Monkie Kid- A Hero is Born

A Review

Monkie Kid- A Hero is Born

Keiran Daniels, 8th Grade LMS

On May 29th, 2020, a new show originating from China was released called ‘Lego Monkie Kid,’ following the main character, MK, and his friends as he faces old demons his mentor has fought. The show was inspired by a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng’en, called Journey to the West. It is regarded as one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature and has been described as arguably the most popular literary work in East Asia.


The main animal in the book is Sun Wukong, or Monkey King, a powerful monkey who originated from a stone and was given incredible powers. Continuing towards the show, we are shown many characters from Journey to the West, such as Princess Iron Fran, Lady Bone Demon, Red son, and personally, a favorite of mine, the Six-eared Macaque.


The show has a fantastic storyline, great dialogue, and amazing characters, and it is still ongoing. On May 14th, 2022, we were given Season 3, Episode 10 of the English dub, leaving us to wait till Season 4 to know what would happen next. No, I will not spoil any of the show but do note, not including episode 0 or pilot episodes; they range from 11 minutes long. 


If you are interested in the show, you can watch season one on Prime video and seasons 2 and 3 on YouTube.