Is Martial Universe Anime Adaptation Worth the Watch?
- OVERVIEW OF MARTIAL UNIVERSE
- MARTIAL UNIVERSE SYNOPSIS
- MARTIAL UNIVERSE SEASON 2
OVERVIEW OF MARTIAL UNIVERSE
|Lin Dong (design) from the novel|
Martial Universe is among the novel trilogy by Heavenly Silkworm Potato together with Battle Through the Heavens, and the last novel The Great Ruler. In the latter, the protagonists from the first (2) novels shared the same universe in The Great Ruler after their story in their own world (the lower planes).
Martial Universe also received a live-action drama in 2018 starring Chinese actor Yang Yang who later gained popularity among Chinese anime fans with his portrayal of Ye Xiu in The King’s Avatar live-action series this year.
|Martial Universe Live-action starring Yang Yang|
MARTIAL UNIVERSE SYNOPSIS
The Great Yan Empire exists in a world where respect can only be earned through strength. Within this Great Yan Empire, the four great clans have always stood above the rest. Among them, a particular incident in the Lin Clan resulted in the banishment of a certain individual who went on to start his own family, in hopes of one day being recognized again by the Lin Clan, and rejoining them… Hailing from a banished family of the Great Lin Clan, when Lin Dong was very young, he watched, powerless, as his talented father was easily crushed and crippled by the overwhelming genius of the great Lin Clan, Lin Langtian. With a despairing father, a heartbroken grandfather, and a suffering family, ever since that fateful day, Lin Dong has been driven by a deep purpose; to take revenge on the man who had taken everything and more from his family. Armed with nothing but willpower and determination, join Lin Dong as he unknowingly discovers a destiny greater than he could ever hope to imagine when he stumbles upon a mysterious stone talisman… (Source: Novel Updates)
MARTIAL UNIVERSE ANIME STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
Now, let’s discuss the factors that affect the anime’s effectiveness whether it will be accepted by the anime community or not. First, let’s talk about its strengths and it definitely shows in its animation quality. Dare to challenge me if you can, but Martial Universe was among the few Chinese 3DCG anime with great fight scenes this 2019. Though it comes fell short if we will compare it against the giant NeZha, and White Snake but it definitely has a better animation quality than Battle Through the Heavens Season 3 (which is the best of its franchise so far), and Qin’s Moon: Nine Songs of the Moving Heavens. I am definitely amazed by the effort Shanghai Motion Magic exerted on Martial Universe animation especially its fight scenes and character designs, and even the visuals.
|Martial Universe Lin Dong vs Lei Li|
Another big asset or advantage of the anime is its music. Martial Universe soundtracks were just pure epic and give me shiver at some point. The opening theme song is a nice song to listen to, but the best music in the anime definitely the one playing in almost every fight scene.
Graphics & Visual Tour
Martial Universe Opening Theme
MARTIAL UNIVERSE SEASON 2
We also did have a teaser video here featuring the concept image for Martial Universe Season 2, and it really looks dazzling and amazing.
Alright, Martial Universe, in the end, is just like any other martial-arts cultivation anime from China but with pretty decent animation, it was able to become a well-distinguish series this year. In fact, it is included among my strongest contenders for Best Chinese Anime of 2019 which I will reveal when the year ends on either December or January. Whether an anime is worth watching or not is usually depends on the preferences of the viewers. It’s always a matter of personal taste, and if you have watched Martial Universe already, please let us know of your own opinion about it by leaving a comment below. Please don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for latest news about the Chinese anime series.
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