Promotional poster for K.O.3an Guo
|Also known as||終極三國|
zhōng jí sān guo
|Genre||Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Drama, Wuxia, School|
|Created by||Sun Fanjun|
|Directed by||Ke Qinzheng|
|Opening theme||"Dui Shou" by Qiang Bian / Wu Hu Jiang / Dong Cheng Wei (1-36) / Yi Zhan Zhi Zhan by Dong Cheng Wei (37-53)|
|Ending theme||Gou Ai by Pets Tseng / Lei Le by Pets Tseng|
|Country of origin||Taiwan|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||53 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||70 mins|
|Original network||GTV / FTV|
|Original release||2009-02-27 (FTV), 2009-02-28 (GTV) –|
2010-02-26 (FTV), 2010-02-27 (GTV)
|Preceded by||The X-Family|
|Followed by||KO One Return|
|Related shows||KO One|
KO One Return
KO One Re-act
Angel 'N' Devil
KO ONE: RE-MEMBER
K.O.3an Guo 2017
KO ONE: RE-CALL
K.O.3an Guo (traditional Chinese: 終極三國; simplified Chinese: 终极三国; pinyin: Zhōng Jí Sān Guó) is a Taiwanese television series starring George Hu, Xiu, Kirsten Ren, and three out of four members of Fahrenheit as special guests, who starred in the prequels. The title is pronounced as K.O.-san-guo. It is the third installment of the Zhong Ji series; preceded by KO One and The X-Family. This series is a spoof of the Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
The series started filming on 24 December 2008 and wrapped on 21 January 2010. It was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Formosa Television (FTV) from 27 February 2009 to 26 February 2010 on Fridays at 22:00 and on cable TV Gala Television (GTV) Variety Show/CH 28 from 28 February 2009 to 27 February 2010 on Saturdays at 23:00.
After getting kicked out from their 24th school for starting fights and couldn't find another school that would accept them, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei thought it's a God send that Liu Bei proposed to be their sworn brothers so they could enroll into the prestigious Dong Han Shu Yuan, a school exclusively for royalty, on the condition that they pay for his tuition. Though they enrolled, it didn't mean they attended the class in peace because they must survive the school's death traps and hostile invasion from warring schools.
|Guan Yu||Guan Yunchang||George Hu|
Hu Yan Jue Luo Xiu
|Diao Chan||none||Kirsten Ren|
|Xiao Qiao||Qiao Qian||Cai Yizhen|
|Zhang Fei||Zhang Yide||Bo Yan|
|Zhao Yun||Zhao Zilong||Benji|
|Ma Chao||Ma Mengqi||Shao Xiang|
|Huang Zhong||Huang Hansheng||Wes Lo|
|Lu Bu||Lu Fengxian||Kun Da|
|Cao Cao||Cao Mengde||Nylon Chen|
|Jiang Gan||Jiang Ziyi||Zhang Haoming|
|Sun Shang Xiang||none||Pets Tseng|
|Sun Quan||Sun Zhong Mou||Hsiu Chieh-kai|
|Zhuge Liang||Zhuge Kong Ming||Alan Ke|
|Zhou Yu||Zhou Gongjin||Yellow Bull (Champion's 黃牛)|
|Lu Meng||Lu Ziming||Monkey (Champion's 小猴)|
|Yuan Shao||Yuan Benchu||Jerry Huang|
|Gan Ning||Gan Xingba||Cola (Champion's 可樂)|
|Wang Yun||Wang Zishi||Bu Xue Liang|
|Hua Xiong||none||Lance Yu|
|Wen Chou||none||Qian Junxian|
|Pre-school teacher||none||Zhang Yongzheng|
|Zhang Bao (張寶)||none||Xiao Zhong|
|Wang Yun's wife||none||Soma Akane|
|Li Ru||none||Lin Zhi Xuan|
|Mei Niang||none||Ye Yung Tang|
|Li Shi Zhen (李時針)||none||Huang Wanbo|
|Dong Cheng Wei-Deng||none||Deng Huadun|
|Dong Cheng Wei-Ming||none||Li Minghan|
|Dong Cheng Wei-Jie||none||Michael Chen|
|Famous Doctor||none||Kay Huang|
|Hua Tuo||Hua Yuanhua||Zeng Ziyu|
|Dong Zhuo (董卓)
Xia Lan Xing De Liu
|Dong Zhong Ying
|Pub owner||none||Chien Te-men|
|Hockey referee||none||Jian Hanzhong|
|Lu Boshe (呂伯奢)||none||Xia Jingting|
|Taishi Ci||Taishi Ziyi||Flower (Champion's 小花)|
|Pang Tong||Pang Shiyuan
|Ah Mai Er|
