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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Drama: Heroic Journey of Ne Zha

Heroic Journey of Ne Zha China Drama
Title: Heroic Journey of Ne Zha
Chinese Title: 哪咤降妖记 / Na Zha Jiang Yao Ji
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: MGTV, Youku
Broadcast Date: June 15, 2020
Air Time: Monday-Tuesday 22:00 (2 eps)
Genre: Costume
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 40
Director: Sin Ming Ko
Screenwriter: Wan Hongren
Producer: Yao Yuzhu
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story inspired by myths and legends follows the heroic adventures of Ne Zha and the little dragon girl of the East Sea who start out as enemies yet gradually work hand in hand to slay monsters and vanquish evil spirits.

Ne Zha (Jiang Yiyi) is the young son of general Li Jing. Having witnessed the people's sufferings due to an endless drought, Ne Zha doesn't hesitate to confront the water tribe and ends up facing Ao Bing, the East Sea Dragon King's third son, in battle. However, due to machinations by the demon clan, Nezha is framed for the death of Ao Bing. The Dragon King comes to land demanding justice for his son's death. Unwilling to involve his parents, Ne Zha chooses to end his life.

 Ne Zha was originally a soul bead and his fate has already been written by the heavens. Using magic, Taiyi Zhenren uses lotus roots to for his bones and lotus leaves for his clothes to reconstruct Ne Zha's immortal  body and bring him back to life. However, there is a price to pay.  First, Ne Zha needs to enter the mortal realm to retrieve five magical relics. Second, he needs to help little dragon girl (Wu Jiayi) who is the princess of the East Sea defeat the Snake Demon in order to rebuild the Water Tribe. Only in this way can Ne Zha make up for his wrongdoings and be reunited with his family. 

Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios and Xiangshan Global Studios.
  • Filming lasted over three months from July 23, 2017 to November 6, 2017.
  • Actress Jiang Yiyi plays Nezha, which is a male character although many film adaptations have seen actresses playing the role.
  • The story of Nezha is well-known in Chinese mythology. 

Heroic Journey of Ne Zha Angelina Jiang Yiyi Angelina Jiang Yiyi as Na Zha
Heroic Journey of Ne Zha Wu Jiayi Wu Jiayi as Xiao Longnu
Heroic Journey of Ne Zha Dai Chao Dai Chao as Xi Hai Tai Zi Mo Ang
Heroic Journey of Ne Zha Nicole Zhu Shengyi Nicole Zhu Shengyi as Shui Jingling / Huo Liuli

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Episode Ratings
Hunan TV
DateEpisodeCSM59 Cities (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRanking
Average1 - 81.23611.204

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