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Douluo Dalu  
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Description
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 take him to another world, one without magic, martial arts, and grudges. A land where only the mystical souls of battle lay.

The continent of Douro.

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

Original webcomic (Chinese)

Type
Manhua

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Associated Names
斗罗大陆
Combat Continent
Lands of Battle
Soul Land

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Status in Country of Origin
265 Chapters (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (251 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 28th 2016, 12:25pm PST


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Year
2011

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Licensed (in English)
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Weekly Pos #50 increased(+20)
Monthly Pos #60 increased(+6)
3 Month Pos #49 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #63 decreased(-32)

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On 2008 reading lists
On 272 wish lists
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Horrible Writing   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Acigodia
February 21st, 2016, 6:54pm
Horrible writing with many stale moments. The dialogue is just bad and it makes it so that you have no idea what the fuck is going on. Also as I said before the writing will lead to stale moments where absolutely nothing is happening.
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An absolute disgrace to the original novel.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
August 27th, 2015, 6:41am
This manhua is an insult to the novel and I am morbidly amazed that the author is willing to butcher his own magnum opus into this abomination...

Let me give you an example of what it's like to read this manhua if it was the original Star Wars trilogy:

"A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...Luke Skywalker goes to death star and saves Princess Leia...*Insert flashback of dead aunt and uncle*...Obi Wan gets killed...Luke blows up death star with rest of rebel fighters...Han Solo tortured by Darth Vader *insert flash back of how Luke first met Han Solo* who immediately tells Luke "I am your father"...Endor and ewoks and shit...lasers...Vader chucks Emperor down pit...second death star goes boom...end."

Sounds horribly disjointed and lacking in plot coherence? Reading this manhua feels just like that, you constantly wonder "wtf just happened? Who the hell is this guy? A jungle? We were just in a dojo one page ago! WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?!"

Avoid this shit like the plague, even if you're desperate to find out more plot from where the latest novel translation chapter ended, because you won't find it here.

... Last updated on September 21st, 2015, 7:16am
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Only good thing is the art   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by just1moreazn
July 23rd, 2015, 1:15pm
As people have mentioned before, the manhua butchered the story the light novel has. Basically the only thing good about this, is the art. Please stop reading this, go read the light novel, it is so much better.
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The manhua doesn't live up to the novel   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by vekool
July 23rd, 2015, 10:09am
One major drawback is that the chapters feel disconnected. The story itself jumps from one scene to another in the later chapters. What's missing is the natural progression of things in a story. The novel fleshes out the characters and events while maintaining a consistent progression. While reading the manhua you will be left guessing the motivations and reasons for many scenes.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2015, 3:43am
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Horrible   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by CounterStrike1.6
June 26th, 2015, 6:09am
Catering to the typical Shoneny circle is the biggest problem that this manga has...rather than a direct adaptation it has been dumbed down to PG13 Level with all the Puppy love, Corny jokes, Out of character MC and random bits and pieces of events awkwardly sewed together

do yourself a Favor and read the Novel
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garbage   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lol_red
June 24th, 2015, 1:16am
completely destroyed the marvelous story of novel changing and showing various elements of the story while sometimes rushing the plot like telling some spoilers that weren't supposed to happen or happened in novel till later it's like they made the manga for art only also in art i'd say they prettify too much
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Should Read   
Rating: N/A
by Winner
June 19th, 2015, 11:00am
I agree that this manhua is not as good as the LN, but still it is an interesting read. There are some things missing of course, but it doesn't really matter if you read this before the LN.
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Adaptation decay rears it's ugly head again...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Aloha1
June 17th, 2015, 3:35pm
Do you like shounen battle mangas in the vein of Naruto? Then you'll probably love this, it has all the trademarks of the genre. From loud obnoxious kids who "call out" their super attacks, to enemies who becomes friends, friendship Über Alles, lots of (meh) humor, puppy romances, mild fan service and so on. Plus the art is amazing, and it's all in color. Really, the art is as close to 10/10 as it gets, even if it's not exactly to my own taste, it's nonetheless great.



Imo, Douluo Dalu is one of the (very few) good novels in the reincarnation/transported to another world genre that's flooded the market the last couple of years. That's thanks to good writing, characters with believable motives, an above average world-building and magic system, on top of that, it's also quite dark and serious at time. Especially when you compare to the Japanese "light novels" in the same genre, with their worthless, spineless, looser otakus as MC.

The manga is everything the novel is not, in a bad way. It's feels like a completely different story, with the same characters in the same world, told by a different author with a completely different demographic in mind. Personally, I hate it when clumsy directors/editors tries to make something original of a scripts based on book (or animes based on mangas for that matter). Some succeed of course, and turn a good story into something amazing, but the majority just fail horribly due to them lacking the talent that the original author had. A good example of this is Kurokami, which also was butchered and watered down for a different demographics.

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Basically, the author took pretty much every single (interesting) adult element of the novel and turned it into a god damn childish battle manga, devoid of any depth whatsoever. Let censor the gruesome deaths, sex, prostitution, torture, slavery, psychological traumas etc, and lets turn it into something completely different. I know, why not add some idol elements, school life and slice of life moe BS to the mix, you know, to really set it apart from the novel? Done, done and done! What you end up with, is a watered down, cliched shounen battle manga instead of a interesting fantasy story. Then again, pretty much the whole anime & manga industry have gone down the road of epic fail the last 5-10 years or so.


I'll give it a 4/10, and that 4 is due to the amazing art.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2015, 3:50pm
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Butchers the Original Source Material   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Opec
June 16th, 2015, 6:09am
Where do i start ? *Sigh*

Ok let me first start by the positives

The Good

1) Art work = Attractive and neat and thats where the good thing Ends LOL

The Bad like very very BAD

1) Character Traits and personalities eg: Oscars Sausages becomes Smelly Tofu, Fatty no longer likes girls etc etc
2) Plot deviation and events changed from the novel, EG: tournament matches, clash with Serpent pairs, Fatty and Tang San's Transformation etc (Novel did everything great imo)
3) PG13 Version with censoring so annoying they even changed the whole Berserker battle team to a "Lets not kill" scenario like WTF the whole purpose of tha fight was to teach them how to kill
4) Novel has a way more mature take on the subject alas the Manhua goes a bit shoneny route by adding more quirky traits which no longer seems funny but rather appears annoying
5) Leaving out details like eg: RongRong venture Home where she shows off the Tang sangs hidden weapons" or "Tang San's tentacles able to suck out life/Drain energy of beasts/human" etc

Manhua = PG13
Novel = Mature almost Seinen like

Sad to see such a Masterpiece butchered by a criminally bad manhua version

Go read the Novel! it's a Humble request!
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READ THE NOVEL !!!!!!!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
June 16th, 2015, 5:38am
Doulou Dalu Novel is a Masterpiece
Character traits are better in novel (sausages=tofu ehhh)
Plot points are changed for the WORSE

seriously guys

Douluo Dalu (Novel) >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Manhua
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