Friday Photos

Li Qin walking out of a Disney fairytale. Which princess would she be?

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

First still of the young star-crossed lovers, a princess (Ren Min) and her eununch (Bian Cheng)  in Held in the Lonely Castle.

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Promo Round-up: Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber

Jin Yong’s most contested love triangle, are you #TeamZhaoMin or #TeamZhouZhiruo ?

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth 倚天屠龙记  airs two episodes every Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays on February 27th.

OP by Emil Chau; ED below,  full song by Hu Xia here; Trailer 1; Trailer 2BTS

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth sets release date on February 27th

The classic wuxia novel is known for propelling the theory that the Ming dynasty was founded by and named after the  Manicheist Ming sect.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth announced its release date of February 27th with a new trailer and a few posters. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan in a fight between three religions and three countries.

Both of the trailers have actually looked interesting to me, and given that there haven’t been a true-to-the-books version made yet, it’ll be interesting to see director Jeffrey Chiang’s take on it given his success with the 2017 version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes.

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Lantern Festival drama posters

Here’s a round-up of Lantern Festival poster/stills released for upcoming (and one currently airing) dramas.  Happy Lantern Festival!

The Longest Day in Chang’an – Yi Yangqianzi

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Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre releases new posters, concept art

Zeng Shunxi as the embodiment of Tai-chi Zhang Wuji

Upcoming series  Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth , the most morally grey and political of the Condor Trilogy, released an artsy set of new posters and some concept art in anticipation of its release sometimes soon. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan.

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber releases trailer

The background of the poster looks just like the book covers of the Sanlian version!

The trailer for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth but I believe the first adaptation of the latest edition of the novel  actually looks super solid. The scenery, costumes, and choreograph all look natural, as does Zeng Shunxi’s acting minus one scene.  At least three of the four female leads look dead inside every single scene, though.

Ashes of Love wraps up as the most viewed drama of the summer

I pretty much decided to do another photo post for this photo alone.

As the summer’s most viewed (via cable, Yanxi wins for online) series Ashes of Love香蜜沉沉烬如霜 wraps up, here’s some more stills released since it began airing.

The fantasy series stars Yang Zi, Deng Lun, Luo Yunxi, and Chen Yuqi in a love mess sprawling over the heavenly, flower, and demon worlds.  Watch it English subbed on Youtube here.

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Promo Round-up: Ashes of Love

Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost / Ashes of Love stars Yang Zi (The Destiny of White Snake) as a deity who initially doesn’t understand the concept of love, and Deng Lun (Sweet Dreams) as a prince of the Heavens who later becomes the demon lord. Luo Yunxi (Paediatrician) rounds out the love triangle as the Night Deity. [Extended Synopsis]

The 60 episode fantasy drama airs daily on Jiangsu TV beginning tomorrow night. On Youtube under Ashes of Love.

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth cast unveals

Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji the 9th, at your service.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记  has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it.  The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.

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