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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 Web Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (303 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.59 / 10.0
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If you have read up to chapter 190...PUT THIS ON HOLD NOW!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
January 24th, 2016, 5:16am
Seriously folks. Yes 190 ends on a cliff hanger (not unusual) but since I was desperate I went and did some MTL of the next 6 or so chapters and well...

Let's just say it's gonna be cliffhanger city with a LOT of plot development that'll drive you insane even with the speedy translation by blue silver. I personally am gonna put this on hold for at least a couple of months and pray the translation gives us the rest of this current arc by then.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2016, 4:44am
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Description is horrible   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by dtim
December 29th, 2015, 2:16pm
Seriously, the description is just awful. It gives the completely wrong impression of both the MC and the world. Especially the "one without magic, martial arts" part. Many of the spirit abilities are indistinguishable from magic and the MC very quickly meets a character that uses a grappling style of martial art to regularly kick his butt. I didn't read this story for quite a while because of the description and it was a big mistake.

I think this is one of the better Xianxia style stories. There is more of a focus on group battles but the MC is still a typical Xianxia MC and so he is OP and the one who usually wins the battles in the end. That's just the nature of this type of story. I find Douluo Dalu to be a lot better than Shen Yin Wang Zuo by the same author.

... Last updated on December 29th, 2015, 2:19pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sufod01
October 28th, 2015, 3:24pm
@alphaGulp In the novel that i know, the MC (Tang San) love really Tang Sect. He is from a branch family but it's because he is from a branch and not from the main family he can't become a Inner sect disciple to learn skill books from the sect, therefore he decided to steal those skill books to reach the pinnacle (his goal) and broke the sect's rules even if he know he will die, he is already prepared to commit suicide and then some of sect's elders are regretful when they didn't react in time to stop Tang San. He don't care about low rank, he just love to learn more about hidden weapons.

... Last updated on October 28th, 2015, 3:27pm
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Gets sloppy at the end   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by spammerhamster
September 11th, 2015, 7:25am
The first few arcs are very good. But the last
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becoming god
and final battle arc gets really sloppy. The seven monsters gets strong way too easy. Jumping levels like crazy.

Also, Title Doulou's, the strongest warriors are meant to be extremely low in numbers (like 10). This fact is almost a law in the first few arcs, but in the last arc the number of Title Doulou's are suddenly much, much higher. And they dies just like that...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by orario
July 18th, 2015, 1:23pm
From my point of view this novel is a masterpiece, on par with Coiling Dragon and even a little better than ST. So it's definitely in my Top 3.

I love the originality of the power ranking system and also how the MC having a previous life actually has a great deal of influence in his future development unlike most of the reincarnation novels where the MC is like "I was a piece of shit in my previous life, but I swear I'll be better this time around."

Also, Tang San is the type of MC I like the most: very smart, strong but not arrogant, talented but still hard-working, loyal and caring with friends but ruthless with enemies. It nice to see a character that actually has some balls to do the right choice (unlike others like Naruto for example who would hug his parents' murderer, Obito).

I'm at 130th chapter and I can barely stay still waiting for the next chapter to be translated. This novel is addicting. Why can't people in my country write awesome novels like asian writers?!

... Last updated on August 19th, 2015, 8:23am
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Not your typical Shonen MC   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CounterStrike1.6
July 5th, 2015, 12:43pm

I find it funny how recently the troll base have jumped onto the "Get the job done MC's" Hate wagon

what do you guys want ? A nose picking ret@rded male lead? whose actions lead to the death of his loved ones ? Spouts cocky lines but nothing to back that up and ends up embarrassing himself ? Wins by Luck and somebody saving his A$$ everytime ? And when he finally reaches a dependable stage after 300-400 chapters audience had already lost interest looong ago (aka Naruto, Kateky hitman reborn, HSDK etc etc) like seriously is this what you all want confused ?

Here's a hint for you guys: MC never dies whether weak or strong...whether they get the job done in few chapters or dragged out 30-40 chapters (weak mc) the RESULT WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAME!!! MC lives !!! Atleast it makes the whole process looks badass(Strong mc) and not solely reliant on Plot armor(weak MC)

and for those throwing around terms like Mary sue Gary sue guys need to look up the actual defination for it and realise how loosely the word is being thrown around without the actual context.... instead of just pillaging your time reading 4Chan trolls


Now for the reasons why you should read this novel

- Team Battles and strategy
- Great MC who relies on both his Mental and physical fortitude to turn the tide rather than be a annoying lucky twat (Shonen jump MC's)
- New Level up system, Rings and added souls to it is a very unique concept
- Budding Romances
- Structured Plot with heavy world building hinted for the future
- Characters with Personalities

... Last updated on July 5th, 2015, 1:03pm
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Too Gary Stu-ish for me.   
Rating: N/A
by tearsax
July 3rd, 2015, 4:23pm
I readed around 90 chapters until I've decided to drop it.

Its more or less entertaining at the begining but it became more and more boring and foreseeable with each chapter. It always goes all too well for the MC, no matter what. I'm didnt feel thrilled at all reading it.

Well, I guess for teenagers it could be cool and all that but I want something more interesting if I have to spend my time in it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Opec
June 16th, 2015, 5:43am
I will keep this short and simple since everyone before me already said what i wanted to say

Tang San is the best Male lead ever! Pure badass+cunning+soft hearted+decisive = Perfect MC imo

Side characters are wonderful and have their own Traits which makes the conversation among them a joy to read

Great power structure, this has the most unique power up (rings) 100 points to the author for his creativity

100 times better than the Manhua version BELIEVE ME!
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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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