Chen Kun and Zhou Xun’s New Film – The Yin Yang Master, Hits the Big Screens

The Yin Yang Master is a 2021 film adaptation of the acclaimed role-play mobile game Onmyoji: Master of Yin and Yang. It premieres in cinemas today and should not be mistaken for Deng Lun and Mark Chao’s version that aired last year. That one was a first part adaptation of the novel series titled Onmyoji by Yumemakura Baku. The stories have similarities, but this new movie is from a different director, production company, and cast.

Synopsis – The world is on the verge of a devastating war with monsters trying to retrieve the Scaling Stone. Yin Yang Master Qing Ming’s life is in danger, which leads him on a journey to different worlds in preparation for the upcoming assaults. During his voyage, Qing Ming finds that the key to stopping all the calamities is embracing his human and monster hybrid identity (source – Netflix).

Now here’s a more detailed summary provided on imdb.com – Captain of the City Guard, Yuan Boya, is stripped of his rank after failing to guard an imperial tribute. Unwilling to let things lie, he searches for the thieves that stole the tribute, only to end up entering a mystical world of demons. Along the way, he becomes mixed up in a feud between the Yin Yang Master Qing Ming, humans and the demon worlds. Yuan Boya and Qing Ming’s relationship grows from mutual distaste to grudging respect, and eventually, they establish an unbreakable bond of master and familiar. The two work together to solve an old mystery and prove Qing Ming’s innocence while also unravelling a conspiracy to bring the Demon King back from the dead. (I’m not too confident of this summary’s accuracy since anyone can edit the imdb.com site.)

Main cast list for The Yin Yang Master:

We have one of my favourite Chinese actors ever, Chen Kun as Qin Ming, the yin yang master/Seimei

Zhou Xun as Bai Ni/Yao Bikuni

William Chan as Ci Mu

Claudia Wang as the Peach blossom fairy

Shen Yue as Shen Le/Kagura

Cici Wang as the Snow lady –

Wang Yue Yi as the Butterfly monster

And finally, Shaw Qu as Yuan Bo Ya/Hiromasa.

This stellar cast for The Yin Yang Master truly excites me, and I’m equally eager to get more insight into the world of Onmyoji. I’ve never played the game, but I have seen the 2020 animated series. Sadly, the anime episodes were too short; hence I’m very thankful for these live-actions that allow me to dive more into this intriguing fantasy world. Since Netflix also picked up the international distribution for this version, I’ll wait to watch both the 2020 and 2021 adaptation together. As of now, there’s no official date for the international release since this film just started airing in China.

To close this post, here are all the teasers/trailers for The Yin Yang Master. I saved them for last just in case anyone prefers to go into a movie without knowing what sort of visuals to expect, so watch at your discretion –

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Time For Some ART Appreciation!!!

I have always had an interest in photography, but recently, I have been obsessing over magazine pictorials. So I decided to post a few of my favourite photos on here. I will also add in movies/drama posters that I like. (Please Note: none of the pictures are mine. I got them from official websites and social media sites.) This post is just for fun.

First on my list of celeb editorial pictures is known other than the amazing Chinese actor – Chen Kun.
9e9f6a1e-430d-4d2f-aa1f-71b7ca72dd46-28876-0000176a9f25e392The way the light hits his face in this black & white photo is stunning.

img_1890Character Poster for Chen Kun’s upcoming film – Fengshen Trilogy. He looks good. The long hair and beard are doing him justice.

 

15cc85ae-7db4-4468-a61b-6c8dee32c47d-28876-000017695add7233Character Poster for Ruyi (played by Zhou Xun) for the Chinese drama – Ruyi’s Royal Love In The Palace, everything about this poster screams elegance.

 

Lee Hi looks incredible in the June 2019 Issue for Harper’s BAZAAR Korea.

 

img_2014The beautiful Jisoo graces the latest issue of Harper’s BAZAAR Korea.

 

I am so glad that I discovered another amazing actor this year. After watching the Chinese drama – Love and Destiny, I am now a big fan of Chang Chen.

 

img_1812The glow is real for Jang Ki-Yong in this HIGH CUT shoot. I also love how the colour of his blazer blends into the background.

 

5dbea98b-d0e8-4653-b1aa-5ba6ea25e9b0-42578-000023acce6811d4a6af9150-68da-4d82-8c4b-f4dcd4b6449a-42578-000023acdc726f70The details and colours for the costumes caught my attention. The title of this drama is Ming Dynasty. It just started airing, and I am excited to check it out. I have been waiting for this series for so long.

 

img_1770img_2018Han Hyo-Joo’s stance for these pictures is so good. She gives the feeling of power and control.

 

These are exclusive photos from GQ’s 10th birthday party. The main thing that won me here is the concept.

 

img_1788Yang Se-jong for Harper’s BAZAAR Korea. All I have to say here is – EYES AND LIGHTING, such an incredible shot.

 

6fc5aaa4-0faa-49b7-8693-aa94342a509a-39130-0000217556541e9bThe first poster for the 2020 Chinese drama – Love Is Sweet. I love how cozy they look in this picture. They seem very peaceful.

 

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img_1810img_1809Taeyeon looks gorgeous in these shots for HIGH CUT. Blonde is her colour.

 

And last on my list for today is another stunning angel. Chinese actress of Uyghur descent – Gülnezer Bextiyar, also known as Nazha.d2aeaf79-5744-4969-acb4-c43548afe764-35915-00001ea10ec3ab50She looks like a diamond, so shiny

Like I mentioned earlier, this post is just for fun. I wanted to share my recent interest with you all. I have more pictures saved on my phone, so I might be creating a similar post soon.