Cultivation is a Taoist concept that refers to the practise of martial and mystical arts with the goal of cultivating Qi: the spiritual life force. Cultivation is a common theme in both Wuxia and Xianxia stories, with one key difference: Xianxia stories typically focus on cultivation to achieve immortality.
Cultivation is the most well-known and frequently referenced concept in Chinese donghua, manhua, and novels. These anime shows include a few decent action scenes as well as an elegantly written storyline.
Assuming you’re into these manhua or light novels, then, at that point, you should look at this rundown of best Cultivation anime for a more prominent encounter.
15. Peerless Battle Spirit
Episodes:60 eps (x 8 min)
Genres:Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Only those who are able to awaken a Martial Spirit can walk the path of cultivation on the Canglan Continent. Only those with stronger martial spirits can communicate with the heavens and earth in this world. Qin Nan, who was born in Linshui City, was a peerless genius with talent who was expected to become a great cultivator in the future.
However, things changed when he accidentally awakened a grade 1 Martial Spirit, causing him to be regarded as trash. Fortunately, Qin Nan was struck by a lightning ray while practising his martial arts and, by chance, obtained the Divine Battle Spirit, which could level up. Qin Nan had no idea that he was breaking the Canglan Continent’s ultimate rule,very little did Qin Nan was aware that his Martial Spirit held a great secret that would gradually reveal itself as the storey progressed.
14. Star Martial God Technique
Episodes:40 eps (x 8 min)
Genres:Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
There are twelve paths in the world that lead to the Tower of God, and legends say that these twelve paths lead to the legendary road of immortality. However, the paths in the Tower of God are far too long and seemingly endless.
There were many different types of martial arts in ancient times, but the world changed so drastically that only three remained: Flame, Dragon, and Star Martial Arts. Generations of practitioners of these three martial arts have sought the path to immortality. A Star Martial Arts practitioner on a once-in-a-lifetime quest to become the Highest God.
13. Against the Gods
Episodes:94 eps (x 8 min)
Genres:Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The most dangerous of Azure Cloud Continent’s four deadly areas is Mythical Abode Mountain, Cloud’s End Cliff. The Grim Reaper’s Cemetery is located at the base of Cloud’s End Cliff.
The number of people who have fallen off this cliff over the years is too numerous to count. None of them, not even three god masters with powers that could pierce the heavens, have been able to return alive. However, a boy who is being pursued by various people because he is the sole holder of a priceless treasure jumps off the cliff, but instead of dying, he awakens in the body of another boy with the same name in another world!
This is the storey of a boy wielding the Sky Poison Pearl, cultivating the strength to oppose heaven and earth, a lord who watches over the entire world!
12. Wu Dong Qiankun
Episodes:12 eps (x 24 min)
Genres:Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Great Yan Empire exists in a world where power is the only way to gain respect. The four great clans have always stood above the rest of the Great Yan Empire. Among them, a specific incident in the Lin Clan resulted in the expulsion of a certain individual, who went on to start his own family in the hopes of one day being recognised by the Lin Clan and rejoining them…
Lin Dong, who came from a banished family of the Great Lin Clan, watched helplessly as his talented father was easily crushed and crippled by the overwhelming genius of the Great Lin Clan, Lin Langtian, when he was very young.
Lin Dong has been driven by a deep purpose since that fateful day, with a despairing father, a heartbroken grandfather, and a suffering family, to exact revenge on the man who had taken everything and more from his family. Join Lin Dong, armed only with willpower and determination, as he unknowingly discovers a destiny greater than he could ever hope to imagine when he stumbles upon a mysterious stone talisman…
11. Da Zhu Zai
Genres:Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Thousand-Year World. It is a place where many planes intersect, where many clans live, and where a group of lords gather. The Heavenly Sovereigns will appear one by one from the Lower Planes, each displaying a legend that others would desire as they pursue the path of becoming a ruler in this boundless world. Thousands of fires blaze through the Heavens in the Flame Emperor’s Endless Fire Territory. The Martial Ancestor’s power frightens both Heaven and Earth within the Martial Realm.
The Emperor of a Hundred Battles’ Might is absolute at the West Heaven Temple. The Immortal Owner rules the World from the Northern Desolate Hill, a place filled with thousands of graves. A Boy from the Northern Spiritual Realm appears, riding on a Nine Netherworld Bird, charging into the brilliant and diverse world. Who can control their destiny on the path to becoming a Great Ruler? Many people in the Great Thousand World aspire to be Great Rulers.
10. Wojia Da Shixiong Naozi You Keng
Episodes:26 eps (x 5 min)
Dong Fang Xian Yun, a dimension traveller, has only one goal in mind: to survive. As a result, he made it his life mission to avoid all death flags and cling to the main character’s leg as much as possible. Fortunately, he’s made it this far. But, just when he thought he was safe, he found himself on the path to becoming the End Boss. And everyone knows that the main character always kills the End Boss.
9. Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Genres:Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A comet falling will cause great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the family of the “Reiken” clan with a long storied history is resuming its entrance examination process to find disciples. The protagonist, Lu Wang, who possesses a special soul that is only available once every thousand years, decides to take the exam, and he begins his journey to become an exceptional sage.
8. Banished Disciple’s Counterattack
Episodes:60 eps (x 9 min)
Genres:Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem
Ye Chen, as a devoted disciple, dedicated himself to defending his sect’s spiritual medicine field. However, the spiritual field was destroyed during a battle with enemies. His devotion to the sect was insufficient to save him. The loyalty he thought he had gained from his peers and lover was insufficient to save him from betrayal.
As a result, he was shamelessly expelled from the sect. Ye Chen began to develop himself into a stronger cultivator with the help of a flame that fell from heaven. He fought his opponents, revealed his legendary life, and rewrote his own storey…
7. Everlasting Immortal Firmament
Heavenly Dao is eternal, but life is finite, making heaven and earth chess pieces. Gu Hai from the twenty-first century was transported to another world. Gu Hai grew to be a formidable trade opponent. During times of war,
he devises strategies for the Chen Empire to use against the Song Empire. A fairy from heaven took an interest in him and assigned him a mission to complete on his journey. This, however, has the potential to cause global upheaval and chaos.
6. Ling Yu
Episodes:10 eps (x 12 min)
The Heaven Fighting Race, also known as the “Gods,” invaded the Spirit Realm thirty thousand years ago. Hundreds of races rose up in opposition, but were ultimately crushed. The Human Race was the first to agree, and the rest of the Hundred Races quickly followed suit. The conquest march of the Heaven Fighting Race did not end there. They invaded other secret dimensions and spread war to all corners of existence, beginning with the Spirit Realm.
They were eventually defeated by the Hundred Races, who took advantage of this opportunity after greatly exhausting their combat strength. They had no choice but to flee to the starry skies beyond the realm. Now, in an era when the Heaven Fighting Race has faded into ancient legend, an amnesiac youth with the Heaven Fighting Race’s bloodline is being raised in a minor household. While struggling to stay alive, he silently awaits the bloodline’s awakening.
5. Ze Tian Ji
Episodes:13 eps (x 15 min)
Genres:Action, Drama, Fantasy
To choose is to choose. This is a storey about making decisions. With a scroll in hand, you can control the entire universe across three thousand worlds full of gods and demons… At the beginning of time, a mystical meteor fell from the sky and was scattered all over the world. A piece of it made its way to the Eastern Continent.
The meteor had mysterious totems carved into it, and people gathered around it to learn more about its purpose. They found the Way and established The Tradition. Several thousand years later, Chen Chang Shang, a fourteen-year-old orphan, left his master to cure his illness and change his fate. He brought a portion of a marriage vow with him to the capital, kicking off his journey as a rising hero.
4. Xie Wang Zhui Qi
Genre: Action , Comedy , Drama , Fantasy , Martial Arts , Romance
She crossed over to become Su Manor’s most useless good-for-nothing Fourth Miss, despite being a renowned assassin of the twenty-first century. He, Jin Empire’s imperial highness, was an emotionless, overbearing demonic tyrant of unparalleled talent.
Everyone knew she was stupid and useless, so they bullied her as they pleased. But only he, the tyrant with the discerning eye, would let her go if his life depended on it. For the time being, let’s just watch how the stubborn versus stubborn clash and play out in this great chaser versus chased show.
3. My Cultivator Girlfriend
Genres:Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance
The modern cultivation world is fraught with intrigue and calculation. The strong prey on the helpless. Everyone is nervous. Hero Ma, a security guard, began cultivating by accident after rescuing a female cultivator…
Li Ying Xiong, the main male character, inadvertently steals a portion of the girl MC, Lu Zi’s, powers. Following that, he was forced to either die or form a contract with her and embark on his journey as a cultivator, only to discover that he, too, possesses this invincible power (or plot armour) like Kirito. Then, this stereotypical old bad sage-like dude who desires tremendous spiritual power murders Li Ying Xiong and Lu Zi in order to steal their great spiritual powers. That’s basically the main plot.
2. The Daily Life of the Immortal King
Genres:Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Wang Ling is a near-invincible existence with prowess far beyond his control as a cultivation genius who has achieved a new realm every two years since he was a year old. But now that he’s sixteen, he’ll face his toughest challenge yet: Senior High School. With one challenge after another arising, his plans for a low-key high school life appear to be slipping further and further away…
1. Mo Dao Zu Shi
Genres:Action, Adventure, Mystery
Wei Wuxian, the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, roamed the world in his wild ways, despised by millions for the chaos he caused. In the end, he was betrayed by his closest shidi and killed by powerful clans who banded together to overpower him. He takes on the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—his archenemy, Lan Wangji.
This is the start of a thrilling yet hilarious adventure involving monsters, mysteries, and raising children. Wei Wuxian gradually realises, through mutual flirtation, that Lan Wangji, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, has more feelings for Wei Wuxian than he is letting on.