Battle Through the Heavens

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Battle Through the Heavens
Also known asFights Break Sphere
Based onDoupo Cangqiong by Tiancan Tudou
Written byZhang Ting
Directed byYu Rongguang
StarringLeo Wu
Lin Yun
Baron Chen
Li Qin
Xin Zhilei
Liu Meitong
Opening themeJackdaw Teenagers by Hua Chenyu
Ending theme Battle Through the Heavens by Xiao Zhan, Gu Jiacheng, Wu Jiacheng & Peng Chuyue
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes45
Production location(s)Hengdian World Studios
Xiangshan World Studio
Production company(s)Wanda Media
New Classics Media
Original networkHunan TV
First shown inChina
Original releaseSeptember 3 (2018-09-03) – October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
Battle Through the Heavens
Traditional Chinese鬥破蒼穹
Simplified Chinese斗破苍穹

Battle Through the Heavens (Chinese: 斗破苍穹; pinyin: Dòupò Cāngqióng; literally: "Fight Through the Sky") is a 2018 Chinese television series adapted from the eponymous novel Doupo Cangqiong (斗破苍穹) by Tiancan Tudou (天蚕土豆). It stars Leo Wu, Lin Yun, Baron Chen, Li Qin, Xin Zhilei and Liu Meitong.[1] The series airs on Hunan TV on September 3, 2018.[2][3]


Xiao Yan (Leo Wu) is the son of Xiao Zhan (Yu Rongguang) and Gu Wenxin (Carman Lee). When Xiao Yan was nine, his mother was killed by enemies and his father never talked about it. Until he was fifteen years old, his martial art has made no progress due to his mother's ring absorbing all his progress. One day, Xiao Yan encounters the old man Yao Chen (Baron Chen) after making contact with the ring. With the help of Yao Chen, Xiao Yan makes great advances in martial arts, and learns of the main instigator the death of his mother. Xiao Yan enrolls for the Jianan Academy (迦南学院) and makes friends there. Once he is framed and narrowly escaped, he finds that his family have been doomed. In order to revenge for the murder of his mother, but also for the justice of Jianghu, Xiao Yan resolutely chose a single person to challenge the forces of evil.



Actor Character Introduction
Leo Wu[4]
Shi Xiaosong (young)[5]
Xiao Yan (萧炎) A martial arts genius. Younger son of the Xiao family, Disciple of the Medicine Lord. Lost his abilities at the age of nine after his mother's death but soon makes great advances after his encounter with his teacher, Yao Chen.
Lin Yun[6] Xiao Xun'er (萧薰儿) Descendant of the Gu tribe. One of Xiao Yan's two wives in the novel. She was adopted by Xiao Yan's family since young and is loyal toward him. She has had a crush on Xiao Yan since their childhood due to Xiao Yan sneaking into her room to use his Dou Qi to strengthen her bones. Becomes the Dragon Mother of the Gu Clan.
Baron Chen[7] Yao Chen (药尘) The Medicine Lord, previous master of Xing Yun pavilion. Xiao Yan's teacher. Also Xiao Yan's Mother's former teacher.
Li Qin Xiao Yixian (小医仙) Daughter of the Ice King. Xiao Yan's bosom friend. She has a body filled with different kind of poison.
Xin Zhilei[8] Medusa (美杜莎) Queen of the Snake tribe. One of Xiao Yan's two wives in the novel.
Liu Meitong[9] Nalan Yanran (纳兰嫣然) Descendant of Nalan tribe. Young mistress of Yunlan sect. Xiao Yan's former fiancee, who canceled their engagement after he lost his abilities. However, she accepted a three year agreement from Xiao Yan to fight for their respective clan's prides.


Jianan Academy[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Su Qianwei[10] Ruo Lin (若琳) Grandmaster of Taidou. Xiao Yan and Xiao Xuner's teacher. Known for her beauty and good morals.
Ling Xiaosu[11] Han Feng (韩枫) Master of Xing Yun pavilion. Elder of Jianan Academy. Yao Chen's disciple. Traitor working alongside the Soul Hall and causing Xiao Yan's Mother's death.
Xiao Zhan Lin Xiuya (林修崖) Leader of the "Wolf Teeth" forces. He is skilled in hunting magical beasts.
Wu Jiacheng Hao Tian (昊天) Known as "Bloody Sword". A talent at refining medicine.
Peng Chuyue Han Xian (韩闲) Leader of the Medicine sect and then member of the Yan Sect.
Gu Jiacheng Hu Jia (虎伽) The character in the novel was the grand-daughter of the vice-principal of Jianan Academy, known as "Demon Girl". Changed to a male in the television adaptation.
Hua Cheng[12] Bai Cheng (白程) Arrogant Senior Disciple who despises Xiao Yan.

Xiao Tribe[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Yu Rongguang Xiao Zhan (萧战) Leader of Xiao tribe. Xiao Yan's father.
Li Shen[13] Xiao Ding (萧鼎) Xiao Yan's elder brother. Leader of Mo Tie army, a group of outlaws who fight for good.
Yan Xi[14] Xiao Li (萧厉) Xiao Yan's second brother and Vice-Leader of Mo Tie Army.

Gu Tribe[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Carman Lee[15] Gu Wenxin (古文心) Xiao Yan's mother; Yao Chen's disciple. Forced to commit suicide after being falsely labelled as a Traitor
Li Zifeng[16] Gu Yuan (古元) Gu Wenxin's brother; Xiao Xuner's father.
Miao Yilun[17] Gu Tianyi (古天仪) Xiao Xuner's brother.

