The Legend of Luo Xiaohei (罗小黑战记) is a flash animation and webtoon developed by Chinese artist MTJJ (real name Zhang Ping 章平). It derives from an animated series that was mainly broadcast online in March 2011. The franchise has also been extended to become a social media sticker series on WeChat. As of July 18, 2021, 40 episodes of “The Legend of Luo Xiaohei” are available alongside 3 extra videos, “Exam Day”, “Sh…”, and “Goodnight Meow”. A feature-length prequel film named “The Legend of Hei” was released in Chinese and Japanese theaters in September, 2019.
(Luo Xiaohei Zhan Ji)
The series was adapted into a graphic novel in 2015, published by Beijing United Publishing. It has also been turned into a mobile game titled “Luo Xiaohei’s Battle Demon Book” (罗小黑战记妖灵簿) by Beijing Manya Entertainment Culture Media Co..
The story begins on a rainy night when Luo Xiao Hei, a cat spirit, is badly injured after stealing Laojun’s pearl artifact. As a result, he is transformed from his humanoid form to become a black kitten. He is then saved by a young girl named Luo Xiaobai, who takes him home. Luo Xiaobai and Luo Xiao Hei become good friends and their adventure begins. They live in a world where people, spirits, and gods coexist.