The King of Glory, Ye Xiu is coming back for The King’s Avatar Season 3 (Quanzhi Gaoshou 3) which was first unveiled by Tencent during their 2021 annual conference on August 8 last year. Now, many fans are anxiously waiting despite having so little to no updates these past few months, albeit the official Weibo page of the donghua had been actively posting about events that involve the series. In fact, some special events were held during the birthday of Ye Xiu on May 29, hyping the fans for his upcoming return soon.
The King’s Avatar Season 3 will revolve around The Challengers League Arc from the novel where Ye Xiu together with Team Happy, his grassroot team will compete for the chance to enter the Glory Professional Alliance and the biggest hindrance on their way is the newly relegated team Excellent Era, Ye Xiu’s former and beloved team on which he had quite a bloodbath and had him expelled.
Nonetheless, this chapter of the donghua will highlight Su Mucheng in her most badass scene and I am eagerly excited to watch that as we also get to meet new characters along the way, particularly Wu Chen who had been one of my favs from the novel.
Alright, let’s stop talking about spoilers and get to the point with what this post is all about, I will be sharing updates about The King’s Avatar Season 3 here whenever its production committee will unveiled news about it including promotional videos and trailers, characters PV, and even key visuals.
The King’s Avatar Season 3 Announcement
The previous season has beautifully concluded in December 2020 and if you wish to get a refresher about it, you may want to check my review, The King’s Avatar Season 2: The Preparation to War. It has been a fantastic and inspiring ride how Ye Xiu finds the search for new players that he’ll develop.
Upon the 2nd season finale, many fans are anxiously waiting for updates despite the fact that The King’s Avatar Season 3 is likely to happen because of all the hints that were revealed in Season 2. Then, August came when Tencent Video Animation normally announced and revealed their Chinese anime lineup for the next few months and the upcoming year. This is where The King’s Avatar Season 3 has been announced along with several returning sequels such as A Will Eternal Season 2, Battle Through The Heavens Season 5, and Scum Villain Self-Saving System Season 2 to name a few.
The King’s Avatar is one of the donghua (Chinese anime) that had been in the front of the rising Chinese animation industry. The series has paved the way for its popularity and attracted attention from international viewers in 2017 and 2018. The donghua follows the story of a professional e-sports player who despite all the odds keeps on pushing through his limit and his quest to return back to the peak of Glory.
Widely regarded as a trailblazer and top-tier professional player in the online multiplayer game “Glory,” Xiu Ye is dubbed the “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game over the years. However, when forced to retire from the team and leave his gaming career behind, he finds work at a nearby internet café. There, when Glory launches its 10th server, he throws himself in to the game once more using a new character named “Lord Grim.” Xiu Ye’s early achievements on the new server immediately catch the attention of many players, as well as the big guilds, leaving them to wonder about the identity of this exceptional player. However, while he possesses 10 years of experience and in-depth knowledge, starting afresh with neither sponsors nor a team in a game that has changed over the years presents numerous challenges. Along with talented new comrades, Xiu Ye once again dedicates himself to traversing the path to Glory’s summit.Source: Anilist
It was animated by G.CMAY Animation & Film and produced by big names such as bilibili, Tencent Penguin Pictures, China Literature, and K.PICTURES. The series was adapted from a Chinese web novel of the same title by author ButterflyBlue.
Animation Studio & Release Date
Colored Pencil Animation & Design comes back as the animation studio for The King’s Avatar Season 3. The studio previously worked on The King’s Avatar Specials in 2018, its 2nd season, as well as its prequel movie, The King’s Avatar: For the Glory in 2019.
In the latest announcement from Mundo Donghua, it was revealed that The King’s Avatar Season 3 will be divided into 2 cour with both having 9 episodes each. Although, the release date hasn’t been unveiled yet.
The King’s Avatar Season 3 Trailer
Here’s the previously revealed full trailer for The King’s Avatar Season 3 which was unveiled during the Tencent conference. It gives us a glimpse of what to expect as the moment of truth is finally coming closer in the highly anticipated clash between Team Happy and Team Excellent Era.
The King’s Avatar Reddit: Where to Get Updates?
Alright, I would like to recommend every fan of The King’s Avatar to check the Reddit thread for it as many avid fans of the series had been occasionally posting updates there including the live-action, the novel, and everything about The King’s Avatar. Furthermore, you may also check the official Weibo page of Quanzhi Gaoshou to get direct updates from the production team. The links are as follows:
Anime Like The King’s Avatar (Quanzhi Gaoshou)
Now, while waiting for The King’s Avatar Season 3, you might want to check some more donghua and anime that shares a similar story to Ye Xiu’s e-sports journey, right? I have previously published a separate post about anime like The King’s Avatar. However, you may also want to check the following anime and donghua, some of them are also upcoming series from both Tencent and Bilibili:
- AWM: PUBG Mobile
- Fantasy x Hunter
- Sword Art Online
- Virtual World: Close Combat Mage
- The Legendary Mechanic
- Full-Time Magister
- Lu’s Time
- Log Horizon
- No Game No Life
- High Score Girl
- The Beauty Blogger
Right now, we can only wait until Tencent and Colored Pencil Animation will release updates about the series. Though it might take quite a while for The King’s Avatar to have its release, it might be in the Fall of this year or next year since its animation studio has already lineup some of their works this year with Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians leading the pack.
Last Updated on August 9, 2023 by Yu Alexius