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Saturday 30 July 2016

The Legend of Chusen

The Legend of Chusen / Noble Aspirations China Drama
Drama: The Legend of Chusen / Noble Aspirations
Chinese Title: 诛仙青云志 / Zhu Xian Qing Yun Zhi
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: Mango TV, Tencent, Youku, Tudou
Broadcast Period: July 31, 2016 - November 8, 2016
Air Time: Sunday 22:00 (two episodes)
Genre: Historical, Martial Arts, Wuxia
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 55 (Uncut Version), 58 (TV Version)
Director: Chu Yui-bun, Liu Guohui, Zhou Yuanzhou, Zhu Shaojie
Production Company: H&R Century Pictures
Origin: China
Related: Legend of Chusen Season 2, Jade Dynasty
Source: Adapted from the novel Zhu Xian by Xiao Ding
Costume Design: Fang Sizhe
Watch Episodes On: Viki (eng subs), Youtube (eng subs), Youtube

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story that follows Zhang Xiao Fan, a young man from a small village and the bonds that he forms with Bi Yao, the daughter of Gui Wang, his childhood friend Lin Jingyu as well as martial siblings Lu Xue Qi and Zeng Shu Shu as they fight for the side of good.

After the brutal massacre of his entire family and village, Zhang Xiao Fan comes under the tutelage of the Qing Yun Sect. He tries his best to be worthy of his Master's teachings so he practices immortal cultivation techniques day and night. He never seems to improve no matter what he does, and just when he was at a loss, he finds comfort in a group of warm-blooded friends. They set out on an adventure and repeated life threatening encounters enable Zhang Xiao Fan to slowly become the hero that he was meant to be. He falls into a romance with Bi Yao but her father Gui Wang returns to Qing Yun to wreak havoc once more.

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Fun Facts

  • It is produced by H&R Century Pictures, which is why much of the cast led by Li Yi Feng also belong under the same management company.
  • Months after the drama aired, there was news that Yang Zi and Qin Jun Jie were dating in real life. They later confirmed it publicly on Valentine's Day in 2017.
  • Li Yi Feng and Zhao Li Ying won the most popular actor and actress in a Chinese drama in the Tencent Star Awards held December 2017. Li Yi Feng went onstage for a second time to accept the VIP Star of the Year Award while Legend of Chusen won best drama in a category voted by Tencent (QQ) VIP users.
  • In December 2017, Legend of Chusen topped Vlinkage's compilation of dramas that have been viewed online more than 10 billion times. It garnered 25.5 billion views, followed by Legend of Miyue with 23.9 billion and Journey of Flower with 21 billion. Source: DramaPanda.
  • Season 1 and 2 were filmed continuously and split into two seasons on purpose, which is a trend that seems to be catching on when it comes to newer dramas.

The Legend of Chusen Li Yifeng Li Yifeng as Zhang Xiaofan (Adult) / Gui Li
The Legend of Chusen Andy Yang Zi Andy Yang Zi as Lu Xueqi
The Legend of Chusen Zanilia Zhao Liying Zanilia Zhao Liying as Bi Yao
The Legend of Chusen Jackson Yee Jackson Yee as Xiao Qi
The Legend of Chusen Karry Wang Karry Wang as Lin Jingyu (Young)
The Legend of Chusen Roy Wang Roy Wang as Zhang Xiaofan (Young)
The Legend of Chusen Cheng Yi Cheng Yi as Lin Jingyu (Adult)
The Legend of Chusen Qin Junjie Qin Junjie as Zeng Shushu
The Legend of Chusen Fu Chengpeng Fu Chengpeng as Gui Wang
The Legend of Chusen Wang Wanjuan Wang Wanjuan as Xiao Chi

Supporting Cast
  • Listen - Qing Yun Zhi (青云志) by Wu Junyu & Eleanor Lee (吴俊余&李凯馨)
  • Listen - Ni You Mei You Shen Ai Guo (你有没有深爱过) by Rene Liu (刘若英)
  • Ying Xiong You Lu (英雄有路) by Richie Ren (任贤齐)
  • Listen - Qing Yi Yao (青衣谣) by Yu Ke Wei (郁可唯)
  • Listen - Chi Si (离思) by Huo Zun (霍尊)
  • Listen - Fu Zhu (浮诛) by Zhang Jie (张杰)
  • Listen - Shi Guang Bi Mo (时光笔墨) by Zhang Bi Chen (张碧晨)

Episode Ratings
DateEpisodeCSM52 Cities (%)CSM Nationwide (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRankingRatingsAudience ShareRanking
Average1 - 580.5733.3800.5584.478

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