|Sun Ce||Sun Bofu||Jiro Wang|
|Tian Feng (田豐)||Tian Xuanhao||Wu Zhen Ya|
|Feng Ji (逢紀)||Feng Yuantu||???|
|Xun Yu (荀彧)||Xun Wenruo||Jin Qin|
|Dian Wei (典韋)||none||Huang Tai-an|
|Xu Chu (許褚)||Xu Zhongkang||???|
|Niu Fu (牛輔)||???||Mario|
|Gan Zhao Lie||???||Lin Xiao Rong|
|Robber||???||Lu Jian Yu|
|A Biao Sao||none||Ssu Jung|
|Xiao Qiao's friend (flashback)||none||Wang Yi Wen|
|Huang Mei Tian (Huang Mama)||none||Yang Li-yin|
|Liu Bian (Emperor)||none||Shiang Bo Tau|
|Zhao Zhong||none||Shiue Chih Cheng|
|Wang Da Dong
Xia Tian (flashback and voice)
|Wang Ya Se||none|
|Ding Xiao Yu
Jiu Wu (voice)
Guan Yu is straight-headed, righteous and loyal. He is known for fighting around the world alongside his best friend, Zhang Fei, with whom he has attended twenty-four schools together (only because he always gets kicked out for starting fights). Eventually, he lands a place in East Han Academy (東漢書院) with the help of his sworn brother, Liu Bei.
Because of his honesty, he is sometimes taken advantage by his enemies. His friends are often forced to lie to him, which leads to unpredicted consequences.
Guan Yu will blush bright red for two reasons; when he is embarrassed or when he gets extremely upset.
He is the second sworn brother to Zhang Fei and Liu Bei.
He develops a crush on the principal's daughter, Diao Chan on his first day in school. They later become a couple.
Guan Yu’s weapon is "Qing Long Yan Yue Dao" (青龍偃月刀 / Green Dragon Crescent Blade). "Long Yin Tai Xu" (龍吟太虛) is his primary attack, but because its power is unlimited, he only uses it in battles when it is absolutely necessary.
Zhang Fei comes from a very wealthy family. All gangster members are afraid of his wrath and would do anything to avoid provoking him, even to the point of pretending to be nice and polite.
With some help from his sworn brother Liu Bei, Zhang Fei manages to enroll East Han Academy (東漢書院) - where he can explore his abilities.
Whenever someone calls him "Xiao Nao Nao" (小孬孬) he will get so mad that his face will turn black, his strength will rapidly increase, and he will start attacking his bullies.
Zhang Fei and Guan Yu are childhood friends and have been expelled from twenty four schools together. When they encounter Liu Bei, the three of them become sworn brothers, with Zhang Fei being the youngest of the three.
Zhang Fei’s weapon is "Zhan Ba She Mao" (戰八蛇矛 / Battle Eight Snakes Lance).
Although he appears to be righteous, he is actually extremely selfish. He only becomes sworn brothers with Guan Yu and Zhang Fei in hopes of manipulating them to dominate the schools and become the most powerful person in the Silver Dimension.
The moment he swears his vows a gigantic rock (caused by Da Dong's coin) falls down on him, severely injuring him before he could execute his evil plans. To maintain the balance of the universe, Zhang Fei, Da Dong, Ya Se and Xiao Yu force Xiu, his Iron Dimension counterpart, to remain in the Silver Dimension, thereupon taking Liu Bei's place, while Da Dong, Ya Se and Xiao Yu take Liu Bei to the Gold Dimension (金時空) for treatment.
Xiu is a power-user from the Iron Dimension (鐵時空) who is the leader and main guitarist of the magical music band, Dong Cheng Wei (東城衛).
Xiu’s alternate counterpart in the Silver Dimension (銀時空) is Liu Bei. After Liu Bei is fatally injured, Xiu finds himself put in a position he’s never imagined before: to be a leader and run an army of his own.
His involvement is part of what triggers the story of K.O.3an Guo in the first place.
The members of Xiu’s family specialize a spell called "She Xin Shu" (攝心術): it enables them to control their target’s actions.
