K.O.3an Guo

K.O.3an Guo (2009)

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After getting kicked out from their 24th school for starting fights and couldn't find another school that would accept them, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei thought it's a God send that Liu Bei proposed to be their sworn brothers so they could enroll into the prestigious Dong Han Shu Yuan, a school exclusively for royalty, on the condition that they pay for his tuition. Though they enrolled, it didn't mean they attended read morethe class in peace because they must survive the school's death traps and hostile invasion from warring schools.

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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 3.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
K.O.3an Guo is part of a chain of series called "Zhong Ji" or in english "K.O." K.O.3an Guo was the first one and only one I have watched so far. I'll start by telling you that it is not a follow up story. Although, they have the setting (7 dimensions blah blah blah), you don't need to watch the preceding K.O. to enjoy this one.

This is one of the few modern read more wuxia (martial arts) dramas. In this drama, there's some law that the police can't get involved in school affairs. In each school, it's like normal school except it houses martial artists. Some of them are "ma gua" which means they have no martials arts. They have this whole hierarchy which isn't explained very well. But basically, in this drama, school and people are fighting for power. It's also loosely based on the Romance of The Three Kingdoms and all the characters are named after characters from the novel.

Weird isn't it? That's my reaction to the first episode. The series was meant to be comical although the comedy subsided a bit later in the show when things got serious.

Story: The story was much better than I expected. It actually kept me hooked. That they actually had plans for this drama. Though sometimes things were resolved in a weird way. But that's what this drama is..."weird". For example, in this drama, chickens are extinct and they're treating like precious, godlike animals. The emperor's seal is even a golden chicken. But chickens turned out to play a good part in the drama. The first couple of episodes made you think that this was mostly a gag drama but it evolved into much more than that. The character development was beautiful <3. Each of the main characters had their own story and their own issues and we got to watch them overcome those issues.

Acting: The acting is bad. But since this drama isn't very serious or there is little to no serious acting to be done, it's fine. Also the reason that the acting is bad, is because the cast are minor celebrities (except George Hu) and mostly musicians/rockers. Such as Dong Cheng Wei.

It's a wuxia drama, therefore terrible CGI effects. But the story, the friendship, the bromance, the romance- you can look past all the flaws.

Music: Like I said, the cast are mostly musicians so the music is great. I have downloaded most of the soundtrack. After watching this drama, I grew a love for chinese rock music. The background music stuck with me many months after completing this show.

The drama is long. But don't let the number of episodes and the weirdness turn you away. It suprised me how good this drama was.
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    Alcohol Aug 28, 2014

    I downloaded this whole drama as something I would just watch now and then. It started out pretty lame and watching the whole first episode I just had "WTF" in my head. While watching the whole 1st episode I was actually planning on deleting everything. But I continued watching and I never expected the show would actually get this good. Watch it for the bromance <3

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    SilverCloud Jul 13, 2014

    With Fahrenheit only making a brief appearance I thought I wouldn't enjoy this as much as the previous two series, but it was actually a lot better than the previous ones.

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    Maren Jan 6, 2013

    I've had a small problem. I can't find episode 8 with english subs anywhere. Does somebody know where I can find it?

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    loveanimeever Sep 14, 2012

    I watch it without watching the other 2 dramas anyway. :D Not a big deal though there will be flashbacks of them in the drama :)

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    suistar Jan 27, 2012

    Do I have to watch the other 2 KO dramas before I watch this??

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      DodoRiv Feb 24, 2012

      Maybe I'm answering very late, but I can tell you, I started watching this drama and I haven't watched the others of the serie. If you don't watch the others,could be a little confusing. You minimun need to search for the plot of the other ones, like I did because you going to see some characters who shows in this drama and in the other ones too, like Chen De Xiu's character.

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      Anonymous Feb 25, 2012

      Thanks, I was going to ask the same question, & is it worth watching?

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      DodoRiv Feb 26, 2012

      The only complain I have is that this drama is too long for me, I'm still watching it. I started this drama because I like George Hu and I never expected enjoy it but actually could be very enjoyable. This drama have a lot of things I like.

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      Anonymous Feb 27, 2012

      Alright thanks then (:
      & yeah it's the same reason I wanna watch it :p
      I might slowly start watching from the first season then. ^^

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    DodoRiv Jan 7, 2012

    Is too long, I like the plot is only I'm not used to watch a drama with this number of episodes. I really love Chen De Xiu's character.

Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    53
  • Aired:

    Feb 27, 2009 to Jun 12, 2009
  • Network:

    FTV
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 15 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 159 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1013
  • Popularity:

    #719

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