The Crossing Hero

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Crossing Hero
超級大英雄
TheCrossingHero2015.jpg
The Crossing Hero promo poster
Genre Fantasy, Romance, Action thriller
Directed by Zhou Xiao Peng (周晓鹏)
Starring Jiro Wang (汪東城)
Bruce Xie (謝孟偉)
Hu Yang (胡洋
Nikki Hsieh (謝欣穎)
Lorene Ren(任容萱)
Opening theme "The Great Hero" (大英雄) by Jiro Wang
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes (online) 60
(CTV) 28
Production
Producer(s) Jiro Wang (汪東城)
Production location(s) Taiwan
Running time (online) 23 March - 12 June 2015
(China Television (CTV - Taiwan)) 5 April 2015 - 12 July 2015
(CTi Variety (CTI - Taiwan)) 11 April 2015 - 18 July 2015
Production company(s) Hairun Media and Tencent Entertainment
Distributor Tencent Video
Release
Original release (online) 23 March 2015, Mondays — Fridays, 12noon
(CTV) 5 April 2015, Sundays, 10pm
(CTI) 11 April 2015, Saturdays, 11pm
Chronology
Preceded by (online) The Backlight of Love
(CTV) Heart Of Steel
Followed by (CTV) The Day I Lost U
External links
Website

The Crossing Hero (Chinese: 超級大英雄; pinyin: Chāo Jí Dà Yīng Xióng) is 2015 Taiwanese fantasy, magic realist, time travel idol-drama starring Jiro Wang, Bruce Xie, Hu Yang, Nikki Hsieh, Lorene Ren, Edison Wang, and Jeff Zhang, amongst others. The series also represents Taiwanese singer and actor Jiro Wang's production debut.[1] An original web-based series jointly produced by Hairun Media and Tencent Video,

Synopsis[edit]

The Crossing Hero is a time-traveling tale that follows the lives of Hong Xidong (Jiro Wang)--the leader of Ming dynasty Emperor Zhu Yunwen's personal bodyguard detail—and two imperial military guards, Peng Ze (Hu Yang) and Xu Xiaotian (Bruce Xie), who are hot in pursuit of a revolving pearl treasure in Hong's possession. All three time-travel into the 21st century, where Peng and Xu encounter Hong Xidong's identical future other, Hong Xiaodong (Jiro Wang). Peng and Xu's attempts to adjust to life in the future lead to a series of comedic adventures.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

  • Jiro Wang (汪東城) as Hong Xiao Dong (洪曉東) / Hong Xi Dong (洪西東)
  • Bruce Xie (謝孟偉) as Xiao Tian
  • Hu Yang (胡洋) as Peng Ze
  • Nikki Hsieh (謝欣穎) as Xian Ting
  • Lorene Ren (任容萱) as Mo Han
  • Edison Wang (王家梁) as Zhu Ke Shang
  • Jimmy Hung (洪天祥) as David
  • Jeff Chang (張皓明)
  • Ivan Wang (王友良)
  • Larisa Bakurova as Xu Fei

Soundtrack[edit]

The C 's theme song and MV, "The Great Hero" (《大英雄》), performed by Jiro Wang, has garnered more than 243,000 views on Tencent Video in less than a week, since its release on 15 March 2015.[4]

Broadcast[edit]

Beginning 23 March 2015, The Crossing Hero airs online, on Tencent Video, from Mondays through Fridays, at 12nn. Beginning 5 April 2015, The Crossing Hero airs on Taiwan's China Television (CTV), on Sundays, at 10pm.[5][6][7] Beginning 11 April 2015, The Crossing Hero airs on Taiwan's CTi Variety, on Saturdays, at 11pm.

In Thailand first airs on PPTV, from Wednesdays to Fridays, at 14.55pm. Beginning 13 November 2015.[8]

Development[edit]

As a first-time producer, Jiro Wang spent millions in production costs perfecting the visual quality of The Crossing Hero. His perfectionist nature meant that production costs frequently overran throughout the filming process. "I even spent NT$2 million (approximately US$63,000) on one scene, which was spent to build props that would be demolished in a few months. It's distressing, but as a first time producer, I want to do my best," he said. The actor chose to forfeit his actor's paycheck in order to redirect the funds into production costs.[9]

On 26 February 2015, a fifteen-second trailer was aired during producer and lead actor Jiro Wang's interview with Azio TV's program, City Color.[10][11]

Reception[edit]