Xiu has three special weapons:
- One of them is a guitar pick called "Shen Feng Pi Ke" (神風鎞克 / God Wind Guitar Pick) that increases his powers and produce healing energy.
- The other two being a pair of guitars called "Qing Hong Zi Dian" (青虹紫電 / Green Rainbow Purple Lightning).
Xiu falls in love with a girl named Sun Shang Xiang.
The adopted daughter of East Han Academy’s (東漢書院) headmaster, Wang Yun. She is known as the prettiest girl in the world, whose beauty comes with a kind heart.
She dislikes people who fall in love with her because of her appearance.
Diao Chan's wish is to find true love and eventually she encounters Lu Bu and experiences true love for the first time with the man who becomes the love of her life. Later, after realizing Lu Bu was not who she thought he was, she parts with him and starts dating Guan Yu.
Xiao Chao and Diao Chan are best friends, the two often discuss personal things together.
She has a hard time watching her mouth; for some reason, whenever she says something bad will happen it always does, causing everyone around to feel fearful and uneasy whenever she voices her opinions. Others often refer to this as Crow's Mouth (烏鴉嘴).
She sometimes involves herself with the Five Tiger Generals' (五虎將) missions.
She used to date Zhou Yu and has broken up with him.
Currently she seems to have a crush on Zhao Yun.
Although Zhao Yun is listed as the third Tiger General, his power is actually almost equal to Guan Yu's.
Every female is immediately attracted to him. Once he breaks eye contact with them, their hearts will break. Diao Chan is the only female to be unaffected by him.
Zhao Yun’s weapon is "Zhui Feng Xi Yin Qiang" (追風洗銀槍 / Wind Following Silver Cleansing Spear).
He might have a crush on Xiao Qiao.
- Ma Chao (馬超)
Born to a family of powerful warriors, he known for avoiding fighting. He always first lets his enemies hit him three times; he will accept defeated if they are able to strike him down, otherwise they must leave him alone. His refusal to fight is because he indirectly killed his best friend when he was a child. He has strength equal to Guan Yu even though he is the fourth Tiger General.
Ma Chao’s weapon is "Piao Qi Xuan Tie Qiang" (驃騎玄鐵槍 / Steed Mount Deep Iron Spear).
- Huang Zhong (黃忠)
An excellent bowman who never misses his target.
His father was murdered and though he eventually learns that his mother is part of Huang Jin Gao Xiao (黃巾高校), an evil school.
Of all the Five Tiger Generals (五虎將), he is the only one with no family and therefore treasures their relationship more than any of them.
Huang Zhong’s weapon is a metal glove with an electronic crossbow attached named "Yu Tian Gong Bing Po Yin Jian" (御天弓 / Chariot Heaven Arrow Bow) and "Bing Pi Yin Jian" (冰魄銀箭 / Ice Vigor Silver Arrows).
Because Huang Zhong's respiration rate and pulse are slower than usual people, it's very hard for him to be affected by airborne toxins and poisons.
He is the adopted son of Dong Zhuo. His existence was a secret until Dong Zhuo decided it was time to reveal his identity, by plotting with Huang Jin Gao Xiao (黃巾高校) to kidnap Diao Chan and allow Lu Bu to rescue her so in order to get close to her father Wang Yun and help Dong Zhuo usurp the position of East Han Academy's (東漢書院) principal.
Though their relationship began from a lie, Lu Bu eventually falls for Diao Chan. Their budding relationship is embroiled in conflict when Diao Chan discovers that he is Dong Zhuo's son and the real reason he started dating her. Through this relationship, Lu Bu becomes torn between his father and lover.
Lu Bu’s weapon is a spear called "Fang Tian Hua Ji" (方天畫戟).
Cao Cao is a member of the royal family.
He is the student body president of East Han Academy (東漢書院). In the election against Lu Bu for the position of student body president, his election motto was Say Cao Cao and Cao Cao will arrive (說曹操，曹操到), which is the equivalent of the English idiom Speak of the Devil. This line continues throughout the series.
He has a crush on Xiao Qiao (小喬).
His ultimate ambition is to dominate the world.
He is known as the strongest potential enemy against the Five Tiger Generals (五虎將) despite being their friend.
