Note: This is part of my growing number of posts of works and adaptations of works by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. Because of the release of the novels Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and Heaven Official’s Blessing, all reviews related to Mo Xiang Tong Xiu can be found under the author’s tag. Madou Soshi is the Japanese title, and this is about the Japanese audio drama with Japanese names.
SPOILER WARNING! If you have yet to read Mo Dao Zu Shi (novel or manhua), watch the animated adaptation or read my previous posts, this post may contain spoilers of past episodes. I suggest checking out the Madou Soshi tag for summaries of past episodes.
To think you wouldn’t tell me about such a good place to heal the wounds. Geez! AH! So cold!
I came here to cultivate, not to heal my—. Don’t play in the water!
But it’s cold! Brrrr! Way too cold!
I just want to get to where you are; it seems warmer over there.
Ran Gishin (CV: Toshiyuki Morikawa) brought Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) and Kou Chou (CV: Hikaru Midorikawa) with them to exterminate water ghouls, though Ran Bouki (CV: Satoshi Hino) questions it. Are these people really capable of handling such a dangerous task?
Mayna Spring is a hair stylist. And not any hairstylist, but Myulan’s Princess Patricia‘s personal hairstylist! She has a fateful encounter while she’s standing at the side in case of a hair emergency. The neighbouring country’s Prince Darion‘s guard Ray tells her she’s his bondmate and they get along well. But when leaving, Ray dumps her! What’s more, there’s no one suitable to take her position as the royal hairstylist when the Princess is to marry Prince Dario and now she’s following along with her… To where Ray is.
When she finally managed to get something out, her voice was raspy. Maybe she had hit her harder than I thought?
“You’re quite a strange NPC, aren’t you? You’re a character whose existence I can’t seem to override. And yet that very existence makes this different from the world in my game.”
My existence itself was being rejected.
“I mean, I wasn’t selected as the scholarship student…”
Isn’t that simply due to your grades? I tried my hardest to get in for free!
“…and it wasn’t me the Prince rescued…”
Prince? She must mean Mochizuki. But it would so crass for someone to actually try to force a rescue by throwing themselves onto—No a lady never points out the obvious.
“…my hair wasn’t even pink…”
Urara Tendou was reborn into a land with more advanced technology after a life as nobility in the kingdom of Lacrofine, which she found was similar to medieval Europe. But that’s less important—what’s important is that she’s a commoner! She’s free! She’s happy. But she could never shake off the habits from her past life, growing up to be a lady courteous to even her parents. So when she enters to St something Delia something School, she’s mistaken for someone from a rich family, and not a student on a scholarship.
But it’s also when she begins high school her troubles begin, with the seemingly crazy girl Shizuku Arimoto being on her case about… interfering with her “events”?? What does that even mean?
SPOILER WARNING! If you haven’t listened to episodes 1-4, this review may spoil things for you, even in the thought section where I try to avoid spoilers. I suggest reading the reviews of Madou Soshi episodes 1-3 and Madou Soshi episode 4 before this one.
“If drinking within Cloud Recesses is forbidden, I can drink on top of the wall. That way I won’t break the rules, right?”
“Like I’d let you!”
“Hey! Are you looking for a fight!?”
Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) wonders what on earth could have happened during all these years for Ran Bouki (CV: Satoshi Hino) to be so different; he’s fine if Musen touches him, he hides alcohol in his room… Thinking about these oddities, he remembers their first encounter that eventually would lead them to this day when Bouki just won’t let him go.
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Huh? What just happened? Why do I feel like I’m floating? Is that a truck in front of me? Was that the sound of me being hit by a truck? Oh. Crap.
One day, a second set of memories struck Elle very suddenly. It confuses her, but she realises one thing: She can’t let herself die first out of the Four Grand Mage of Analia—or else the strongest Grand Magi (and the man the Demon Lord chose for her engagement), Julius, will mock her! But with her past memories comes not only the knowledge of her pathetic death but also the values she once upon a time had grown up with. With these in mind, she sets off to escape death, and find true freedom.
“I know what a king is. But even so, it still doesn’t change who I am. I’m still me. And to me, everyone is equal.”
While he’s on an errand, Arthur hears that the Choosing Ceremony is to take place and he goes to see who the new king will be. All of his excitement drops to dread when he, in a try to save his cousin, by accident draws the holy sword Excalibur out of the anvil.
In shock and disbelief, he’s brought into the castle, his relatively safe life turning to a life of hard decisions, vicious nobles and assassination attempts left and right. Will Arthur crumble before his life as king truly begins, or get killed before it happens?
SPOILER WARNING! If you haven’t listened to episodes 1-3, this review will spoil things for you, even in the thought section where I try to avoid them. I suggest reading the previous Madou Soshi reviewfirst.
“Are you talking about the stone wall with more than three thousand rules? There are way too many! I can’t read them all!”
“What era are you talking about? Nowadays it’s four thousand and nineteen of them.”
“Noooo! Let me leave!”
Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) woke up in a new body he had received to avenge the original owner. After doing so by chance, he hurries away to avoid Ran Bouki (CV: Satoshi Hino). However, he meets the man again regardless, and things don’t quite go the way he expected them to. Continue reading “Madou Soshi (episode 4)”→
Important note! All names, including the title, are in Japanese! For those who have read the novel or comic, or watched the animated or live action series, I’ve put a list of names after the summaries to minimise confusion. Madou Soshi is the Japanese reading title of Mo Dao Zu Shi, and not me bullshitting some random title because I can’t read Chinese much anymore. Also! Usually I write Given name Family name on characters. This is reversed this time because it just sound better. I drop family names unless I need to use them after writing it once though.
As of 25/4 2022, I have a page with all the names and other terminology that can be useful to know listed here, and no longer in the post.
During the first year, peace remained…
During the second year as well, peace remained…
And during the thirteenth year as well, peace still remained…
Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) wakes up one day, several years after his death. He realises he was called for a reason; the person sacrificing themselves for something, but they missed a part in the summoning and he’s just offered the body. It’s not difficult to figure out though, and soon he’s working on taking revenge, while hoping to stay alive himself. Continue reading “Madou Soshi Season 1 Episodes 1-3”→