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(Chinese) Wuxia / Xianxia novel tracker

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2019-12-13 22:36

This list tracks some if not all of the wuxia/xianxia novels that I've read. Wuxia is a genre in Chinese fiction to do with "martial arts heroes". Most of what I've looked at read like Japanese shounen albeit on a grander scale with lots of high fantasy and mythology thrown in. Unsurprisingly, many wuxia tales also have manhua/manga adaptations.

Tai-Chi Master

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2013-05-02 22:48

A Jet Li action-comedy that's worth watching for what else, but the martial arts. The plot could have been interesting. Bad script, direction, and acting ruined what could have been a really good film. Still, the fight scenes are what everybody wants to watch.

Man with the iron fists, The

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2012-12-14 00:01

A rapper named RZA, a couple of professional wrestlers, a semi-professional boxer, Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe. This was never going to be good and why Crowe, who's metamorphosed into a tub of lard, wanted to act in it beats me. The action is interesting in some parts. But on the whole, and even assuming that this is supposed to be some kind of a parody, this is simply a travesty.

Avoid unless you while away most of your nights in self-flagellation.

Hunter × Hunter

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2012-09-13 12:07

Hunter × Hunter is a rather underrated action/adventure/fantasy anime (based on a manga) that I have just finished watching in its entirety. While the general premise of the story is not anything terribly creative, the fantasy elements of the story, especially Nen, are very imaginative and interesting.

New Grappler Baki

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2012-09-13 10:13

Grappler Baki is generally touted to be one of the most violent animes / mangas around. While the anime (especially the Saidai Tournament Hen) was below par, I was hoping that the manga would be (as is usually is) a touch better. And it is just a touch better, no more.

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