The King's Avatar (2017 web series)

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The King's Avatar
Chinese全职高手
MandarinQuánzhí Gāoshǒu
LiterallyMaster of All Classes
GenreAction
Adventure
Esports
Based onThe King's Avatar
by Hu Dielan
Written bySha Liang
Directed byKe Xiong
Voices ofZhang Jie
C Xiaodiao
Ye Qing
Xia Lei
Liu Sanmu
Baomu Zhongyang
Jin Xian
Opening theme"Conviction" performed by Zhang Jie
"Glory Returns" performed by Dadan Yinzu
Composer(s)Fantasy Music
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 + 3 special
Production
Producer(s)G.CMay Animation & Film
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkTencent QQ
Tencent Video
bilibili
YouTube
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 19, 2017 (2017-04-19) –
present

The King's Avatar (Chinese: 全职高手; pinyin: Quánzhí Gāoshǒu) is a donghua ONA series aired in 2017, based on the light novel of the same name written by Hu Dielan.[1] The series depicted the fictional esports scene in China where the story revolves around a multiplayer online video game called Glory.[2] The series was produced by Chinese internet company Tencent.[3][4] A 3-episode sequel premiered in 2018, with a full-length 2nd season planned for a 2019 release. A prequel film, titled Quan Zhi Gao Shou: For the Glory, is also planned for a 2019 release.[5]

Plot[edit]

The King's Avatar follows the story of Ye Xiu, a professional esports player living in Hangzhou, China. Widely considered the best player of the video game Glory. Ye Xiu was captain of the esports team, "Excellent Era", holding the account of the 'Battle God', 'One Autumn Leaf' before being forced to resign from the team, giving up one of the strongest accounts in the game and leave the competitive scene due to his unwillingness to take part in any marketing to profit the team. Ye Xiu ends up finding work as a night-shift manager at Happy Internet Cafe, where he meets Chen Guo, the owner of the cafe whom happens to be a huge fan of his alias 'Ye Qiu', his former team and character 'One Autumn Leaf'. While awaiting his return to the competitive scene, Ye Xiu continues playing the game, building a character from scratch pursuing the Championship and Glory[6][7]

Characters[edit]

Team Happy[edit]

  • Ye Xiu (formerly in Team Excellent Era)
Voiced by: Zhang Jie
  • Chen Guo
Voiced by: Ji Guanlin
  • Tang Rou
Voiced by: Qiao Shiyu
  • Bao Rongxing
Voiced by: Teng Xin
  • Luo Ji
Voiced by: Zhang Boheng
  • Wei Chen
Voiced by: Feng Sheng
  • An Wenyi
Voiced by: Chenzhang Taikang
  • Mo Fan
Voiced by: Hu Lin

Team Excellent Era[edit]

  • Su Mucheng
Voiced by: Tong Xinzhu (animation), Liu Xiaoyu (audio drama)
  • Sun Xiang
Voiced by: Liu Sanmu

Team Blue Rain[edit]

  • Yu Wenzhou
Voiced by: Xia Lei
  • Huang Shaotian
Voiced by: Ye Qing

Team Tiny Herb[edit]

  • Wang Jiexi
Voiced by: Wei Chao
  • Gao Yingjie
Voiced by: Shao Tong
  • Qiao Yifan
Voiced by: Su Shangqing

Team Tyranny[edit]

  • Han Wenqing
Voiced by: Song Ming
  • Zhang Xinjie
Voiced by: Bian Jiang (animation), Zhang Fuzheng (web series)

Team Samsara[edit]

  • Zhou Zekai
Voiced by: Jin Xian

Episode list[edit]

The episodes of the Chinese animated series The King's Avatar is based on a Chinese serial web novel of the same title by Butterfly Blue. An OVA aired in May 2018. A prequel movie aired in August 2019 and a 2nd season is scheduled for a 2020 release.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
112April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07)June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
Special3April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)May 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
2122020 (2020)TBA (TBA)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Ye Qiu? Ye Xiu?"Xiong KeLiang ShaApril 7, 2017 (2017-04-07)
Ye Qiu is kicked out of his team that he has captained for 8 years due to his unwillingness to take part in marketing and promotion deals making him unvaluable, despite his skills and his 3 straight championship with the team in the first 3 years. He eventually remembers the opening of the new server and walks into an internet cafe near the team headquarters and finds himself starting at the bottom and working at the internet cafe as a night-shift manager.
22"The Skilled Supervisor"Xiong KeLiang ShaApril 7, 2017 (2017-04-07)
33"Adventurers Are Always Free-Willed"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
44"Wild Bosses Are Meant to Be Stolen!"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeApril 21, 2017 (2017-04-21)
55"A Single-Player Game?"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
66"Blade Master"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
77"The Greatest Boss in History"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
88"Youngsters, Let's Meet Up!"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeMay 19, 2017 (2017-05-19)
99"Public Enemy"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeMay 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)
1010"Master Tactician's Strategy"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
1111"Using the Right Method to Tell You What Is Considered Brutal"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeJune 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
1212"10 Years of Glory, and It Continues"Xiong KeLiang Sha, Liu Xing, Zhu KeJune 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)

Special[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Episode One"Shi JuanshengTBAApril 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
2"Episode Two"Shi JuanshengTBAApril 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
3"Episode Three"Shi JuanshengTBAApril 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)

Season 2 (2020- )[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
131"Episode One"TBATBA- (-)
142"Episode Two"TBATBA- (-)
153"Episode Three"TBATBA- (-)
164"Episode Four"TBATBA- (-)
175"Episode Five"TBATBA- (-)
186"Episode Six"TBATBA- (-)
197"Episode Seven"TBATBA- (-)
208"Episode Eight"TBATBA- (-)
219"Episode Nine"TBATBA- (-)
2210"Episode Ten"TBATBA- (-)
2311"Episode Eleven"TBATBA- (-)
2412"Episode Twelve"TBATBA- (-)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
14th China Animation Golden Dragon Award Best Serial Animation Award (Gold Award) The King's Avatar Won [8]
16th China Animation Golden Dragon Award Best Serial Animation Award (Bronze Award) The King's Avatar: For The Glory Won [9]
Canada China International Film Festival Best Animation Won [10]
China Literature Award Ceremony Animation of the Year Won [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tencent's Chinese eSports anime is really anime but also extremely eSports". PCGamesN. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  2. ^ "Esports Anime – The King's Avatar Coming 2017". Akshon Esports. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  3. ^ Esports, Tencent. "Cheng Wu: Tencent Esports Will Realize New Power in the In-Depth Layout Year of Esports Industry". www.prnewswire.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  4. ^ "Tencent to adapt esports manga into anime – The Esports Observer". The Esports Observer. 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  5. ^ "Popular online novel spawns animation film". China Daily. August 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Esports Anime – The King's Avatar Coming 2017". Akshon Esports. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  7. ^ "The King's Avatar is A Must-Watch If You're An E-Sports Fan | Go! - Globe". Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  8. ^ "中国动漫金龙奖斥资千万元扶持正能量动漫创作". Xinhua News (in Chinese). September 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "第16届金龙奖获奖名单公布!". Sohu (in Chinese). September 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "第四届中加国际电影节落幕 14个奖项揭晓". China News (in Chinese). September 19, 2018.
  11. ^ ""心动四子"王凯、肖战、张若昀、罗云熙,喜提"阅动人心经典形象"的荣誉". SMG Shanghai TV Official Channel (in Chinese).