The Blood Sword 2 is a Hong Kong television series adapted from the wuxia manhua series Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword by Ma Wing-shing. The series was produced by ATV and first aired in September 1991. The series is a prequel to The Blood Sword (1990).

The Blood Sword 2
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Traditional Chinese中華英雄之中華傲訣
Simplified Chinese中华英雄之中华傲诀
Literal meaningChinese Hero: China's Proud Secret
Hanyu PinyinZhōnghuá Yīngxíong zhī Zhōnghuá Àojué
JyutpingZung1 Waa4 Jing1 Hung4 zi1 Zung1 Waa4 Ngou6 Kyut3
Based onChinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword
by Ma Wing-shing
Screenplay byNg Mei-wah
Directed byCheung Kin-wai
Cheng Wai-mun
Leung Chi-kin
Mai Kar-fung
Kwok Wai-sing
StarringKenny Ho
Law Chung-wah
Veronica Yip
Yeung Chak-lam
Leung Sze-ho
Hung Chi-shing
Ho Mei-mei
Pong Chau-ngan
Yeung Kar-lok
Lin Wai-kin
Cheng Kwan-chi
Mak Lai-hung
Wai Lit
Lo Chun-shun
Kingdom Yuen
Chan Pui-shan
Lau Shek-yin
ComposersWong Bong-yin
Fong Mun-tat
Ho Sai-kuen
Country of originHong Kong
Original languageCantonese
No. of episodes20
Executive producerChan Toi-yuen
Production locationHong Kong
CinematographyCheung Mun-fai
Siu Kwok-ping
Leung Fai-yuen
Ng Wai-hung
EditorNg Mun-fai
Running time45 minutes per episode
Production companyATV
Original release
Release9 September 1991 (1991-09-09)
The Blood Sword (1990)

Plot edit

The series is set in early 20th-century America. Hua Yingxiong and his family are sailing back to China from America when they are attacked by enemies. Hua Yingxiong's wife, Chen Jieyu, is killed by the attackers while their son and daughter are thrown overboard. Hua Yingxiong is devastated by the loss of his family, so he returns to America to seek vengeance on General Satan, the man responsible for his plight. He fails in his first attempt but is rescued by Sword Saint, an elderly swordsman who runs the inn, China House, in Chinatown. Sword Saint transfers part of his inner energy to Hua Yingxiong and urges him to give up his desire for revenge. However, after General Satan constantly sends his henchmen to attack China House and mortally wound Sword Saint, Ying Hung fights his way into General Satan's base and slays him. He then returns to China House, where a dying Sword Saint makes him promise to never get involved in any conflict again. Hua Yingxiong agrees and spends the next 15 years of his life operating the inn, as well as raising Sword Saint's godchildren.

Unknown to Hua Yingxiong, his children had actually survived. His son, Hua Jianxiong, was saved and raised by his loyal servant, Shengnu. To avoid the Hell School, which has been pestering him to be their leader, Hua Jianxiong flees from China and travels to America to reunite with his father. Around the time, a notorious military-style mafia known as the Black Dragon Society has been planning to dominate Chinatown. Hua Yingxiong initially tries to keep a low profile and avoid conflict whenever possible, but subsequent events leave him with no choice but to interfere, especially when the mafia starts harassing and kidnapping Chinatown residents. Together with his son, close friends and allies, Hua Yingxiong organises the residents to put up resistance against the mafia.

At the same time, Hua Yingxiong also gets into trouble with the Shura School, a group of Japanese ninjas. He also falls in love with Muzi, who turns out to be General Satan's daughter. She is torn between her love for Hua Yingxiong and her desire to avenge her father. Concurrently, Hua Yingxiong faces a challenge from the overbearing Invincible, a blind Japanese swordsman who wants to be the most powerful martial artist in the world. As Hua Yingxiong loses some friends and loved ones along the way, he hears a prophecy from a fortune teller who said that he was born under the Star of Death and is destined to lead a life of loneliness because misfortune would befall everyone close to him. After Hua Yingxiong and his allies eliminated the Black Dragon Society and the Shura School, Hua Yingxiong takes up Invincible's challenge and engages him in a duel. He defeats Invincible but falls off a cliff and is believed to be dead. However, he actually survived and intends not to reveal himself to his son and friends because he still believes in the prophecy about his future.

