Live-action The Outcast tries to recreate anime-styled fighting

Supernatual martial arts manga/anime hit Hitori no Shita: The Outcast /Under One Person / 一人之下  is one of several anime to be produced into an live-action.  Here’s a glimpse at their martial arts choreography testing that tries to recreate the style of the anime. I’m always skeptical of adaptations but the fighting choreography looks really unique:

The series is produced by director-actress-producer Xu Jinglei, who also produced the anime.  The anime is available with English subtitles on Crunchyroll here.  Rumored casting includes Li Gengxi, Song Weilong, Tan Jianci, and Zhu Zhiling.
Plot per wikipedia:

Zhang Chulan  was a normal college student until he gets caught up in a terrible incident in a small village while visiting his grandfather’s grave. While walking through the graveyard to pay visit to his deceased grandfather, Zhang Chulan is assaulted by zombies until a mysterious girl wielding a knife appears and leads him to a confrontation with the zombies. After successfully fending off the zombies and further encounters with the knife wielding girl known as Feng Baobao, Zhang Chulan’s  life begins to change as he learns that the martial arts technique taught to him by his grandfather is a technique being sought after by many martial arts groups with ulterior motives. The story follows Zhang Chulan’s attempt to find out his grandfather’s real history and his supposed connection with Feng Baobao.


1 thought on “Live-action The Outcast tries to recreate anime-styled fighting

  1. Feng Bao Bao is an interesting autistic-like character with a mysterious past. Zhang Chulan feels more cliched. Many characters are not strictly black or white, good or evil. It’s a good story.

    Wondering whether pattern that original comic strip being better than the dongman/animation being much better than the live-action drama will hold.

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