Sun Shang Xiang, often addressed as Ah Xiang (阿香) by others, is the daughter of Sun Jian (孫堅), the principal of Jiangdong High School (江東高校) and the younger sister of Sun Ce. When Cao Cao and Guan Yu were imprisoned under Dong Zhuo's orders, Cao Cao's father asked for her father's help. He passed on the responsibility to Ah Xiang (阿香) because of her mischievous personality. After she succeeded her mission, she "transferred" to East Han Academy (東漢書院) as a new student.
Ah Xiang falls for Xiu / Liu Bei shortly after their first encounter. They become a couple.
Ah Xiang has the ability to communicate through radio devices, an ability called "U-Pod". This is an ability from the Iron Dimension (鐵時空).
In the 13th episode, Ah Xiang demonstrates a defensive power called Da Bing Qi Ning (大兵氣凝), but Zhang Fei mistakes it for "Da Bing Qi Lin" (大冰淇淋) meaning "large ice-cream." It renders whoever she targets to become temporarily immobilized. In the 15th episode, Ah Xiang reveals her main weapon, a red arrow bow called Scarlet Flame Fairy (赤焰精靈).
Class monitor and student body vice-president. Likes to blackmail younger and inferior students.
Everyone in class will repeat his name, "Gan" (幹). His surname sounds like the word 講 meaning "to speak" or "say". Furthermore, "Gan" (幹) translates to "Fuck".
- Dong Han Shu Yuan (東漢書院)
Translated as "East Han Academy." This is currently the ruling school of the Silver Dimension. Because of that, many warring schools are out to invade it and claim its power to their own.
- Guan Yu - 1st Tiger General
- Xiu (Liu Bei)
- Zhang Fei - 2nd Tiger General
- Zhao Yun - 3rd Tiger General
- Ma Chao - 4th Tiger General
- Huang Zhong - 5th Tiger General
- Diao Chan
- Xiao Qiao
- Lu Bu
- Jiang Gan - vice-student body president / class president
- Cao Cao - student body president
- Wen Chou
- Sun Shang Xiang
- Da Qiao
- He Dong Gao Xiao (河東高校)
Translated as "Hedong High School". Their commoners once kidnapped elementary school students to make them their slaves.
- Huang Jin Gao Xiao (黃巾高校)
Translated as "Yellow Turban High School". The founder, Zhang Jiao, is known as the strongest person alive (or at least in the Silver Dimension).
- Zhang Jiao - principal
- Zhang Bao
- Huang Mei Tian
- Xia Hou Yuan
- Zhao Yong
- Yu Teng Gao Xiao (玉騰高校)
Translated as "Yuteng High School". This is Guan Yu and Zhang Fei's last school before they enroll East Han Academy.
- Jiang Dong Gao Xiao (江東高校)
Translated as "Jiangdong High School". A powerful academy responsible in expanding the school landmarks. It was founded by the Sun family.
- Sun Jian - principal
- Sun Ce - student body president
- Zhou Yu - student body vice-president / leader of Champion
- Taishi Ci - member of Champion
- Lu Meng - member of Champion
- Gan Ning - member of Champion
- Nu Nan Gao Xiao (汝南高校)
Translated as "Nunan High School". A powerful school that co-operates with Jiangdong High School in expanding school marks. It was founded by the Yuan family.
- Yuan Shao - student body president
- Tian Feng
- Feng Ji
- Yuan Shu
- Nan Xiong Nu Gao Xiao (南匈奴高校)
Translated as "Southern Xiongnu High School". They teamed up with White Wave Yellow Turban High School to invade Hedong High School. When the armies of Jiangdong and East Han come together, their number minimized. Later, Cao Cao gave the principal a view of Hedong's supposedly wounded soldiers to make a compromise.
- Wu Fu Luo - principal
- Bai Bo Huang Jin Gao Xiao (白波黃巾高校)
Translated as "White Wave Yellow Turban High School". They teamed up with Southern Xiongnu High School to invade Hedong High School, but their army was defeated by Jiangdong and East Han shortly after.
- Guo Tai - principal
- Wu Hu Jiang (五虎將)
Translated as "the Five Tiger Generals". A small group of East Han Academy's strongest warrior students that serve as their protectors and warriors.
- Guan Yu (關羽) - Number One
- Zhang Fei (張飛) - Number Two
- Zhao Yun (趙雲) - Number Three
- Ma Chao (馬超) - Number Four
- Huang Zhong (黃忠) - Number Five