A fan-made video should clear things up for new fans intimidated by the complicated plot of the popular danmei series Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.
Edited by a fan named duda (@/.olddream), this 45-second video accurately depicts the entire backstory of Master Ma Tu or Grave of the Dead. To summarize over 100 chapters and three seasons of donghua was a huge effort, but duda did it. The Great Master of Matu can be described, in a single sentence, as a story of how every Jin Lang uncle tried to kill every other Jin Lang uncle as part of a master plan orchestrated by – you guessed it – Kim Lang uncle. The subtitle of Master Ma Tu could also be “The Story of Jin Lang’s Uncles.”
Seeing the entire Master of Demon Cultivation presented like this, many fans sympathize with Jin Ling. One fan (bichenandweiwuxian) wrote: “It’s funny how the main characters are tied to Jin Ling, it’s like imagining he’s at school and having to make a family tree.” Another claimed their favorite character was Jin Ling’s uncle. The guide has provided a useful way for fans, even those who have read and watched the donghua, to delve deeply into the legend of the Grand Master cultivating the devil. However, the final tutorial section started an argument among TikTok users about which of Jin Ling’s uncles is the main character (Spoilers: apparently it’s Jin Ling’s uncle).
Introduction to the master of the sorcery Mo Dao Zu Shi
Written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, who also wrote the Blessing of Tianguan, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation traces two lives of Wei Wuxian. In his first life, he attracted fear from other cultivators due to his decision to enter the path of the devil’s cultivation. As he became stronger, more and more cultivators demanded his head until he died in a siege. Thirteen years later, due to the sacrifice of an amputated monk, Wei Wuxian comes back to life, and while he seeks nothing but a peaceful wandering life, he must first come to terms with the events of his life. out 13 years ago, including a reunion with Lam Wangji, his former classmate, with whom he had viciously headbutted in the past.
The novel received a donghua adaptation in July 2018 and an audio film in June 2018. Although the donghua has more creative freedom with the original story, the series still received praise. Praise from fans for maintaining the romantic relationship between Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi. The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation has also received a live-action TV movie adaptation called The Untamed, starring Xian Zhan and Wang Yibo as Wei Wuxian and Lan WangJi, respectively.
Although there is no international streaming platform for the donghua, fans can still read all about the adventures of Jin Ling’s uncles in the official English versions of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation by Seven Seas Entertainment published.