A review of Star Martial God Technique which is also known as Xing Wu Shen Jue. It is an action-adventure manhua created by author and illustrator Mad Snail and gives the reader an immersion into an awesome fantasy martial arts realm and follows a lowly slave family protagonist. It is enjoyable to read and has an amazing storyline to follow. A must-read If you like martial arts graphic novels, also one of the main reasons you may like this manhua is due to it being created by Mad Snail, the author of Tales of Demons and Gods
While I have seen a lot of people moan and complain about this manhua being a hot mess and how it’s very poor etc. I’ve actually enjoyed the 30 or so chapters I’ve read so far. It’s got a very nice pace and reminds me of a cross between Battle Through The Heavens and Tales of Demons and Gods. Its art style, as expected, is very good and the characters I would have to say are very easy to get on with.
What Star Martial God Technique (星武神诀) Is About
Author(s): Mad Snail
Artist(s): Mad Snail
Known As: Star Martial God Technique, Dewa Silat Bintang, El secreto del Guerrero Estrella, SMGT, Tinh Võ Thần Quyết, Xing Wu Shen Jue, Xīng Wǔshén Jué, Техника Бога звёздных боевых искусств, 星武神诀
Official Translation(s): English, Chinese
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Genres: Action, Romance, Adventure, Wuxia, Drama, Fantasy
A Small Synopsis
A lowly slave family peasant attends a special martial arts academy where he discovers he is actually a true genius… however, right before his discovery he experiences a supernatural occurrence, is he gifted or was he chosen?
Where to read Star Martial God Technique (星武神诀)
This manhua is available in both RAW and English versions. The RAW can be found on AC.QQ.COM and the translated version can be found on INKR. Additionally, any unofficial fan translated English versions can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.
What Is Good About Star Martial God Technique (星武神诀)
Okay, so as mentioned above, people have stated they dislike this manhua due to its storyline and the fact it’s very generic… I beg to differ. I quite liked this storyline so far and while only 30 chapters into it, I’ve actually formed a very good bond with the protagonist characters. With this said, if you compare this to Tales of Demons and Gods, you start to see slight similarities… but that is an SS tier manhua so, perhaps this is good?
Mad Snail never fails to disappoint, I actually really like their line art and the colours they use for their designs. I really love the fight scenes and any scene with an “energy”-like occurrence, it just looks amazing!
I feel the characters are pretty good and easily liked. They remind me of the main protagonists of Tales of Demons and Gods, but this may be just the author’s style – again, not a bad thing considering how popular Tales of Demons and Gods is. Additionally… the antagonists are designed well too, you really develop true hatred for them and wish the protagonist would just pummel them.
What Is Bad About Star Martial God Technique (星武神诀)
Well, would it be a martial arts manhua without the annoying generic like antagonists? Disgusting as it may be, they aren’t too bad and you know that they will soon get their just desserts. I can’t wait!
Overall would I recommend this manhua to you? Yes, of course – this is an amazing manhua and if you have enjoyed Mad Snails Tales of Demons and Gods then you are bound to enjoy this one too! Go check it out and support the artist!
If you enjoyed this review then you may also enjoy the following reviews;
- Tales Of Demons And Gods (妖神记 / Yao Shen Ji) Manhua Review
- Doupo Cangqiong (Battle Through The Heavens) Manhua Review
- Lightning Degree (비뢰도) Manhwa Review
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