Shawn Dou confirms Asunaro Hakusho adaptation ‘Ten Years Late’ with Gulnazar, attends Tribes and Empire press conference

Awww man, our Mr. Smile aka Shawn Dou Xiao will be doing another modern drama… but it sounds so dark and gloomy! Hear me cry. It’s adapted from manga series Asunaro Hakusho (あすなろ白書 “Asunaro White Paper”) by Fumi Saimon.

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Meteor Garden 2018 holds conference and reveals F4 final roles

So I got the two main guys right and not the two supporting F2. Lol. Brownie points for me! They held a press conference today and reveals their final casting for the new adaptation of the highly popular manga Meteor Garden. Angie Chai plays the producer, just like how she brought the 2001 version cast to stardom. Let’s hope for the same!

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Meteor Garden 2018 announces the new Flower Boys F4 and Shen Yue as female lead

Are you ready to meet the newest version of China F4? With an average height of 185cm and an average age of 21, the boys are rookie actors, revealed through Bazaar Magazine photoshoot today. This is the result of a casting program with over 30,000 applicants. The precious female lead is given to Shen Yue, the adorable upcoming female lead in A Love So Beautiful.

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Longer trailer and new posters for Live Action movie Fullmetal Alchemist

More promotional materials are out for the live action movie of my beloved anime, Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師), about the journey of two brothers (Edward and Alphonse) trying to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes wrong (lots of heartaches). We also get to see the supporting cast members in action in their full costumes and make-up as well. The movie is slated for a release on December 1st!

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Li Yi Feng’s creepy transformation as a Clown in Animal World

Movie Animal World (动物世界) is based on a Japanese manga series about the art of gambling called Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, aka Ultimate Survivor Kaiji written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. The storyline reminds me of Liar Game! Any fans? Good? There will be a lot of local and international stars including possible big bad played by Michael Douglas.

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Vietnam adapts 200 Pounds Beauty with Minh Hang and Rocker Nguyen

Interesting. Having been adapted many times throughout Asia, 200 Pounds Beauty is originally based on the Japanese manga Kanna’s Big Success! (カンナさん大成功です!) by Yumiko Suzuki, about a ghost singer who is overweight by tv standards and is used by another popular singer for her lovely voice, until she decides to own that voice with a new altered face and body after going through rounds and rounds of intensive plastic surgery. Such a sad story about the cut-throat industry…

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Meteor Garden 2018 considers Song Wei Long, Vivian Sung, Huang Jun Jie

First round of rumored casting is revealed for the new Chinese remake of popular Japanese shōjo manga, Hana Yori Dango (花より男子), following our poor heroine as she fights against the elite group of rich boys known as F4 at a privilege school and falling for two of said boys. Offers are out to Song Wei Long, Vivian Sung, and Huang Jun Jie. I’m sure you recognize those names by now but if you don’t, click more for their pictures! I’m happy it’s Vivian because I’m assured of her acting ability. The boys….well….They are pretty…

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Takuya Kimura and Erika Toda in Blade Of The Immortal

Blade Of The Immortal (无限之住人) is the live adaptation of Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura, set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality [Wiki]. During his journey, he meets our heroine who is also hellbent on avenging her parents’ deaths and he becomes her bodyguard. The trailer has an epic scene with him and her against 300 warriors, with him asking, “Who should I cut down?”

The music gets me hyped up for sure!

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