Best stages from Sisters Who Make Waves

Sisters Who Make Waves is a show that relies on the charisma and personality of the big sisters, so I wasn’t too fussed by the shoddy camerawork for the performance stages.

Up first is Ning Jing, Aduo and Cindy Yen’s Orchid Grass. This cover is stunning, and the empowering lyrics (different from the original) are a perfect representation of the performers:

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30 actresses and singers join girl group reality show

Ning Jing

Now this is my type of show! Woman Like Me / Sisters Who Make Waves 乘风破浪的姐姐 (lit. translation) is aimed at forming a mature-age girl group, and I am loving all the contestants (full list below) and producer Huang Xiaoming after watching the first episode.

The variety show airs every Friday at 12pm on Mango TV, and will be up on YouTube shortly thereafter.

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National Day Film Round-Up

Abominable is the first animated film available with Chinese dubs across all theaters in the U.S.

The themes of this National Day week-long break are unsurprisingly patriotism and surprisingly Mount Everest. Here’s the slate of films trying to beat Ne Zha and The Wandering Earth‘s record-breaking numbers this year. All four are available in limited theaters in the U.S. and Canada (and probably New Zealand and Australia).

Abominable, the love letter to Chinese scenery that’s the first film from Pearl Studio, a venture between DreamWorks Animation, China Media Capital, and the Shanghai Media Group. I’ve seen it in English and definitely recommend it. The main characters are very shippable in an Asian drama way, and the imagery is super imaginative.

Note that if you’re in the U.S., you can watch the film with Chinese dubs in theaters by using the Theater Ears app.
Voice actors: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor in English; Zhang Zifeng, Arthur Chen Feiyu, Wan Qian, Cai Qin in Chinese

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Liu Yifei, Jing Boran’s upcoming romance drama gets official title, releases trailer

The trailer for supernatural Republican romance drama The Love of Hypnosis (previously Records of Nanyan Studio) features Liu Yifei as a mysterious perfume shop owner with a split personality. There’s the normal Lu Mansheng, and then there’s the second persona Ye Moluo, who seems to gain the upper hand in the latter half of the series, and has a love-hate relationship with male lead Ye Shen (Jing Boran).

Did anyone count how many kiss scenes they had?

 

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Records of Nanyan finishes filming, stills

Let’s get down to business, to defeat  –  PETA.

Nearly a month after its lead left for Mulan training,  fantasy romance Records of Nanyan Studio has finally finished filming. Here are the rest of stills released.

This still has more story than every other one for the whole series.

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First stills for Liu Yifei, Jing Boran’s Records of Nanyan Studio

Fantasy romance drama Records of Nanyan Studio (Southern Mist House) stars Liu Yifei (Hanson and the Beast) as Lu Mansheng, a woman who listens to other people’s love stories, and use her scents to give her clients a happy ending in their dreams (aka Republican version of City of Hopeless Love 华胥引)Jing Boran plays her love interest Ye Shen.

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Liu Yifei, Jing Boran in character for Records of Nanyan Studio

Records of Nanyan Studio has released pictures of its two leads Liu Yifei (Once Upon A Time) and Jing Boran (Monster Hunt 2), in character as the mysterious owner of a perfume shop who heals broken hearts and a member of a secretive organisation respectively.  Continue reading

Chong Er’s Preach releases stills

Yep… don’t think the CGI confetti is helping at all…

Chong Er’s Preach 重耳传 has released more character posters.  Starring Wang LonghuaZhang HanyunHan ChaeyoungPurba Rgyal, and Zhang Yishan, those looking for a drama set in the Spring and Autumn period can give this a look.

More stills below the cut.

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Chong Er’s Preach releases stills

The posters last time were pretty bad… but this is okay… as long as you can ignore the white boards in the last two pictures… DX

Chong Er’s Preach 重耳传 has released more materials.  Starring Wang LonghuaZhang HanyunHan ChaeyoungPurba Rgyal, and Zhang Yishan, this interested in a drama set in this period can take a look.

More stills below the cut.

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The Princess of Orchid Hills to be released

Just a reminder that The Princess of Lanling 兰陵王妃 will be releasing on September 29th.  Starring Andy Chen Yi, Zhang Hanyun, and Peng Guanying, these are the last of the materials I have been able to gather for this drama so far.

More stills below the cut.

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