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A humble English fan site devoted to "Chinese Paladin (XianJian QiXia Zhuan)" - both the classic Chinese RPG and TV drama! We also focus on the relationship between Zhao Ling'er 趙靈兒 and Li Xiaoyao 李逍遙 as well as Crystal Liu Yifei 劉亦菲 and Hu Ge 胡歌, who play the couple in the 2004 television adaption.

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Hu Ge 胡歌 performs “I Will Not Be a Hero” 【我不做英雄】Dreaming of Deer and the Cauldron theme song

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  • Posted by on July 13th, 2011 | Category: Actor's News


    “Wo Bu Zuo Ying Xiong”/I Will Not be a Hero

    Dreaming of Deer and the Cauldron/The Duke of Mount Deer Online Theme song

    胡    歌 –     我    不    做    英    雄

    Dreaming of Deer and Cauldron 梦回鹿鼎记

    A few days ago, the theme song to Dreaming of Deer and the Cauldron was released and it’s no surprise Hu Ge once again performs the theme song. “I Will Not Be a Hero” has a nice catchy tune and Hu Ge’s voice complements it really well! Hu Ge has also performed the theme songs to Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei, Bu Bu Jing Xin and Fantasy Zhu Xian amongst other OSTs. You can find download links here.

    “Dreaming of Deer and Cauldron” (Meng Hui Lu Ding Ji)  will be a fantasy martial arts film expected to hit cinemas this summer. The filming wrapped up on 4th July and casts include Hu Ge, Nicky Wu, Liu Shi Shi and Liu Xinyue. Click here to read more!

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    Xian Jian 5 Game Official Release

  • Posted by on July 7th, 2011 | Category: XianJian QiXia Zhuan Game

    The highly anticipated XianJian QiXia Zhuan 5 PC game is released on July 7th, 2011 according to plan.

    PAL5 Officlal Poster


    4th Trailer:

    Battle music (one of many):
    Does it sound familiar to you?

    The digital version can be downloaded from the official website (3.91GB):

    Physical copies can be ordered online, information at:

    The game requires an activation code, which needs to be obtained from the official website.

    Official Taiwan site: http://pal5.softstar.com.tw
    Official Mainland China site: http://www.pal5.com.cn

    Xian Jian 5《仙剑5》 Chinese Paladin 5 Game Chibi Dolls Fanart

  • Posted by on July 3rd, 2011 | Category: XianJian QiXia Zhuan Game

    Just in time for the Xian­Jian QiXia Zhuan 5 game release on July 07 2011, I’ve com­pleted a set of ‘Chibi Dolls’ of the four main leads: , , and .

    This is crossed posted on my personal sketch blog here. You’ll be able to read about my thoughts on the drawing process. These are not official artworks, they’re drawings I did which took many many hours to make  :) If you’re interested, I’ve also made Chibi Dolls of Zixuan from Chinese Paladin 3 drama found here.

    Hope you like them!

    Xian Jian 5 group Chibi Dolls

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    XianJian 5 Xiao Man’s Themesong ‘情蠱 Qing Gu’ lyrics, translations and download

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  • Posted by on June 26th, 2011 | Category: XianJian QiXia Zhuan Game

    The character theme song for Xiao Man 小蛮, the cute Nuwa descendant of XianJian 5 has been released! The song is titled “情蠱” (Qing Gu), qing meaning feelings/affection and gu being a legendary venomous insect. Like ‘Young Love’  《 少 年 情 》 Shao Nian Qing, the song is also performed by 陳依婷 Miogo Chen Yi Ting. Scroll down for the Chinese lyrics, pinyin, English translation and download :)

    The game will be out next month! Pre-order it now :)

    Xiao Man Miogo

    Xian Jian 5 PAL5 Xiao Man

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    Hu Ge & Alan perform Yi Nian Zhi Zhu 一念執著 Bu Bu Jing Xin 《步步惊心》 Theme Song

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  • Posted by on June 24th, 2011 | Category: Actor's News

    Bu Bu Jing Xin 步步惊心 (also known as Startling by Each Step)  is a new 35 episode time-traveling drama starring Liu Shishi, Nicky Wu and Kevin Cheng. Liu Shishi, a 25 year-old modern day woman woke up from a car accident to find herself in the body of a 16 year-old Manchu girl living in the 18th century Qing Dynasty. In her new life, she became deeply entangled in Aisin Gioro princes’ battle for the throne.

    Bu Bu Jing Xin

    The drama’s theme song “One Persistent Thought” Yi Nian Zhi Zhu 一念執著 is a duet between Hu Ge and Alan Dawa Dolma. Hu Ge has sung many songs for his dramas such as “June’s Rain” (Chinese Paladin), “Forgetting Time” (Chinese Paladin 3), “Dare to Love” (Fantasy Zhu Xian) and many more.  He has also sung is the theme song for “Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei”. You can download his albums here.

