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Douluo Dalu (Novel)  
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Tang Sect, the most famous martial arts sect of all. By stealing its most secret teachings to fulfill his dreams, Tang San committed an unforgivable crime. With his ambition attained, he hands his legacy to the sect and throws himself from the fearsome "Hell's Peak."

But he could have never imagined that this would reincarnate him in another world, one without magic, martial arts, and grudges. A land where only the mystical souls of battle lay.

The continent of Douluo.

How will Tang San survive in this unknown environment? With a new road to follow, a new legend begins...

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Associated Names
斗罗大陆 (小说)
Đấu La Đại Lục
Lands of Battle (Novel)
Soul Land (Novel)

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22 Volumes (Complete)

48 Volumes WN (Complete)

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (180 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.71 / 10.0
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May 19th 2015, 11:28pm PST



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Master Pieces!   
Rating: N/A
by jjkyxr
May 19th, 2015, 9:22pm
"Tang San by observing them discovered that the Tie brothersí hammer method unexpectedly was somewhat similar to his Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method, merely the rhythm didnít have the harmony of the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method, the generated force also was not equally fierce as that of Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method, but their speed was even faster than his Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer Method."
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Master Piece!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by IT0
May 17th, 2015, 11:12am
I read a lot of fantasy fiction, and a lot from Asian authors, and one common thread among stories about age progression and fast character growth is this silly idea that a 6-year-old to a 10-year-old kid would behave like an adult or act like someone a lot more mature than a pre-pubescent kid. This author cleverly solved this by using reincarnation as a reason for a child acting mature.

This author brings a lot more to the table than just reincarnation; he creates a whole alternate world with animals that have strong spirit power and the people that hunt them for this power. There are kingdoms, clans, churches and schools all caught in a power struggle, over who is stronger.

The main protagonist is Tan San, who after reincarnation brings his knowledge of martial arts, weapons crafting and qi cultivation to a world of magic users. He is strong, intelligent, and loyal, he will protect his friends and family with his life, has great manners, is very humble, secretive, and will kill without the slightest hesitation if provoked. I have to say I like everything about his character.

The story focuses on Tang Sanís growth and the relationships he develops as he grows.

This has been a fun read and I am only half way through reading it.

Update the more I read, the more l like it. This is hands down the best web novel of this genre that I have read so far.

... Last updated on May 25th, 2015, 9:36am
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Rating: N/A
by thesshadowbow5678
April 7th, 2015, 1:34am
Douluo Dalu i really am enjoying it i like mostly everything about has nice characters interesting fighting system the world is nice and enjoyable the only and they only problem i have is i really dislike Xiao wu i love how she is on or above the mc level of fighting but i dislike how her personality but this is just personal preference.

alphagulp first the incest thing correction cousin not sister i didn't care different culture not yours even though in the context of the story it was bad to do but it not something to freak about . Second the teenage members thing about them being in a gang first were you reading the story. The animal thing the i kind of think the mc feeling bad about killing the animals is stupid because he makes it kinda cruel sometimes. 4th the cult thing have you ever read Wuxia or Xianxia. I would like to think you be a troll but then again there are stupid people out there

... Last updated on April 7th, 2015, 1:43am
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Rating: N/A
by coma1989
April 7th, 2015, 12:04am
Incest, gang, vicious?? Did we read the same novel? Sorry to tell you that but there isn't any incest in this novel because she isn't his sister. Moreover it's the first time i heard that the " the women in the gang being especially brutal and vicious". If you want to add a comment about something at least read the novel a little bit and try to be objective.

The funniest thing is that aphaGulp modified his comment to match his way of thinking. The first time as i quoted he said that " the women in the gang being especially brutal and vicious". It's true that Xiao Wu is quite violent but it's a classic example of a tomboy( or tsundere character). About incest part, it's true that often law prohibits marriage of cousins about it depends on continent( it remains relatively common in the Middle East). Moreover there are a lot of mangas or animes with plot about sibling love so it doesn't shock me that much. About them castrating the old man, there is a good reason why they did it ( he was more or less an old pervert and rapist so yes he should be happy to stay alive). Moreover the world they live in is a brutal one so it's normal it's better to kill your enemies ( it's not a modern world but the world where the strong survives). About the sect problem, i got a feeling that you didn't understand the word sect, in wuxia novel it means a clan or martial artists' community not a modern sect as scientology cult. And about killing animals, these animals also kill humans ( a modern man kills pigs or cows to eat), moreover i have a feeling that Xiao Wu is a spirit beast so it's normal why she doesn't like to kill them ( even if i didn't get a feeling she is opposed to kill them but i could be wrong). Finally about level problem, in all shounen manga you have a hero who fights against enemies of his own level( or a little bit stronger). It's normal because in another case he would be killed in the first chapterbigrazz. I'm not trying to be mean AlphaGulp but your comment is quite ridicilious( as thesshadowbow5678 said are you a troll)?

