And it’s official! The drama weibo has confirmed its main leads and it was rumored for a while already. Liu Yi Fei and Boran Jing will return to dramaland to film manhua-to-drama adaptation of Records of the Southern Mist House (南烟斋笔录) written by Ke Xiao Sha. I tried reading the story and ultimately “found out” aka remember I can’t read manga/manhua/manhwa like a regular student when I was in high school. My eyes just can’t follow the bubbles in the right order and I walked out of that manga club! So I’m hoping some of you guys have read this manhua and tell me what it’s about. All I know is that our heroine is a boss/owner of a incense/spice shop and and she has a great mission of unwinding/solving tangles of the heart for her clients.
Miss Liu will film this drama and then train for her Mulan movie! Filming begins on 12/28!
Are you ready for Justice Bao with fair skin and a pretty boy? Bao Zheng, the impartial government officer known for upholding justice and fighting against corruption will be played by upcoming actor, Li Chuan. The new webdrama Kai Feng Qi Tan (开封奇谈) is based on a comedic manhua, telling the story of a younger Bao Zheng.
Face Off (特化师) is a new modern drama about the make-up business based on the manhua by San Fu Animation starring Zhang Dan Feng and Tan Song Yun as the main OTP. I have been compiling pictures for this drama for a few months and they dropped a teaser a few days ago. The thing with me is I dislike updating a new post with like 4 pictures (and productions do this every few days), so instead I just compile them and wait for the trailer. This gives me more time to check out the novel if needs be, unless they have 10+ pictures = new post.
“Rakshasa Street” 《镇魂街》 is based on a manhua series by Xu Chen and produced by the same team who also did the short anime version of this same title, but the live action version of the story is a slightly different take, so if you’ve read the manga or watched the anime series, you can still expect something different from the show. I’ve watched the series without English captions on Youku, but now that it’s been licensed on Viki.com, I wanted to do a review as this has been one of my favorite dramas this year.
Upcoming youth drama, The Big Boss (班长大人), is adapted from manhua of the same name illustrated by Chen Lan and Chen Qian. It puts young stars Huang Jun Jie (Fox in the Screen) and Li Kai Xin (Solaso Bistro) back in students uniforms, because yunno that’s the time period we miss the most. Lol. As always they are polar opposites and have known each other since childhood.
Manhua series Rakshasa Street (超级网剧镇魂街) written and illustrated by Xu Chen gets a drama adaptation starring Jiro Wang (Looking for Aurora) and An Yue Xi (Tornado Girl 2). Release date has been announced to be August 2nd with 24 episodes. If you’ve been reading news about this project, you know I (and a few others) have watched the anime! The effects aren’t shabby at all. While Jiro is not my “older” brother material, I’m gonna be hopeful! Please develop the female character because her story doesn’t get anywhere. Lol.