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All Saints Street (万圣街, Wàn Shèng Jiē), also known as All Saints Street: 1031 or 1031 All Saints Street, is a Chinese webcomic written and drawn by Lingzi where a group of foreign monsters live in 21st century China and try to adjust to the world around them. It shares a universe with Lingzi's previous supernatural sitcom Fei Ren Zai.

The webcomic was released during 2016 and is currently ongoing. A short donghua adaptation directed by MTJJ (of The Legend Of Luo Xiao Hei fame) and produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures aired from April 1 to May 27, 2020. A second season aired later in the year, and a third season came out in 2022. Japan received a dub of the donghua in November of the same year, managed by Aniplex and simulcast on Crunchyroll.

While no official translation has been released for the series, the comic can be found in its entirety on BiliBili Manga here.

Tropes present in All Saints Street include:

  • Adaptational Late Appearance: Momo, Luis, Evan, and a whole host of others were left out of the first two seasons of the donghua, and fully excised from the episodes that correspond to their introductory strips. Season 3 brings them all back.
  • All Hallows' Eve: While they do cover a Halloween Episode, you do see other references to the holiday. The main apartment's number is 1031, standing in for the date of the holiday. It's also the name of the show.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Exploited. When Nick and Crystal make a bet to get a girl's phone number, Crystal secures it in seconds by partially transforming into her unicorn form. All the girls are captivated by her and try to stroke her fur.
  • All Myths Are True: All the creatures from mythology like demons, vampires and werewolves exist in modern day and civilians hardly bat an eye.
  • Amusing Injuries: Most injuries that happen in-series are of this type, and even when people are hospitalized the cast can make cracks about it. The one time these exaggerated injuries are taken seriously is the arc where Lynn using his halo to clean Nick's room and blind Nick actually blinds him, with a sub zero chance of restoring his eyesight.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Averted. Lynn's phoenix friend Anthony begins visiting China in order to contact his new girlfriend, who is a colorful peacock with beautiful feathers. Lynn immediately realizes that the "girlfriend" is a guy, which utterly breaks Anthony. This later becomes something of a Running Gag, where he's fall for a bird for their feathers first, not realizing that they're men.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: We don't get to see everyone's, but there are a few:
    • Ira's younger twin siblings Dottie and Marty have impeccable manners and can break for teatime in an instant, but outside of those food breaks they're little terrors.
    • As much as he loves her, Lynn's sister Lily can veer into this at points. Her obsession with him can go into overbearing territory.
  • Art Evolution: Over the years, the art style softens up considerably and designs become more simplified, contrast to the early years where the characters are drawn with thinner lines and more proportions.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Invoked. After Valentine admits that Cupid accidentally made Neil fall in love with Lily and can't get them back to normal (he's malfunctioning), the former suggests to have them paper married as "the magic of love dissipates" the instant they're wed.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The Bowman-Holt siblings snipe at each other any chance they get, or just start being nuisances to each other for no good reason, but when push comes to shove they will help out their family or attempt to get closer. Neil shows a stellar example of this when he risks straining his relationship with Lily just to have a chance of restoring Nick's eyesight.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: Played with. Demon schools in Hell still encourage filial piety and doing well in classes, but activities like picking on the weak and defenseless or vandalism are actively encouraged in demons. Neil, being a purehearted boy, kept failing classes because he did what was normal and expected of human morality rather than giving into meaner urges.
  • Beach Episode: Chapters 87 and 88 feature the gang having some summer fun in an indoor water park.
  • Bland-Name Product:
    • Lynn teaches English as a Second Language at a company called New Western, a parody of the similarly named New Oriental educational company.
  • Black Comedy: Wenwen's entire living situation is played for laughs. As she and her kin can morph into mosquitoes, they're constantly in danger of being swatted in bug form, and many have already perished. We see her once at a memorial she has to visit often in the summer; it's covered wall to wall with the recently dead, with one of the memorialized her third oldest sister, who just casually got swatted the comic before.
  • Boxing Kangaroo: When Nick and Neil disguise themselves as kangaroos to save Lynn, one kangaroo can be seen in the background with boxing gloves.
  • Canada, Eh?: To continue with national stereotypes, Canada is portrayed as a division of Heaven. Lily is revealed to have went to college here.
  • Call-Back:
    • Fu running away from home sends Abu into a panic, recalling when his sand golem Sha (seen in Chapters 118 and 119) left him to pursue an incestuous romance with the golem made from his sand.
    • After being smuggled into 1031 from England, Ira's cat Burton is revealed to still be in China, but at some point she was able to humanshift and abandoned the apartment.
  • Chromosome Casting: For the most part, the main monsters we follow are boys. Momo, Lily, and other girls do sneak by and get focus chapters in the webcomic, but for the most part they play supporting roles. In the donghua, even that number is reduced given that characters like Momo and Crystal weren't present until Season 3.
