Star Martial God Technique - Reviews

Alt titles: Astral Sutra, Divine Star Martial Arts, Godly Star Martial Arts, Rise of the Ultimate Warrior, The Book of Celestial Power, Xing Wu Shen Jue

Star Martial God Technique
goombastomper's avatar
Jan 14, 2021

[397 Chapters] It was enjoyable at first, however, the frequency in which the author chose to use rape to add an outrageous element to the story was too much in my opinion. Whilst in some cases the use of rape added a valuable emotional layer to the story, ultimately, it was overused and left me with an unpleasant aftertaste. As much as I enjoyed the similarities between this story and the early chapters of Tales of Demons and Gods, spending an entire evening repeatedly being baited into hating an antagonist by witnessing them abuse women is not the reading experience I seek. Witnessing the boner-enducing karma of an overly confident antagonist meeting their end, in my opinion, will always be more entertaining than being repteadly fed the story of weeping women being taken advantage of by fat disgusting horny sloths licking their chops only to be killed later on while the true victim of their crime can never truly recover. 

That being said, the opportunity to experience a shittier version of Tales of Demons and Gods wasn't totally a waste, so I'll give the overall rating a solid mediocre. 

6/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall
MonarqueCeleste's avatar
Jul 28, 2020

Old version

This is one of those with a good premise and then it turns to a boring fest. The mc is weak, not that smart, not even in the least cunning, feels bad from killing baddies, is indecisive. You could take any of the popular manhua mc and replace this one and the story would become better. But even the plot in this one is so confusing and not in a good way. It's not a complex plot just that unlike the usual wuxia stories the author wanted to create an interconnected world. In typical stories mc is bullied/weak has to fight for his branch family or is kicked out of the clan, goes to a bigger clan/academy, travel the world, etc you know the drill. Here he stays in the same country and same clan and make it his base so the whole story involves the same people throughout the plot and the conflict the author found is a war. After it's just too many clans, people, and boring stuff. As if it wasn't enough you have the main characters who are basically 14 yo, think like 14 yo and act like 14 yo. I've always had a problem with these kids because it justify their stupid behavior. Make story with adults.

New version

I decided to let my old comment here, made in 2020 because some of the points made are still valid, although I wouldn't be as harsh as I was with it. The story is fine, I would even say that the plot is pretty good. The way it slowly progresses can get tiring at times but it certainly delivers in the middle. It feels like a complete story for once. You see the beginning and the ending. I would have liked if the author had more ambition for this because the world felt so contained. While reading it you have the feeling that there is no after. That it's coming to an end soon. And what do you know ?


I have absolutely no idea what happened but the story ended. And then it didn't. A new arc popped out of nowhere without any explanation on what's going on. It's as if a completely new story was starting and that's quite frustrating. I read somewhere that the original author (Er Gen) dropped it so I don't know if it's the manhua artist who is continuing the story now. Thing is, since the new plot is not that bad I still read it but not with the same enthusiasm I had.

5/10 story
6/10 art
4/10 characters
5/10 overall
nasro49's avatar
Dec 14, 2016

this manga is based on light novel and it still in its begining but it look awesome i like the fact that the characters can become powerfull by training and cultivation and i really disliked the main character personality because he is too week but the manga still awesome ... and i can't wait to see how they will find the paths to climb the Tower of God ... so im verry verry exited to read more ... hahaha

7/10 story
6.5/10 art
7.5/10 characters
7/10 overall
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CandleCamp's avatar
Jul 30, 2021

Great story, the pacing is nice and there are some mysteries throughout the story. Its somewhat evident that the original novel would have been more thorough as some mysteries are left unknown where the original novel ends, however, this can be said for most novel adaptations. The martial arts tiers are well divided and seem to be well constructed as their balancing seems reasonable.
I highly suggest stopping at ch435, this was the canonical ending in the novel and any content after this chapter is original and slower-paced, as chapters get much shorter. It's not that the quality takes a dive, rather I suggest reading the story as intended in the original novel.

6/10 story
7/10 art
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall
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Helex315's avatar
Jun 14, 2020

Man I love both females and tbh I kinda wish they could have like a relationship where he can love both female leads equally like both girls are too precious and I want them both to be really happy.

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall