We’re back with another round of Yu-favorite senpai’s Chinese anime picks, and this time it’s all about donghua and shows like The King’s Avatar, also known as Quan Zhi Gao Shou, one of the most popular shows in recent years and a great introduction to Chinese animation for many of us.
The second season of The King’s Avatar, which ended about six months ago, left us wanting more after showing us Ye Xiu’s preparations for his triumphant return to Glory’s professional arena and his impending confrontation with Excellent Era, his previous squad. Alternatively, you may want to check out my evaluation of Season 2: Preparation for War.
Here are a few shows that donghua lovers could enjoy while they wait for the third season of The King’s Avatar to air. Anime from China, like The King’s Avatar, comprise the first five titles on this list, with the remaining titles from Japan evoking the same moods as the more well-known Chinese series.
Chinese Anime Like The King’s Avatar
1. Full-Time Magister
The Quanzhi Family We’ll start with the Chinese animation Full-Time Magister, or Versatile Mage, which ran at the same time as The King’s Avatar. Like Ye Xiu, Mo Fan from this donghua is blessed with exceptional talents above his classmates, but he keeps a low profile and uses it solely to protect those he cares about. Because of his social standing, Mo Fan is frequently ridiculed by his classmates and other characters in the series, much as the naive noobs that teased Ye Xiu in Glory. Their haters will get some of the best laughs as a result of this.
2. Hero Return!
Chinese animation’s version of One Punch Man’s Saitama will remind you of the first hero, Zero, in this series: Yingxiong Zai Lin | Zero. Like Ye Xiu, his sense of justice is unlike any of the protagonists from a shounen anime, despite his superhuman strength. It’s not that Zero cares about being famous; rather, he cares about saving lives. He despises heroes who, due to their weak wills, fall prey to the evils they fight.
3. The Daily Life of the Immortal King
Xian Wang is Richang Shenghuo’s assistant. In the 2020’s popular donghua The Daily Life of an Immortal King from bilibili arrives Wang Ling as another OP major character from a Chinese anime. Wang Ling, like Ye Xiu, just wants to have fun playing Glory while he’s in high school, despite the fact that he has enormous power and the capacity to wipe out the whole human race. His days will become more fascinating than they were before as he meets new people who will add color to his life.
4. Lu’s Time
If you’re looking for something to do while waiting for the clock to strike 12 in the morning, Lu’s Time is a great Chinese anime. You’ll be astonished at how quickly the time passes while you’re having so much fun laughing. It’s amusing, hilarious, and filled with all the LOL cliches you’d expect from a game like this. My guess is that a large number of gamers and lovers of gaming-related anime would identify with this.
5. Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
It’s hard for me to choose between Mo Dao Zu Shi | The King’s Avatar and Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation as my favorite Chinese animation of 2017. There are many plot lines in this donghua that revolve around Wei Wuxian’s journey back from exile and his quest to unearth the truth behind the corruption that has plagued the cultivation world and placed his friends in jeopardy.
Non-Chinese Anime like The King’s Avatar
6. Dota: Dragon’s Blood
Dota: Dragon’s Blood is an anime based on Dota 2, one of the most popular MOBAs of recent years, produced in Korea and the United States. Last March 25, 2021, it was launched by studio MIR and streamed on Netflix.
7. Sword Art Online
There are numerous animes out there that are similar to The King’s Avatar in terms of MMORPG setting, online games, and having both highly competent players as the main character. This anime is one of them. While this is well-known for having the characters stuck in an MMORPG, it has helped to popularize the trope over time.
8. Log horizon
Players in this anime, like those in Sword Art Online, are stranded in the MMORPG they’re playing and must devise strategies for escaping. Log Horizon, on the other hand, excels in turning the mundane into something extraordinary by presenting MMORPG gameplay as if it were a day in the life of a character. Like Ye Xiu, we have a brilliant tactician to follow as the primary character in this simulation of MMORPG life.
One of my all-time favorite isekai anime is here again, this time with the trope of being stuck in the game. Lord Ainz Ooal Gown, the OP character in Overlord, is one of the most exciting, humorous, and overwhelming anime protagonists ever seen in a major character.
10. No Game No Life
The final anime on our list is, of course, an isekai and focuses on games. Ashente! In No Game, No Life, the narrative of two smart siblings is told as they are taken to a new realm. As they go on a voyage to turn this world upside down through playing games, they are undefeated players in the real world.