Long time ago, there was an empire known as Zorn. Named after its founder and emperor, Zorn The Great, this empire was so powerful and feared, that nearly all the dimensions in The Multiverse knew about them and their conquests. For 10,000 years, this empire invaded and conquered many universes, civilizing any primitive cultures they met and extracting every resources they found, specially the Sen, "The essence of life"; but it also organizes a multi-dimensional tournament where the strongest free cultures bet their freedom with them in matches of Sendokai.
Sendokai is an ancient sport practiced by the Zorn and the many cultures of the Multiverse that consists of contact variation of soccer: timed 4vs4 matches where the first team that hits 3 points wins. The main difference with Soccer is that the players can use tactics and techniques using Sen to create solid-light constructs that boost abilities, hinder opponents and aid allies akin to Green Lantern powers mixed with martial arts. These features con be also used for warring purposes as the Zorn had shown before in their conquests.
As the Zorn conquered more and more universes, they set their eyes in a curious plane named the Gea Dimension, where the center of their civilization is a planet called Earth. There, four mysterious bracelets fell in hands of the ones who would later be the representatives of Earth in the next Sendokai Tournament. Ironically, as their coach and Sendokai master Tanpo the Waadan would discover, the mankind's new champions would be a group of merely 4 13-year olds boys and girls with no talent in sports whatsoever.
Sendokai Champions (Desafío Champions Sendokai in Spain) is a Spanish CGI Animation series co-produced by Kotoc, a Spanish CGI animation company, and RTVE, the state-owned independent entity that promotes content for public television and radio in Spain, where in 52 12-minute episodes, tells the story of a team of 4 friends: Zak, Cloe, Kiet and Fenzy, and their struggles against the Zorn in their way to the next Sendokai Tournament.
This show provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Cloe, Fenzy, Lalith and the Kronex Twins on the first season. Danima, the female member of the Masters of fire and the whole race of Teades on the second season.
- Beam-O-War: Zak does it in the match against the Grom.
- Be the Ball: The Luls' main feature.
- Badass Adorable: The Luls, including Lula.
- Big Eater: Kiet.
- Big "NO!". At the end of Episode 5.
- Calling Your Attacks: Everywhere, only on a few occasions the techniques were not called before use.
- Cool Old Lady: Kiet's Grandma.
- Cool Starship: The Senodonte.
- Cyclops: the Norbius.
- Elemental Powers:
- Extra Eyes: The Maubis.
- Facial Markings: the team have them after transform.
- Fictional Sport: The Sen-Do-Kai is described as a mix and match from soccer, magic and martial arts.
- Fish People: The Old Ace's (Grom, Zin, Uul, Nhanya)
- FaceHeel Turn: Lalith in her backstory.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fenzy.
- Minovsky Physics: The Sen energy.
- Martial Arts and Crafts.
- Mecha-Mooks: Zorn Soldiers.
- Mystery Box: Nuztrad and Seztrad Box.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands.
- Official Couple: Zak and Cloe.
- Team Pet: Lula.
- The Fashionista: Fenzy's Mom.
- Two Girls to a Team: Cloe and Fenzy.
- Polar Opposite Twins: The Kronex Twins, one is black and other is white.
- The Bully: Ron & Rude
- The Mentor: Tänpo
- The Multiverse: Where most of the fisrts season takes place. There are multiple dimensions with their respective populations, a fact that si common knowledge for almost all races except human.
- Three-Point Landing: All the team after passing the training in Episode 4.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Zig-Zagged. Cloe has a tomboy haircut but she is the most Girly Girl in the team, while Fenzy has a Girly Girl haircut despite being the tomboy of the group.
- Training from Hell.
- Transformation Is a Free Action.
- What the Hell, Hero?:Despite winning the friendly matches, the Unlocks have condemned their dimension.