Cultivation is the most popular and often used concept in Chinese anime, manhua, and novels. These anime shows include some good action scenes along with a well-written storyline.
If you’re into these manhua or light novels, then you must check out this list of best Cultivation anime for a greater experience.
Best Cultivation Anime!
13. Fighter of the Destiny
- Chinese Title: Ze Tian Ji
- Episodes: 13
The story is about Chen Changsheng, who has a terminal illness, and to cure it, he goes to the capital. When he tries to set up his arranged marriage there, he is ridiculed by arrogant young masters.
Being looked down on by these scums, Chen decides to reach the pinnacle of the cultivation world.
The story sounds pretty cliche, right? It starts pretty slow, and the pacing isn’t that great either. If you’re only interested in action-packed cultivation anime, then you might as well pass over this one.
If you’re interested in fantasy dramas with some good moments, then try this one out.
12. The Great Ruler
- Chinese Title: Da Zhu Zai
- Episodes: 12
The Great Thousand World is a place for many clans, where they assemble to witness the displaying of legends by various Heavenly Sovereigns.
A boy riding on Nine Netherworld Bird comes from the Northern Spiritual Realm to become the Great Ruler that many people strive for.
Da Zhu Zai is a fantastic storyline, and with this anime, they portrayed it pretty well. Every scene is intense and extremely high quality.
With some amazing action scenes, this anime takes you on a wonderful journey. Thus, it is one of the best cultivation anime out there.
11. The Demonic King Chases His Wife
- Chinese Title: Xie Wang Zhui Qi
- Episodes: 13
After getting betrayed by the person she loved, Su Luo jumped off the steel cliff and woke up in the body of the fourth miss, who is known as a good for nothing.
Prince Jin is unrivaled existence and known for his cruel, ruthless nature. He finds Su Luo’s personality interesting, but can she fall in love again and especially with her recent experience?
The first thing you’ll love in this anime is its plot and the way they depict it is too impressive. The cultivation in anime isn’t unique but well used.
If you’re looking for the best cultivation anime that can fill up your boredom, then this one might be your cup of tea.
10. Spirit Sword Master
- Chinese Title: Ling Jian Zun
- Episodes: 200
The MC gets attacked and became the weakest young lord. He still holds a grudge against the enemy who killed him in the previous life.
By the time the Spirit Sword becomes powerful, he will become the supreme in heaven and earth. So he waits for the moment.
If you’re a fan of martial arts anime and also want some cultivation in it, this one is definitely for you.
The main character is amazing, the story is decent, and you get some incredible action scenes to keep you entertained until the end.
9. The Daily Life of the Immortal King
- Chinese Title: Xian Wang de Richang Shenghuo
- Episodes: 15
Wang Ling is a cultivation genius who broke through a new realm every two years since he was born.
But his greatest battle is just starting as he was about to get into his Senior High School and challenges in his life become more and more.
For a change of pace, how about watching a comedy-themed cultivation anime? It is adventurous, hilarious, and doesn’t stray off from the cultivation concept.
I somehow feel some connection between this anime and “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” This anime will be worth the time you spend.
8. Star Martial God Technique
- Chinese Title: Xing Wushen Jue
- Episodes: 40
The world consists of Twelve Paths that lead to the path of immortality. After the world has undergone terrible changes, only a few martial arts were left behind.
Those three are Flame, Dragon, and Star Martial Arts. See how the MC makes his journey to immortality along with his beautiful harem.
You’ve heard it right. This anime has a harem, and I don’t think it’ll bother you much. It has some good martial art action scenes along with the cultivation concept.
If you can bear a few annoying characters, you’ll love this anime with its detailed story and good animation.
7. Tales of Demons and Gods
- Chinese Title: Yao Sheni
- Episodes: 172
Ni Li finds himself in a 13-year-old body from the death’s door due to the space-time warp. It seems that everything had been reset.
In this second life, can he protect everyone that he couldn’t in the previous life? Or will fate remain the same?
