Mo Dao Zu Shi
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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Modao Zushi, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, The Founder of Diabolism, 魔道祖师 前尘篇
Japanese: 魔道祖师

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: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.561 (scored by 2312823,128 users)
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Ranked: #832
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Popularity: #1348
Members: 85,122
Favorites: 2,756
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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).

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Characters & Voice Actors

Wei, Wuxian
Main
Lan, Wangji
Main
Jiang, Wanyin
Supporting
Wen, Ning
Supporting
Lan, Sizhui
Supporting
Lan, Xichen
Supporting
Jin, Ling
Supporting
Nie, Huaisang
Supporting
Jiang, Yanli
Supporting
Jiang, Fengmian
Supporting

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Zui Meng Qian Chen (醉梦前尘)" by Terry Lin (林志炫)

Edit Ending Theme

#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)



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Oct 13, 2018
-Heika (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 14, 2018
Mr_Trafalgar (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 14, 2018
Njut (All reviews)
Hi, I'll make it short for you guys, put some headphones, and dive into it, the music, art and plot will do the rest.

You'll get hooked, and get sadder and sadder as the prospect of the end of the season approaches.

The ancienT China lair, and character development are really sofisticated, voice actors are great and it deservs its reviews.

The 3 best points are for me : the main character , the music, and the art and smoothness of the animation, the combining of ccg and drawings is really well done, and immersive, I know really few japanese studios that could rival with this level read more
Oct 25, 2018
asckj1 (All reviews)
Where do I begin with? I was doing a search on pinterest for some traditional media pictures and some fanart of chinese illustrations and some pictures with long haired guys that looked like anime images would pop up again and again. So I finally decided to do a reverse image search. And I can't believe what a gold mine I stumbled across!!

This anime... first and foremost there are breathtaking landscapes in almost every frame of each single episode. I kept on imagining how ancient China must look like before its modernization but I feel that most part of China (probably the central parts) might read more

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