I've been waiting for more Manhua to be added to the database, recently Martial Movement Movement Upheaval was added to the database (sometime Apr 1 to Apr 29 2020) It is a fairly entertaining martial arts 'shounen' Manhua serialized after the popular Light Novel by the same name.
The story follows a young martial arts student named Lin Dong, part of the branch family of the prestigious and well respected Lin family. He pursues a powerful youth (antagonist named Lin Lang Tian) of the main Lin family who nearly crippled his father in a duel - As a result, Lin Dong has been
a target of bullying by cultivators and even cultivators from his own family. It isn't until he nauseatingly rests in the cave pool he dubs his hide-out that he possesses an unknown artifact that provides an overwhelmingly huge long term boost to his cultivation allowing him to break through stages more than 5 times faster than anyone else.
In terms of Manhua, I'm a simple person. If I see a martial arts Manhua where the MC struggles to cultivate and even gets bullied but finds a mysterious power and absorbs it to become powerful in a short length of time, I instantly become hooked. This Manhua (although it hasn't quite breached past 100 chapters) is amazing because it has the aforementioned. It's also satisfying seeing Lin Dong reach outwards to the world and increase his grasp and help his crippled father back into the Lin family. Overall, one of the most satisfying martial arts Manhua stories I've read.
In terms of color, Wu Dong Qian Kun has an amazing broad palette of color. However, since the panels are small, the detail is extremely compressed and makes it hard to enjoy the viewing experience. The same can be said for the subbed text bubbles - they are indeed very small and difficult to read on a small phone screen. In general terms I'd say the art leaves a lot to be sought after in terms of legibility but it's totally endurable considering Lin Dong slaps at least one person every chapter hehe.
Character development flows predicatively so there aren't many shock inducing plot twists or character twists. Martial arts Manhua generally don't aim to have the appeal of introducing such plot/character twists since they're more attentive to the long term story line sustainability. The aforementioned reason is why there are a lot of cliche Manhua character conflicts between MC and a minor antagonist that either gets killed or changes into a good character after realizing MC's change in power. Overall, although it is very cliched it is part of the reason why it is an OPMC martial arts story. OPMC is VERY common in terms of martial arts LN and Manhua so I wouldn't be surprised if Wu Dong Qian Kun discovers secret treasures or martial arts techniques of the Yuan Dan Stage.
Author and Illustrator: How are you enjoying Wu Wong Qian Kun so far?