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Wu Dao Kuang Zhi Shi  
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Description
From: Easy Going Scans
The story begins with the eradication of Qing-cheng martial art faction by a group of martial art fanatics from Wudang, whose master and disciples only has one belief – to become the strongest in the world. In order to maintain their supremacy, they take over all the other martial arts group and kill those refuse to yield themselves to them.
Yan Heng, a young swordman in Qing-cheng, was saved by ‘Wudang Hunter' Jing Lie, who also lost his fellows because of Wudang. Being the only remnant of their groups, the two allied and start their journey of revenge.

Type
Manhua

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
武道狂之詩
武道狂之詩 特别版
武道狂之詩 震關中
武道狂之诗
Blood & Steel
Blood and Steel
Sangre Y Acero
Sangre-y-Acero
Sangue e Aço
Thiết Huyết Nam Nhi
Võ Đạo Cuồng Chi Thi

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.70b by Easy Going Scans (419d ago)
v.13 c.70a by Easy Going Scans (480d ago)
v.13 c.69 by Easy Going Scans (508d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (214 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 11th 2016, 3:59am PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
New Youth (Tong Li)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #918 increased(+124)
Monthly Pos #1781 decreased(-52)
3 Month Pos #2310 increased(+170)
6 Month Pos #2752 decreased(-42)

List Stats
On 1471 reading lists
On 716 wish lists
On 47 unfinished lists
On 237 custom lists

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This is an amazing series.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hadou-ken
July 8th, 2012, 8:31pm
The art is gorgeous, and the action riveting. The plot is way beyond mere revenge; the series takes you deeper into the martial arts world than any other. Read this series if you want to have a good time.
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Guys Please Read Again...   
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by rennov
October 1st, 2013, 2:51am
Well, my advice to you guys who said that this Manhwa is "average", please read again until the last chapter I would say. And if somehow you still call this "average", please enlighten me what kind of manhwa/manga that was "above average"...
Still, I appreciate any kind of opinion regarding this manga, and hoping that the manga discussion become more educating and enlighting. Have a nice read!
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Not as bad as the reviews say   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by jfaerr
August 2nd, 2013, 3:36pm
Many reviews here seem to indicate the story is quite average, and I agree at least for the first few volumes. As of volume 9 I can honestly say that I am quite looking forward to the next chapters.

As for the action, I think the quality and execution is concise and well done. My only complaint with the action scenes would have to be the large amount of naration explaining each movement.

If you enjoy martial arts manga/manhua than I definately recommend giving this one a read.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2013, 3:38pm
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Finally, an amazing Wuxia Manhua!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sup3rm8nz
July 1st, 2013, 6:08pm
It is obvious that the art is top notch but the story is definitely not "average." I understand why some of the users would think so.

I've watched and read chinese wuxia dramas/novels way before I read my first manga and I think the readers who are not familiar with the Jianghu world will mostly think the story is average. Like when I first read a samurai manga (Vagabond) and thought the story was average (ridiculous, I know). Blood and Steel has a very unique story in a well-established Jianghu world and has potential to be something great. A good example is the author's decision to use Wudang as the antagonist group. Never in any wuxia story has the Wudang sect considered to be evil/violent/power hungry.

I will be writing a review/backstory for Blood and Steel soon and hopefully it will shed some light on why the story is above average. I have been waiting for a great wuxia manhua for a long time and I wouldn't be surprised if this gets adapted into a drama.
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My favorite!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Claudia
March 6th, 2012, 3:31am
This one is my favorite manhua! It's a real pleasure to read. The character development is growing steady and strong. The story is at a normal pace not too fast not too slow and with a rare fight description you dont see often!. The author actually describes each fight and you dont only see Ugh!, Ahh! etc.We get to see detailed fight descriptions such as what's the name for each move they make, and the reason behind using every move. Last but not least THE ART IS DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!! A very detailed art allows you to take a peek into China's beautiful building and streets architecture!

