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Master of Gu  
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A story of a villain, Fang Yuan who was reborn 500 years into the past with the ChunQiu Cicada he painstakingly refined. With his profound wisdom, battle and life experiences, he seeks to overcome his foes with skill and wit! Ruthless and amoral, he has no need to hold back as he pursues his ultimate goals. In a world of cruelty where one cultivates using Gu - magical creatures of the world - Fang Yuan must rise up above all with his own power.

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Official English Translation (Webnovel)
Official English Translation (WeComics)


Related Series
Gu Daoist Master (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Daoist Gu
Gu Daoist Master
Reverend Insanity

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Latest Release(s)
c.83 by Meraki Scans 9 months ago
c.96 by TimelessLeaf about 1 year ago
c.95 by TimelessLeaf about 1 year ago
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92 Chapters (Hiatus)

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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (62 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.04 / 10.0

Last Updated
April 10th 2021, 10:17pm PST



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Low budget adaptation  
by Joese
December 8th, 2020, 6:26am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The first chapters are quite good and you get the idea of the original setting and unique story of someone that has lost his world twice and won't stop at anything for his objective (destroying destiny to achieve true freedom and seeking immortality)
It's a pity that their budget goes down after. But it is still quite nice if read along with the novel

... Last updated on December 8th, 2020, 8:13am
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Manga is so-so, the novel is better  
by Seregosa
February 17th, 2020, 5:37pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
An issue of the manhua format is that it'll cut everything short. While there is undoubtedly a lot of padding and unnecessary content in the novel, it at least has everything. This is a story that requires all of the details. It will not be that good unless you know most of his thoughts.

The basic idea of this story is that the mc is someone who transmigrated/reincarnated from earth and lived a truly horrible life, too horrible for words. He was always living the hard way and despite trying his best at going the more bright and sunny way, life screwed him over all the time. He ended up getting warped by his experiences and spent hundreds of years learning this world's way of life. A way of life with big wars, battles and death everywhere and where you're nothing but an ant if you don't have power and take everything in your own hands. Having no other way out, we can say that he became somewhat insane, rationally insane, not the illogical crazy stuff, just insane, scheming, ruthless, heartless and doing everything for benefits and to further his own goal, eternal life and rising above everything.

He has seen the bad sides of people all too much and can't trust anyone, which is completely justified since most people tend to be assholes in this story. They live by the law of the jungle, even the "justice" side of things are just full a bunch of hypocrites that pretend to be good but act more like corrupt politicians who wouldn't hesitate to backstab people for their own benefits.

This guy was finally chased down and killed, travelling the river of time with the help of spring and autumn gu which he created, a legendary "gu", going back to where it all started. Now he will rise to the top by all means necessary, there are literally no moral barriers in his mind, if it'll help him in any way, he'll do it, if not, he won't, it's all about benefits, not so much about enjoying killing people. His actions are evil and he's a scheming bastard, but that's why we should love it. He starts low and life just hits him below the belt over and over again, he does his best and more but he still has to struggle and barely scrape by.

Well, the point is that the novel will let you in on his thoughts and the background of his actions. It will let you understand his logic and come to appreciate his behavior. There are gruesome parts and everyone is there to get used, nothing more. Nothing is more satisfying than when he finally reaps his benefits after long, long struggles at the edge of a blade, the grand reversals are some of the best ones I've ever seen. Characters that would normally just be trash to be discarded are kept despite being annoying and keeps on being developed and used, people don't just die instantly because the mc doesn't like them.

The manhua, however, rushes everything and doesn't provide enough explanations for his actions. Thus we get people like PZcolo who doesn't know what they're talking about, they read the manga without knowing the actual story and every necessary thought, as such his actions just seem to be those of a psycho taking pleasure in murdering people randomly for no reason, not really a good experience, I can understand that. This story is nothing without all the lengthy exposition and internal monologue, so read the novel. The manhua can be enjoyed after you've read the novel as you will know what's really up. I feel like turning it into a manhua was a mistake from the start, it doesn't work well with such a format.
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MC is perfect. Has the brains and wit to back it up. Not just full of sh*t lol  
by hoBRO
December 19th, 2019, 5:13pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
People may think he's completely evil, but I think that he's just being cautious and has actual reasons behind his every moves.
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Disgusting MC  
by PZcolo
September 28th, 2019, 4:41pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
This is exclusively for those that like dark stories and can stand or are interested in an evil MC. Be mindful thou that one could consider murdering someone that stands in the way of your goal evil, this MC goes far and beyond that, he'll kill people because he feels like it for no reason or provocation. I can stand and sometimes even like ruthless MCs, pointlessly evil? No thanks and people who read the novel say it just gets worse later.
If that strikes your fancy then by all means, I, couldn't care less for a person like that and think he should just die and rot, maybe that world can be a little cleaner without him in it.
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Other similiar or better manga  
by Lordmaou97
August 30th, 2019, 4:17am
Rating: N/A
Hey guys,

Here r some other similiar manga u guys can check it out while waiting for updates
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Perfect series I was looking for....  
by aptop6
May 6th, 2019, 3:57am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Have you ever wondered why these 1000years old powerhouses after reincarnating starts acting like a 15 year boy in heat and every one other MC has no brain then I can't scorn you I have also been thinking the same thing every time I read other reincarnated novels and manhua's... I am currently at chapter 900 in novel and has already read to chapter 1700 in raws .. this novel doesn't degrade in quality .. Keep in mind that MC is never going to have any love interest neither does he make any single friends through out his journey of attaining the ultimate goal of immortality ... He has already been in love and already loved in his previous life...

... Last updated on May 20th, 2019, 12:52am
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