Nalan tribe (Yunlan Sect)[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Norman Chui Nalan Jie (纳兰桀) Elder of Nalan tribe. Nanlan Yanran's grandfather.
Su Qing Yun Yun (云韵) Eldest disciple of Yunlan Sect. Nalan Yanran's teacher.
Zeng Jiang Yun Shan (云山) Former leader of Yun Lan sect. Yun Yun's teacher.
Cheng Haofeng Gu He (古河) Number one medicine practitioner of the world. Elder of Yun Lan sect. Yun Yun's admirer.

Mite'er tribe[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Qiu Xinzhi[18] Hai Bodong (海波东) One of the top ten experts of Jia Ma Empire. Grand elder of Mite'er tribe. Known as the "Ice King". Xiao Yixian's father.
Zhu Xiaoyu Mi Tengshan (米腾山) Leader of Mite'er tribe and Elder of Jianan Academy.

Snake tribe[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Du Chun[19] Mobasi (墨巴斯) Leader of Snake Tribe.
Xu Kelong Qing Lin (青麟) Female general of Snake tribe.


Actor Character Introduction
Guo Xiaofeng Fa Ma (法犸) Imperial advisor of Chuyun kingdom.
Chen Zexi Ye Lan (夜岚) Crown prince of Chuyun kingdom.
Guo Ziyu[20] Fan Ling (范凌) Leader of Blood Sect.
Miao Haojun Ge Ye (葛叶)
Gong Rui Yun Zhen (云震)
Dou Bolin Mo Li (墨黎)
Wang Wanjuan[21]



On January 16, 2017, it was announced that Leo Wu will play the leading role of Xiao Yan. The role of Xiao Xun'er, the female lead, was announced to be portrayed by Lin Yun.[22]


Principal photography started on January 16, 2017 and took place in various locations including Hengdian World Studios, Xiangshan World Studio, Yunnan, Duyun.[23] The series ended filming in July 2017.


1."Jackdaw Teenagers (寒鸦少年)" (Opening theme song)Ding YanxueHua ChenyuHua Chenyu 
2."Battle Through the Heavens (斗破苍穹)" (Ending theme song)Chen XiChen XiX NINE (Xiao Zhan, Gu Jiacheng, Wu Jiacheng, Peng Chuyue) 
3."Song of Cultivation (修炼歌)"Chen XiDong DongdongWu Jiacheng 
4."Mountains, Water and Heart of Youth (山水少年心)"Kun YadongGuo HaoweiWei Xun 
5."Granting You (许你)"Chen XiDong DongdongLin Yun 
6."Healer's Heart (医心)"Kun YadongGuo HaoweiSu Qing 
7."Wait for Me (等我)"Wang ZhuWang ZiSaixixi 
8."Burning Day (焚天)"Sheng Hao, ThreeThreeLi Zifeng 
9."Scent of Dreams (梦留香)"Wang ZhuWang ZiLiu Meitong 
10."Hero (英雄)" Dong Dongdong  


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share (CSM52) Average audience share (National Average)
Ratings Audience share Ranking Ratings Audience share Ranking
1-2 September 3, 2018 0.674% 5.859% 1 0.42% 4.64% 1
3-4 September 4, 2018 0.661% 5.644% 1 0.43% 4.66% 1
5-6 September 5, 2018 0.673% 5.968% 1 0.36% 4.24% 1
7-8 September 10, 2018 0.937% 8.763% 1 0.41% 4.94% 1
9-10 September 11, 2018 0.789% 7.2% 1 0.37% 4.22% 1
11-12 September 12, 2018 0.671% 6.138% 1 0.33% 3.84% 1
13-14 September 17, 2018 0.567% 5.324% 1 0.36% 4.16% 1
15-16 September 18, 2018 0.517% 4.663% 1 0.33% 3.66% 1
17-18 September 19, 2018 0.606% 5.463% 1 0.35% 4% 1
19-20 September 24, 2018 0.686% 5.363% 1 0.39% 4.03% 1
21-22 September 25, 2018 0.669% 6.062% 1 0.34% 3.95% 1
23-24 September 26, 2018 0.642% 5.899% 1 0.28% 3.34% 2
25-26 September 27, 2018 0.594% 5.462% 1 0.31% 3.64% 2
27-28 October 3, 2018 0.641% 5.555% 1 0.39% 4.12% 1
29-30 October 4, 2018 0.785% 6.433% 1 0.47% 4.97% 1
31-32 October 10, 2018 0.644% 6.206% 1 0.33% 4.11% 1
33-34 October 11, 2018 0.667% 6.22% 1 0.34% 4.21% 1
35-36 October 17, 2018 0.794% 6.982% 1 0.36% 4.17% 1
37-38 October 18, 2018 0.738% 6.618% 1 0.33% 3.9% 1
39-40 October 24, 2018 0.704% 6.094% 1 0.34% 3.71% 1
41-42 October 25, 2018 0.751% 6.92% 1 0.41% 5.08% 1
Average 0.697% 6.13% 1 0.36% 4.17% 1


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  19. ^ "杜厚佳加盟《斗破苍穹》 饰演痴情蛇王墨巴斯". Tencent (in Chinese). August 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "郭子渝《斗破苍穹》 霸气演绎血宗王子引期待". Tencent (in Chinese). December 17, 2017.
  21. ^ "王婉娟神秘亮相!《斗破苍穹》扮相令人惊艳". Tencent (in Chinese). June 12, 2017.
  22. ^ "《斗破苍穹》官宣!吴磊林允李沁集结". Sina (in Chinese). January 13, 2017.
  23. ^ "《斗破苍穹》第一季开拍". Sina (in Chinese). January 17, 2017.

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