Bloody Romance

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Bloody Romance
Genre
Based onBloody Romance
by Banming Banmei
Written byBanming Banmei
Directed by
  • Yi Jun
Starring
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes36
Production
Producer(s)Zhang Wei
Production location(s)
Running time45 mins
Production company(s)
  • Youku
  • Moon Blossom
Release
Original networkYouku
First shown inChina
Original releaseJuly 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)

Bloody Romance (Chinese: 媚者无疆) is a 2018 Chinese television series based on the novel of the same name by Banming Banmei (半明半寐). It airs on Youku on July 24, 2018 which stars Li Yitong and Qu Chuxiao as the leads.[1] The series air internationally in 13 foreign countries via Youku and Dramafever.[2]

The series was a commercial success and passed 600 million views online by August 2018.[3] It was praised for its tight plot and high production quality,[4] as well as for featuring a strong female lead.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

A story about a young woman who was exploited in the past, having gone through hell and back to become an assassin.

During the chaotic period towards the end of the Tang Dynasty, Qi Xue accidentally enters a mysterious city and was given the name Wan Mei. Tasked with dangerous missions, she puts herself in danger for each task but gains the protection of Chang An who is a man mysterious as a shadow. The two become embroiled in greater conspiracy involving a deadly struggle for power.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Li Yitong Wan Mei / Su Qixue Sold to Qinglou Brothel by her father for 2 bags of rice. Enters Gui Hua City unknowingly and becomes Wan Mei. Likes Chang An.
Qu Chuxiao Chang An / Xie Huan Thought that Xie Family has saved his life and wilingly becomes the house's horse man to thank them. In reality, he is a descendant of Tang's Dynasty imperial clan, hailing from the lineage of Princess Taiping. Xie Family saves him so that Chang An can revives the former Tang Dynasty as the rightful successor using the Wordless Steel left by Wu Zetian. Wan Mei's Shadow. Cares about Wan Mei and she means everything to him.

Supporting[edit]

Actor Character Introduction
Wang Duo Gong Zi Gui Hua City's true leader. Duke of Ning. Likes Wan Mei.
Puff Kuo Liu Guang Skilled assassin under Cha Luo, Likes Chang An.
Jill Hsu Cha Luo Gui Hua City's leader, likes Xing Feng and hates Wan Mei.
Liu Mengmeng You Chan Only survivor of Ding Shan Clan when Xue Lian Jiao assassinated the clan.
Ma Ge Yue Ying Skilled assassin under Gong Zi since young.
Li Zifeng Xing Feng Cha Luo's shadow, likes Cha Luo.
Wang Yifan Lan Ruo Yue Qingya's adopted son, Xue Lian Jiao's temporary leader. Likes You Chan.
Gao Xin Chen Mo Physician. Wan Mei's first target for assassination.

Production[edit]

The series is produced by established director. Xu Jizhou,[5] as well as Zhang Wei. Guo Yong (Ip Man) is the martial arts director while Di Kun (Love O2O) is the production/arts director.[6]

Filming mainly took place in Hengdian [zh] from September 2017 to January 2018.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSingersLength
1."Waiting For You (一生等你)" (Opening theme song)Chen XiChen Xi, Dongdong DongTia Ray (袁娅维)03:36
2."Disfavored (失宠)" (Ending theme song)Chen XiDongdong DongLi Yitong 
3."One (一)"Chen XiDongdong DongCao Ge 
4."One Step (独步)"Chen XiDongdong DongCui Zige 
5."Waiting For You (一生等你) (Male version)"  Qu Chuxiao (屈楚萧) 

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
24th Huading Awards Best Newcomer Qu Chuxiao Nominated [8]
The Third Internet Film Festival Excellent Young Actress Xu Jie'er Won [9]
Golden Bud - The Third Network Film And Television Festival Top 10 Web Drama Bloody Romance Won [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "《媚者无疆》7月24日首播 古代女团导师汪铎上线". Phoenix Television (in Chinese). July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Chinese online drama set to take its bow in 13 foreign countries". China Daily. August 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "李一桐《媚者无疆》蜕变 霸气全开惊艳网友". Netease (in Chinese). August 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "《媚者无疆》如何在高"求生欲"下实现"神还原"?". ifeng (in Chinese). July 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "再多拍20天,《媚者无疆》能更上层楼". Sina. July 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "《媚者无疆》超前点映 绝美古风电影质感获赞". Tencent (in Chinese). July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "《媚者无疆》杀青 李一桐屈楚萧结绳记誓相爱相虐". ifeng (in Chinese). January 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "华鼎奖提名公布 《和平饭店》《归去来》闪耀榜单". Netease (in Chinese). October 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "第三届网影盛典盛大落幕,金牡丹奖各奖项逐一揭晓". Sohu (in Chinese). August 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "罗晋戚薇获封年度品质男女演员 宋祖儿谈大学生活". Netease (in Chinese). January 13, 2019.