In light of the recent issues surrounding The King’s Avatar 全职高手, it’s nice to finally see some positive development as the drama drops its first character posters. It comes at a right time too and feels like an affirmation for Yang Yang at a time when his casting was being questioned in the most unconscionable way. Yang Yang will be the captain of the Xing Xin Team as he leads them in joining a professional gaming competition.
Members of the Xing Xin Team include Maggie Jiang (she’s the boss), Li Yu Jie, Lion Lai Yi, Song Han Ning, Yang Ting Dong, Li Jun Chen, Fan Jin Wei, Bai Xiang and Sun Ning. I really wish my novel knowledge wasn’t so limited, as I’m not even sure if the leading lady is in the list of names (perhaps she’s on a different team). Then again, it seems to be a story that is heavily-geared towards gaming rather than romance.
Maggie Jiang is perfect for her role. Hopefully they do a good adaptation, but it will be hard with all the video game portions.
Looks like they haven't casted the main female lead yet as she is missing from here. Her name should be Su MuCheng. But at least they got all the members of the main team.
The King's Avatar is a spoof of Street Fighter, Sailor Moon, and Lord of the Rings. See my TKA thread at spcnet.tv forums for further explanations.
Stuff I wrote on MyDramaList about this particular char posters set:
It looks like they've perfected the looks of Ye Xiu. Just dye Yang Yang's hair blond and u get Ken from StreetFighter. Same with Tang Rou (Sailor Mercury)'s short hair and Chen Guo (Sailor Jupiter)'s long pony tail, and also Luo Ji (Melvin)'s extra thick round glasses, and Qiao Yi Fan (The Moonlight Knight/Darien/Tuxedo Mask's twin brother)'s short cut-at-the-back hair style…