It seems like The King’s Avatar 全职高手 isn’t giving me any breathing space because while I’m still cramming to finish it (stuck on episode 32), I just heard the news that it’s been confirmed to have a season two! Yay!
The web drama is based on a novel of the same name which also spanned a very popular anime. Season 1 followed the story of a professional e-sports gamer, played by Yang Yang, who is so good that he’s considered as a god inside the game but due to personal reasons, he doesn’t want to be seen in public and refuses any promotional campaign which irks the management of his pro-team. Ye Xiu (known to the gaming arena as Ye Qiu) is then kicked out and starts working in an internet cafe where he meets new people and comes to form his own professional team.
As a huge fan of the anime and having read parts of the novel, I can say that I’m definitely satisfied with the live action. I’ve seen my fair share of Chinese fantasy-themed shows that had cringe-worthy effects but The King’s Avatar does the novel and anime justice.
Sticking to Ye Xiu’s character as someone who is focused on reclaiming his name in Glory and fulfilling his friend’s dream of creating the perfect weapon with little to no romance is what makes it unique from other shows falling under the same category so it’s really great that they did not change that fact.
If my assumptions are right, season 2 should be where the new chapter in the professional league takes place and like many fans, I’m hoping to see the original cast reunited again. Yes, even Maggie Jiang who plays Chen Guo. Gosh, her performance can go overboard that some viewers (including me!) find her a bit annoying. Lol! Plus, if they are going to continue closing in the novel then there may be new characters to watch out for!
As long as the season 2 will be as good as the previous one or even better, I’ll watch it! (Who am I kidding? If they bring Yang Yang back, I’ll CERTAINLY watch it!)
Yang Yang is great in the drama. Hope the cast returns.
I concur. The first season exceeded my expectations so hopefully everyone can reprise their role and finish the story as much they can for season 2.
Nah I like Chen Guo character at first it was awkward but it growns on me
Keep it unless they change cast for Ye Xiu/Ye Qiu. Yang Yang can't act for life. He totally ruined my favourite Ye Qiu. He's not what I picture how Ye Qiu looks like. Can't comprehend people who still like Yang Yang when he's so mediocre.
Li Xian would have been perfect for Ye Qiu. His acting also >>>>>>>
Li Xian was meant to be Gun God already. YY can keep this role. 🙂
LOl, you can sponsor the production, then you can definitely make your voice heard.
This drama keeps you exciting as you are watching,, Yang Yang played this character very well, I look forward to the 2nd season!
I can' wait for season 2. I'm so excited!!!
I'm reading the web novel now and I see that they used some of the material from the pro-league season as well as combined some characters in the story line for Season 1.
I'm very curious what the story line for season 2 will be like. They have really moved away from the in-game parts of the story and focused on team building and competition aspect after original 13 or so episodes. A lot of the guild competition, dungeon records, wild boss hunting and material gathering, gear upgrades, game update, seasonal event competitions that author spends entire chapters on are not really present in the show. I'm not saying its a bad thing:) I'm just really curious how Season 2 will be structured, what characters would be introduced and what the story line will revolve around.
I have to say even though anime is excellent the live one surpassed anime..
I have seen lots’s of live action like GTO kyou kare and many more and although they are excellent but this surpasses them..
but live action S2 will be great cause Happy faces tough teams although they’re strengthened by addition of Su Mucheng and Fang Rui their roads are bumpy
Gougou kinda irritating in anime and LN but here in live action she is awesome
Team Happy core members Ye Xiu, Su Mucheng, Fang Rui and Tang Rou
Team ccompetition Tang Rou and Yifan rotates most and ofc An Wenyi cos he’s a healer
Group arena Fang Rui and Tang Rou rotates as anchor and middle is roated by Bun and Mo Fan and also individual competetion.
I wondr whn this will be out ?? Been waiting for this since the covid strted. i also don’t see bingwhatcher writing any more articles , i lked how she wrte the kinfs avtrar 1 review . I thnk she rlly read wtched the anime . Is she ok ??