... Last updated on April 11th, 2015, 10:09am
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Kid bullies learn to better murder   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
April 4th, 2015, 6:00pm
So this one has lots of weird elements, including an MC who was born to the Tang Sect, a cult so awful that the MC felt he had no choice, from the first chapter, but to commit suicide, because he (justifiably) didn't accept to only be a low-rank individual, as determined by his birth and rank in the cult..

So what does the MC do, after being reborn in another world? Why, seek to recreate the same cult, of course! (Mind control is a terrible thing)

Then we get all the teenage bullies the MC teams up with. None of them are more than thugs, and all they do is go around looking for fights, bullying those weaker than them.
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How about the side story of how the one very young teenager's regular visits to a ghetto brothel ended up in his getting a really slight beating from some older dude who wasn't having any of this little wannabe thug's attitude (after all, they are all relatively weak early on).

With just these little bruises as a reason, the team of teenage sociopaths decides to gang up on the old guy, and basically cripple him in a horrifying fashion, afterwards regretting not having just murdered him outright, since obviously now, this guy has some serious beef with them.

Frankly, these protagonists all deserve to meet a bad end, so much so that I just couldn't care about any of their travails after a while.

Then it starts to get downright disgusting when the incest subplot gets mixed in:
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The MC's master accidentally fell in love with his half-sister (not cousin), only to find out just before the wedding and have to break up with her... And evidently, even in that world's society, such close blood ties make marriage and children unacceptable, which is why the MC's master cannot accept his poor deranged half-sister's advances.

Rather than encouraging them to just move on and find other people to be with, we instead have to bear witness as the half-sister keeps trying to jump her brother, and we are all supposed to cheer?

I have zero fantasies of being with overbearing, dangerously violent, incestuous, post-menopausal and clearly demented dragon-hags!

And perhaps even worse, since this affects the normally simple pleasure of powerups:
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To top it all off, we have a world setting wherein it seems like it may be a grave sin to go around killing intelligent animals just for powerups, but the powerups are so tempting that who could say no?

The MC's gf supposedly cares about the animals, but not consistently (at all), and in any case she is one of the most vicious and psychotic of them all, so I can't imagine her doing anything good about anything.

In this world, special people are billions of times stronger than regular people, only it takes decades to train, so of course the protagonists only ever meet people of the appropriate power level to allow them to beat down all the other bullies they meet (100% bully world).

These stupid little cretins are so freaking lucky, since obviously it normally would only be a matter of time before someone smarter, stronger or luckier showed up and taught them the painful consequences of a Thug Lyfe (TM)!

P.S.: some stories (ex: Claymore) have great reasons for fighting and risking one's life. This one REALLY doesn't.

... Last updated on April 7th, 2015, 8:11pm
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Very nice wuxia   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by L3zl13
December 11th, 2014, 4:51pm
While the Spirit master system is different from the usual martial arts based cultivation, the series still have an overall wuxia feeling. Recommended to everyone who likes wuxia in general or those who like the also somewhat alternative/modern wuxia books from I Eat Tomatoes.
While both series translations are still early in the story, Douluo Dalu is specifically seems to be similar to Coiling Dragon Ring from IET.
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Very interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
November 8th, 2014, 2:35pm
The Spirit Master system is very interesting. It is also quite comprehensively presented without getting too complicated. The MC is also decent, different from the usual stereotypical ones. The author does a good job of keeping the reader interested in the characters' future growth. The characters are unique and memorable given the steady pace of the story.

EDIT: As the story goes on and the world gets developed further, endless possibilities for the future are opened up. The MC's "badassness" only rises in level with every single chapter, I kid you not. The Bagelson engine keeps the hopeless addicts from going into withdrawal. All Hail Bagelson.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2015, 8:41pm
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Worth the wait   
Rating: N/A
by gregis
October 20th, 2014, 2:01pm
It has very unique system of power which will attract a lot of people, it has lots of mystery but it doesn't distract from story progression but I would recommend not to read google trains not that they r horrible but it's the minute details that makes this story great waiting for the translations makes it all the better
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