Latest idol competition looks for performers with a Chinese flair

“Honey” Hanikezi / Hankhiz is the breakout star of episode 1, if mostly for her beauty and the equally  gorgeous music+ costume + set + lighting

With a mix of dance, traditional music,  folk music, opera, xiangsheng, and martial arts,  idol competition Chinese Youth 国风美少年 looks for idols who can combine modern performances with traditional Chinese elements. I no longer have any idea how Chinese competitions work, but the three judges are singer Huo Zun, xiangsheng performer Zhao Yunlei, and singer-actress Ju Jingyi.

The show also has its fair share of idol group members as contestants, such as  7Sense’s Li Muzi, Awaken-F‘s Qin Zimo, and SNH48’s Song Xinran. So far, though,  the breakout star so far is actress Hankhiz, whose performance you can watch below:

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Hu Bing, Mike Angelo get soaked for Mr.Swimmer posters

Here’s a dripping wet set of character posters for upcoming series Mr. Swimmer, which airs today. The series stars Mike Angelo, Ju Jingyi, Hu Bing, Yan Yuhao, Zhang Shasha, Tan Chunyi in a tale of a group of college swimmers and their friends and family.

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Mike Angelo, Ju Jingyi splash into romance in Mr. Swimmer

Their posters department is really missing out on the memo of the appeal of a show about a men’s swimming team.

Mr. Swimmer 游泳先生 features Mike Angelo, Ju Jingyi, Hu Bing, Yan Yuhao, Zhang Shasha, Tan Chunyi as a group of swimmers and their love interests.  The series will stream on September 5th IMGO TV and hopefully Youtube. I

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Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat break out of prison in new drama

Prison break action flick or inspirational female educational-attainment film? Either way, it’ll probably end up being mostly a romance.

In what looks like Prison Break meets Orange is the New Black,  Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, and  Merxat star in Republican-era  Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀.  There are two versions of the plot, both from very official sources, so I’m not sure which one is real, but one that the Baidu Baike and the trailer seem  to suggest the series features the female lead hanging out and eventually teaming up with other prisoners to break out of jail after being accused of murder while her friends try to clear her name from the outside.

Trailer, alternate plot,  and lots of stills below

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Ju Jingyi, Zhang Zhehan, Merxat for Legend of Yun Xi

Character posters have been released for Legend of Yun Xi 芸汐传, the upcoming ‘light historical drama’ (nicer way of saying youth idol drama in ancient clothing) starring Ju Jingyi (Xuanyuan Sword Legend: Clouds of Han) as Han Yunxi, a noble lady who likes to dabble with medicine and poison.

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Xuanyuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han continued

Hmmm… on closer inspection that’s a kind of interesting-looking head piece…

Xuanyuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han 轩辕剑之汉之云 stills today.  Starring Zhang YunlongYu MenglongGuan XiaotongZhang Jiazhu, and Ju Jingyi, more for those who are still keeping up with this production.

More stills below the cut.

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Xuanyuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han has more

Some couple shots this time around.

Xuanyuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han 轩辕剑之汉之云 stills today.  Starring Zhang YunlongYu MenglongGuan XiaotongZhang Jiazhu, and Ju Jingyi, getting more images out for those interested.

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Xuanyuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han releases more

New costume.

Xuanyuan Sword Legend: The Clouds of Han 轩辕剑之汉之云 has pumped out more stills.  Starring Zhang YunlongYu MenglongGuan XiaotongZhang Jiazhu, and Ju Jingyi, it’s been a while since we posted about this production.

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Righteous Ardour of Changan to be released

Mystery drama for those who want something different.

Righteous Ardour of Changan (Detective Samoyeds) 热血长安 is set to be released on January 13th.  Special thanks to Sharon for pointing out the upcoming release date.  Starring Xu HaiqiaoJu JingyiZhang XinyuanChen XiaomengLi He, and Liu Guanlin, those interested can maybe check it out.

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Righteous Ardour of Changan possibly to be released

Righteous Ardour of Changan (Detective Samoyeds) 热血长安 is set to be released on January 15th, although the dearth of promotion materials that I have been able to find leads me to question this.  Starring Xu HaiqiaoJu JingyiZhang XinyuanChen XiaomengLi He, and Liu Guanlin, those interested can maybe check in tomorrow.

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