King’s Avatar: Anime vs Drama Review

King’s Avatar ( Quan Zhi Gao Shou ) was released in 2017 and it been a big hit internationally in the anime community. Is not the first Chinese Anime (dongman) I have watched, there are many other good Chinese Anime out there, but this one attracted many people’s attention globally. Some people are prejudice against Chinese Anime, but this anime got them to give Chinese Anime a chance and see how amazing Chinese Anime are. They do have a different animation style compare to Japanese Anime. Also, if you read Chinese light novel or watched other Chinese Anime you can say they have a different approach to their stories. (Most of the time their characters start out quite OP)


Widely regarded as a trailblazer and top-tier professional player in the online multiplayer game Glory, Ye Xiu is dubbed the “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game over the years. However, when forced to retire from the team and to leave his gaming career behind, he finds work at a nearby internet café. There, when Glory launches its tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more using a new character named “Lord Grim.”


King’s Avatar season 1 is about up to Ep 11 in the drama and the drama also did the OVA which is ep 12-13. The drama, script/story wise, follow the anime pretty well. However, the MC does give a different vibe. The actor playing Ye Xiu is not bad, but he is different from Ye Xiu in the Anime. Ye Xiu in the anime gives a more calming, mature, and cool vibe, while Ye Xiu in the drama gives a more friendly, cute, and upbeat vibe. Some other differences is the net cafe in the anime is always in a dark setting while the drama is usually bright white with the morning sun shining through the window. Another thing is Ye Xiu smokes in the anime while in the drama he doesn’t. So this also made Ye Xiu in the drama feel more younger, but I prefer Ye Xiu not smoking anyway. ( Don’t smoke is bad for your health! (`へ´*)ノ)

I was also very happy the drama tried to copy all the dungeon game scenes. It was pretty good the effects and the CGI. I thought they were just going to do something like Love O2O game scenes, where they just cosplay, but this was cool too. However, I don’t get why didn’t they copy the character design of his in-game character like in the anime, would that be too hard or it wouldn’t work……

While watching the drama I couldn’t recognize anyone without them telling me who they are xD (The difference between 2D and real life people) However, I got to say all the other actors playing supporting roles did a good job copying their character. Like the actor playing Steamed Bun did a good job acting as him. So far I am only on episode 14, and will tell you guys my overall feeling about the drama when I am done 🙂
Drama is currently so far so good ❤

Thank you for reading^-^

King’s Avatar have a manga and light novel adaption too! 😮

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