Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

Lol. So many monkey kings running around in 2016 and 2017, both on the big and small screen. Here’s another drama related to Sun Wu Kong. Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam will take on the titular role while Japanese actor, Akanishi Jin, joins the production as probably the most handsome Er Lang Shen ever. Rising actress Jiang Meng Jie will play Holy Mother and Kenji Wu rounds out the cast as Tian Peng aka Pig. The Legends of Monkey King (大泼猴) follows a mortal man who accidentally time-travels to the past and finds himself the Monkey King. Not willing to accept a fate forced on himself, he sets out to the change the course of the future. At least this one has a twist in it.

Press Conference 1/9/17:

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Raymond Lam and his very shiny head. LOL.

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Jin Akanishi and his very shiny hair. Lol. Very handsome.

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Kenji Wu as Pig. Another handsome man. ;D

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Jiang Meng Jie as Holy Mother. If you haven’t watched Lotus Lantern, she’s sister to Erlang Shen and marries a mortal man, which angers her brother and is then imprisoned under Mount Hua until her son, Chen Xiang, chops the mountain and frees his mother. So happy she’s getting bigger role!

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With Eva Cheng Yan Qiu.

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Directed by Huang Jun Wen, Lan Zhi Wei, and Li Wei Ji, The Legends of Monkey King will film for five months for a release on youku with 45 episodes.

Via: 01

  1. 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

    jin doesn’t speak chinese does he?….then we’re back to the same argument as before, with other asian actors taking away jobs from the local pool of Chinese actors. lol.

    • 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

      The lead actor raymond lam also not chinese actor. Lol. Because this is historical drama, it should be dubbed with voice actor. It looks like jiang mengjie getting better role after she left rongxinda agency, I hope she will get more success in the future like yang yang & yang mi.

      • 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

        true. but raymond at least understand and can speak some while jin is completely non-speaker. lols.

      • 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

        monkey king is a fable and can’t be classified as historical. Raymond Lam is from HK but is still Chinese.

  2. 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

    Maybe they are trying to usher in as many monkey dramas before the year of the rooster hits ? That is a good-looking Er Lang Shen indeed, lol.

  3. 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

    I’ve managed to stay away from all the new Journey to the West adaptations in recent years but plan to check out this one for the plot and cast. Yay for Jiang Meng Jie!
    And wow so surprised to see Akanishi Jin casted in a c-drama.

  4. 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

    So excited! What a beautiful casting choice!
    Can’t wait to see Jin as Yang Jian <3

  5. 9 thoughts on “Jin Akanishi joins Raymond Lam, Jiang Meng Jie in The Legends of Monkey King

    I do not care if he speaks Chinese or not

    He looks very handsome ;P

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