A review of Apotheosis which is also known as Bai Lian Cheng Shen. It is a martial arts manhua created and illustrated by author Ranzai Studio. While Apotheosis may come across as very generic in the first few chapters, it’s worth continuing reading on as the story really opens up later down the line.
What I really liked about Apotheosis is how it gave me Battle Through The Heavens vibes. While both have similarities, the story is definitely unique and becomes a worthy opponent. The art style is also really good and the characters are fairly cool. Worth reading if you are a fan of martial arts manhua!
What Apotheosis (百炼成神) Is About
Author(s): Ranzai Studio
Artist(s): Ranzai Studio
Known As: Apotheosis, Apotheosis – Elevation to the Status of a God, Bai Lian Cheng Shen, Forged Success, Principles of Heavens – Zen’s Cultivation of Immortality, The Endless Road to Divinity, Становление богом, 百炼成神
Official Translation(s): English, Chinese
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Genres: Action, Fantasy
A Small Synopsis
Luo Zheng was once the eldest son of a wealthy family… however, betrayal amongst the family happened to cause him to be shunned and now become a slave. However, his late father left him a secret that would change his life and set him on a path to retribution.
Where to read Apotheosis (百炼成神)
This Manhua is available in both RAW and English versions. The RAW can be found on the official Bilibili website and the English translated version can be found on Webcomicsapp. Additionally, unofficial both English and Chinese versions can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo along with various other translations.
What Is Good About Apotheosis (百炼成神)
I really am enjoying the storyline so far and I definitely cannot wait to read more. Overall I would have to say this is a pretty good story with quite a few secrets hidden in plain sight. It also has some really good pacing, so it’s not one that is either too quick to the OP powers or too slow to get to the point that’s good.
I thought the art style was fairly good, while I don’t think it can compete with the likes of Battle Through The Heavens or Tales Of Demons And Gods. I still feel it holds up fairly well and makes it interesting to follow.
I have a lot of time for Luo Zheng, he reminds me of Xiao Yan from Battle Through The Heavens and I really like that. I would have to say that so far his character has been my favourite. There are also some other awesome characters introduced in the later chapters, which are well worth reading on for!
What Is Bad About Apotheosis (百炼成神)
Quite frankly, so far I feel that there is nothing that I don’t like about Apotheosis, but if this were to change then so will this section!
Overall would I recommend this manhua to you? I think the answer is a solid yes! Especially if you are a fan of manhua such as Martial Peak, Battle Through The Heavens and Tales of Demons and Gods.
If you enjoyed this review then you may also enjoy the following reviews;
- Martial Peak (武炼巅峰) Manhua Review
- Doupo Cangqiong (Battle Through The Heavens) Manhua Review
- Tales Of Demons And Gods (妖神记 / Yao Shen Ji) Manhua Review
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