Sneak Peek of Xiao Zhan and Wu Xuan Yi in drama adaptation of Dou Luo Continent (Soul Land)

Dou Luo Continent is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel of the same title written by Tang Jia San Shao. As I read the synopsis, it sounds like beginning of The Untamed as our male lead also goes through a rebirth. Our hero is Tang San, considered a prodigy in the Tang Sect, a sect specializing in poisons and weapons. He commits suicide after entering the forbidden place for inner sect disciples and gaining the knowledge of the Sect. He feels guilty and kills himself, but is reborn in Soul Land (title of the novel), with his memories intact (dun, dun, dun). In the new land, he is raised by an alcoholic father and remains tenacious in mastering new skills. In Soul Land, each individual possesses an innate spirit, which one can cultivate and strengthen, becoming a Spirit Master, a well-regarded profession. Our hero has two. There’s an anime version of novel, which I’m interested to check out. The spirit master element reminds me of Jiro Wang’s Rakshasa Street, which also has an anime.

The drama was filmed a while ago so I was surprised there’s no news of it until the Untamed stirred the pot of popularity for Xiao Zhan. HA!

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  1. 3 thoughts on “Sneak Peek of Xiao Zhan and Wu Xuan Yi in drama adaptation of Dou Luo Continent (Soul Land)

    This is a very popular IP. I’m under the impression that this novel and anime cater to male more than female while dramas tend to have mostly female audience. I’m not a fan of video-game style animation. Manhwa/manga seems to be gender neutral.

    If the drama is a web-only drama, budget would be on the low end. Guys are more demanding of CGI, special effects and fight choreography, which low-budget period web dramas are usually lacking. Fight Break Sphere, also a “male” novel, drama adaptation was a fail. Going back further, there were bigger budget failures like Legend of Chusen and Fighter of the Destiny.

    Soul Land’s author is reportedly supervising the drama production. Still… Similarly for The Guardian and Eagle Flag. I’m hoping the producers are not simply banking on Xiao Zhan’s current popularity, and are figuring out something to do a good production.

    • 3 thoughts on “Sneak Peek of Xiao Zhan and Wu Xuan Yi in drama adaptation of Dou Luo Continent (Soul Land)

      this drama has finished filming a while back. its going to air soon according to some news on weibo (not official). i doubt xiao zhan’s current popularity will help much. lols. he’s filming the new drama oath of love with yang zi and doing a bunch of side jobs/mvs on the side.

  2. 3 thoughts on “Sneak Peek of Xiao Zhan and Wu Xuan Yi in drama adaptation of Dou Luo Continent (Soul Land)

    When you realize you no longer have your oppa with you again. Have got to share xiao Zhan with others now.. I found xiao Zhan after his debut because of superstar academy, I was looking for dramas based on genre. I’m really happy for him, his time is really here.. I love the donghua for doulou dalu. so therefore i’m so watching the drama…..

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