China is putting out more and more anime and i have to say that there are good ones like King’s Avatar, Antidote, The Grandmaster, Spiritpact etc. But this anime was just really plain. No real story, terrible writing AND so many plot holes ?
I feel like they tried to make every character have some sort of character growth, but in the end they didn’t address any internal problems everyone had, except for the main character.
And also why does this have the tag of “slice of life” that makes no sense.
Something that also bothers me is that this anime had 15 episodes and half of them where just fillers to make “memories” for characters so they could somehow make an emotional ending. terrible ending by the way.
My Second Chinese Anime
Before The Daily Life of the Immortal King, I saw The King’s Avatar awhile ago, which felt like a breath of fresh air to me. Not only was it unique, since no anime before has ever touched upon the concept of cyber-sport, but it also had good writing and interesting characters. I was hoping to see something as good as the King’s Avatar, but my expectations were too high for this series, which focuses on Wang Ling, who is near unkillable human being. He is just 16 and wants to enjoy his high school life, but it might be too challenging for him to do, because he is so powerful that it is highly possible for him to hide his power. Will Wang Ling enjoy the high school life?
The Daily Life of the Immortal King did have quite a start. Awesome animation, all characters look unique, the series portrays human emotions in a somewhat unique way, action scenes are really spectacular and there is hardly anything dissatisfying you will find about this series. The main protagonist of the series has high spiritual powers, but he has never asked for this. All he wants is to relax and to enjoy the life.
The main problem of that series is that you do not understand what to expect. It might look like it is a parody on overpowered heroes, which is even somewhat funny sometimes. And if it really were a parody, there would have been absolutely no problems concerning this series. However, what makes it average is the fact that the series tries to constantly shift its emphasis, so you do not understand if you are watching something serious, or not. And that makes it totally not worth it.
Do you want to see a good Chinese anime? Watch The King’s Avatar (Quanzhi Gaoshou).
If want to see something similar to this series, watch The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.