Mo Dao Zu Shi: Wanjie Pian

The Founder of Diabolism Season 3

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Synonyms: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation 3, The Founder of Diabolism 3, Mo Dao Zu Shi 3rd Season, Mo Dao Zu Shi Final Arc
Japanese: 魔道祖师 完结篇
English: The Founder of Diabolism Season 3
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 7, 2021 to Oct 16, 2021
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: 8.451 (scored by 2559425,594 users)
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Ranked: #1482
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Popularity: #2374
Members: 76,647
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Along an empty road in the rural countryside, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji stumble across a stone plaque that reads "Yi City." Still on their quest to unravel the mystery behind the cursed severed arm, they venture into the deserted city to obtain further leads.

However, with the appearance of a mysterious new cultivator, the demonic arm investigation leads Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji to a plot that threatens the cultivation world as they know it. The gravity of the new situation escalates when the two find it involves the chief cultivator of the renowned Lanling Jin Sect—Jin Guangyao.

As the pair continue to piece together the crucial conspiracies of the cultivation history, their friends and colleagues grow suspicious of their motives. With the world against him, Wei Wuxian must prove he is not the demonic sorcerer people believe him to be to regain their trust and save the cultivation world from the sinister evil lurking within it.

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Xiong, Ke
Liang, Sha
Nakashima, Mika
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Hashimoto, Yuuta
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Ru Xu (如许)" by Terry Lin (林志炫)
J1: "Beyond" by Mika Nakashima (Japan Dub)

Ending Theme

"Wu Wang (无忘)" by Jane Zhang (张靓颖)
J1: "Ai wo Shitteiru (愛を知っている)" by Yuuta Hashimoto


Nov 20, 2023
MDZS was a very enjoyable series overall.

Strong points of the series:
Good world building and setting, nuanced characters with interesting backstories, beautiful art style, good integration of the musical instrument bits, nice political tension between clans, coherent events through time, great voice acting in the original language and Japanese dub.

Weak points of the series:
Could have been slightly gayer, and the animation could have been better (there are also some 3D animation bits here and there which always breaks the immersion for me personally, on a positive note they weren't that bad compared to 3D scenes I've encountered in other animated series...)

*side note, ...
Oct 21, 2022
Plot: 10/10
Animation: 10/10
Pacing: 2/10

MDZS is a complex story with many layers and characters. It is tragic, funny and shocking. The animation is superb and underrated - I wish the anime was more widely available in the West. However, the plot is extremely rushed in this season and it barely makes sense if you haven't read the book beforehand. There is very little time to process or make sense of such a intricate plot. Even in the last episode, they're rushing to cram in 5 different scenes with many different emotions. If the pacing was better, this could have been a 9/10 or 10/10.
Nov 14, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Hello! Just a random watcher/reviewer. This is my first time of doing a review, so forgive me if this review is not helpful or rather not full of context or such.

First off, this Anime might be my first Chinese Anime adaptation that I've watched, and heck it was kinda worth it. It was recommended by a friend of mine who have already finished the novel long since the last chapter ended. So while watching, I have someone who could give me some additional info's that wasn't included in the anime. Although I loved the series, there were just some things I've noticed, especially this last ...

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