If you’re a fan of Tales of Demons and Gods manhua, then you might not like it very much. Sure, the animation is inferior to the artwork.
However, it is a pretty good Cultivation anime to watch, and we’re sure if you didn’t read the manga beforehand, you’ll love this one.
6. Versatile Mage
- Chinese Title: Quanzhi Fashi
- Episodes: 48
Mo Fan finds himself in a universe where science is replaced by magic, and in this life, he is the son of a poor laborer and brother of a crippled sister.
He enrolls into the renowned magic academy, and soon he becomes a laughing stock for his situation. But when he awakens dual elemental abilities, what dangers await him?
I’m not sure whether you can call this one a cultivation anime, but as far I know, cultivation refers to honing certain abilities through things like such as core.
So, Versatile Mage is pretty much the same, and it has a good plot, character, and the main character is pretty OP.
5. Master of Legendary Realms
- Chinese Title: Wan Jie Xian Zong
- Episodes: 176
The story follows Ye Xingyun, who treads on a path of restoring his kingdom after his ancestor ascended to the heavens.
But with his power, he can’t take the dynasty’s ruler Qi Wang head-on. So, he decides to change his identity as the illegitimate son of Qi Wang and waits for the opportunity.
Wan Jie Xian Zong is a fantasy anime with lots of good action scenes in it. If you’ve loved Cultivation novels/manhua, then you’ll love this one as well.
It might not be as good as the manhua, but it is definitely better than the live-action. So try it out.
4. Martial Universe
- Chinese Title: Wu Dong Qian Kun
- Episodes: 24
The story sets in a world where respect is earned through strength, and young Lin Dong watched his whole family getting slaughtered by a genius of the Lin clan.
With only determination and willpower, he decides to avenge his family. Later on, he stumbles on a mysterious stone talisman which leads him to a greater destiny.
If you have a thing for an anime where MC loses everything and gets stronger from being weak, Wu Dong Qian Kun is a must-watch.
It has a wonderful storyline, animation done by Tencent studio on this is one of the best, and you get a lot of entertainment from this spectacular cultivation anime.
3. Scumbag System
- Chinese Title: Chuan Shu Zijiu Zhinan
- Episodes: 10
Shen Yuan always loved reading Xianxia novels, and he knows at some stage the protagonist takes a demonic path.
Soon, he gets transmigrated into a world where he is not a protagonist but the scumbag master who is destined to die at the hands of MC.
This anime shows how good a show can get if the crew puts their hearts into bringing the best of every scene.
They didn’t stray much from the novel, and every scene feels fantastic. Overall, it is an extremely entertaining and the best cultivation anime you can come across.
2. Soul Land
- Chinese Title: Douluo Dalu
- Episodes: 143
Tang San, a prodigy of the Tang Sect, had to jump off Hell’s Peak for stealing the sect’s forbidden techniques. But he is reborn in a world filled with spirits.
Born with the most useless spirit, the memories of previous life intact, can he conquer this world and emerge as the strongest?
Soul Land is an excellent anime, and even manhua readers would agree with this statement. The animation is unique to Japanese anime but amazing.
The cultivation concept is used efficiently, and the action scenes are splendid too. Thus, it is one of the best cultivation anime out there.
1. The Founder of Diabolism
- Chinese Title: Mo Dao Zu Shi
- Episodes: 23
Wei Wuxian, the founder of the Demonic Sect, died at the hands of the dearest clans. After several years, he incarnated into a body of lunatic.
Along with Lan Wangji, his best friend and boyfriend, he embarks on a journey to find the culprit who wreaked havoc in their lives.
Mo Dao Zu Shi is the best Chinese anime or drama I’ve seen. It has BL elements, but it’s not going to stop you from watching because we’ll ship them dearly.
The concept of cultivation is pretty amazing without any complications, and with sweet romance, a bit of mystery, it amuses the viewer till the end.
A Word from Us!
These Cultivation anime all consist of some good action scenes, and since most of them are adapted from famous novels, you’ll love the stories.
So, what do you think about our list? What is your favorite Cultivation novel? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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