Sword Dynasty with Li Yi Tong and Li Xian gets green light to air

Sword Dynasty (剑王朝) is the upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation written by Wu Zui. The drama is being produced by film director Feng Xiao Gang and has two anime adaptations so far, from China (04/2016) and Japan (01/2018). Rising faces Li Xian (Go Go Squid) and Li Yi Tong (Bloody Romance) will lead. The story follows a young man with a mission and vengeance in mind to overthrow the Qin dynasty as he was betrayed before by the emperor and empress, the woman he has once loved. Li Yi Tong plays the eldest daughter from the Gongsun’s family.

Another drama of Li Yi Tong gets to jump off the shelve! She has quite a few more up there. And she looks beautiful in here!

Begins airing on 12/6!

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Filming begins for Bai Lu’s Love is Sweet, Yang Mi’s Thank-You Doctor, Zhang Yu Xi’s Intense Love, and Hu Bing Qing’s Insect Totem

Lalalala!

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First Official Stills for The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou

The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.

Tang Yan is pregnant while filming this drama….. those of us who want to see her in action will have to wait. Lol.

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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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First Impression: What do you think of Yang Yang’s The King’s Avatar?

I’m liking this trend, no big promotions….”We are airing!” Lol. Instead of laboring for weeks waiting for the airdate just to have it pulled last minute right? xD

If you missed Yang Yang, here he is! Airing today 7/24!

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