For the Holy Guiguzi releases uber long trailer

… and we have a winner for the most spoiler-y trailer of all time…

For the Holy Guiguzi, starring Duan Yihong, Qi Wei, Zu Feng, Xu Qiwen, Ni Dahong, Zhang Zhizhong, Wei Zhen, and Cecilia Yip, has recently dropped a really long trailer. It’s so long it comes in parts… really… with English subs.  Don’t ask me why the third one only lasts 1 second…

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Noble Aspirations unveils stills for side characters

BWAHAHAHAHA!! We have backgrounds!!

Noble Aspirations 青云志 has released real stills.  Starring Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying, and Yang Zi, I was worrying at first but it seems like the costumes actually are working nicely with the backgrounds…

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Qiao Zhenyu for Song of Phoenix

Although it’s tiring to do, it’s nice to see that the drama seems to follow etiquette regarding how to stand, address people, etc.

Song of Phoenix 思美人 has released more stills of Qiao Zhenyu.  Starring Ma Ke, Zhang Xinyu, Yiyang Qianxi, Du Chun, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, Lee Hyunjae, Yin Zhusheng, Fu Yiwei, and Wang Yuelun, although some may question the authenticity of the costuming, at least they look nice.

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Huang Jingyu, Kan Qingzi join Demon Girl

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 has released more character posters. The new set features Addiction star Huang Jingyu along with Kan Qingzi, Nan Sheng, Song Weilong, etc.  For better or for worse, I guess Yu Zheng has found solace in fashion which I guess could be a win considering how well things seem to be turning out.

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Music Monday: Dai Quan’s wuxia dream

What I’ve been listening to be on repeat the last two weeks:   Dai Quan‘s  rearrangement of Emil Chau’s classic wuxia theme song,  刀劍如夢 A life of fighting is but a dream.  The addition of the Chinese opera elements and the poetry recitation, combined with Dai Quan’s own rougher voice makes the song scream wuxia from beginning to end.

There’s no live of him singing this (there is a duet, but the other guy’s not very good), so you have the added treat of watching Wang Kai as Shi Taipu while listening to this.

Big Fish and Begonia releases trailers

I think those of you interested in Chinese animation will be pleasantly surprised.

Big Fish & Begonia (previously Big Fish & Chinese Flowering Crabapple) has released trailers and is planning for a July 8th release.  This is a co-production between a Chinese (Beijing Enlight Media) and South Korean company (Studio Mir behind The Legend of Korra and The Boondocks) and seems to draw inspiration from various sources as well as Chinese texts.  The project is directed by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy unleashes character posters

Male period costuming… getting just as possibly ridiculous if not more so than the female counterpart…

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released character posters for the male cast.  Starring Shawn Dou, Huang Xuan, Zhou Yiwei,, and Wang Qianyuan, I have to say I am not exactly impressed nor am I exactly disappointed either…

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