Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

Hmmm, I don’t know what to say about this casting choice. It’s a beautiful group of people for sure but Wu Lei romancing Dilireba is a little odd. Lol. Well, filming has just begun for those interested. The original male lead is Qu Chu Xiao who had to bow out due to management issue. Chang Ge Xing aka Song of the Long March (長歌行) is adapted from the manhua of the same name written by Xia Da. It follows our heroine, who’s a princess on the run. Her father is Crown Prince Li but after the new Emperor ascended the throne, he ordered his brothers and families put to death. She escapes, fakes her own death, disguises herself as a male and plots her revenge against the new Emperor, becoming a fierce military leader in the process. The manhua is highly rated among fans and has solid rating of 9 on douban. Readers also poured their hearts out for the arts as well.

I’m reading reviews and our heroine sounds awesome – merciless and highly intelligent. Since she was young, she was trained in martial arts and battle strategies, so she holds her own in a fight. I always have hopes in the novel description and the drama adaptation hasn’t been accurate …..at all in recent years. Lol. I really do hope she kicks A$$!! Our male protagonist is no less of a worthy character – he’s the adopted son of Jieli Khan, a leader of his own army, who is known for his ruthlessness and doing things his ways in the beginning. He slowly melts that attitude and begins to realize how his actions could affect those around him after meeting our leading lady. But he doesn’t know SHE is a SHE for a little bit. HEH.

Gosh, gosh. Baby Wu Lei needs a few years to really execute that general look. xD

Filming commences!

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You can read the translated Manhua here.

  1. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    Not too fond of the casting. This was the very first manhua that I read and it holds a special place in my heart. Dilraba is gorgeous but I don’t have that much trust in her acting ability. Wu Lei also looks too boyish to be a general. Their age gap is also extremely noticeable with his baby face. I hope it doesn’t disappoint but I don’t have much hope for this anyways.

  2. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    T_T one of my favorite manga!!!
    I like Wu Lei but he is no Ashina Sun in my heart. Like the user above said, he still look boyish to me.

    And I would have pick Dai Si as the female lead since she can pass off as a boy and can act.

  3. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    I was so excited to see Chang Ge Xing news… and then saw the casting. The synopsis also has me wary since they changed some of the plot elements. I sure hope the scriptwriters don’t dumb down Chang Ge in the name of “character development”.

    • 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

      Yes to Dai Si! It would also have been the perfect break out role for her. Dai Si is gorgeous but she looks extremely good in those roles where she’s a bit more masculine looking than feminine.

      I think Shawn Dou would also be perfect for Ashina. He’s more mature looking but still has very similar facial features to Ashina Sun. He’s also an amazing actor.

  4. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    People are to negative, Wu Lei is NOT a baby he’s a GROWN ASS MAN. People must come to terms with REALITY. I Understand you all watched him grow up like watching your siblings, but even I have to come to terms that my younger siblings are no longer kids they are young MEN and Women my gosh such drama QUEENS these fans are 🤣🤣🤣

    • 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

      I don’t think people’s reactions are negative, they are just disappointed. Wu Lei is only 21 years old. My brother is 21 years old, does he look like a badass general? Nope. Lol. It’s not Wu Lei’s fault he looks really young, and hence a miscast for the role. That is ok. The male lead is supposed to BE older than the female lead in the story.

      I’m still scratching my head at this casting choice. Lol. I love them both individually.

  5. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    I hope Dilireba and Wu Lei come hard because people forever hating on these young Successful talented beautiful actor and actress. I’m 100% rooting for them

  6. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    Read a few manhua chapters last year based on recommendation. The story didn’t pique my interest. My main concern is whether manhua has enough material for a 50-ep drama or would screenwriters drastically “create” new stuff. The general quality of cdrama scripts is not good.

  7. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    Diliraba is definitely NOT credible disguised as a boy!

    • 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

      Really? I always thought she has manly features

  8. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    I’m probably the only one who likes Wu Lei more than Qu Chuxiao. WL is handsome and fits historical dramas more. Wu Lei doesn’t fit the character’s description, but neither does Reba fit Chang Ge (who is also a teen and looks more Han than ethnic), so I am sure the drama will change that.

    • 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

      I remember reading that the Li family was Han mixed with one or more other (Hu) ethnicities.

  9. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    Ohhhh gosh! Beautiful cast but not so sure about WuLei as the male lead.. I trust his acting but his face looks so young and standing beside Dilreba, he looks like a younger brother.. And Dilreba, I really like her acting in KeLaLianRen, but after that the characters she take on are all the cute pretty type. Hopefully she can show us she is not just pretty in this drama.

  10. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    Yeah… no. Not even talking about Wu Lei but Dilireba isn’t the main character at all. Zhao Lusi would’ve been more believable. Wu Lei… he’s done military roles before but he’s no Ashina Sun. Anyone who’s read the manga knows he’s not Ashina Sun. If Ashina Sun had a son, he’d be a good bet but haha he’s not Ashina Sun.

    Lmao no one’s “just hating”. If you haven’t read the manhua, just stuff it. The author stopped updating in 2017, this is the continuation we get and it’s not even a continuation it’s a fucking disaster on wheels.

    Not to mention that the overall acting ability of this drama is… decent at best. Ahhhhh…

  11. 15 thoughts on “Drama adaptation of Chang Ge Xing confirms Dilireba, Wu Lei, and Zhao Lu Si

    I’m a big fan of the manhua, so the casting is honestly disappointing to me. I adore Wu Lei and don’t have much of an opinion about Dili but they’re just so wrong for the characters.

    The point of Changge is that she’s a Han princess. (Spoiler) Even though her mother belongs to an ethnic tribe, it’s noted that she inherits none of their characteristics and resembles her Han father. She’s also more of a brilliant strategist than a pretty face. Dili is just none of these traits. Zhao Lusi would be a more passable choice, but even then she’s too much of a babyface for the role.

    Wu Lei is probably the worst casting choice. If you read the manhua, you’ll know that he’s just not Ashina Sun. The visible age gap is just going to make things worse.

    To those who think upset fans are being dramatic, I suggest you read the manhua before labeling us as haters. We don’t even know if the author will ever regain her right to continue the manhua, and now we’re getting this disappointing adaptation. Sigh.

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