Love O2O is a Chinese romantic comedy series about two people finding each other in an MMORPG


We’re no strangers to showcasing MMORPG-based TV shows here at MOP. Whether it’s the sitcom Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet or the touching drama of Dad of Light, we like to see series about our favorite gaming genre. So consider us eager to offer a nod to Love O2O, a romantic comedy from China that takes place in an MMORPG.

The premise of the series is based around Bei Weiwei (played by actress Zheng Shuang), a computer department student who plays an MMORPG based on the popular Chinese MMORPG A Chinese Ghost Story. Her in-game husband annuls their digital marriage, paving the way for Yixiao Naihe, the game’s top-ranking PvP character, to suggest the two be married in-game to participate in a couple’s tournament. When Weiwei discovers Naihe’s real identity is Xiao Nai (played by actor Yang Yang), a popular student at the same school, a budding romance begins to form both in-game and in real life, though not without some awkward misunderstandings and obstacles.

Love O2O was a smash hit in China, raking in over 25 billion views online during its 30-episode season, which ran between August 22nd and September 6th of 2016. The series is currently available in full on Netflix complete with subtitles, so those looking to pad out their MMORPG-based TV watching routine can perhaps consider another addition to their list.

sources: Wikipedia, Netflix, thanks to Harry for the tip!

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Jon Camp

I watched it a few months ago and found it to be quite enjoyable.

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I hear in the sequel, Weiwei denounces Nai to the government because of his support for Hong Kong democracy and seeing Uyghurs as actual people…

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LFWife: Must have average ilvl of 297 and have XYZ achievement.

Netflix though? I might give it a look out of morbid curiosity, but I’ve gotta see if Pili Fantasy is up my alley first. I’m a sucker for historical fantasy drama done with marionettes.

Bruno Brito

I decided a while ago, for no big reason ( i’m reading the manga Kingdom ) to see some fighting scenes of the 2010 Three Kingdoms. It was overall a really enjoyable experience. I’m a huge fan of Guan Yu in any game/series or fantastical setting he appears ( Also being my favourite Smite god, and one of my favourite Smite additions lore-wise, together with Cu Chulainn ).


Completely unrelated to the article but…

If Pili Fantasy has you interested, but feels a little rough? I’d recommend checking out ‘Thunderbolt Fantasy’ from the same studio! I’ve talked about it a couple times around here, but it is fantastic. Pili Fantasy is technically a chunk of a series we never really got here and doesn’t have the easiest onboarding, at least to me. It’s something I need to get back to watching more of myself though.
Thunderbolt’s its own standalone series with a fresh start, but same style of a setting. It’s a half-hour compared to Pili’s full hour run-time so its a bit more digestible too. It’s on Crunchyroll/Vrv for free as well as its two movies–and its third season started airing last month which are free to watch aside from the 1-week waiting period for newest episodes.