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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Review: Above the Clouds

Dragged down by typical Yu Zheng formula of being framed once per episode, Above the Clouds nevertheless shows promise for Chen Xiao and the scriptwriter.

How nice is it to actually have a female lead not fixed on romances? Despite a love triangle and the inability to learn, the female lead of Above the Clouds 云巅之上  was surprisingly unwavering in her acting dreams, something rare in recent dramas that makes even the most powerful women motivated solely by love.  The series tells of a romance between accidental actress by day and maid by night Jian Xi (Yuan Shanshan), her boss and the least-paparazzi-conscious actor Tang Fei ( Chen Xiao), his rumored girlfriend and her acting rival Ji Qing (Jiang Menjie),  and a pop star with terrible hair ( Zhang Zhehan). Continue reading

A Tale of Two Phoenixes prepares for filming

A Tale of Two Phoenixes 凤囚凰 is preparing to start filming.  Based on the novel of the same name by Tianyi Youfeng 天衣有风 and produced by Yu Zheng. He has stated that Yang Rong and new actor Merxat will be playing the leads Chuyu and Rongzhi respectively, though knowing Yu Zheng, anything can change.

More character designs below the cut and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.

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Demon Girl to be released

Love or hate him, Yu Zheng does have the ability to make things look right in terms of production and costuming…

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 period stills while we anticipate a June 30th release date. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,and  Merxat, those who have missed Yu Zheng’s costuming will be happy to know he doesn’t seem to have lost his touch in these regards.  Theme songs below.

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Demon Girl releases teaser

I am starting to question the accuracy of some of the costumes and furniture but… meh…

A teaser for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those who liked the styling can probably check this drama out with the current June 30th air date.


More character posters below the cut.

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Demon Girl aims for air date

In fashion: the good

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 seems to be aiming for a June 30th air date . Starring Liu YitongZhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those looking forward to this drama can keep their fingers crossed for more promotional materials soon.

More character posters below the cut.

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Qing dynasty stills for Demon Girl

I could have sworn I’ve seen Fan Bingbing in a variation of this look…

Stills set in the Qing for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released. Featuring  Liu YitongZhang Zhehan,  Merxat, and Ady An , this post seems to have more stills of the Qing dynasty segment of the drama.

More character posters below the cut.

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Demon Girl shows of Republican stills

… okay… so I’ve seen permed hair and straight hair but what the heck is this on her head?!?

Stills for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released being set in what seems like the Republican era. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those looking forward to this drama can probably expect a more stylish take on the era.

More character posters below the cut.

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Demon Girl trailer actually has decent CGI

Fantasy romance  Demon Girl released its first trailer, and surprisingly, the CGI actually looks decent, as does the cinematography.

The series is produced for MGTV.com and plans for a summer release.  Also, we now finally have a synopsis for this!

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 is centered around a group of aliens who lands on earth in the late Qing, most notably our female lead’s mother (Ady An Yixuan). Ignoring issues about interspecies breeding, our female lead (newcomer Liu Yitong) grew up years later without knowing her half-alien identity. Something clear happened and she went through terrigenesis  discovered her alien powers.  She’s supported by a human love interest (Zhang Zhehan), a scientist love rival who uncovered her secret (He Ruixian), and a half-alien love interest (Merxat).