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A Complete Guide on How to Watch and Read the Douluo Dalu Universe

Good story and animation know no bounds, and since Soul Land excels in both, fans are inevitably requesting more of the series from the original creator.

Douluo Dalu or Soul Land, has turned the heads of many in recent years, making its presence felt and respected worldwide.

Initially starting as a Chinese light novel by the novelist Tang Jia San Shao, Soul Land now has its own manhua and anime that are receiving praises from its fans due to their story and originality.

Soul Land has published four light novels thus far, with a fifth novel currently ongoing and four ongoing manhua.

Aside from the novels and manhua, the Soul Land donghua has received significant attention and has aired nine seasons in all, with the tenth season currently airing.

With so many things to read and watch in the Soul Land universe, it is only natural to ask how and where to start watching and reading Soul Land. 

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Let me ease your mind on this part and share the watch order and the reading order for this excellent franchise.

Note: The titles of the donghua and the light novels are written in the original title, Douluo Dalu.

The Watch Order

1. Release Order of Donghua 

The release order is the only watch order for the donghua.

  • Douluo Dalu (2018)
  • Douluo Dalu: Jingying Sai (2018-19)
  • Douluo Dalu: Hao Tian Yang Wei (2019-20)
  • Douluo Dalu: Qian Hua Xi Jin (2020)
  • Douluo Dalu: Xiaowu Juebie (2020)
  • Douluo Dalu: Xingdou Xian Ji Pian (2020)
  • Douluo Dalu: Hanhai Qian Kun (2020-21)
  • Douluo Dalu: Haishen Zhi Guang (2021)
  • Douluo Dalu: Shan Yu Yu Lai (2021)
  • Douluo Dalu: Chongfan Haotian (2021-ongoing)
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The Reading Order

The list contains the release order and the chronological order for both the light novels and manhua.

1. Light Novel

Release Order

I. Light Novels

  • Doulou Dalu (2008)
  • Douluo Dalu 2: Unrivaled Tang Sect (2012)
  • Douluo Dalu 3: Legend of the Dragon King (2015)
  • Douluo Dalu 4: The Ultimate Douluo (2018)
  • Douluo Dalu 5: Rebirth of Tang San (2021)

II. Light Novel Extras 

  • Douluo Dalu 2.5: Legend of the God Realm (2015)
  • Douluo Dalu 3.5: Tang Sect Heroes

III. Chronological Order for Light Novels –  

  • Douluo Dalu 
  • Douluo Dalu 2: Unrivaled Tang Sect
  • Douluo Dalu 2.5: Legend of the God Realm
  • Douluo Dalu 3: Legend of the Dragon King
  • Douluo Dalu 3.5: Tang Sect Heroes
  • Douluo Dalu 4: The Ultimate Douluo 
  • Douluo Dalu 5: Rebirth of Tang San

2. Manhua 

Release Order –  

I. Manhua

  • Soul Land (2011)
  • Soul Land II: Peerless Tang Sect  (2012)
  • Soul Land III: The Legend of the Dragon King (2016)
  • Soul Land IV: The Ultimate Combat (2019)

II. Manhua Extras

  • Soul Land: Legend of the Gods’ Realm (2015)
  • Soul Land: Legend of Tangs’ Heroes (2018)

III. Chronological Order for Manhua- 

  • Soul Land
  • Soul Land II: Peerless Tang Sect 
  • Soul Land: Legend of the Gods’ Realm
  • Soul Land: Legend of Tangs’ Heroes 
  • Soul Land III: The Legend of the Dragon King 
  • Soul Land IV: The Ultimate Combat 
  • Soul Land: Legend of Tangs’ Heroes 

Conclusion

Be it the novels, the manhua, or the ONAs, one thing is for sure, each has its charm and is better in its way. The story is the anchor point, and the added 3d animation acts as a cherry on top. 

A Complete Guide on How to Watch and Read the Douluo Dalu Universe
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The release order of donghua is the preferred way to watch it as it is also the chronological way to enjoy the brilliant 3d animation. 

Also, the shown chronological order for reading the novels and the manhua is the correct order to enjoy Soul Land, as it was initially intended.

For a beginner, I would always recommend starting with the novels and then move on to the donghua. The manhua can be treated as an optional, and while they are a nice addition to the franchise, I recommend reading them after the novels because the main storyline changes quite a bit.

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It’s all up to you whether you choose to watch the donghua first or read the novels and manhua first, everything follows the original plot more or less, and you will miss nothing. 

About Soul Land

Soul Land also known as Douluo Dalu is an adaptation of the Chinese light novel of the same title, written by Tang Jia San Shao.

Tang San is one of Tang Sect martial art clan’s most prestigious disciples and peerless in the use of hidden weapons. With high expectations, the sect’s elders believe his future will be bright; yet Tang chooses to forsake this life at the cost of obtaining the sect’s forbidden lore—an action punishable by death.

Tang, now content with his ascension of knowledge, sees no reason to keep on living and jumps from Hell’s Peak, but little did he know that that would not be the end of his existence.

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