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.

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Jin Dong is Jiang Shuying’s Mr. Right in upcoming romance drama

恋爱先生 Mr. Right comes from the writers behind last year’s To Be A Better Man, and stars Jin Dong (Surgeons) and Jiang Shuying (variety show Divas Hit the Road) as a bickering couple. Like all rom-coms, they’ll progress from enemies to friends and then lovers.

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Huang Bo, Xu Jinglei lead sci-fi film Battle of Memories

Battle of Memories 记忆大师 is the much anticipated film from director Leste Chen and write Ren Peng, the duo behind to The Great Hypnotist and 20 Again, and features a brand new cast in Huang Bo (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Xu Jinglei (Somewhere Only We Know), Duan Yihong (The Dead End), Yang Zishan (Happy Mitan) and Tiffany Hsu (In Love).

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Jing Boran, Jiang Shuying, Zhang Ruoyun and more in Divas Hit the Road

Season 3 of Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年: 冒险季 features a new and younger cast in Jiang Shuying, Bolin Chen, Guli Nazha, Zhang Ruoyun, Tony Yang, Song Zu’er (as Nezha in Lotus Lantern 2005) and Lai Yumeng (new actress who made her debut in Go! Goal! Fighting!), with Jing Boran as the only returning cast member.

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Zhao Liyin is coming to Western Wei in Princess Agents trailer

As one of the few time-travelling novels where the lead actually acts like she’s from the modern era and is intent on changing the social order versus being caught in a love triangle, this is definitely the ancient idol drama I’m most looking forward to, and the trailer doesn’t disappoint.    Princess Agents 特工皇妃楚乔传 stars Zhao Liying, Lin Gengxin, Shawn Dou, and Li Qin, and tells of Khaleesi Chu Qiao’s quest to abolish slavery in ancient Western Wei.