Read about this and thought it was interesting casting of the week. Nodame Cantabile is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya and has been adapted as live-action television dramas by Japan (with Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno) and Korea (with Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung) and now it’s China’s turn to dip its toes in the franchise. Now called Cantabile Youth (让全世界都听见), the main leads are Zhang Xin Cheng of My Huckleberry Friends and Lin Yun of Battle Through The Heaven. I personally haven’t finished either version but have heard of numerous praises for the Japanese version, for capturing and meshing the quirkiness of its characters and classical music seamlessly.
From the writer behind the successful and highly-rated youth drama With You, another one of Ba Yue Chang An’s novel is adapted onto the small screen. Youth drama, My Huckleberry Friends (你好，旧时光) stars Li Lan Di (Wu Xin 2) and Zhang Xin Cheng (Shuttle Love Millennium 2) as the leading pair.