Title Name : The Advisors Alliance Part 1 (2017) Vol.1-42 End
No of Disc : 9 Disc
Version : Mandarin
Subtitles : English / Chinese
Format : HD DVD / ALL Region PAL
The first part covers Sima Yi’s early career under Cao Cao, the warlord who controls the central government and the figurehead Emperor Xian towards the end of the Eastern Han dynasty. Sima Yi becomes an adviser to Cao Cao’s son Cao Pi and assists him in defeating his younger brother Cao Zhi in a power struggle over the succession to their father’s place. Following Cao Cao’s death, Cao Pi usurps the throne from Emperor Xian, ends the Eastern Han dynasty, and declares himself emperor of the newly established Cao Wei state. This part ends around the middle or towards the end of Cao Pi’s reign.
The second part covers Sima Yi’s career in the Cao Wei state during the Three Kingdoms period and his service under the emperors Cao Pi, Cao Rui and Cao Fang. He leads Cao Wei forces into battles against its rival states, Shu Han and Eastern Wu, and rises through the ranks to become one of the most powerful figures in Cao Wei and ultimately a regent for the third Cao Wei emperor, Cao Fang. In his final years, Sima Yi successfully stages a coup d’etat against his co-regent Cao Shuang and effectively becomes the de facto ruler of the Cao Wei state. About 15 years after Sima Yi’s death, his grandson Sima Yan would eventually usurp the Cao Wei throne and replace it with the Jin dynasty (265-420).