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God of War, Zhao Yun

God of War, Zhao Yun, also known as Chinese Hero Zhao Zilong, released under the title Dynasty Warriors in Indonesia,[1][2] is a 2016 Chinese television series directed by Cheng Lidong and produced by Zhejiang Yongle Entertainment Co., Ltd. The series starred cast members from mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan: Lin Gengxin, Im Yoon-ah and Kim Jeong-hoon.[3] The story is loosely adapted from the 14th-century Chinese classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms,[3] with Zhao Yun (Zhao Zilong) as the main character. It was first aired on Hunan TV from 3 April to 7 May 2016.

God of War, Zhao Yun
God of War, Zhao Yun.jpg
Also known asChinese Hero Zhao Zilong
Dynasty Warriors
Traditional武神趙子龍
Simplified武神赵子龙
MandarinWǔ Shén Zhào Zǐlóng
Hangul무신조자룡
GenreHistorical fiction, Romance
Screenplay by
  • Li Lizhuo
  • Ying Ning
  • Yong Zheng
Directed by
  • Cheng Lidong
  • Yuan Yingming
  • Guo Jianyong
Presented by
  • Cheng Lidong
  • Gong Yu
  • Yang Bin
  • Dong Meng
  • Chi You
Starring
Opening themeHero's Tears by Sun Mingyu
Ending themeThe Pain of Separation by Zhang He
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes49 (aired version)
60 (original version)
Production
Executive producer(s)Yu Yang
Zhang Yurui
Gao Peiqi
Producer(s)Zhao Jun
Yu Kangchun
Yuan Guang
Hua Hui
Zhang Libin
Zhang Xiaoping
Zhang Ning
Production location(s)Xiangshan Film City
Hengdian World Studios
Editor(s)Wang Shicheng
Chen Guilun
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Zhejiang Yongle Entertainment Co., Ltd.
DistributorZhang Min
Zhang Lianchun
Release
Original networkHunan TV
Picture format1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release3 April (2016-04-03) –
7 May 2016 (2016-05-07)
External links
Website

SynopsisEdit

Zhao Zilong was a great military general who lived in the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China. With unparalleled fighting skills, courage and charisma, Zhao Zilong initially served Gongsun Zan but switched his allegiance to Liu Bei for the rest of his illustrious career as a member of the famous Five Tiger Generals. However, when he becomes embroiled in a love triangle with the beautiful Xiahou Qingyi and another great warrior, Gao Ze, will he discover that battles of the heart are the most dangerous of all?

CastEdit

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Production and distributionEdit

The series started filming in 2014 and wrapped up in 2015. Some footage from the 2008–2009 film Red Cliff was reused for the Battle of Red Cliffs scenes. The series premiered in mainland China on 3 April 2016 on Hunan TV and ran for 60 episodes.

The series was produced at a cost of nearly 250 million yuan (US$40 million).[4] The drama is featured at the Hong Kong International Film and TV market (FILMART), which was held from 23–26 March 2015; it is reported that the overseas copyright prices offered for the drama has soared to US$100,000 per episode, setting a record for Chinese costume dramas exported to overseas markets.[5] The series was sold to Japan at a cost of US$50,000 per episode and has become the most expensive Chinese television series exported to Japan.[6]

SoundtrackEdit

God of War, Zhao Yun - Original Television Soundtrack (武神赵子龙电视剧原声音乐大碟)
No.TitleMusic{{{extra_column}}}Length
1."Hero's Tears (英雄泪)" (Opening theme song)Han XingzhouZhang Mingyu 
2."The Pain of Separation (离伤)" (Ending theme song)Yuan DaweiZhang He 
3."Cold Beauty (冷红颜)"Jiao KekeZeng Yiwu 
4."Heartless Love (情字诀)"Zhang ChangZhang He & Li Mingzhu 
5."Closer and Further (渐行渐远)"Zhang Chang  
6."Becoming a Buddha (成佛)"Zuo MuxiuKim Jeong-hoon & Zhang He 
7."As High as a Mountain (山之高)"Hutao XiaziDong Zhen 
8."Hero (英雄)"Jiao KekeKim Jeong-hoon 
9."Zi Long (子龙)"Chen XiFan Tao 
10."Martial Deity Zhao Zilong (武神赵子龙)"Long JunLong Jun 

ReceptionEdit

The reaction to the series was overwhelmingly positive. On Chinese video streaming websites, it recorded 2.35 billion hits in a mere 13 days after its official release.[7] Hunan TV also reported that the drama was being viewed 260 million times daily on average.[8] In total, the series garnered more than 10 billion views.[9] The drama's first episode had a 1.73% viewership rating, which in Chinese standards, is considered a tremendous success. The drama peaked at more than 2% in its later episodes.[9][10]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2015
Global Luxury Award
Global Tourism Industry Congress Fusion Seminars Im Yoon-ah, Lin Gengxin Won [11]
2017
12th Asian TV Drama Conference
Special Recognition Award for Contribution to Asian Cultural Exchange Im Yoon-ah Won [12]

International broadcastEdit

The series's broadcasting rights were sold to streaming site Viki with English subtitles as well as various other television networks such as Chunghwa TV, Sichuan TV and Guangxi TV, and other countries such as Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia and Thailand.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

ReferencesEdit

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  17. ^ RTV [@langitRTV] (25 May 2016). "Perdana di layar kaca! Kali ini @limyoonacom berperan jd Xiahou Qing Yi di Mega Aksi: DYNASTY WARRIORS! SEGERA!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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