Apotheosis is one of the most popular cultivation manhua series. With more than 750 chapters and still nowhere to its end, it has been enlisted in the top 10 best manhua/manhua series. Apotheosis is a Chinese web novel, which has been written by Free of Favors. It is one of the most popular reads among manga and graphic novel readers. The novel has been fully translated at Comrade Mao and MTL. While its popularity keeps rising, the question is, will there be an anime adaptation for Apotheosis?
Apotheosis tells the story of Luo Zheng, who has been reduced to a slave. He was originally born into a wealthy family. But, through the course of the series, we will find how his family line started to decline with the kidnapping of his sisters. A powerful force is working against Luo, and he must persist. Luo then goes on to discover an ancient book that he has inherited directly from his father. The book reveals to him the codes to unique and powerful art.
What is Manhua?
Manhua, Manhwa, or Manga is a term given to graphic novels with reference to their area of origin. Japanese graphic novels are called manga whereas, Korean ones are called Manhwa. The terms Manhua and Manhwa are said to originally descend from the Chinese word Manhua. It is also said that the authors of such novels are called Manhuajia, and in the same way, a person who writes manga is called Mangaka, and a Manhwa creator is called Manhwaga. During the Japanese Occupation in Korea in 1910-1945, the soldiers brought their culture and language with them, which in turn gave rise to Manhwa. It was quickly shut down due to strict censorship laws. However, Manhuas are pretty recent, as they were only released in the early 20th century in China and its neighboring regions.
Luo Zheng unlocks great potential and reaches a higher existence. He is almost elevated to the position of a God. He literally turns himself into a lethal war machine. Luo has a body in the shape of a weapon and is relentless in fighting. He has committed himself to it and never wishes to back down. He fights in grand battles and wins glory, and runs behind absolute power. With the knowledge of the ancient book, Zheng defeats almost everyone that stands in his way.
Fans of the manhua series absolutely love how the story has evolved. Even though the novel has the usual tropes of any regular manhua, i.e., a weak protagonist who transforms himself into an all-powerful God. But, the subtler details and intricate plot creation have beat any other series in this genre. Fans have started comparing it to Solo Levelling and Tales of Demons & Gods.
The main protagonist of Apotheosis is Luo Zheng. He is a straight-up flat character but does grow into a likable one as we get to know more about his past and what he believes in. With other characters thrown along with Luo, the plot grows meaningful, emotional, and enjoyable overall. Apotheosis does not have great art, so to say but, rather mediocre. People have shown their distaste at times for this Manhua due to its genericness. Also, the translation has suffered a lot after the 500th chapter, and it can be really difficult for a beginner to understand the cultivation gradings and family sects.
Will there be an Apotheosis Anime adaptation?
Apotheosis might be receiving an anime adaptation, but there have been no sources confirming it. A word has gone around in the anime world about the possibility, but there is still no substantial proof of it. If there was a solid word around the creation of the anime series, it would have been on the internet. There is hardly anything on that matter. However, if you are looking for a similar manhua series as Apotheosis, here are a few recommendations. Don’s Adventure in Another World, Return of the Immortal Emperor, Volcanic Age, Wu Dong Qian Kun, Martial Peak, Star Martial God Technique, Soul Land, Tales of Demons and Gods, Eternal Reverence. All of the manhuas mentioned here consist of more than 150 chapters and can be read over the web.