  • Company Cross References: Some advertisement posters or books of MTJJ's own work on The Legend Of Luo Xiao Hei can be seen in the background of the donghua.
  • Creator's Culture Carryover: While a good chunk of the cast isn't natively Chinese, the places they came from have a lot of Chinese mannerisms. Neil and Nick's demon school, for example, feels similar to Chinese secondary schools of the 21st century.
  • Crossover: While Fei Ren Zai cameos are common, this series and FRZ also had a few crossover strips with Lingzi's other manhua You Shou Ran. The ASS side had Nick encounter two childish monsters who wish for their father back (he cannot complete this as the father is dead), while in FRZ Nezha captured Nick.
  • Dirty Old Woman:
    • The aunties Vlad hangs out with are mostly well-behaved, but sometimes their affection for him veers into perverted territory. One time they even intentionally gave him a shirt several sizes too small just to see his muscles rip it apart.
    • Ira's 1000 year old grandmother likes him best of all her grandchildren because he always gives her what she likes—hunky, shirtless men dancing for her.
  • Evil Makes You Monstrous: For demons, removing their good essence makes them resemble their true forms. Nick got a first hand experience with this when he was separated into Good Nick and Bad Nick— the former is only a Little Bit Beastly, while the latter is a meaner looking Satyr.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: Averted. Angels and demons come in both male and female flavors, but one and all of them have some attraction going on. Lily, the most prominent angel woman, has a romantic subplot with Neil, one of the most prominent demon men. Her brother Lynn, while presenting masculine, is given a few notable feminine traits and was outright an androgynous pretty boy in his youth, and is given a heaping dose of Ship Tease with the more rugged Nick. Inversely, Neil's female childhood friend Sasha is exclusively on the prowl for soft and sensitive angel men, with her attention turned to Lynn.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Lynn, Neil, and Nick all met before the latter two started staying in Beijing. When they were all younger, they went to an acquaintance's drinking party, with Lynn staying by Neil since he was too young and was ditched by Nick so he could hang with his friends. Nick assumed that Lynn was a creep who was preying on his little brother, but after seeing how pretty he was immediately started making passes at him. Neil remembers the incident, but didn't recognize it was Lynn he was talking to (since Lynn lied about being a "lightbulb Jing" and kept his hood up the whole time).
  • Furry Reminder: Teased. Ira once pranks Neil by saying that Vlad is turning 6 on his birthday, because werewolves supposedly age the same way canines do. Amusingly, this leads Neil to pick up everything he needs for a human six-year old's birthday for Vlad's party.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Anything made by Angel hands is poison to demonkind. Just holding a halo can burn them, and coming into contact with holy water is a death sentence. The inverse, where angels can't touch demonic objects, is true as well.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Lynn advises his students to be careful and not do anything dangerous whereas he leaves class by jumping out a window.
    • Nick chastises Neil and Lily's preferred hangout activities as childish, right before getting in line for a kiddie ride at an amusement park.
    • Crystal recalls the day she befriended Nick one strip, explaining that he comforted her after both boys and girls refused to play with her for being a tomboy. He advised her to grow her hair out if she really wanted to, but not because everyone wanted her to conform to their standards. Immediately after this heart-to-heart, Nick decides he wants to get an afro because a girl he's eyeing thinks he'd look good in it.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: In the 2019 strips, one developed between Neil, his old childhood friend Sasha, and her high school classmate Will. Will still holds a torch for Sasha, and when he discovers that she's gotten back into contact with Neil, assumes that the latter is trying to hook up with her. Neil meanwhile is still in love with Lily, and Sasha herself isn't making any passes at anyone other than Lynn.
  • I'm Standing Right Here:
    • When Momo interviews all of the 1031 roommates for their favorite foods from their homelands, Ira waxes poetic about all the types of pies one can get in the UK. He especially talks about fish pies...while he's sandwiched in between two fishmen.
    • New Year 2018 shows a human mother and child going over various anti-demon protective measures while Nick and Neil walk behind them.
  • Land Down Under: Australia sees a lot of reference in the story, since Neil and Nick both come from there. This time however, Australia is more than just a country—it's an entire section of Hell.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In Chapter 352, Nick welcomes back Axel after mentioning that they haven't seen each other in six months. This was about the amount of time between then and his previous appearance.
  • Literary Allusion Title: Chapter 25's title, "Lynn meimei Falling from the Sky", is a reference to Dream of the Red Chamber, which includes a passage about a girl referred to as "Little Sister Lin"/"Lin meimei". Here, it refers to Lynn's actual little sister Lily coming to Beijing from Heaven.
