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Saturday 23 July 2016

Ice Fantasy

Ice Fantasy China Drama
Drama: Ice Fantasy
Chinese Title: 幻城 / Huan Cheng
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: Tencent, Mango TV, Youku, Tudou, iQIYI, Sohu, PPTV, LeTV
Broadcast Period: July 24, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday 22:00 (two episodes per night)
Genre: Historical
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 62
Director: Kok Leung Kuk, Zou Jicheng
Screenwriter: Shen Zhining
Production Company: Shanghai Youhug Media
Production Date: 2015
Producer: Luo Gang, Chen Shuying
Distributor: Shanghai Youhug Media
Filming Location: Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Hebei Province, Lulu County Lushan Film and Television City
Origin: China
Related: Ice Fantasy Destiny
Source: Adapted from a novel of the same name by Guo Jingming
Watch Episodes On: Netflix (eng subs), Viki (eng subs), Youtube (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

It narrates the generations of war between the Ice clan and Fire clan.

When the second prince of the Fire clan was murdered during the party of prince KaSuo (Feng ShaoFeng) of the Ice clan, the Fire King waged a war. Prince KaSuo's whole family was killed, and the only ones that survived were Kasuo and his younger brother Ying KongShi (Ma Tianyu). They escaped to the human realm and asked help from LiLuo (Victoria Song) as they embark on a journey to regain their former home.

Kasuo ends up losing his powers along the way and Ying KongShi becomes the new king. In order to help KaSuo regain his powers, LiLuo makes a deal with another god and in turn becomes a beast. However, LiLuo and Ying KongShi both die because of YuanJi. With renewed determination, Kasuo seeks the lotus to resurrect them and the war between the Fire clan and the Ice clan resumes.

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Fun Facts

  • It is produced by Shanghai Youhug Media Co. Ltd.
  • Filming took place in Shanghai, Inner Mongolia and Hebei.
  • Filming lasted around six months beginning August 16, 2015 and ending February 2, 2016.
  • Guo Jingming who wrote the source novel was only 20 years old when the novel was published in 2003. Victoria Song said that she was a fan growing up.
  • Dan Hennah who won an Oscar for Lord of the Rings was responsible for production design that was ambitious in its vision as it seeked to create a story that is completely high fantasy.
  • The production team spent over RMB 3 hundred million, constructing six main filming locations and hiring 300 cast members and 30,000 extras. They also spared no expense on props and costumes with 937 weapons, 1370 costumes and 6000 pieces of props.
  • Korean actress Kim Hee Sun joins the cast as a Concubine of the King and the mother of Ying Kong Shi played by Ma Tianyu. Both has many scenes together and they had to speak Chinese and Korean respectively while running lines though it didn't create any trouble for them on the set.
  • Jackie Chan who acted in The Myth with Kim Hee Sun visited her while she was filming and brought a lot of food for everyone on the set.
  • Victoria Song and Zhang Meng joked that the men in Ice Fantasy are responsible for being pretty while the women are responsible for the fighting.
  • Feng Shao Feng had the most number of scenes as the main protagonist. As his cast mates from the Ice and Fire Clans wrapped filming, Feng Shao Feng sighed, "Even the horses have finished filming, I'm still here."
  • Aside from being the main character, Feng Shao Feng also worked behind the scenes as one of the producers.

Ice Fantasy William Feng Shaofeng William Feng Shaofeng as Ka Suo
Ice Fantasy Victoria Song Qian Victoria Song Qian as Li Luo / Li Jing
Ice Fantasy Ray Ma Tianyu Ray Ma Tianyu as Ying Kongshi / Li Tianjin
Ice Fantasy Alina Zhang Meng Alina Zhang Meng as Yan Da
Ice Fantasy Madina Memet Madina Memet as Lan Shang
Ice Fantasy Kim Hee Sun Kim Hee Sun as Lian Ji (Concubine of Ice King)
Ice Fantasy Shao Bing Shao Bing as Bing Wang (Ice King)
Ice Fantasy Hu Bing Hu Bing as Huo Yi (Fire King)
Ice Fantasy Ashin Ashin as Shuo Gang
Ice Fantasy Gong Beibi Gong Beibi as Bing Hou (Ice Queen)
Ice Fantasy Wang Duo Wang Duo as Huang Tuo
Ice Fantasy Xu Jiao Xu Jiao as Xing Kui
Ice Fantasy Xu Ke Xu Ke as Xing Jiu
Ice Fantasy Liu Dongqin Liu Dongqin as Liao Jian
Ice Fantasy Zhang Yujian Zhang Yujian as Pian Feng
Ice Fantasy Maggie Chen Xinyu Maggie Chen Xinyu as Chao Ya
Ice Fantasy Huang Haibing Huang Haibing as Ke Tuo
Ice Fantasy Lu Zizhen Lu Zizhen as Yue Shen

Supporting Cast
  • Bu Gai (不该) by Jay Chou & Zhang Hui Mei (周杰伦&张惠妹)
  • Meng Hua (梦话) by A
  • Ai Hui Huan Yuan (爱会还原) by Ye Huai Pei (叶怀佩)
  • Li La (梨落) by Cindy Yen (袁咏琳)
  • Ai Ru Ying (爱如樱) by Huang Yu Xun (黄雨勋)
  • Wo Bu Fang Shou (我不放手) by Qin Yu Zi (秦宇子)
  • Bi An Yu (彼岸鱼) by Xian Pei Jin (冼佩瑾)
  • Lian Shang (莲殇) by Kelly Yu Wenwen (于文文)
  • Wu Hui (无悔) by Xian Pei Jin (冼佩瑾)
  • Li La (梨落) by Victoria Song Qian (宋茜)
  • Listen - Ai Ru Ying (爱如樱) by Ray Ma Tianyu (马天宇)
  • Listen - Xin De (心底) by Cindy Yen (袁咏琳)

Episode Ratings
DateEpisodeCSM50 Cities (%)CSM Nationwide (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRankingRatingsAudience ShareRanking
Average1 - 620.7364.1840.7105.010

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