This is a must read!
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Breathtaking action   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iddqd
October 17th, 2011, 12:49pm
A really good martial arts manga so far. I dont see why someone would rate this under 6 to be honest.
In my book its a solid 8 at least! if not for anything else just for the awesomeness of chapter 6

Art fits the story and leaves a dark, old impression. The story so far is ... well there isn't much since its the first few chapters but the author is building it up slowly and you get the feeling that it will be a good one.
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Hooked on   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DrPepper
December 29th, 2011, 6:12am
As the guy below posted, It's honestly breathtaking and I've yet to see a manhua, which has hooked me this much due to the plot (Ofc it's only begun). I'd even say it might become better than Berserk or Ares plotwise.

I can't await the next releases and I'm looking forward that they'll come fast!!
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Best Swordfighting Manga Ever   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TheIro
March 14th, 2016, 7:10pm
The sword fights in this manga is just fantastic. It is the most amazingly detailed and realistic sword play I've ever seen in a manga. I'd be surprised if the author didn't have a background in martial arts or at least have done extensive research on it. The stances, the legwork, the sword moves are all either from real martial arts or based on real martial arts.

The only thing that comes close, would be the awesome sword fights in the Sword of the Stranger or Seirei no Moribito animes. This would be the manga (or Manhua) equivalent of those.

Some commentators have mentioned other sword fighting manga like Blade of the Immortal or Vagabond, but frankly this just knocks them of the water easily. In those, the fights are mostly just the stereotypical "2 swordsmen passing by each other then one of the them falls over later" or "the hero fighting off enemies but somehow still standing even after getting slashed bloody hundreds of times" type scenes. In this, you see people actually use skills. Not bs magical skills, but real combat skills. They block, they parry, they deflect. They will use momentum to enhance their attacks, techniques to redirect the enemies' momentum. Legwork to dodge or surprise. They take into account things like the reach, weight and other unique characteristics of their enemies weapons and that of their own. And refreshingly even things like the calculating their chances of winning and the morale of the combatants. For sure these guys aren't the typical shounen heroes who brainlessly run headlong into everything. Another point of realism in this manga is that one solid hit with a sword you'd be severely injured, two solid hits and you'd most likely be dead. No unrealistic heroics here.

As for the story? Its great and multifaceted. There's no cliche good and evil here. The "bad guys" only crime is to follow the pure code of wuxia - to be the strongest martial artists ever. While they're merciless towards their enemies, they are also honourable to a fault. Meanwhile the people in the so called "good" faction would rather have peace over their somewhat forgotten wuxia roots. Even resorting to using underhanded tactics like poison or ganging up on people in a one on one fight. If a bad guy is willing to throw away their weapon to trade for an antidote to cure an unrelated poisoned civilian caught in the crossfire, are they still a bad guy? The interplay of ideologies and hypocrisy with a revenge driven quest is interesting to say the least.

Another thing I liked in this story is how the enemies aren't faceless minions whose job is show up and get easily defeated. The bad guys all have personalities. They're smart, capable and most of the time are actually more skilled than the protagonists! That's not something you see every day.

Lastly the author of this manga must be a genius because he came up with this revolutionary idea.... see the people in this manga don't shout out their techniques, they THINK it. Wow... what a concept. It always bugged me somewhat that people in other manga would shout out their techniques like idiots. But now you can convey to the reader what the characters are doing (without them looking stupid) by using think bubbles instead of speech bubbles! If there was a nobel prize for manga this man would deserve it.

Now some of you maybe wondering why I'm giving this manga an 8 instead a 9 or a 10 after all that praise. Reason? It's because its too damn short! I want MOAR! I read up to where its currently at in a matter of hours and I want to see what happens next. If it can keep up this level of quality later on, I'll definitely be upgrading the score and throwing some money at the author and translators. So until then, I guess oogling the smexy bishoujo is all I can do.
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I think there is potential...   
Rating: N/A
by Foley912
October 4th, 2012, 12:37pm
I truly like how this series illustriate some martial things, and how its drawn... Even I agree some negative things given I think this series got that something and this will just get better! definitly worth a following!
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Great plot and characters..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vash-the-stampede
April 20th, 2012, 1:34pm
especially when you take into consideration that this is the first manhua of the comic's artists.
Hopefully it won't end up being rushed, because the story, up until now, has been given great care.

The character designs are very detailed,after some of the chapters there are descriptions of the weapons that the characters use and during the battles the descriptions also help the reader to better understand the fights..

Personally I think that this manhua is better than most manwha, manga and manhua out there..
for people who like adventure comics and a seemingly steadily growing story, this is a great read
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