harem where the male mc becomes an overpowered Jesus whenever he touches boobs. Now replace this with a boylove story, insert it inside ancient China, add superpowers and evil demons. Whenever anything happens, throw in a flashback because the past is so important in this complex story that takes place inside a massive time period of 20-something ...
Oct 14, 2018
I never really write any reviews on anime but this time I felt like I had to. This anime is truly a masterpiece. The plot is outstanding and it doesn't get tiring at all. Although it is a bit confusing at first it's not hard to understand and follow it. All the characters are very well drawn and portrayed. The animation is beautiful too, their movements are so smooth and it's almost hypnotizing to watch. The voice actors have done an amazing work showing the characters feelings (especially in the last episode). The music is truly magnificent as well. I really liked the fact that ...

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