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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Drama: Legend of Youth

Legend of Youth China Drama
Title: Legend of Youth
Chinese Title: 热血少年 / Re Xue Shao Nian / Formerly 艳势番之新青年 / Yan Shi Fan Zhi Xin Qing Nian
Broadcast Network: Dragon TV, Beijing TV
Broadcast Website: iQIYI
Broadcast Date: TBA
Air Time: Daily Primetime Drama 19:30 (two episodes), episodes online 22:00
Genre: Action, Idol, Republican, War and Revolution, Youth
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 58
Director: Chu Yui-bun
Screenwriter: Tang Qicen
Production Company: iQIYI, L Tao Entertainment, Linghe Media
Executive Producer: Li Liying, Bai Yicong
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from a manhua of the same name by Han Lu

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story set at a period of great unrest during the end of the Qing Dynasty that follows two impassioned youths as they devote their lives to their country.

Due to a series of events, Ah Yi (Jackson Yi) strikes a friendship with Chong Li Ming (Huang Zi Tao) who is a member of the imperial family. He gets recruited to join Yan Shi Fan, an extraordinary league of guards whose sole responsibility is to defend the palace. After numerous harsh and challenging tests, Ah Yi establishes a deep camaraderie with his teammates. Chong Li Ming also learns the importance of friendship through repeated power struggles against the foreigners, the triads and the filth of corruption that is plaguing the Qing Dynasty Courts. However, the progression of history causes Ah Yi and Chong Li Ming to develop disparate ideals and their friendship starts to crumble.


Fun Facts

  • Three days before premiere, the Jan 30 premiere was postponed due to technical, editing and broadcasting issues.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios.
  • Filming began on September 5, 2018 and wrapped in January 2019.
  • Veteran actors Wang Jinsong and Zhang Fan make special appearances.
  • Although it is based on a BL manhua, many changes have been made to the story and follows Chong Liming and A Yi as the main characters.

Legend of Youth Huang Zitao Huang Zitao as Chong Liming
Legend of Youth Jackson Yee Jackson Yee as A Yi
Legend of Youth Hu Bingqing Hu Bingqing as Ai Xin Jiao Luo Yu Chu
Legend of Youth Miranda Ma Zehan Miranda Ma Zehan as Ma Li
Legend of Youth Wu Junyu Wu Junyu as Yang Zhen
Legend of Youth Yuan Ziwen Yuan Ziwen as Zhou Jiao
Legend of Youth Lincy Zeng Ningxin Lincy Zeng Ningxin as Hua Jiuqing

Supporting Cast
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1 comment:

  1. In the original manga, does prince chong liming has a love relationship with a male?