Deng Lun joins Yang Zi in Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost

Yang Zi will be reuniting with the producers of Great Yangko in new period fantasy Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost 香蜜沉沉烬如霜, based on the novel of the same name by Dian Xian. Deng Lun (Ode to Joy 2) and Kenny Kwan (The Legend of the Flying Daggers) costar as her love interests.

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Song of Phoenix to be released

… and we finally get to see this in action…

Song of Phoenix 思美人 is set to be released on April 28th.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Qiao Zhenyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, those looking forward to this rendition of Qu Yuan‘s story in preparation for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival can finally check it out.

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Supporting cast revealed for The Rise of Phoenixes

The casting is now finalised for The Rise of Phoenixes, the upcoming historical drama starring Chen Kun (Chongqing Hot Pot) as an ambitious prince who has his eyes set on the throne and Ni Ni (Suddenly Seventeen) as an intelligent young woman determined to restore her kingdom.

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Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui stills

Is that supposed to be a wolf with antlers?

More stills from Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui 钟馗捉妖记 today.  Starring Yang RongYang XuwenMadina MemetLi ZifengAllen TingCheng ZizhuChen Hao, and Ge Tian, a production to keep track of for those interested in Chinese mythology-themed dramas.

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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.

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Chinese remake of Midnight Diner releases trailer

Here’s a trailer for Midnight Diner, the official remake of Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe. Huang Lei (variety show Happy Life) takes on the role of the mysterious Master, the owner of a restaurant that only accepts customers between midnight and 7am.

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The Heart Painter to be released

Another drama from Sohu.

The Heart Painter 画心师 is set to air on April 24th.  Starring Xiong Ziqi, Zhu Xudan, Li Junchen, Bao Tianqi, Sun Bohao, Huang Tianqi, Qiu Haoxuan, Maggie Siu, Zhong Jiufu, He Zhonghua, Gao Xiong, and Fang Xiaoxi, those interested can give this a go and check out all the new goodies.

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Lu Han releases Forbidden Palace collaboration

Who doesn’t want a Forbidden Palace X themself themed gift?

Lu Han has the best fan memorabilia ever and I’m beyond jealous. With a theme around  deer (Lu 鹿 means deer) and reading, the collaboration with designer Wu Tong takes inspiration from books from the Royal Library as well as architectural accents from the Forbidden Palace.

The collection includes a pencil case, a six-sided  stamp that doubles as a necklace pendant and a incense burner, a paperclip, a bookmark,  a journal, and envelopes with designs from the Royal Library.

You can buy it here (taobao now ships abroad!). I also highly recommend the National Museum souvenir shop, which has pretty creative and awesome gifts for both yourself and friends. Continue reading