  • Loophole Abuse: Momo's drunken rampages get so bad that she is put on an abstinence program with one drink allowed per day. To be expected of a seasoned alcoholic, she takes the opportunity to get a glass big enough to quench her thirst for several hours.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings:
    • By this world's logic, all angels are siblings with each other, God being their collective parent.
    • Vlad's family is the biggest of the main cast, not counting the angels. There are thirteen children in his immediate family.
  • Meaningful Name: A lot of the character's last names are a nod towards the kind of monster they are.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Exploited, but subverted. Neil once shapeshifts into the body of Olympian swimming champion Michael Phelps so he can get better at swimming. However, he doesn't have the technique of Phelps, so he ends up nearly drowning as a result.
  • Multinational Team: The apartment is filled with monsters and supernatural beings of different countries and ethnicities. In fact, this is what pisses Neil off at first, since he came to Beijing for an authentic Chinese experience.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Nick's antics around Beijing ended up doing a little good; by trying to get bike stealers to come to Hell and praising them for their heartlessness, bike theft decreased overall since they were too dejected to try.
  • Office Romance: Attempted, but averted. The 2019 Valentine's Day special has Valentine and Cupid shoot two office workers, but even if they're slightly more affectionate with each other, office busywork occupies their minds far more than any romance.
  • Oh, My Gods!: Because demons don't worship God, they opt for saying things like "Oh my Satan" instead.
  • Opposite Day: Lily's halo corrupts by itself one day. Problem is, halo corruption often means that the affected will act the opposite of their usual self, so Lily goes from a cheerful and bright brother-adoring girl to an Emo Teen who strives to be independent. While hurt, Lynn struggles to adjust to Lily's new aesthetic, and her genuine appreciation for him doing so breaks the corruption.
  • Planet of Hats: The entire vampire race operates on romantic vampire literature rules. They wear elegant gothic-inspired outfits, don makeup at all times, and forcibly separate themselves from the outside world for melodramatic reasons. In fact a point's been made when vampires don't act this way, such as Ira who willingly acted more like humans and became a 21st century slob, and Nicholas who couldn't afford all of the typical vampire niceties because his family is poor.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: A lot was changed going from the comic to the donghua. While still a lighthearted slice of life, the donghua streamlined some events in order to give it a cohesive narrative, and changes some personalities to fit this new version. Notably, the demon king character arc surrounding Neil wasn't present at all in the first four years of the comic, which was the content available after the first season aired.
  • Pun-Based Title: The comic and the holiday it's named after are both pronounced "Wan Sheng Jie" (AKA Halloween) in Chinese, but the "Jie" in both (街, street and 节, holiday) are pronounced differently.
  • Roommate Com: The whole story mainly revolves around the roommates and shenanigans they get into.
  • Rule of Funny: A lot of wacky shenanigans happen and anything close to violent accidents that occur are easily brushed off. Ira, for example, damn near burns down Beijing after falling into temptation, but no lasting harm was done.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Lily once releases the souls of a group of unhappy fish awaiting use for restaurant meals. While she did get in trouble with the proprietor, she was mostly satisfied with what she did, expecting the fish to be happier in Heaven...until she learns that Neil found the souls and took them for a snack.
  • Shared Universe: With Lingzi's Fei Ren Zai, another supernatural webcomic set in modern China. Some characters make small cameos in this webcomic— The cast's overall landlord, Guanyin, is a side character that appeared in Fei Ren Zai, and Vladimir's parents are friends with the alcoholic Russian arctic wolves that appeared there.
  • Slice of Life: Fantastic it may be, but it's normal everyday faire for the lot of them.
  • Thanksgiving Episode: Chapter 16 covers Luis setting up a Thanksgiving dinner for the apartment. While he was the only one celebrating at first (since none of the other residents have a similar tradition), he eventually ropes Vlad, Neil, and Ira into eating with him, and who could say no to a free dinner?
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: A lot of the characters are treated as normal by the public with a few noticeable quirks.
  • Webcomic Time: Averted. Every year that passes in All Saints Street is a year that passes in real life. When Anna returns to China, she's deliberately drawn two years older than she was when she first appeared in 2017. There are character arcs and jokes that set events more months or weeks over the timeline, but they're usually dismissed.
  • Wham Shot: The first season of the donghua appears to end on a cheerful note as Neil goes to sleep after celebrating the new year with his friends... only for his eyes to snap open revealing black sclerae and glowing red eyes.
  • Yonkoma: Most strips follow this format.
  • You Killed My Father: Played for laughs. One human kidnaps Neil and Nick to lure out James, since he wants revenge for James stealing his daughter's soul in exchange for her wishing her father to be immortal. Not only does James not immediately respond since he's sloshed, he casually reveals it's considered an irregular and illegal practice and everyone leaves when the human starts going into specifics.