Promos Round-up: The Prince of Tennis

Here’s another potentially solid drama to add to the many watchable ones currently airing – Go Go Squid!Love and Destiny, Eagle Flag, The Longest Day in Chang’an, and Return the World To You.

The latest adaptation of sports manga The Prince of Tennis 奋斗吧,少年 (formerly 网球少年) begins airing today. As with most dramas airing this summer, there’s little new promotional material other than one set of photos. But I did take the time to match up the characters with the manga names this time so it’s easier to figure out who’s who.

The series by directing duo Zhao Xiaoxi and Zhao Xiao’ou (Let’s Shake It) airs two episodes a day every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays on Hunan TV / MGTV.

Trailer; More promotional materials; Cast on Happy Camp ; Ending theme by Hu Xia below:

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Promo Round-up: Another Me

Another Me is the television adaption of the critically acclaimed film Soulmate, and stars Shen Yue and Chen Duling as best friends who eventually have a fall out after both of them fall in love with the high school heartthrob (Xiong Ziqi). They seem to mend their friendship after growing up, and live happily ever after with their own true loves, played by Liang Jingkang and Zou Tingwei respectively.

The 48 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on iQiyi here (currently not region blocked) beginning tonight.

Theme song by the two leads, Insert song by You Zhangjing

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Nothing But Thirty begins filming with Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong

“I have no riches. I am my own best asset.” – Jiang Shuying as Wang Manni

Nothing But Thirty tells the story of three thirty-year-old women, played by Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong, who break free from stereotypes and begin to live life the way they want – because they’re only thirty after all. [Extended Synopsis]

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Go Go Squid! is the first breakout rom-com of the summer

Yang Zi, Li Xian, and Hu Yitian’s Go Go Squid! is the first breakout rom-com of the year, topping both TV ratings and internet streaming charts less than two weeks after airing. The drama from Croton Media (O2O, The Boss & Me) may lack any if all logic, but the awkward cuteness and chemistry between the two leads has won over fans. Plus, the male lead’s whole team is super cute. Here are some more posters and stills.
You can watch Go Go Squid! on Youtube with English subs here.

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First looks at Wang Kai, Wang Ou’s economic crime thriller

Cross-border economic crime thriller Hunting 猎狐, which began filming this week, released a pre-production teaser. Pre-production reportedly took three years, including trips abroad to make the script more realistic. Leads Wang Kai and Wang Ou even spent a few days with the economic crime unit in Tianjin to get some real-life experience. The series co-stars Hu Jun and Liu Yijun.

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Promo Round-up: Return the World To You

Return the World To You is a fashion-mystery-melo that stars Gulnazar as Shen Yi’en, the CEO of a fashion empire. She befriends Lu Huai (Yang Shuo), the CEO of another fashion company, and slowly falls in love with him. Turns out that Lu Huai is actually Shen Yi’en’s boyfriend Ye Qilei post-surgery, who was believed to be dead after being framed by competitors. Xu Zhengxi and Zhao Yingzi complete the love square. The 40 episode drama airs on Jiangsu TV beginning tonight (Youtube).

Ending theme song by Wang Zhengliang, Teaser 1, Teaser 2

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Ne Zha aims to be the animated hit of the summer

Ne Zha is advertising itself as the next-level-up to 2015 surprise hit Monkey King: Hero is Back.


When the world was created, the essences of heaven and earth gave birth to a brilliant gem. It was split into two, one good and one evil. When the two gems are accidentally switched and the chosen hero to defeat evil was reincarnated with the evil gem, which side will he chose?

A retelling of the classic story of Nezha, animated feature Ne Zha 哪吒之魔童降世 released its first set of promotional music, posters, and trailers. Reviews for the film, to be released on July 26th, have so far been extremely positive, in particular praising its script. Will it be able to be the previous animated hit Monkey King: Hero is Back, whose script was probably its biggest weakness?

The Rap of China winner Gai sings the mesmerizing theme song of the same name below:

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Novoland: Eagle Flag begins streaming today

Novoland: Eagle Flag is the 4th major historical or fantasy drama to drop with barely any notice.

The long-awaited fantasy drama Novoland: Eagle Flag began airing today. As with all last minute announcements, there is a lack of promos, so here’s the last round-up post I did before they pulled the show off air in early June.

The 56 episode drama will release 2 episodes from Tuesday to Thursday this week, and then release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday beginning next week. Watch the show on Youku and Tencent (both region-blocked)  and on a two-day delay on Youtube on this channel.

Promo Round-up: See You Again

See You Again stars Tang Yan as the heroine who dreams back to the past, though every little change she makes sets off a whole chain of unintended consequences. Shawn Dou costars as her future husband, while Yang Shuo plays a rich CEO and the third leg of the love triangle.

The 40 episode drama airs daily on Beijing TV beginning July 16th.

Trailer 2 , Trailer 3, Theme song by Chen Li

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Promo Round-up: Love and Destiny

Chang Chen’s drama debut and Ni Ni’s second television drama, Love and Destiny revolves around the romance between the God of War and a young maiden destined to wreck havoc on the world.

The 60 episode fantasy drama releases 2 eps every Monday to Friday on iQiyi.

Introduction to the worlds, Theme song by Aska Yang Zongwei

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