Mo Dao Zu Shi: Xian Yun Pian

The Founder of Diabolism Season 2

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Synonyms: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation 2, The Founder of Diabolism 2, Mo Dao Zu Shi 2nd Season, The Founder of Diabolism: The Reborn
Japanese: 魔道祖师 羡云篇
English: The Founder of Diabolism Season 2
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 3, 2019 to Sep 21, 2019
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.461 (scored by 4983849,838 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2014
Members: 106,660
Favorites: 1,241

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Continuing his masquerade as the deranged lunatic from the Lanling Jin Clan, Wei Wuxian resides in the Cloud Recesses while his former cultivation classmate, Lan Wangji, searches for answers about the demonic severed arm they have in custody. With an overwhelming dark energy emanating from the arm, the two are forced to work together in order to keep it contained. However, the demonic arm is not the only dark force lurking in the region, and as spiritual tensions rise in the mountains of the Gusu Lan Clan, it is up to the two of them to try and restore the natural order.

The story of Wei Wuxian's fall from grace continues as more light is shed on his descent into the path of demonic cultivation. The demonic arm only further strains his mischievous spirit. This is the time for him to prove that he has truly broken free from the forbidden path and is not the maniacal sorcerer that everyone remembers him to be.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Xiong, Ke
Director, Art Director
Liang, Sha
Liu, Xing
Zhu, Ke


Opening Theme

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"Shirube (導)" by CIVILIAN (Japan Broadcast)
"Zui Meng Qian Chen (醉梦前尘)" by Terry Lin (林志炫)

Ending Theme

"cold rain" by Aimer (Japan Broadcast)
"Shao Nian Ru Gu (少年如故)" by R1SE


Sep 18, 2019
Arguably one of the best Chinese studios out there, G.CMay Animation, decided to develop a season 2 for Mo Dao Zu shi -also known as Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation-. What they’ve managed to create is an emotional and stunning piece of animation, along the lines set out on the first season.
However, instead of taking the time to unfold the extensive backstory of the characters as they did in the onset of season 1, this time they took the plunge to the action-packed wonderful pace of the end of the 1st season from the very start, making it really enjoyable.

Without changing too much the recipe ...
Oct 1, 2019
I’m not very good at expressing my opinions in writing but I felt that I needed to try for this show. I absolutely adore the novel and the 1st season of the donghua (Chinese anime) and I have been obsessed with it since I found the show last October. While this 2nd season is still beautifully animated the characters are still wonderful, the story is sorely lacking and I feel really bad for “anime only” watchers. I don’t know how they followed along with the story as its messy. It’s just difficult to follow the story if you don’t have knowledge from the novel to ...
Aug 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I can't fathom why this season is rated as high as it is, giving it a 5 feels overly generous already. I have never seen a show as rushed as this, to the point where literally nothing makes sense unless you've read the source material. Watching it feels like sticking eight bookmarks randomly into a book you haven't read and then ONLY reading the eight pages you landed on with zero context.

The story wildly jumps through time by huge increments, often without ANY indication that time has passed, nothing is ever explained, characters and things just show up and immediately are forgotten for the rest ...

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