    Alan Dawa Dolma (professionally known as Alan) is a female Tibetan-Chinese singer active in the Japanese music industry. Alan’s surprised the Chinese audiences with her divine voice when she sang the themes for Red Cliff and Red Cliff 2.

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    Hu Ge in Jackie Chan’s 1911 Xinhai Revolution 辛亥革命 Film

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  • Posted by on June 14th, 2011 | Category: Actor's News

    1911, also known as Xinhai Revolution 辛亥革命 and The 1911 Revolution, is an upcoming Chinese historical drama film. Directed by Jackie Chan, the film is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution.  The film stars Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Jaycee Chan and Joan Chen. The film is set to be released on 26 September 2011 simultaneously worldwide, which is the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.

    1911 Film Poster

    Jackie Chan 1911 Xinhai Revolution

    Jackie Chan as Huang Xing

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    Hu Ge, Liu Shi Shi in The Duke of Mount Deer Online 梦回鹿鼎记 movie trailer

  • Posted by on June 14th, 2011 | Category: Actor's News

    Like the Fantasy Zhu Xian mini-drama, a commercial trailer for 梦回鹿鼎记 Online (The Duke of Mount Deer Online game/Dreaming of Deer and the Cauldron) was released on 13th June 2011. This time, the cast is primarily from Bu Bu Jing Xin 步步惊心 starring Nicky Wu, Liu Shishi, Lin Gengxin and Liu Xinyou. Hu Ge again takes the leading role with his portrayal of Wei Xiao Bao 韦小宝.

    This will be a full movie released some time in July 2011!!

    The Duke of Mount Deer Online 梦回鹿鼎记 Poster

    Official poster for 梦回鹿鼎记 Online

    梦回鹿鼎记 Cast list

    Hu Ge as Wei Xiao Bao 韦小宝
    Nicky Wu as Emperor Kangxi 康熙
    Liu Shi Shi as Sophia the Russian Princess 索菲亚
    Lin Geng Xin as Minister Aobai  鳌拜
    Liu Xinyue as Princess Jianning

    Watch the trailer here:

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    Chinese Paladin Opening & Closing Theme

  • Posted by on June 5th, 2011 | Category: Chinese Paladin Drama

    Chinese Paladin Li Xiaoyao

    At last, I finally got around to making screen captures of the Chinese Paladin opening and closing credits! (These can now also be found in our gallery)

    I remember the first time I watched the opening theme for Chinese Paladin, I was “wowed”. Having played the original game, I easily identified many of the iconic scenes,  such as Li Xiaoyao and Zhao Ling’er in ‘Xian Ling Dao’, Xiaoyao and Yue’ru in the marriage fighting contest, Liu Jing Yuan being bitten by the spider, the leviathan who eventually kills Ling’er, and of course, Ling’er in her true Nuwa form chained up in the Demon Locking Pagoda.

    It wasn’t hard figuring out the three mains leads; Li Xiaoyao, Zhao Ling’er and Lin Yue’ru, since there’s quite a bit of resemblance in their appearance. I had an idea of A’nu, but wasn’t quite sure of a few others like Tang Yu since he wasn’t main in the game at all. But of course, there was bound to be a few changes and I was interested to see how they could give an RPG which moved in a linear fashion to something dynamic. To date, it’s still one of my favourite drama opening footage of all time. The song “Killing Broken Wolves 殺破狼” by JS suits this perfectly, and just by hearing it now reminds me of how tragic this story becomes…

    Opening Credits

    Now let’s talk a bit about the closing/ending credits video. The first thing I want to mention is, there is a TON of spoilers! I’m not sure why companies do this, but I feel it can really ruin a bit (okay…a lot) of the story, especially those who did not play the original game. Why? The ending theme is filled with pure sadness and tragic events (with most occurring towards the end of the drama). While the opening theme depicts some of the iconic scenes, it mostly acts like a character introduction. However, when it comes to the closing video, every scene makes a statement like “This character is going to die!” This one too! And this one!” It’s depressing and shocking. Every time I see the footage of the Demon Locking Pagoda crumbling, and a desaturated Yue’ru ringing her little bell, it makes me want to cry… That tragic scene along with poor blood-splattered Ling’er dying in Xiaoyao’s arms is just too much to bear.

    As a standalone video, I think it has a great composition, and the song “Finally Understand 終於明白” by Power Station suits it well. I’m just not sure it was appropriate to spoil everything in one go. Being a Tangren Shanghai production, be warned! Many of their other series closing credits contain many many spoilers too (I learned this the hard way XD)

    Closing Credits

    What do you think of the opening and closing credits? Did you feel the closing or opening revealed and spoiled too much? Did it affect the way you watched the drama, and anticipated? Drop a comment below and share your story :)

    Want to see screen captures for Chinese Paladin 3? Find them here.