The series has generated a buzz online prior to airtime: as of 18 March 2015, the topic #超级大英雄# (The Crossing Hero) has already been read 14.29 million times, with more than 39,000 people participating in the discussion on the popular Chinese micro-blogging site, Sina Weibo, with hopes of becoming one of the most popular dramas of the year.[12][13][14] The series hit 2.72 million views on its premiere episode within the first two hours,[15] topping the "Hot Topics" list on Sina Weibo at the time. Viewership hit 4.33 million by the end of the day on 23 March 2015.[16][17][18] The series crossed a hundred thousand views on Tencent Entertainment following the airing of its 25th episode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Su, Shan. "The Crossing Hero unveils its ultimate trailer; Jiro Wang transforms into a dashing man from the ancient past." Xinhua News Agency (18 Mar. 2015). Retrieved 19 Mar. 2015. http://nm.people.com.cn/n/2015/0318/c196696-24193958.html
  2. ^ Wang, Janson. "The Crossing Hero scheduled to air March 23; Jiro Wang’s debut as a producer." Tencent Entertainment (9 Mar. 2015). Retrieved 19 Mar. 2015. http://ent.qq.com/a/20150309/007734.htm
  3. ^ "Jiro Wang as The Crossing Hero, greets fans in traditional period costume." Liberty Times. (8 Mar. 2015). Retrieved 19 Mar. 2015. http://ent.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1251270
  4. ^ Wang, Jiro. "" (《大英雄》). 15 Mar. 2015. Retrieved 20 Mar. 2015. http://v.qq.com/prev/9/9byazyrofz1twe3/b0016bui1lu.html
  5. ^ China Television. "CTV: from Apr. 5, every Sunday at 10pm, The Crossing Hero. 15 second trailer" (中視4/5 起每週日晚間十點《超級大英雄》檔前預告15s). Youtube. 20 Mar. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqTP0Qh7ixM
  6. ^ China Television. "CTV: from Apr. 5, every Sunday at 10pm, The Crossing Hero. 30 second trailer" (中視4/5 起每週日晚間十點《超級大英雄》檔前預告30s). Youtube. 20 Mar. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugEdIzxQs6I
  7. ^ Nagoo TV. "Jiro Wang attends 'Dragon Ball Z Science Fair' meet-the-press (part 08) - electronic media interview" (20150320 汪東城《七龍珠科學展》記者會 part08 電子聯訪). Nagoo TV (20 Mar. 2015). Retrieved 20 Mar. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E1z4Kb5Z1A
  8. ^ "The Crossing Hero จอมยุทธ์ทะลุมิติ" (in Thai). dara.truelife.com. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Hsia, Heidi. "Jiro Wang spends extravagantly for first production." Yahoo News (18 Mar. 2015). Retrieved 19 Mar. 2015. http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/jiro-wang-spends-extravagantly-first-production-040100183.html
  10. ^ http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODk4ODA1OTQ4.html
  11. ^ http://www.tudou.com/albumplay/zENN9ScEX6w/64vRD0KVZh0.html
  12. ^ Su, Shan. "Jiro Wang risks life filming The Crossing Hero at no pay, narrowly escapes injury." Xinhua News Agency (19 Mar. 2015). Retrieved 20 Mar. 2015. http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2015-03/19/c_127597308.htm
  13. ^ Sina Weibo. Retrieved 20 Mar. 2015. http://www.weibo.com/p/100808735f4dae52a3c7ef0b8a1bbd02f92225?k=%25E8%25B6%2585%25E7%25BA%25A7%25E5%25A4%25A7%25E8%258B%25B1%25E9%259B%2584&from=501&_from_=huati_topic
  14. ^ "The Crossing Hero premieres today; Hairun Media's new web-based drama becomes a focal point (《超级大英雄》今播 海润首试网络剧成焦点)." Tencent Entertainment (23 Mar. 2015). http://ent.qq.com/a/20150323/024541.htm
  15. ^ Zhou, Xiaopeng (director). Retrieved 23 Mar. 2014. http://www.weibo.com/2695765183/C9WsN3f9I
  16. ^ Wang, Janson. "The Crossing Hero premiere places 1st amongst web-based drama serials; Hairun Media’s web-based drama to test the waters is a success《超级大英雄》首播全网第一 海润网剧试水成功." Tencent Entertainment (25 Mar. 2015). http://ent.qq.com/a/20150325/042484.htm
  17. ^ Enease (Chinese media statistics company). Retrieved 24 Mar. 2015. http://www.weibo.com/3369552710/Ca2pt824s?type=repost
  18. ^ Zhou, Xiaopeng. Retrieved 24 Mar. 2015. http://www.weibo.com/2695765183/Ca3RIxASo

External links[edit]