Jingwu Yingxiong Chen Zhen
|Jingwu Yingxiong Chen Zhen|
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|Mandarin||Jīngwǔ Yīngxíong Chén Zhēn|
|Literally||Hero of Jingwu: Chen Zhen|
|Genre||Historical drama, martial arts|
|Directed by||Liu Fengsheng|
|Country of origin||China|
|No. of episodes||32|
|Running time||45 minutes per episode|
|Production company(s)||Pikawang Film Company|
|First shown in||2001|
|Preceded by||The Legend of Huo Yuanjia (2001)|
Jingwu Yingxiong Chen Zhen is a Chinese television series based on the story of Chen Zhen, a fictional student of the Chinese martial artist Huo Yuanjia. The series is a sequel to the 2001 television series The Legend of Huo Yuanjia, with Wu Yue reprising his role as Chen Zhen.
Following the 1911 Xinhai Revolution that overthrew the Qing dynasty, China entered a period of turmoil, with drastic political changes and the start of the Warlord Era. Chen Zhen has been hiding in Foshan until he receives a message and decides to return to Shanghai. Upon his return, Chen sees that a brothel now stands on the old location of Jingwu School. Apart from having to shoulder the heavy responsibilities of rebuilding Jingwu and raising Huo Yuanjia's orphaned son, Huo Dongjue, Chen runs into trouble with the gangs and has to hide from the police.
Chen's friend, Xi Feiyang, was originally a teacher. Xi came to Shanghai with a passion to save his country, but his dreams were shattered when his wife and unborn child were killed by mobsters. Xi realises that, in such a chaotic era, the only way to survive is to resort to violence, and he eventually becomes a powerful gang boss in Shanghai. In the meantime, Chen achieves his goal of restoring Jingwu School to its former glory. However, he is later betrayed by his fellows and injured, rendering him unable to practise martial arts anymore.
By then, the Empire of Japan is aggressively making plans for an invasion of China. The Japanese emperor sends Tenkou Jiro, the best fighter in Japan, to challenge Chen. However, Tenkou is overcome by Chen, and he warns his own people never to attack the Chinese. Just then, Chen discovers another sinister plot by the Japanese to invade China. Xi Feiyang sacrifices himself to save Chen.
- Wu Yue as Chen Zhen
- Vincent Zhao as Huo Yuanjia
- Qi Yan as Tang Xiaoting
- Yu Rongguang as Xi Feiyang
- Yaqi as Su Jiumei
- He Sirong as Senhyaku Keiko (Qianbai Huizi)
- Zhou Yue as He Ziyi
- Zhao Yansong as Liu Zhensheng
- Wang Huichun as Du Meng
- Zhuo Fan as Tenkou Jiro (Tiangang Cilang)
- Xie Yunshan as Huo Dongjue
- Jin Song as Fishmonger Qiang
- Kou Zhanwen as Du Qimei
- Zhao Yi as Xu Aji