Ling Yu

Alt title: Spirit Realm

Web (10 eps x 12 min)
3.414 out of 5 from 264 votes
Rank #8,199
Ling Yu

Thirty thousand years ago, the Heaven Fighting Race who called themselves “Gods” invaded the Spirit Realm. Hundreds of races rose up in resistance, but ultimately suffered a crushing defeat. The Human Race was the first to concede, and the rest of the Hundred Races soon followed in succession. The Heaven Fighting Race’s march of conquest did not stop there. With the Spirit Realm as the starting point, they invaded other secret dimensions, and spread war to all corners of existence. After greatly exhausting their combat strength, they were finally defeated by the Hundred Races who took advantage of this opportunity. With no other choice, they fled to the starry skies outside the realm. Now, in an era where the Heaven Fighting Race has already faded to become ancient legend, an amnesiac youth possessing the Heaven Fighting Race’s bloodline is being fostered in an insignificant household. Whilst struggling to live on, he silently awaits the day of the bloodline’s awakening.

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I haven't advanced much in the animation, chapter 3 so far, but hell the disappointment is everpresent, I do not understand why would producers decide to animate a story they hate so much that they have to change it so much from the get-go. This story in the novel is indeed awful, its a plot-armor driven story with a cast filled with braindead characters, where if it weren't because of the huge amount of plot armor every character would be dead prior to chapter 1. the Main character is so dumb and useless that he should have died in the character 1 of page 1, of paragraph 1 in line 1. YES, THAT BAD. I was expecting a faithful adaptation, or "as close to" as possible but it seems the producers liked the "setting" but not the story itself, and due to the lack of resources to develop an original story, they just kidnapped the characters and setting and re-wrote it to fit their view. I read this novel as an exercise for myself, training about how "not to write" stories myself (being a noob crappy wannabe writer myself, amateurish at best) because is really that that bad. it feels it was an experiment from the author to display that you can write a novel so heavily reliant on plot armor and still be a long and lasting story. there is no story whatsoever that fits the original story "so far" so the story gets a 0 the animation isn't half bad, isn't good, but is not bad so gets a 5 The sound is so so, indeed gets 5 too. Characters, as they seem to be kidnapped from the original story, they get 2 out of 10 so overall 0.5 Will continue watching for the sake of the same exercise I did while I read the novel, to learn how to "not do things" when it comes to storytelling. so ill maybe update the review later on (maybe not tho).

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