Cast edit

  • Kenny Ho as Hua Yingxiong, the protagonist of the series. The titular "Blood Sword" refers to his weapon, a red-bladed sword.
  • Law Chung-wah as Hua Jianxiong, Hua Yingxiong and Chen Jieyu's son.
  • Veronica Yip as Chen Jieyu, Hua Yingxiong's wife.
  • Yeung Chak-lam as Wudi (Invincible), a blind Japanese martial artist.
  • Leung Sze-ho as Wuqing, Wudi's son.
  • Lin Wai-kin as Yuanwu, a martial artist and ally of Hua Yingxiong.
  • Hung Chi-shing as Guipu, Hua Yingxiong's servant and close companion.
  • Ho Mei-mei as Jisi, Guipu's wife.
  • Pong Chau-ngan as Si-ao, Guipu's daughter.
  • Chan Chek-wai as Shengnu, Hua Yingxiong's servant who raised Hua Jianxiong.
  • Yeung Kar-lok as Luohan, Hua Yingxiong's close friend.
  • Kingdom Yuen as Mingsha, Luohan's lover and the fortune teller who predicts Hua Yingxiong's life.
  • Lee Lai-jui as Anna, the leader of a group of pickpockets who befriend Hua Yingxiong.
  • Wai Lit as Jintaibao, the Gold Ninja and leader of the Japanese Shura School.
  • Mak Lai-hung as Muzi, General Satan's daughter and the Wood Ninja of the Shura School.
  • Cheng Kwan-chi as Huosilang, the Fire Ninja of the Shura School.
  • Fennie Yuen as Shuiqianmian, the Water Ninja of the Shura School.
  • Tam Wing-kit as Jinsanjue, the Earth Ninja of the Shura School.
  • Law Yiu-hung as Xietong, Jintaibao's treacherous apprentice.
  • Lam Mun-wai as Tianlangzi, the leader of the Heavenly Wolf Gang.
  • Cheung Tsang as Sword Saint, an elderly swordsman who saves Hua Yingxiong from General Satan.
  • Kwan Wai-lun as Bai Feng, the manager of China House.
  • Leung Kam-san as Yuemenshen, one of the two guardians of China House.
  • Tsang Tsan-on as Rimenshen, one of the two guardians of China House.
  • Chan Pui-shan as Qing-er, Sword Saint's goddaughter who was raised by Hua Yingxiong.
  • Lau Shek-yin as Zizai, Qing-er's brother.
  • Chan Dik-wah as Baishe Zunzhe, a member of the Hell School.
  • Chan Kim-wun as Duzong, a member of the Hell School.
  • Szema Wah Lung as Tianluo Shenlao, Hua Jianxiong's master.
  • Eddy Ko as General Satan, the founder of the Black Dragon Society.
  • Fan Wing-wah as Dadaowang, General Satan's henchman.
  • Cheng Shu-fung as Xinmo, General Satan's henchman.
  • Lo Lieh as Kaxianlong, a corrupt politician who cooperates with the Black Dragon Society.
  • Yu Kit-fu as Commander Black Dragon, the leader of the Black Dragon Society.
  • Lo Chun-shun as Yinyangshi, Commander Black Dragon's effeminate henchman.
  • Ding Ying as Zhensha, a member of the Black Dragon Society.
  • Lau Chin-yu as Mingyue, a member of the Black Dragon Society.
  • Yu Mun-bing as Shen Tianyang, a wealthy merchant who allies with Hua Yingxiong.
  • Tong Kwok-ming as Shen Cunxiao, Shen Tianyang's son.
  • Wong Shu-tong [zh] as Daozhong Wu-er, a blind Japanese martial artist who inspired Wudi.
  • Tsui Man-wah as Taozi, Wudi's wife.

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