The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi manhua series written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (MXTX) and illustrated by Luo Di Cheng Qiu has been licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for an English-language release.
The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation manhua Volume 1 will be out on March 7, 2023, meaning we’ll have to wait a good deal to get all volumes of this tremendously popular series. Mo Dao Zu Shi manhua Volume 2 will be published on June 6, 2023. As for the remainder, we’ll have to patiently await updates.
Mo Dao Zu Shi manhuaVolume 1 is available for pre-order via Amazon, Book Depository, and Right Stuf, depending on your location and shipment availability (priced at US$19.99 + shipping costs).
This is a xianxia, danmei title, in case you still haven’t heard of it.
The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi novel Is Also Available in English
Seven Seas Entertainment has previously licensed The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (魔道祖师 , Mo Dao Zu Shi) novel series and is publishing the volumes under its Danmei label.
Seven Seas’ Mo Dao Zu Shi novels are part of the publisher’s MXTX Collection, which also includes the author’s remaining two danmei novels, namely Heaven Official’s Blessing (天官赐福, Tian Guan Ci Fu) and The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (人渣反派自救系统, Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong).
Presently (December 3, 2022), there are three Mo Dao Zu Shi novel volumes available.The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation Volume 4 will be out on December 13, 2022, and Volume 5 — on May 2, 2023.
The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi Has Been Treated to a Donghua-, Manhua-, and Live Action Web Series
There’s no denying the fact that The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation novel has witnessed international success. In fact, upon beginning serialization (it was originally a web novel) via the Chinese online platform Jinjiang Literature City (2015-2016), it became so popular that various groups started sharing their translations (in multiple languages) online.
Thus, Mo Dao Zu Shi had become so popular that when it got licensed for a printed edition, it already had a cult following. The translations were willingly brought down by the groups sharing them when the novel got a license.
Today, The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation novel series has multiple translations, including those in English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Burmese, Russian, Hungarian, Portuguese, and German.
It was only natural that the title would get a donghua adaptation, which it indeed did four years ago. The Mo Dao Zu Shi donghua series has three seasons (July 9, 2018–October 16, 2021) that also go by the name The Founder of Diabolism, a chibi series titled Mo Dao Zu Shi Q (July 31, 2020– January 29, 2021), and a live-action web series (The Untamed, available on Netflix).
If you haven’t read the novel, manhua, or seen the series, here’s the Seven Seas’ official synopsis:
“Feared and hated for his sinister abilities, Wei Wuxian–the grandmaster of demonic cultivation–was driven to his death when the most powerful clans united to destroy him.
Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reborn. Summoned by a young man who sacrificed his soul in a forbidden ritual, Wei Wuxian is now bound to seek vengeance on the stranger’s behalf or risk the destruction of his own soul. But when an evil entity emerges, a familiar face from Wei Wuxian’s past suddenly appears amidst the chaos–a powerful cultivator who will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.”
A Mo Dao Zu Shi mobile game has also been announced but there have been no updates meanwhile.