New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

What’s going on? I come home from work and two anticipated dramas of next year revealed new trailers! What do you think of them in motion?

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=======> ♦ Yang Yang‘s big drama of next year has to be Martial Universe. Wu Chun recently wrapped up his scenes but Yang Yang is still filming.

Martial Universe Posters:

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Young and old transformation of Wu Chun.

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Poster.

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They all look better in their older costumes and make-up. xD

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Martial Universe Second Trailer:

=======> ♦ It’s a vicious cycle I tell you. With me and Li Ying’s drama and the rounds of anticipation. I wasn’t in awe of the stills they released but I kinda dig this newest teaser they dropped today. Despite the colorful gowns that didn’t sit well with many people, the lighting made a difference in motion! Everything is much darker and starker and there’s a sense of urgency and intensity seething throughout! I really need this one to be good. LIKE GOOD GOOD, okay, drama gods?

The Story of Ming Lan Stills:

Director Zhang Kai Zhou has been getting his own stills too, it was also his birthday on the 21st. 🙂

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Ah, Yi Long’s line in the trailer the more you don’t want us [Me and Ming Lan] together, the more I want to be by her side….second lead syndrome….here I come.

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First Teaser:

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  1. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    Martial universe has been filming for a year.. cant believe its not done yet LOL i believe the kings avatar was suppose to begin in sep too! 😫😫

    • 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

      Yang Yang was hurt and they delay filming as it got worse due to lack of proper rest. I hope this drama will be good otherwise it will disappoint many people.

  2. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    Cool trailer. Martial Universe looks weird but interesting at the same time. Been let down by hyped series too many times. Hopefully this deliver. I’ll support Yang Yang and Tian Ai.

    Lots of series on my radar for 2018. 😀

  3. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    Is this the real trailer? T_T So, no…other hair…than the bangs? There was only 1 simple music and they didn’t seem to highlight all the important parts. No eng subs so I don’t know if they are actually the important parts already…but they didn’t look intense. I hope they’re not looking for fast money and made her rush through this just to get lots of viewers or something.

    Martial Universe didn’t spark any interest… I am really anticipating Rule the World with Tina Tang but I don’t like both they main guys.

    • 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

      My dear yoyo, you have to remember that Li Ying has only been on set for 2 weeks (not a lot of footage). Lol. This is a real preview, one could say of the beginning.

      • 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

        Oh I see now, thanks. Whew.
        It does sound like they were not dubbed, that would be some big points because it’s been a really long while that I did not hear any new voices. Zhen huan, Wei young, Bai qian, Chu qiao, Qing chen all sounded very similar, and their characters already have enough in common. Dilireba’s Gongsun Li sounded like a different girl finally, but the style was still very similar to the list anyway.

  4. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    Yes, Kappy! I was also shocked there was a trailer lol

    I’m slowly adjusting to Minglan. The hair and costumes are not what I expected lol I’m digging the darker colors though.

  5. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    I can’t wait to watch Martial Universe. it looks like badass trailer. I hope they finish shoot faster so yangyang can move on and shoot the king’s avatar.

    There’s few Zhao liying scene, I guess because she just shooting, and it looks like there will be many angst

  6. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    YY looks so good with the stubble!!! He looks so mature and his aura totally changed! But the drama, not really digging it! Too much CGI and the trailer isn’t exactly interesting either. It feels like those drama which I would only watch YY’s parts and skip mostly.

    Waiting excitedly for King’s Avatar though! Love that anime so so so much! Waiting for season 2 and the drama to be out!

    Omg yes Kappy! I like the teaser for Ming Lan too!!! The colour tone reminds me of NGCS and Nirvana for some reason! I like it without those bright colours! Though the teaser is so confusing but I like it! And I think their voices weren’t dubbed? Sounds so raw but nice!

    • 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

      You’re right Yang Yang really pulls off his beard! Maybe it’s too over-reacting but I think it’s a look he can adopt full time, if not now then maybe in ten years? 😁
      Yes, the colors tone, and the lightning even, are reminiscent of the ones from Nirvana in the Fire – maybe same art director? It’s definitely not overdone like how they portray other drama adaptations of books, like Princess Agents, so it feels refreshing for once.

  7. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    Oh yesssssssss trailer for Ming Lan. It looks awesome. I hope they will drop more exciting trailers and I am really anticipating this drama. I guess her hairstyle will change as she “mature” in the drama.

  8. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    Yay finally some shot of LY~ Now that she’s taking part I hope there’s more teasers to come up soon.

  9. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    I kind of like the Ming lan teaser. Fsf looks rather solid in this role. I don’t remember qiheng being so sobby though….and I’m also getting used to the simple hairdos and zly bangs…good to see it works better in action. And they are using original voice that’s good too.

  10. 14 thoughts on “New trailers: Yang Yang’s Martial Universe, Zhao Li Ying’s The Story of Ming Lan

    I almost did not recongize Yang Yang in the full poster in the beginning. I was like ‘who is that guy with the beard in the center? And where’s Yang Yang?’ 😀 I did not really consider this before but the costumes in Martial Universe are more Western-influenced, maybe especially the ones worn by the aged versions of the main characters.
    As for Ming Lan, I was thinking that the characters would wear clothes inspired by the Ming Dynasty like the book covers, but I don’t really find the actual costumes bad since they are not overly-detailed and not in strong, clashing colors as the designs from most ancient book-to-drama adaptations. And the lignting seems to be more in par with that of the historic times. I’m guessing the art director for Ming Lan is more going for a more realistic aesthetic portrayal of costume dramas.

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